Unemployment figures tick upwards as COVID-19 bites

The country’s unemployment rate increased by 3.5 percentage points between October 2019 and October 2020 to leave 10.7 per cent of Jamaica’s labour force unemployed. The number were released yesterday by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) which further noted that the labour force declined by 51,500 or 3.8 per cent over the year. During…

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UTech To Offer BSc. In Mines And Quarry Management

By Garwin Davis The University of Technology (UTech), come January 2021, will be offering a landmark four-year Bachelor of Science (BSc/) degree in Mines and Quarry Management. The brainchild of Associate Professor and Head of the School of Building and Land Management at UTech, Laurence Neufville, the course will not only target students from Jamaica…

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