Round About Ja – July 29, 2021

Persons with disabilities encouraged to join the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities to access benefits.

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Little Bay Community Celebrating PEP Success

Students at the Little Bay Primary and Infant School who sat this year’s Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations performed excellently, with more than 80 per cent receiving passes for a school of their choice.

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Emergency Shelters Ready in Western Jamaica

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie is reporting that emergency shelters in western Jamaica are at heightened readiness to accommodate displaced Jamaicans in the event of a disaster.

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Quarry Resident Receives New Home

Resident of Quarry in St. James and mother of four, Marva Mason is one of the latest persons to receive keys to a new home under the Government’s new Social Housing Programme.

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CCTV Grant Portal Now Open

The portal for applications for the Conditional Cash Transfer for the Vaccinated (CCTV) programme is now open via wecare.gov.jm. Fully vaccinated persons, aged 60 and older can apply for the Government’s vaccine incentive.

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High Number of PEP Students Placed in Preferred School

Thirty-one thousand, four hundred and seventy-nine or approximately 84 per cent of the students who sat the 2021 Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations have been placed in one of their preferred schools.

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Adelphi Police Station Officially Reopened

The Adelphi Police Station in St. James has been officially reopened following a rehabilitation exercise valued at approximately 47.3 million dollars.

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Portsmouth Primary Students Receive Tablet Donation – July 8, 2021

Students of the Portsmouth Primary School in Portmore, St. Catherine recently benefitted from a donation of 50 tablets, valued at 1.4 million dollars, from the Toll Authority of Jamaica under the Government’s ‘One Laptop or Tablet per Child’ Initiative.

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