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A Petition And The Responsibilities Of The Citizen – Martin Henry April 14, 2019

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Published: Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:17 AM | jamaica-gleaner.com

“Congress shall make no law…abridging … the right of the people to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”

– First Amendment, Constitution of the United States of America


While the 36,315 enumerated voters in Portland Eastern were enduring the campaigning for their votes and deciding who to vote for from two mostly indistinguishable political parties, as far as policies, plans and programmes are concerned, or not to vote at all, I signed a petition.

Voting is only one element of a citizen’s political engagement in a democracy. And it may not even be the most important one. The overwhelming majority of the 53.5 per cent who marked their X have gone back home to endure the non-fulfillment of campaign promises, to remain disengaged from their parliamentary representative, and to patiently wait for the next election, merely “voters”. (more…)


JOB ADVT: Accountant, Family Life Ministries April 9, 2019

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The Accountant performs a range of accounting and clerical functions, in support of the mission of Family Life Ministries.  The incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, monitoring and preparing financial reports, verifying the accuracy of accounting documents and records, updating and maintaining accounting schedules as assigned, and maintaining a proper filing system for accounting records.  The incumbent also provides support to the external Accountant to provide information or responses to queries in a timely manner and ensure that QuickBooks workflow is followed by the other users. (more…)

Funding UTech, Cast Thy Bread April 7, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU) joins the debate about the viability of the national university and the unique and vital contribution it must make if Jamaicans from all walks of life are to be empowered with skills to excel in the 21st century and create the nation we all deserve and desire.


Much has been achieved in the past, but the university must be properly funded and resourced to continue to excel in teaching, service and research. A major issue which hampers the university’s ability to better serve the needs of its main stakeholders — students — is the annual per capita subvention from the Government of Jamaica.

Learn More at jamaicaobserver.com Monday August 20th, 2018


Outstanding Alumni Awardees, UTech, Jamaica, 60th Anniversary Celebrations, 28-03-2019 March 30, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica is pleased to present Alumni of distinction who were successfully nominated for the Outstanding Alumni Award 2019, in celebration of the University’s 60th Anniversary. The awards were presented to the 19 recipients on the occasion of the Presentation of the Chancellor’s Medal and the Outstanding Alumni Award, on Thursday, 28th March, 2019 at the Papine Campus.

Also worthy of note was Elaine Thompson, Olympic Medalist, and Double Olympic Champion, who received the most prestigious award of our University, the Chancellor’s Medal.

Chancellor’s Special Recognition Awards were given to the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).

Award – The Chancellor’s Medal


Elaine Thompson, UTech Knight, Olympian, Winner of 100 metres and 200 metres, Rio Olympics 2016


Outstanding Alumni Awards
in Celebration of
UTech, Jamaica’s 60th Anniversary


Award Category – Service to the University

Ms. Karlene-Black

Ms. Karlene Black, Senior Lecturer, Former Vice Dean. Faculty of Engineering & Computing, UTech, Jamaica


WANTED: Alumni to Volunteer for Mock Interviews, Account Seminar, UTech, Ja March 26, 2019

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Dear Prospective Interviewer:

 UTech, Ja. Accounting Seminar Mock Interview Series 2019

The University of Technology, Jamaica Accounting Seminar specially invites you to participate in our annual Mock Interview Series which will be held on Monday, April 1 to Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The two weeks of activities are designed to engage various Employers, Human Resource Personnel, Training Managers and those who are influential in the world of work.  Interviews will be conducted with our Accounting Seminar students to prepare them for job interviews. This mock interview forms part of the list of assessments for the students.  (more…)

Job Advt: Marketing & Sales Officer March 25, 2019

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Triple A Sports & Technology Limited wishes to hire a Marketing & Sales Officer. The successful candidate should have the following: (more…)

International Law & the Diplomat -Distinguished Public Lecture, Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President, UTech, Jamaica, Thur March 21, 2019 March 20, 2019

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Distinguished Lecture Prof V


Distinguished Public Lecture by Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD – March 21, 2019

What factors explain special treatment for diplomats, and is this special treatment justified?  Are diplomats above the law?  Do they pay taxes?  May they be arrested for wrongdoing?  May they be sued?  Are diplomatic premises foreign territory?  What general rules apply to diplomats, and to what extent does Jamaica follow these rules? (more…)

JOB ADVT: Corporate Service Director March 17, 2019

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A Company is in need of a Corporate Service Director with strong IT background, some HR, Admin and Marketing skills. (more…)

Martin Henry | UTech, Ja Research And Subvention March 17, 2019

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….It is a story I knew as a columnist in conversations with Dr Sangster long before going to UTech. And a story that continues to today.

