JTA pays homage to history at Mizpah Primary

Mizpah Primary is of special significance to teachers and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Members of the teachers’ union, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), gathered in their numbers at the Mizpah Primary School in Walderston, northern Manchester, earlier this month for their Founders Day ceremony. As explained by Byron Farquharson, secre ... Read More

An official march during the Modern Languages’ Celebration on the Manchester High School grounds (Photos: Gregory Bennett) Manchester High making strides in foreign language education
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Head of the Modern Languages Department at the Manchester High School ... Read More

Manager, Corporate Services at Jamalco, DonnaMarie Brooks-Gordon (left) presents a certificate of completion to ACEP graduate Latoya Bryan. Certification upgrade for 128 basic school teachers
May Pen, Clarendon — One hundred and twenty-eight early childhood practitioners from Clarendon ... Read More

The foundation for the regional pathology lab on a property owned by the Mandeville Regional Hospital. The lab is a Legacy Project of the Lions Club of Mandeville (File photo) Men Who Cook set for April 30
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Establishing a pathology lab for the Southern Health Region, which se ... Read More

Knox, CCCJ reach out to CSEC students

Monday, April 10, 2017    

Maths specialist at Knox Community College Jeffrey Bowen (right) discusses transformational geometry with CSEC students during the recent revision and study day at Knox College.

SPALDING, Clarendon — As part of the drive to prepare students for CSEC exams in June, Knox Community College in association with the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ) recently hosted a day of “intense revision and preparation” at the Knox College High School here. The sessions focused on mathematics and information technology — subject areas which, organisers say, have been particularly challenging for CSEC candidates in Jamaica. Scores of students fro ... Read More

Improve MoBay transportation before building bypass — IDB boss

BY ANTHONY LEWIS Sunday Observer writer | Sunday, April 09, 2017    

Philp Lemonte

ROSE HALL, St James — Executive director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Jerry Butler has suggested that more emphasis be placed on a reliable public transportation system in St James, rather than constructing a new bypass road for Montego Bay in the parish. Butler said that with Jamaica having over 125 per cent debt to GDP, the Government would find it difficult if an additional debt of constructing a new road was added. “The reality is, if the Government had to borro ... Read More

Accused extortionist pleads guilty

Friday, April 07, 2017    

Police escort accused extortionists Sheila Smith (second left) and Careba Salmon (secoond right) from the Manchester Parish Court last week Friday. (Photo: Gregory Bennett)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Twenty-four-year-old Careba Salmon, one of the accused in an extortion racket targeting business operators here, pleaded guilty on Wednesday and is to be sentenced on April 21. Salmon, who is a mother of a five-year-old son and a real estate consultant by profession, according to her attorney, is one of five people answering to extortion and conspiracy to extort charges in the Manchester Parish Court. The other accused are Sheila Smith, 64; Keeno Powell, 21; Bek ... Read More



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