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Sangster Situation

At approximately 10:20 pm, Sunday, April 19, a lone gunman forced his way through security check points at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James and boarded CANJET flight number 918 destined for Halifax, Canada (a chartered flight), … Continued

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JFLL Offering More Than Literacy Training

The Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning (JFLL) has extended its programme beyond literacy training, and is now offering computer courses and training up to the high school level. “We have introduced computer training; basic, intermediate and advanced, and that is … Continued

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PM Says 60 More Schools will be Online by August

The 60 schools remaining to be equipped with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) facilities will be online by August. Prime Minister Bruce Golding, made the commitment during Tuesday(April 14) meeting of the House of Representatives’ Standing Finance Committee at Gordon … Continued

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Secondary Education Allocated $21 Billion

The delivery of secondary education has received much attention, with the provision of $21 billion in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives. The bulk of the sum, $20.35 billion, will be provided as grants to … Continued

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$2.6 Billion to Continue Reform of Education System

The Government has allocated $2.6 billion for the Education Transformation project in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure. The funds will finance the continuation of reform activities undertaken by the Education Transformation project. A little more than $449.6 million will go … Continued

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UWI Promotes Environmental Projects Under its

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has committed to what it has dubbed, a ‘Greeninitiative’, as part of its efforts to promote environmentally sound practices. The pact provides the UWI with a unique opportunity, as a regional university, and … Continued

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Government to Spend Over $200m on Basic Schools

A project aimed at enabling young children to learn and develop optimally, will receive $228.5 million in the 2009/10 Budget. According to the Estimates of Expenditure for the new fiscal year, the Enhancement of Basic Schools project, supported by the … Continued

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Boost for School Feeding Programme

The Government has earmarked $31.9 million for students’ nutrition, in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The money will go towards grants to Nutrition Products Limited. Most of the $31.9 million will be used to … Continued

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Focus on Special Education Institutions

The Ministry of Education has been allocated $2.6 million, to carry out repairs and maintenance to several special education institutions. The project is outlined in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. This fiscal year, $1.4 … Continued

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$211 Million to Rehabilitate Schools

The Government has allocated $211.6 million to repair and rehabilitate educational infrastructure damaged by Tropical Storm Gustav, last August, as outlined in the Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. Some $55 million will be spent by the … Continued

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WSUC Gets $6 Million to Build New School

Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang, on Wednesday April 8, handed over a Letter of Commitment for approximately $6 million to the Western Society for the Upliftment of Children (WSUC), an organisation which seeks to educate needy and … Continued

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NCU Stages 2-Day Literacy Conference

A two-day literacy conference, which is aimed at arming educators and parents with the information and skills to improve reading among children, got underway on April 7 at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville. The conference, which is being … Continued

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