UTech should not have expanded programmes, although the politicians want more young Jamaicans in tertiary education, and the Government has set up training schools like Nursing and Public Health to become units of the university. UTech should not have built out graduate education programmes requiring more staff not on the 1990s ‘establishment’. (more…)

Alumni Assn, UTech, Ja Mingle, Thurs 4th April, 2019 March 14, 2019

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The Alumni Association, UTech, Jamaica
Invites you to come
as we celebrate Institutional Accreditation (more…)

UTech, Ja Distinguished Lecture – Dennis Johnson, UTech, Ja and the Jamaican Sprint Factory by Prof. Colin Gyles March 4, 2019

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Topic: Dennis Johnson, UTech, Ja and The Jamaica Sprint Factory

Date: This Thursday, March 7, 2019 (more…)

UTech and economic growth – Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President March 3, 2019

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Prof. Stephen Vasciannie, President


What role does the University of Technology, Jamaica play in promoting economic growth in Jamaica? What is our mandate, and how do we go about delivering on that mandate? As the University approaches the end of its 60th year, it may be a good time to recall the University’s role in national life.

I am also prompted to offer the following observations because some commentators are apt to speak as if a University is a supermarket into which you may walk to purchase ready-made solutions for problems. They look at heavily-funded institutions with highly specialised facilities subsidised by industry in the metropole and assume that such institutions can be reproduced in Jamaica overnight, without a serious infusion of money. CLICK LINK FOR FULL STORY.

Jamaica Observer | Sunday, February 17th, 2019


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UTech, Knights Have Your Say – What’s the Value of UTech, Jamaica’s Contribution to Jamaica? March 1, 2019

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Alumni Have Your Say

We believe that your perspectives will help educate the public on the great value of UTech, Jamaica’s contribution to Jamaica. The question is as follows:

Q: What is the value of UTech, Jamaica’s
Contribution to Jamaica?


UTech, Knights Have Your Say – What’s The Value of UTech, Jamaica’s Contribution to Jamaica | UTech, Jamaica Government Subvention Issue

Dear UTech, Knights and Friends,

In a letter to the editor of the Jamaica Observer, dated Monday 25th February, 2019 one Lipton Matthews wrote “UTech protest unwise” and made this reference Taxpayers could easily ask UTech to quantify its contribution to Jamaica, and if results show that the value created by the university is less than the input of taxpayers, then they will argue that UTech must receive less funding” (more…)

UTech, Jamaica Government Subvention Issue February 21, 2019

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Recent news reports tell us that the House of Representatives has approved the second Supplementary Estimates. The Government plans to spend an additional $11.45 billion for this financial year. The Minister of Finance’s statement on the matter should be noted. He said that this “favourable fiscal performance resulted from a confluence of higher than projected revenue and grants and below programmed expenditure”.

Among the increases that were announced was a $963-million increase in subvention for The University of the West Indies (UWI). There is no doubt that UWI deserves every bit of these funds, and more. Stakeholders at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) had been expectant that there would be an increase in subvention. But, alas! Not a penny for the national university. There is no evidence so far that efforts are being made to address the glaring inequity in the per student subvention allocation for UTech’s students. Why was UTech ignored, again?


