e-Learning upgrading, monitoring and evaluation of services, says chair

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E-LEARNING Jamaica, the government agency promoting the integration of technology into the education system has appointed a new CEO as part of plans in improving the monitoring and evaluation of its services.Keith Smith, who joined the agency on January 3, is a veteran of the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, with over 29 years of senior executive experience in both the public and the private sectors.

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School administrators urged to be on high alert for dengue

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THE education ministry has put school administrators on high alert in light of the dengue outbreak which the island is now experiencing, urging them to take necessary measures to protect the school population.

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Stolen baby found in Norwood

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THE Montego Bay police yesterday expressed thanks to the “gracious actions of good citizens who contacted them, resulting in the stolen three-week-old baby girl being found in Greens district, Norwood, St. James”.

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Hampton High celebrates 160th anniversary

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MALVERN, St Elizabeth — Iconic all-girls’ school Hampton last year celebrated the 160th anniversary of its establishment by the Munro and Dickenson Trust. A release from the school noted that Robert Hugh Munro, in his will, left the residue of his estate to his nephew, Caleb Dickenson, and the Church Wardens of St Elizabeth and their successors for a school to be built and maintained for as many poor children as possible.

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Double blow

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JULIET Johnson-Clarke, already faced with the challenge of her son being continuously bullied, has now been asked by the Glenmuir Preparatory School to withdraw him in the “interest/preservation of [the] school’s name”.Johnson-Clarke told the Jamaica Observer last Thursday that her seven-year-old grade two son has been repeatedly abused by another student who remains at the school.

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‘If the threat is still active, the SOE should remain’

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WITH the Government and Opposition scheduled to meet today to discuss national security issues, especially crime, public comment on the political skirmishes between both sides on the effectiveness of a state of emergency (SOE) continues to grow and become emotional.The Opposition, in particular, has been taking heavy flak for its decision to vote in Parliament against a further extension of the SOE last month.

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JN Bank to restart MAC projects in 2019

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JN Bank, through the JN Foundation, has promised to re-establish its JN Bank Member Advisory Council (MAC) in 2019, to provide its members with direct engagement and participate in the identification and selection of projects to positively impact their communities, and ultimately the wider society.

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Guyana heading to a crisis

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The main Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is challenging a move by the Government to use the issue of dual citizenship in a bid to overturn the December 21 motion of no-confidence last year that resulted in the downfall of the coalition headed by p resident David Granger.

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NCEL to host leadership development webinar today

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THE National College for Educational Leadership (NCEL), in partnership with the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), will host a leadership development webinar focusing on the Blue Ocean Strategy.The webinar will be held today at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters building, under the theme ‘Achieving Sustained Organisational Success: the Blue Ocean Perspective’.

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Ministry and NHT sign MOU to upgrade infirmaries

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and the National Housing Trust (NHT) have signed a memorandum of inderstanding for the upgrade and expansion of the island’s infirmaries.

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