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

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Martin Henry | Photo by Jamaica Gleaner.com

 

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…)

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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

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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

***Awardees***

Award Category – Service to the University

Ms. Karlene-Black

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

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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
MINGLE
as we celebrate Institutional Accreditation (more…)

Celebrating UTech, Jamaica Alumni: Jik-Reuben: The Visual Advocate March 11, 2019

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From Jamaica-gleaner.com

 

THROUGH HIS lens, Jik-Reuben Pringle is able to capture the essence of Jamaica and the richness of its culture. His work conveys messages filled with purpose that has been acknowledged by local and international photography agencies across the globe. His passion for photography and videography, stemmed from his great appreciation of art, which, he admits, has been a part of his life from its inception. As a visual advocate, Pringle is determined to use his craft to bring awareness to various issues affecting the citizens of Jamaica. (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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Download it, then Share it Widely to Family, Friends, Colleagues and add hashtag #moresubvention4utechja. Thanks-a-lot #utechknights

WHAT IS THE UTech Jamaica GOVERNMENT SUBVENTION ISSUE?

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?

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JOB ADVT: Architectural Draughtsman/woman May 22, 2018

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Job Title:  Architectural Draughtsman/woman

Reports to Managing Director

Job Overview:  To create concept drawings, working/construction drawings and site visits and have a gainful experience under the tutelage of an engineer in a new and upcoming company.  Opportunities are provided for recent graduates to gain in-field exposure with pay according to level and experience, notwithstanding the shared network in meeting clients. (more…)

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018 to UTech Jamaica Alumni December 25, 2017

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Cheryll Messam
Alumni Relations Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

JOB ADVT: Coordinator/Admin Support November 21, 2017

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 JOB: Coordinator

A client in the service industry is seeking the best fit candidate to join their team. The successful applicant must be organized, computer literate and team-oriented. Primary responsibilities are the preparation and distribution of final reports, preparation of proposals/tender bids, receivables, preparation of invoices, maintenance of clients’ records and client relationship. (more…)

PHOTO ALBUM: Alumni Assn, UTech 5K Run, Walk 2017 November 5, 2017

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UTech, Jamaica Alumnus Rick Case (2nd Left) and fellow Team Members stand proudly with their Coach (1st Right), as they show their medals!

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UTech, Jamaica Newsletter: UTech Voices November 3, 2017

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Voices

CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING AT YOUR ALMA MATER?

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) is pleased to share with our Alumni Community and friends, volumes of our new University Newsletter which is one of the initiatives of our new President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie since taking office, January 2017. Click the links and be-in-the-know about the achievements of UTech, Jamaica. (more…)

JOB ADVT: Communications Officer August 15, 2017

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PROJECT: PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PROMOTION OF PATIENTS RIGHTS IN MATERNAL NEONATAL AND INFANT HEALTH (MNIH)

Job Vacancy
Communications Officer

The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre Limited (WROC) is looking for an enthusiastic Communications Officer to provide communication support for the Strengthening Patient’s Rights in Maternal Neonatal and Infant Health (MNIH) in Jamaica project.

The project which is a collaboration between UWI and WROC aims to empower Civil Society Organisations(CSOs) to advocate for patients’ rights and to raise awareness and understanding of the public regarding patients’ rights in MNIH in Jamaica

 

Job Description
The Communication officer will lead the development and implementation of the Communications/Dissemination Strategy and Media Plan for the promotion of patients’ rights in maternal, neonatal and infant health and will be responsible for driving the communication, dissemination and visibility aspects of the project, including promoting project outputs and project donor requirements. The communication officer will be required to work with persons providing oversight of the project specifically the project coordinator any member of the project management team with communication expertise such as the CARIMAC and others.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL JOB DETAILS

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to wrocjamaica@gmail.com by August 24th at 3pm. Only Short listed persons will be contacted.


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.

 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

UTech, Ja APPLY TODAY! MSc Built Environment April 7, 2017

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MScBuiltEnvironment

CONTACT

Mrs. Margaret Clarke-Bowden
mclarke@utech.edu.jm

Dr. Elizabeht Pigou-Dennis
edennis@utech.edu.jm
Phone: 876-970-5349


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

 

UTech, Ja: APPLY TODAY >> MSc, Sustainable Energy and Climate Change April 5, 2017

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WYou are invited to apply for the new MSc Sustainable Energy and Climate Change,  offered by the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) .  Please see information links and the course brochure below. (more…)

JOB ADVT: EXIM BANK OF JAMAICA – Graduate Internship Programme March 27, 2017

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We have been contacted by  UTech, Jamaica  Alumna Tanya-Kay Williams, HR Officer at EXIM Bank who wishes to share a Graduate Internship professional development opportunity with our past students. Ms. William’s contact information is below.

