Schools doing much better

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THE National Education Inspectorate 2020 report has revealed significant improvement across all eight indicators of school effectiveness in the 653 schools inspected between September 2015 and June 2019.

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Parents, children share prisoner’s dock

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Two parents and their children were hauled before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Friday on separate criminal charges which saw one of the accused being slapped with a hefty fine.When the first matter was called up, the father and son duo, whose names will not be mentioned because one is a minor, appeared in the prisoner’s dock.

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Trump moves to calm virus fears after first US

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — President Donald Trump urged Americans not to panic over the novel coronavirus Saturday after the first death on US soil was confirmed, even as France ramped up its security measures by cancelling all mass gatherings.The virus has now hit 61 countries across the globe, prompting the World Health Organization to raise its risk assessment to its highest level.

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PHOTO: CORPORATE BLOOD DRIVE

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Supreme Ventures Group (SVG) President and CEO Ann-Dawn Young Sang braces to start her donation to the Corporate Blood Drive at its New Kingston office last week. Medical personnel from the nation’s single blood collectorate (National Blood Trasfusion Services) set up camp in the executive boardroom at the gaming company to welcome SVG staff and employees from the various companies on the R Danny Williams Building on Barbados Avenue. 

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LAMBERT: THE PNP LET ME DOWN

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HE considers himself as having a “good chance” of creating an upset win in tomorrow’s by-election in Clarendon South Eastern. But independent candidate Dereck Lambert is still smarting from the way that he has been treated by the political organisation that he and his family have supported for over 50 years — the People’s National Party (PNP).Lambert, who turned 70 on October 23 last year, is up against howling favourite, Pearnel…

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Tearful Tapia remembers marching with Martin Luther King

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“All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence” – Martin Luther King Jr. 

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Cold and virus protection

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WITH growing global urgency around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential as a pandemic, there are a lot of social media posts — some accurate, some false — and even profiteering from increased fears and concern. If we could all isolate ourselves in our houses for one month, the spread of the virus would come to an end, however, this is not practical.Let us look at how best to protect ourselves. 

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Social workers tackle mental health crisis among children

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With one out of four Jamaican children between the ages of 13 to 17 having considered suicide, according to a UNICEF Jamaica 2019 report, mental health problems among the nation’s children, child care professionals are pressed to tackle to issue. This is especially the case for the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), the entity charged to manage the affairs of some 4,500 children presently in State care.

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Sunday Brew — March 1, 2020

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Tufton on the ball with coronavirus Efforts being made by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Chris Tufton to prepare Jamaicans for potential attacks by the dangerous coronavirus are admirable.

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MoBay craft vendor killed, guard injured

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A craft vendor was shot and killed and a security guard shot and injured during an early morning gun attack at a car wash arcoss the road from a Spanish hotel in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday morning.The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old craft trader, Carlton Morrison, otherwise called Tarzan or Pinnacle, of a West Gate Hills, St James address.

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