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Focus on Mental Health Issues for Youth Month

Two wellness fairs will be staged this November that will focus on mental issues affecting young people. Minster of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, said that the fairs, which are part of activities for Youth Month, will be held in Hanover and St.…

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Government Committed to Protecting Children

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says that the Government is committed to making it easier to treat with the abuse and protection of the nation’s children. According to the State Minister, deliberate efforts have been made to remove some of the bureaucracies…

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Education Ministry to Receive 10,000 ICT Devices

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says a Jamaican diaspora organisation in the United States is to donate more than 10,000 information and communications and technology (ICT) devices to the education sector. The items will include computer servers, laptops and desktop computers, the Minister noted.…

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State Minister Calls for Increased Youth Engagement in Attaining SDGS

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is calling for greater youth participation in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He said that young people have been vocal on social issues across various social media platforms, and challenged them to turn discourse…

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Nutrition and Medical Support During Pregnancy Critical – Senator Reid

Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has highlighted the importance of access to proper nutrition and medical care for expectant mothers in ensuring the healthy development of children. He informed that officials from the Ministries of Education, and Labour and Social Security have been engaged…

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Prime Minister Wants Spanish to Be Second Language

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says it is of strategic importance that the appropriate programmes be put in place, making Spanish a second language in Jamaica. Delivering the keynote address at the official opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel in Trelawny on October 18, Mr. Holness said…

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Nomination Period Extended For Windrush Legacy Publication

The deadline for nominations for the Jamaican High Commission’s Windrush Legacy publication has been extended to October 31, 2018. The Legacy publication is a major project of the High Commission to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush, which was a watershed moment in the…

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1000 Trees to Be Planted In East Rural St. Andrew Constituency

Some 1000 trees are to be planted across communities in the constituency of East Rural St. Andrew by the end of this year. This was disclosed by Member of Parliament for the area, the Most Hon. Juliet Holness while addressing the National Tree Planting Day ceremony, at the Donald Quarrie…

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Training For Staff of Infirmaries

Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says a programme of training for those employed to infirmaries will be instituted across the island. The initiative is being undertaken as part of measures to heighten the skill levels of those employed in the facilities. “Once we have done that…

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Rehabilitation Programme at Rio Cobre Juvenile Facility Strengthened

The rehabilitation programme for incarcerated youths at the St. Catherine-based Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Facility is being strengthened to assist their productive re-entry into society. Under the ‘New Path’ project, the classrooms at the all-male facility were recently upgraded to allow for expanded skills training and HEART Trust/NTA certification. Superintendent…

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PM Calls On Businesses to Increase Investment in Innovations

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is calling on the private sector to increase investment in innovations that will boost their operations and the Jamaican economy. “In the new model for growth for Jamaica, the reliance cannot be on the Government to innovate and lead growth; it has to…

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RIM Policy Implementation and Sensitisation Programme Launched

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in collaboration with the Office of the Cabinet, has launched the Records and Information Management (RIM) Policy Implementation and Sensitisation Programme, geared towards ensuring that all activities and decisions of the Government are fully and accurately documented, managed and monitored. The policy will…

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Petersfield Primary Implements Activities to Improve Performance in Maths

Principal of Petersfield Primary and Infant School, in Westmoreland, Susan Rattray Hammond, says the school’s robust mathematics programme will ensure that students’ performance in the subject improves significantly over time. During an interview with JIS News, Mrs. Rattray Hammond said that in an effort to get students excited about mathematics,…

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PHOTOS: Opening Ceremony for Oracabessa Primary School Computer Lab

[caption id="attachment_190137" align="alignnone" width="630"] Minister of State for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green (third left), looks on as Minister of Transport and Mining and Member of Parliament for Western St. Mary, Hon. Robert Montague (right), cuts the ribbon to open a computer laboratory at Oracabessa Primary School in…

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More Early-Childhood Institutions Certified

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, says the total number of certified early-childhood institutions (ECIs) across the island has increased to 128. Speaking on September 26 at the handover ceremony for the renovated Middlesex Infant School in Holland Bamboo, St. Elizabeth, the State…

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State Minister Calls for Partnerships to Upgrade Early-Childhood Institutions

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is calling for increased partnerships for the upgrading of the country’s early-childhood institutions. “Since we all know that if we don’t get it right at the start we will have to play catch-up, shouldn’t we be coalescing…

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Independent and Private Schools Encouraged to Register with JISA

Operators of independent and private schools are being encouraged to register with the Jamaica Independent Schools Association (JISA), as the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information seeks to improve communication with these institutions. President of JISA, Karlene Bisnott, told JIS News that registration of these institutions is particularly important with…

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Teachers Must Customise Lessons to Meet Needs of Students – Senator Reid

Teachers must customise lessons to meet the individual needs and learning styles of students, says Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid. “Our children have different learning styles. Not all our children will achieve the same level of performance at the same time… so within our…

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