J Wray & Nephew Foundation offers more scholarships

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THE J Wray & Nephew Foundation (JWNF) has increased its 2019 community scholarship allotment to 140.According to the foundation, the scholarships, which are tenable for tertiary and secondary education, pushes the available bursaries to record levels.

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Dedicated single dad

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Being a single dad to two boys, one of whom is autistic, is not an easy task for 35-year-old Denham Town resident Jahmar Rose.Eight years ago Rose, a records clerk at JN Bank, assumed his single parent role when his wife Shellian, who was ailing for some time, passed away one year after their marriage. Since then, he has been caring for his sons, 13-year-old Jahmar Jnr and nine-year-old Daniel, who, he said, are the centre of his world.

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Gov’t making significant investment in security — PM

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness is assuring Jamaicans living abroad that the Government is taking national security seriously, with significant investments made over the last two years to strengthen the country’s security architecture.He noted that this year alone, the Government is spending close to $20 billion, which is “the highest that has ever been spent on national security in Jamaica”.

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SLB to fund short certification courses

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Executive Director of the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) Monica Brown says a submission has been made to the board for approval for the funding of short certification courses.She made the remarks during a recent higher education summit held at Mona Visitor’s Lodge, at The University of the West Indies.

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US agent claims J’can fishermen were held for 600 lbs of ganja

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The five Jamaican fishermen picked up by United States Homeland Security investigators in September 2017 off the Haitian coast were charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute some 613 pounds of marijuana, according to an affidavit filed by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jesus Pertierra.

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PNP DILEMMA

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The People’s National Party (PNP) Executive Committee last night deferred a decision on whether the vote for a new party president will be held at a special delegates’ conference or at the Opposition’s annual conference in September.

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Dever’s delight!

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Jamaica’s striker Dever Orgill celebrates with a flip after scoring the first of his two goals during lastnight’s Concacaf Gola Cup match against Honduras at the National Stadium in St Andrew. Jamaica won the game 3-2. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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MOH screening for measles at ports of entry — Tufton

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MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says public health officers are routinely screening visitors to the island for measles in a bid to stave off the probability of importing the disease to the island.There has not been an outbreak of measles in Jamaica since the 1970s when administering the MMR vaccine — MMR1 at 12 months and MMR2 at 18 months — became routine.

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PHOTO: Maths Time

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Sandals Montego Bay General Manager Carl Beviere sharpens his maths skills with a lesson from these smart little ones at Providence Infant School in St James, recently. Beviere and guests of Sandals visited the school during the the Sandals Foundation’s Reading Road Trip, which enables visitors to read to children between the ages of three and six years.

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Improvement in literacy, numeracy at Gregory Park Primary

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THE Gregory Park Primary School in St Catherine is seeing an improvement in student achievement consequent on measures undertaken over the last five years.Principal of the school, Richard Williams, told JIS News that when he took over the leadership of the institution in 2014, he worked with the teachers on a programme to boost numeracy and literacy, including holding early morning classes.

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