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New Infrastructure Needed For Schools

New Infrastructure Needed For Schools

While secondary school administrators prepare for a temporary reopening on June 8 to accommodate CSEC and CAPE students, calls are being made for the government to make infrastructure changes to schools for the new school year. The call was made by Opposition Senator Wentworth Skeffrey at a special sitting of the Senate on Thursday, he says schools are in...

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PSOJ COVID-19 Fund Reaches The Vulnerable In Society

PSOJ COVID-19 Fund Reaches The Vulnerable In Society

What life will be like after the Covid-19 pandemic is a question being contemplated by many leaders as well as citizens. Job and wage cuts due to the first wave of Covid-19 infections in the island has left many crushed, with dwindling means to support themselves and others. For now, groups such as the PSOJ’s Covid-19 response fund...

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JTA Concerned By Education Ministry’s Plan To Reopen School June 8

JTA Concerned By Education Ministry’s Plan To Reopen School June 8

In just over two weeks, secondary school students will be in the classroom in preparation for the CXC exams beginning July 27. An announcement made by the Minister with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda, that is not resting well with some parents and teachers. President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, Owen Speid who isn’t in agreement with the move...

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PNP Cautions Government JLP To Do Better

PNP Cautions Government JLP To Do Better

The Opposition Spokesperson on National Security, Fitz Jackson, voicing concerns about how cruise workers were treated by the government, and calling on the JLP administration to do better. “Jamaica cannot afford a continuation of the indecisive approach and constant dithering which were on display as the government dilly-dallied with the lives of the Jamaica ship workers...

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“One Day Labour Project Can’t Do The Job,”- Portland Resident

“One Day Labour Project Can’t Do The Job,”- Portland Resident

The risk of mosquito borne diseases remains a problem for many Jamaicans amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Many are still concerned about the many areas mosquitoes breed, potentially making residents who live in that vicinity prone to various forms of illnesses. In Portland, concerns are being raised about the drainage system and one specifically in Matthews...

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Students, Parents React To CXC Exam Date

Students, Parents React To CXC Exam Date

Students are now preparing for the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams, scheduled to start in approximately two months. The education ministry made the decision after meeting with principals to determine whether the exam would go ahead as dictated by the CXC. Some students appear to be pleased with the decision “I feel like I am ready...

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Care Packages Distributed By PSOJ COVID-19 Response Fund

Care Packages Distributed By PSOJ COVID-19 Response Fund

More care packages were distributed today from the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Covid-19 response fund. Approximately 500 residents living in West Kingston were the recipients. The fund which was created to assist those who have been impacted by the covid-19 outbreak in the island is expected to be an ongoing initiative with individuals receiving care...

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Tourists Stranded In Jamaica

Tourists Stranded In Jamaica

Tourists who arrived in the island by sailboat some months ago are sharing their experience as the country remains under partial lockdown. They say they have been given the go-ahead to leave, but prefer to remain here until the Covid-19 pandemic passes in their homeland. “For us, we are allowed to leave since we are...

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Teen Drowns in Trelawny

The Trelawny police are still investigating the circumstances under which a teenage boy drowned recently. It is reported that he fell into a river while fishing with friends on Thursday. Preliminary reports state that 16 year old Jonathan Eccleston was fishing along with a group of boys when he fell into a river on Thursday. A search was...

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Residents Call For More Intervention To Handle Crime

Residents Call For More Intervention To Handle Crime

The recent murder of a man and wounding of a security guard in the vicinity of a hotel in St James has left residents calling for more to be done to control crime. Based on reports, a 50 year old man who sells in the vicinity of Mammee Bay Rd, Ironshore St James was in his car...