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Support for Peace Marches in St. James

Chairman of the Peace Management Initiative (PMI) in St. James, Rev. Everton Jackson, is hailing as a major success, the peace marches which have been staged in the volatile communities of Norwood and Salt Spring in the parish. In an interview with JIS News during the latest peace march which…

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Labour Day Floral Tribute for Sam Sharpe

The parish of St. James paid homage to National Hero, The Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe, with a floral tribute and ceremony on Labour Day (May 23). The function, held at the monument in his honour at Sam Sharpe Square in Montego Bay, commemorated the date on which the National Hero…

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Reading Programme Lauded

Several teachers and education officials are lauding the Education Partnership for Improved Reading Outcomes, for equipping the education system with the tools for steady progress in literacy. Under the three-year project, which ended in March, the Education Ministry,  in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),  provided…

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Roehampton Primary on the Rise

Roehampton Primary School, in St. James, is being hailed by educators and senior Government officials as a shining example in St. James. Located in the hilly district of Anchovy, the school, with a student population of 179, has been doing well academically, showing marked improvement in both the Grade Three…

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Hampton Principal Dedicates Life to the Classroom

Mentor, mother, friend and counsellor are just some of the names aptly used to describe  Principal of the Hampton School for Girls, Heather Murray. Mrs. Murray has been at the helm of the institution, located in the cool hills of Malvern, St. Elizabeth,  since 2004, but her entire adult life…

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Summer School 2014: Keeping Your Child Academically Engaged

After the pressures of GSAT, CSEC and other exams children and parents are more than grateful for the unstructured play and downtime summer break presents. Unfortunately, children who do not remain academically engaged over the summer lose some of the learning they received in the previous school year. Students who…

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