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St. Lucia Economic Citizenship Programme task force

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Grenada combats violence against girls

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St.Kitts and Nevis students do well on exams

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St. Lucia PM certain about economic turnaround

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Antigua PM in China with education on the agenda

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Jamaican prof calling for debate on recalling elected officials

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Critical thinking needed in SVG schools, says PM Gonsalves

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Jamaica’s bus riders, led by Holness, rally against fare hikes

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Roger will be missed

I REMEMBER in 2012, after I used this column to chastise him for cutting the budget of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) by 67 per cent, Roger Clarke, just before Parliament was called to order, shouted from the Chambers, “What kind of… Click here to read full story

Specialist coaches for math revolution

Starting today, the education ministry will be sending out 80 mathematics coaches and specialists to 150 primary and secondary schools to coincide with the onset of the new academic year. Click here to read full story

Ministry targets behaviour modification for students

A strategy that is being used in 21,000 schools in the United States to prevent behavioural problems and develop social skills among students is being implemented by Jamaica’s Ministry of Education. Click here to read full story

Rastafarian shows off 10-foot dreadlocks

The dreadlocks of Rupert Rickards are more than 10 feet long, and the Rastafarian says it requires two bottles of shampoo and half a bottle of conditioner each time he washes his hair. Click here to read full story

14 from the west get GG awards

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth:FOURTEEN RESIDENTS of the county of Cornwall received the Governor General’s Achievement Award last Thursday. Click here to read full story

BPO firms struggle to fill vacancies – study

Based on the HEART Trust/NTA Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry Sector Study published earlier this year, 68 per cent of the BPO companies surveyed said they had vacancies, with 64 per cent reporting that they had difficulties filling them. Click here to read full story

As fit as ever

The gamut of gestures in speech and action that yesterday greeted the 180 milestone celebrations of the oldest media house in the Western Hemisphere suggested that The Gleaner Company has had a compelling effect anywhere in Jamaica where life unfolds. Click here to read full story

Digicel boss wants Jamaican challenge

Barry O’Brien, chief executive officer of Digicel, said Jamaica should seek to learn from social-media campaigns like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in order to gain support for local causes. Click here to read full story

Look to ICT for growth, say experts

Despite noted growth in the agriculture and tourism sectors, it appears that the future of jobs in Jamaica will be in sectors closely linked to information and communications technology (ICT). Running a close second in the job-creation line-up is the business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector, experts say. Click here to read full story

Mixed reaction to CXC exam screening

One in three high schools across the island is failing to register more than half its grade 11 cohort for mathematics and English Language Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, data from the Ministry of… Click here to read full story

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