POSTPONED – Alumni Assn, UTech Lyme, Tues 19th Feb, 2019 February 18, 2019

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Mr. Ronnie Sutherland, President of the Alumni Association, regrets the postponement of the Alumni Association, UTech Lyme, scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He will follow up as soon as possible with the new date of the event.G

The Alumni Association, UTech 
By Phone: 876-355-0148 
By email to UTech Alumni Membership – utechalumnimembership@gmail.com

UTech, Ja: Textile & Fibre Workshop, Feb 13-27, 2019 February 5, 2019

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JOB ADVT: Lecturer, Public Health, Environment and Climate Change January 31, 2019

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The University of Technology, Jamaica, School of Public Health and Health Technology seeks to identify an experienced professional lecturer in:

  • Public Health, Environment and Climate Change

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:                     

The successful candidate should possess a Masters Degree in Sanitary Engineering or a doctorate in Environmental Health or a related area.  A Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering would be a distinct advantage.


The candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years’ public health practice experience.  The candidate will also need to demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching as well as research, and show evidence of successful educational/training practice. He/She will offer teaching through a variety of means including lectures, practicals, small group tutorials, problem-based learning, and ‘e-learning’ initiatives, and will be expected to innovate in each of these areas.


JOB ADVT: Sales Agents, Cadence Jamaica Ltd January 29, 2019

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Cadence Jamaica Ltd seeks to recruit 2 candidates with the right qualities to be their next Sales Agents. While academic qualifications are of some importance, greater emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s soft skills during the selection process. Previous sales experience is not required.

About Cadence Jamaica Limited
Cadence Jamaica Ltd is a boutique Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company serving local and international client companies in: 

  • ICT Support & AdministrationEmail, Backup Administration, Upgrades, Installations, Network Security, Software Testing
  • Customer EngagementLocal & International Customer Service, Voice & Email/Online Chat Support, Social Media Marketing, Monitoring & Response Services
  • Legal Support and ServicesDocument Review, Legal Research & Writing, Drafting of Pleadings Briefs, Sales & Employment Contracts, Creation of Business Entities & Trusts
  • Financial and Accounting ServicesPreparation of Financial Statements, Payroll, Taxation, Accounts Payable & Receivables, Company Secretariat Services, Data Analytics

Our Sales Agents Receive

  • a competitive salary package comprised of a generous base pay + commission.
  • thorough training to ensure great self-confidence and peak performance

You Will Be Our Next Sales Agent if You Have the Following Characteristics:

  • Organized  – Works independently, creates systems to effectively meet targets
  • Open-minded – Eagerly  receives new information, and makes the necessary adjustments based on the situation
  • Team Oriented – Consistently makes choices to cultivate unity and enhance the performance of colleagues and the company
  • High Knowledge Retention – Learns and retains information quickly
  • Detail Oriented – Remains consistent in handling important details even if tasks are repetitive
  • Interpersonally Versatile – Pleasant to relate with. Appropriately and effectively matches the emotions of clients, staff, and suppliers in a way that solves problems, maintains productivity and creates a win-win outcome
  • Communicate Effectively  – Listens and speaks well and effectively communicates understanding and solutions
  • Productive – Works quickly without sacrificing quality


Candidate may have either of the following

  • High School Graduate
  • Bachelor’s Degree


The Manager
Human Resources
Cadence Jamaica Ltd
email: sales@cadencejamaica.com

NOTE: The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) shares career and other opportunities on this blog, sourced from non-UTech, Ja entities and organizations, based locally and overseas. This is done as an information service to its alumni community and other users. UTech, Ja is not liable for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise from the use of said information.  UTech, Ja does not guarantee that your participation in any of the activities referenced will be a good and safe decision for you.  It is understood that users of the blog will do their own research and proper due diligence, to determine what is a profitable and safe opportunity, before committing to any action.

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University of Technology, Jamaica

UTech, Ja Calendar 2019 – Order Form January 21, 2019

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All members of our University of Technology, Jamaica Alumni Community, worldwide, are invited to request a complimentary copy of our latest UTech, Jamaica 2019 Calendar.

YOUR UTech, Jamaica 2019 CALENDAR

[***Calendars are in limited supply and will be issued on a first-come-first-served basis. We do apologize, only recipients will be acknowledged]


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica

JOB ADVT: Various IT Posts X6, UTech, Jamaica January 18, 2019

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