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Education Ministry to Undertake Phased Introduction of E-Books

Education Ministry to Undertake Phased Introduction of E-Books

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information will commence the phased introduction of electronic textbooks to replace printed versions during the 2020/21 academic year, which starts in September. Acting Chief Education Officer, Dr. Kasan Troupe, said the process will get underway in secondary institutions, noting that “some of our high schools will be benefitting from...

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Church Corner Community in St. Thomas Under Quarantine

Church Corner Community in St. Thomas Under Quarantine

The Church Corner community in St Thomas has now been placed under quarantine for the next 14 days, following an outbreak of the Coronavirus, Covid-19 in the parish, which has, so far, seen 28 persons testing positive in the last four days, including 13 from the area under quarantine. “That led the authorities to go...

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Schools Resume Full Operation in Jamaica

Schools Resume Full Operation in Jamaica

Acting Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Kasan Troupe, says 569 schools will resume full operations when the 2020/21 academic year commences in September. All schools have been closed since March due to the novel Coronavirus ,COVID-19 outbreak. “Some schools will operate normally. This means we will have everybody...

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Brown’s Town Market to Benefit from $15 Million

Brown’s Town Market to Benefit from $15 Million

Brown’s Town Market to Benefit from $15 Million infrastructure boost. After more than twenty years without effective maintenance or infrastructural improvements; change is coming for the users of Brown’s Town Market in St. Ann. Following a tour of the facility yesterday, Minister of Local Government and Community Development Hon. Desmond McKenzie announced the allocation of...

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OEXONE to the Rescue: Farmers Officially Online

OEXONE to the Rescue: Farmers Officially Online

Farmers across the island who have been complaining about being unable to reach markets due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19 now have a global platform called OEXONE that they can join to upload and list their crop outputs, take orders and receive payments directly to their bank accounts from buyers around the world. The OEXONE platform...

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JCF Specialized Operations Branch Gets First Ministerial Visit

JCF Specialized Operations Branch Gets First Ministerial Visit

August 04, 2020 – With its first anniversary just days away, the newly formed JCF Specialized Operations Branch had its first ministerial visit today at Harman Barracks in Kingston; In attendance were the Honourable Dr. Horace Chang, Minister of National Security, Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson as well as other senior officers and...

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The Tangled Issue of Locks in Jamaican Schools

The Tangled Issue of Locks in Jamaican Schools

On the brink of emancipation day, Jamaica’s Supreme Court ruled that the constitutional rights of a young girl were not breached when she was barred from attending school because of her locks hairstyle. With the written judgment now available we discuss the tangled issue of locks in school and are joined by Dr. Michael Barnett, Sociology Professor in critical race...

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Reopening Schools: Financial Constraints & COVID-19

Reopening Schools: Financial Constraints & COVID-19

The Ministry of Education has outlined the steps for the phased reopening of schools for the upcoming academic year this evening we examine the reopening from the perspective of the parents  In this Panel Discussion, we are joined by Mitzie Dillon Harris President of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica, (NPTAJ) and Julia Baines, head of the English...