The application link is posted below for your review and action. (more…)

UTech, Ja Alumni Meet Up – Zumba | Dancehall Dance Fitness, 30th March, 2017 March 23, 2017

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Dear UTech, Jamaica Alumni,

With all the stressors from the recent US Immigration Crisis, Rising Prices, Corn Beef Ban and Ongoing Terrorist Attacks, we think you-need-some-chill-out-and-have-some-fun-time! Soooo…

You are invited to

Our 1st Alumni Meet Up 2017

With a Zumba | Dancehall Dance Fitness Theme
(Pre-Registration Required Please See Below for Details)

Date: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Lillian’s Restaurant, Papine Campus
Dress: Workout Attire So You Can M-0-0-0-v-e!!!!
(There is only 1 bath room each, for males and females at Lillian’s, so we recommend you come already changed, or you may use the bathrooms on the Main Admin Building)

Admission: Must Be a UTech Alumn Ready to Relax & Have Some Fun!!!

Come and #MeetUp with Alumni colleagues you haven’t seen in a bit, and meet new ones. Use the relaxed, energy boosting atmosphere to network and make connections that will enhance your Personal, Professional and Business Goals….while having some fun through #DanceFitness!

 

YES! SIGN ME UP!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO WORKOUT

WITH MY FELLOW ALUMNI!!!

ABOUT ZUMBA DANCE FITNESS
Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness program, which provides aerobic exercise and involves body sculpting dance moves. It is a fusion of entertainment and fitness that creates an exhilarating dance work-out experience. CLICK LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ZUMBA

Origins of Zumba

The Mayo Clinic on Zumba

 

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR ANICA WOOD

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Anica Wood is fellow graduate of UTech, Jamaica, where she pursued a Bachelors in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing. She is a proud member of the Class of 2011.

Anica is a passionate dance fitness instructor.  She has been a certified Zumba Instructor for 3 years. Her love for Zumba was inspired by its very effective way to have you dance your way into shape while sculpting the body. “You’re really just dancing and it doesn’t necessarily feel like a tedious work out, yet achieving great results!

Anica has implemented Zumba fitness training programs for the following institutions: National Housing Trust, Jamaica Money Market Brokers, ATL Motors, Scotia bank Jamaica, Guardian Life Ltd, Jamaica Netball Team and Tax Administration Jamaica. We are grateful that she has chosen to give back to her University in this way!

YES! SIGN ME UP!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO WORKOUT
WITH MY FELLOW ALUMNI!!!


NOTE: The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) does not guarantee that your participation in any of the activities referenced above will be a good and safe decision for you.  It is understood that your participation is voluntary, and that you will consult with your physician before beginning or participating in any exercise program, in order to verify that you are in good physical condition and able to participate in the exercises. UTech, Ja is not liable for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise from participation in the above-mentioned event.
Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

Want To Buy Real Estate for Living, Business or Investment in Jamaica? March 21, 2017

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Posted: March 21, 2017

Dear UTech, Jamaica Alumni:

In keeping with our commitment to provide ongoing support to you in your Personal, Professional and Business Development beyond graduation, we continue to share with you relevant news and information that we believe will help you to achieve your goals.

As you may know, Real Estate is a major investment for individuals, families and businesses. Some of us need it for the peace of mind of having a place of our own to live in or to operate our businesses. Others need it for wealth creation through long-term or short-term rental to residents of Jamaica, visitors, expatriates on work visas and businessess. In case you are interested in this significant area of life, we share some valuable information below for your further research and verification towards real estate ownership for residential, business or investment purposes.
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Nestle Needs Youth Career Fair @ UTech, Ja – March 17, 2017 March 13, 2017

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Two events aimed at helping young Jamaicans on their career paths are scheduled to be held this week by Nestlé Jamaica in continuation of its Nestlé Needs YOUth Initiative launched in May 2016.

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) Annual Career Fair, to be held on March 16, and the second Nestlé Needs Youth Career Fair set for March 17 at the UTech Auditorium are in keeping with Nestlé Jamaica’s commitment to — over the next three years — recruit at least 10 young people between the ages of 18 and 29, offer at least 50 internships, provide employability skills training to at least 1,500 young people, and forge partnerships with suppliers and other private sector companies through their ‘Alliance for Youth’ to create even more opportunities for recruitment, internships and training. READ MORE AT LINK BELOW

Nestlé staging two career events this week

 


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.

 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

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