Principal calls for CXC exam in e-mode next year; 2020 results expected this week

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GIVEN the challenges faced by students who were forced to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination in July instead of the customary May/June due to the coronavirus pandemic, one educator is calling for thought to be given to students sitting their exams in e-mode for at least next year.

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Gov’t not ‘perturbed’ by COVID hike, says PM

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AMID a surge in COVID-19 cases with Jamaica this week surpassing the 5,000 mark, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is assuring concerned onlookers that the Government “planned for this eventuality” and is not “perturbed” by the latest development.

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Principal calls CXC exam in e-mode next year; 2020 results expected this week

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GIVEN the challenges faced by students who were forced to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination in July instead of the customary May/June due to the coronavirus pandemic, one educator is calling for thought to be given to students sitting their exams in e-mode for at least next year.

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Investigators track adults behind video of boy smoking

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INVESTIGATORS are hot on the heels of the adults behind a video circulating on social media, which features a child, not older than five years old, who is being encouraged to drink and smoke as part of an apparent birthday celebration.

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PNP turns to Patterson, Whiteman for guidance

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THE People’s National Party (PNP) has confirmed the appointment of former president and Prime Minister PJ Patterson, as well as former Cabinet minister and diplomat Burchell Whiteman, to guide the process of selecting a new leader as well as its recovery from the massive defeat the party suffered in the September 3 General Election.

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JTA welcomes resumption plan for schools

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THE Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) says the Government has taken the only option it could at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic to formally reopen the school system on October 5, but instead of physical reopening as was initially being planned.

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LISA LEADS

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A plurality of voters polled in the latest survey by Bill Johnson say that St Ann South Eastern Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna should succeed Dr Peter Phillips as People’s National Party (PNP) president.

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PHOTO: Huawei joins Jamaica’s COVID fight

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Telecom giant Huawei Technologies has donated 2,000 surgical masks to organisations and homes for the elderly in Kingston and St Andrew. One of the recipients was the Harrison Memorial Holistic Care Centre, where the relief nurse, Kadian Smith (left), collected 100 surgical masks from Huawei representative Tanisha Hitchman, at the facility recently.

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24 gifts from a 24-year-old

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In times of adversity, there are some who rise to the challenge to help others in need. The following is the latest in the Jamaica Observer series, COVID-19 Kindness.

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Firms can pivot so much and no more, says professor

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 IF Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases continue to increase and the Government is forced to implement more measures that could precipitate a shutting down of all, or part of the economy, the outcome would be “dire” for some businesses, one university professor has said.

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