B B Coke High advancing despite challenges

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JUNCTION, St Elizabeth — The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused serious dislocation of students and teachers, but BB Coke High School remains committed to eventually becoming a school of choice in south/central Jamaica. School Principal Evadney Ledgister told the Jamaica Observer last Wednesday that in prior years the school was underrated, but that the institution’s academic performance has been streadily improving.

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Old boys lash Educate Jamaica over ranking system

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FOUR of Jamaica’s noteworthy traditional high school alumni associations have taken aim at the annual Educate Jamaica Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination ranking of local high schools, labelling the independent assessment as flawed.

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Push to make Treasure Beach safer for swimmers

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Tourism-related business operators in Treasure Beach, 18 miles south of here, have said that they are stepping up efforts to make shoreline swimming safer and better regulated there. This follows the presumed drowning death of businessman Andre Burnett a week ago.

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A most ‘Noble man’

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It may have only taken Iron Noble a few minutes to walk to the stage to collect the Sam Sharpe Award for Contribution to Tourism at the St James Municipal Corporation’s Heroes’ Day Civic Ceremony, but those minutes and that moment were almost 30 years in the making.

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Deadly dance!

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A n alleged top-ranking member of the Spanish Town, St Catherine-based Clansman Gang was fatally shot and 10 other individuals shot and injured during a vicious gun attack on patrons at an illegal party in Old Braeton, also in St Catherine, Friday night.

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Morris declares support for Golding

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Former Senate President Floyd Morris has declared his support for Mark Golding as the next president of the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP), describing the St Andrew Southern Member of Parliament (MP) as a consensus-builder who can work with different individuals to get things done.

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US funds reef restoration in Oracabessa

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The American Government is providing approximately $2.45 million in grant funding towards the Oracabessa Marine Trust’s reef restoration and protection efforts.The funding is awarded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs, the US Embassy in Kingston has stated.

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Sunday Brew — November 1, 2020

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Senator Morris got a bit too personalLast Sunday’s Observer column written by Senator Floyd Morris, headlined ‘Mission: Comrade unity’, smacked of elements of unfairness not usually associated with the author.

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Troupe’s Education’s Missing Link launch today

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Several Jamaican schools have been found to be ineffective or underperforming, and Dr Kasan Troupe says that a primary contributor has been the lack of parental involvement in school-related activities.

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Supreme Ventures upgrades app with new games

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The newly revamped SV Games App now has a new look, new games and new features.

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