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PNP Calls for A Review of COVID-19 Protocols 

PNP Calls for A Review of COVID-19 Protocols 

The Opposition, People’s National Party (PNP) is calling on the Government to immediately review the Covid-19 protocols, amid an increase in positive cases. Since the start of this week, up to Wednesday, a total of forty-five new samples have tested positive and regrettably, two deaths have been recorded. Although the country has a recovery rate of...

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Virgo Family Continues Legal Battle for Child’s Rights

Virgo Family Continues Legal Battle for Child’s Rights

The written judgment from the Supreme Court in a case involving a seven-year-old girl and her constitutional right to wear locks, ruled that the Virgo family had no right or capacity to bring legal action against the school. On Friday the court ruled that the child’s constitutional rights were not breached as she was allowed to attend school despite her...

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Emancipation Holiday Had a Buzz of Entertainment

Emancipation Holiday Had a Buzz of Entertainment

Emancipation holiday had a buzz of entertainment, however, the ban on entertainment activity was implemented in March as part of measures to contain and reduce the spread of COVID-19; With restrictions now relaxed, the Emancipation holiday saw Jamaicans flocking to events right across the country. A two-week conditional re-opening of the entertainment sector in July....

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Written Judgment: The Child’s Rights Were Not Breached

Written Judgment: The Child’s Rights Were Not Breached

Controversial case judgment explains child’s rights were not breached – The written judgment is in for a case involving a seven-year-old girl and her constitutional right to wear locks to school; The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the child’s constitutional rights were not breached as she was allowed to attend school despite her hairstyle which violates school...

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Calls Being Made To Amend the Education Act & Regulations 

Calls Being Made To Amend the Education Act & Regulations 

Calls are being made to amend the Education Act & Regulations, after the Supreme Court on Monday, July 31, ruled that the constitutional rights of a five-year-old girl were not breached in 2018 when she was denied access to the Kensington Primary School, in St Catherine, for having dreadlocks. Lawyers in the matter disclosed that the...

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Crime Threatens Jamaica’s Social & Economic Development 

Crime Threatens Jamaica’s Social & Economic Development 

Despite a range of crime and security interventions citizens are frustrated and fearful, besieging for more from the government to treat Jamaica’s crime situation. Activities along Red Hills Road, Kingston came to a standstill early Thursday morning when the area was cordoned off to treat the scene. Reports are that a man in his 20s was shot...

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‘Overcoming Unprecedented Challenges’ – In Education

‘Overcoming Unprecedented Challenges’ – In Education

The impact of COVID-19 on the right to education and attending the physical school is a growing concern around the world. Locally students have been out of the physical school structure since March, this gave rise to online classes as a solution for distance learning.  According to the Minister of Education Karl Samuda, face masks and...

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COVID-19 ‘Emancipendence’ Celebrations Take Virtual Stage

COVID-19 ‘Emancipendence’ Celebrations Take Virtual Stage

COVID-19 ‘Emancipendence’ celebrations take the virtual stage: The COVID-19 pandemic has shelved almost all major events, however, it has not dampened the celebratory spirit of Jamaicans who remain upbeat in the midst of a health crisis. The annual emancipendence festivities are still scheduled to take place, virtually. The latest of which was the finals of the Jamaica Festival...

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National Consensus On Crime Urgently Needed

National Consensus On Crime Urgently Needed

It has been well over a month since members of the working group established to pursue a national consensus on crime, met with the Prime Minister, and the Opposition to review the proposed recommendations. Much has happened from then till now, including the extension of five emergency powers across the island; in an aim curtail criminal...

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New School Term Approaches In The COVID-19 Era

New School Term Approaches In The COVID-19 Era

With over seven weeks to go before the start of a new school term, the teaching and learning process is of much concern amid the COVID-19 era. Teachers, students, and parents will have to adjust to the ‘new normal,’ a blended learning approach, face to face, and the use of online or televised teaching programmes....