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18 Infant, Primary and All-Age Schools To Be Closed in Jamaica Come September

Eighteen infant, primary and all-age schools across Jamaica will not re-open come September. This was disclosed by Education Minister Ronald Thwaites today as he provided details in the House of Representatives on the rationalization of underpopulated schools. The schools to be closed are in rural St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Thomas, St. Mary, Trelawny, St. Ann, Manchester and Hanover. The ...

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Massive Snake Found in Garlands St. James

A huge snake was found in a banana field in Garlands, in the hills near to Maroon Town, St. James yesterday. The Snake a Jamaican Yellow Boa appears to be shedding. It is quite rare to discover a big snake in Jamaica. A 7-foot Yellow Boa was found in Black Rock, Portland last year. There are seven species of snakes ...

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JPS Employs 100 Students For The Summer

100 students from secondary and tertiary institutions across the island commenced their seven-week summer employment with JPS on Monday, in a Summer Employment Programme valued at j$4 Million. As JPS continues to play its part in the development of Jamaica’s youth, the company has over the years employed students during the summer. The Students will be placed at JPS locations ...

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Jamaica’s Blue & John Crow Mountains Now a World Heritage Site

Jamaica made history today, with the country’s renowned Blue and John Crow Mountains being inscribed to UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List. This is Jamaica’s first world heritage site. Jamaica now joins the list of iconic sites such as the Great Wall of China, The Pyramids of Giza Egypt , The Taj Mahal of India and Acropolis of Athens, Great Barrier ...

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Montego Bay Student James Welds Jr. Finds Perfection in GSAT

James Welds Jr. of Corinaldi Avenue Primary School in Montego Bay was among the elite group of students to attain perfection in the 2015 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), scoring a 100% average in the five disciplines which make up the annual examination. The unassuming James, who was quite elated on hearing his results, will attend the school of his ...

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Another Student Kayla Rankine Gets Perfect GSAT Scores

Parents, principal and staff at the United Learning Centre in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, are this morning elated as one of their students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) achieved perfect scores in all subject areas. She is Kayla Rankine, the head girl at the institution. While she attained perfect scores, her deputy, Antonique Tennant, missed it in ...

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GSAT Student Tariq Wright Scores 100% in All Subjects

11-year old, Tariq Wright, a student at the Holy Childhood Preparatory School, will be attending the Wolmer’s Boys’ School in September after receiving perfect scores in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Results for GSAT were released to primary and preparatory schools across the country today. A very happy Tariq told JIS News that he received 100% in mathematics, 100% ...

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J$1 Million Reward For Suspect in St. Bess Quadruple Killings

The police have announced a reward totalling J$1million for information leading to the capture and charge of a key suspect in the quadruple murder committed in Claremont, St. Elizabeth on May 27. The suspect is identified as Anward Anthony Hinds, otherwise called ‘Kirky’. He is said to frequent Flanker in St James and the parishes of Hanover and St Elizabeth. ...

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Tivoli FC Head Coach Alvin Shaw Dies in Motor Vehicle Crash

Head coach of the Tivoli Gardens football team Alvin Shaw is dead following a motor vehicle crash in Chancery Hall in Red Hills, St. Andrew this morning. Shaw took over the head coaching job at Tivoli Gardens from Glendon “Admiral” Bailey two seasons ago. He was also the coach of Campion College.

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St. James Mosquito Fogging Schedule

The Health Ministry has released a schedule for mosquito fogging in the St. James Area. It coincides with reports of an increase in mosquito breeding following recent rains. See full schedule below: Thursday, June 11 Lilliput Friday, June 12 Rose Hall Monday, June 15 Retirement Tuesday, June 16 Chelsea Irwin Wednesday, June 17 Spring Mount and Springfield Thursday, June 18 ...

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