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Education Minister Promotes Inclusive Education

Education Minister, Andrew Holness, has said that the Government of Jamaica is firmly committed to the provision of inclusive education, embracing the view that children who learn together, also learn to live together and help foster a cohesive society. “The … Continued

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Montague Wants Illiteracy Eliminated in St. Mary

Minister of State for Local Government, Robert Montague, has said that there is a need to eliminate illiteracy from the parish, if it is to realise its potential for economic and social development. Giving the main address at the Annual … Continued

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Schools Blood Drive to Target Young Donors

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Dr. Sheila Campbell-Forrester, has said that the Schools Blood Drive Competition will be a critical component in promoting the habit of voluntary blood donation among persons aged 17 years and … Continued

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Education Ministry and USAID Sign MoU to Rehabilitate Schools

Education Minister, Andrew Holness, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), for US$1.8 million, to assist the Tropical Storm Gustav rehabilitation effort. Speaking at the signing ceremony, which took place on … Continued

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Alston High School Launches Bio-Digester System

The Alston High School in North West Clarendon, has officially launched its bio-digester system, which will convert waste from the school’s pig farm into useful, environmentally-friendly energy. The bio-digester was constructed for the institution by the Scientific Research Council (SRC), … Continued

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Confucius Institute Opens at the UWI

A Confucius Institute, the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean, was officially launched at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, today (February 13). A plaque was also presented to Vice President of the People’s Republic of … Continued

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Schools Blood Donation Competition Launched

A Schools Blood Drive Competition was officially launched yesterday (Feb. 11) at the Ministry of Health and Environment, King Street, downtown Kingston. The competition is aimed at the development of a culture of voluntary blood donation, by promoting the practice … Continued

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Changes Coming to GSAT?

Ten years after the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) replaced the Common Entrance Examination, the Ministry of Education is looking at changing the nature of the test. This follows a preliminary study by the Ministry which shows the test is … Continued

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