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Magazine For School Leaders Launched

Jamaica News: The National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL) has launched a magazine that provides principals with practical, hands-on strategies to undertake improvements at their schools. Dubbed ‘The Principal’s Voice’, the publication functions as a practitioner’s guide with case studies, experiences, opinions and analyses from emerging and experienced educational leaders across Jamaica and the wider […]

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Teachers Receiving Specialised Training To Rectify Student Learning Challenges

Jamaica News: More than 70 primary schools islandwide are now benefiting from the expertise of some 130 teachers who have been trained to detect and successfully correct learning challenges in students. The intervention, which has been reaping tremendous success, particularly in relation to the students’ ability to read, has resulted from the utilisation of the […]

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Senate Approves Extension Of States Of Public Emergency In St. Catherine And Clarendon

Jamaica News: The Senate, on Thursday (September 19), approved the Emergency Powers (No. 3) Continuance Resolution, allowing for the State of Public Emergency (SOE) in Clarendon and St. Catherine to remain in effect until October 19. In her remarks, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Leader of Government Business in the Upper House, […]

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Jamaica To Export Frozen Lobster To China

Jamaica News: The Governments of Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China, on Thursday (September 19), signed a protocol governing the export of frozen lobster from the island to the Chinese market. The agreement outlines the sanitary and hygienic conditions necessary to facilitate such export and the responsibilities of the local competent authority/veterinary services division […]

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Migration Has Helped Shape Jamaica’s Economic And Sociocultural Frameworks

Jamaica News: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Collette Roberts Risden, says Jamaica’s economic and sociocultural frameworks have been largely shaped by the migration of the country’s workers in pursuit of employment opportunities locally and overseas. She noted that the country has seen significant remittance inflows from persons taking up opportunities […]

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Jamaicans Pay Final Respects To Dr. Baugh

Jamaica News: Jamaicans from all walks of life congregated at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Chapel, Mona, on Thursday (September 19), to pay their final respects to late medical doctor and Statesman, Dr. Kenneth Baugh. The large throng of well-wishers spilled outside the halls of the chapel and into tents erected on the […]

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Former IMF Boss Praises Jamaica

Jamaica News: Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has praised Jamaica for the “remarkable” accomplishments under its financial arrangements with the Fund, which have now concluded. “Through two programmes, two different administrations with very strong commitment, you have managed to actually create jobs, to reduce the unemployment level to the […]

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New Health Centre Opens In Rock River, Clarendon

Jamaica News: : Hundreds of residents in Clarendon, as well as persons from the parish of St. Catherine, now have access to expanded health services at the Rock River Health Centre in the parish. The facility, which was officially opened on September 18, was constructed by Food For the Poor (FFP), with funding provided by […]

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Office Of The Political Ombudsman To Host Young Leaders Forum

Jamaica News: The Office of the Political Ombudsman (OPO) will be hosting a Forum for Young Leaders on September 20 to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the signing of the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct. The Agreement, commonly referred to as the ‘Code’, was signed at Gordon House on September 20, 2005, and outlines […]

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Women’s Centre Head Encourages Support For Adolescent Mothers

Jamaica News: Executive Director of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF), Dr. Zoe Simpson, is encouraging well-thinking individuals to support adolescent mothers who have reintegrated into the school system, to reduce the likelihood of their dropping out again. “We want to zero in on that period of reintegration because research shows that [at that […]

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120 Teachers Targeted For Training To Address Learning Disorders

Jamaica News: A total of 120 primary-school teachers in 75 schools across seven parishes will be trained and certified in the use of the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, in order to diagnose and correct various language-based learning disabilities in students. Under the six-month-long project, which is being funded by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) at […]

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Man Dies in Freak Accident at Riverton Landfill

Jamaica News: A 21-year-old man died from injuries he received following his involvement in a freak accident which occurred at the Riverton Landfill, on Thursday, September 19. He has been identified as Samoia Brown, of Rushworth, West Bay Farm, in Kingston 11. Reports by the police are that about 2:15 p.m., Brown and other men […]

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