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Education Ministry Filling Teacher Vacancies

Education Ministry Filling Teacher Vacancies

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has taken steps to fill vacancies created by the resignation of 390 teachers from the school system for various reasons, between the start of the academic year in September 2019 and February 5. Portfolio Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, said that the number, comprising mainly high-school educators, represents 1.6...

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Minister Mckenzie Commends Us Support In Disaster And Humanitarian Response

Minister Mckenzie Commends Us Support In Disaster And Humanitarian Response

            Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has expressed appreciation to the United States (US) for the assistance provided to the island over the years in the area of disaster and humanitarian response.             “We really appreciate the efforts of the United States,and we want to continue to forge that deep...

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Education Ministry To Bolster Safety And Security In Schools

Education Ministry To Bolster Safety And Security In Schools

Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda, has outlined measures to bolster safety and security in schools. Speaking at a media briefing at the Ministry’s offices in Kingston on February 13, Mr. Samuda said the interventions include the provision of  400 safety and security support officers for institutions, through the Housing,...

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Students From 30 High Schools To Compete In Robotics Contest

Students From 30 High Schools To Compete In Robotics Contest

Students from approximately 30 secondary schools across the island will show off their innovations in robotics and vie for attractive prizes in the second staging of the ‘For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Tech Challenge’. The competition, organised by United States (US)-based, not-for-profit entity, FIRST, was launched on Thursday (February 13) at...

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Education Ministry Announces Dates For Pep Examinations

Education Ministry Announces Dates For Pep Examinations

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has announced dates for the 2020 Grade Six Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations. During a media briefing at the Ministry’s offices in Kingston on February 13, Minister with responsibility for Education, Hon. Karl Samuda, said the examinations, which are to be held over five days, get underway with...

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Basil the Sculptor + The World of Boxing

Basil the Sculptor + The World of Boxing

In other discussions, we have Boxing Contestant including Floyd Mayweather’s brother Justin Mayweather Jones, who will be fighting in Jamaica along with other international boxers.

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Health Minister Assures Residents Of Vineyard Town

Health Minister Assures Residents Of Vineyard Town

            Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is assuring residents of Vineyard Town that they are at no health risk if the St. Joseph’s Hospital is used as a quarantine centre.             Speaking at a town hall meeting on February 11, in the community, the Minister said the hospital will only...

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Love Where Yu Live This Valentine’s Day – Says Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica

Love Where Yu Live This Valentine’s Day – Says Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) kicks off its 2020 Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Cleanup Network this Valentine’s Day, February 14 under the theme “Love Where Yu Live”. Through the Cleanup Network, which was launched in 2017, community-based organizations, NGOs, businesses and schools partner with Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica to coordinate community cleanups across the island....

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Minister Says Holland Estate Has Become Launching Pad For Farmers

Minister Says Holland Estate Has Become Launching Pad For Farmers

            Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the Holland Estate in St. Elizabeth has become a launching pad for farmers trying to access both the hotel and export markets.             The Minister, who was responding to questions from reporters, following a recent tour of sections...