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PM Holness: NIDS Bill to Pass By the End Of 2020

PM Holness: NIDS Bill to Pass By the End Of 2020

NIDS Bill – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the government hopes to pass the National Identification System (NIDS) Bill by the end of this year. Holness who was speaking during the first sitting of the house with all members of parliament sworn in after the general election says the  Coronavirus, COVID-19  outbreak has given rise to the...

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36-Thousand Students to Receive Laptops/Tablets form the GOJ

36-Thousand Students to Receive Laptops/Tablets form the GOJ

Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to provide additional 36-thousand students with laptops/tablets for School – Education Minister Fayval Williams says the government will be providing some 36-thousand students with 20-thousand dollars to assist with the purchasing of electronic devices. Students will be returning to school online on October 5 and there is one crucial item on everyone’s book list to be present in...

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State of the Art Computer Facility Opens in Waltham Gardens

State of the Art Computer Facility Opens in Waltham Gardens

Computer Facility Opens in Waltham Gardens- Residents of Waltham Gardens in St. Andrew are hoping that a recently opened education centre in the community will bridge the digital divide for students who do not have access to computers or internet during this time.  The new facility is funded by the British Saturdays team and equipped with computers for an internet cafe and virtual...

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Jamaica: Two Inmates Tested Positive For COVID-19

Jamaica: Two Inmates Tested Positive For COVID-19

Two inmates have tested positive for the Coronavirus COVID-19. This time at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in East Kingston. The Ministry of National Security says the inmates have been isolated and contact tracing has begun to prevent an outbreak inside the facility.

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Students Rely On The Mercy Of Markers For CXC Results

Students Rely On The Mercy Of Markers For CXC Results

There are mixed reactions from students and teachers in anticipation of the CXC results that should be released today, September 22, 2020, at 5 PM. While some students are confident about securing in the work, others are relying on the mercy of the markers which could affect the number of passes due to COVID-19.

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Justice Bryan Sykes Speaks on ‘Judges Only’ Trials

Justice Bryan Sykes Speaks on ‘Judges Only’ Trials

Justice Bryan Sykes: Weighty arguments were presented on the utilization of more judge only trials by Chief Justice Bryan Sykes after he revealed that some defence Attorneys have insisted that they will not move forward with their case following the suspension of jury trials due to COVID-19.

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Back To School Fear Rises Among Parents & Teachers

Back To School Fear Rises Among Parents & Teachers

Back to School fear – The Ministry has announced a blended approach that includes virtual and physical classrooms but as the number of COVID-19 cases increases, physical learning seems less and less likely. Some schools have implemented social distance markers, created handwashing stations, and temperature scanners for students. But the threat of the virus is...