Change education system to take advantage of global logistics - Pinnock

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Fritz Pinnock, president of the Caribbean Maritime University, is urging the Ministry of Education to move quickly to revise the education system in order to take advantage of Jamaica’s deepening involvement in world trade as a logistics hub.Pinnock…

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Editors’ Forum | Social class determines how children are punished, says Samms-Vaughan

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Students’ socio-economic background and the schools they attend determine whether they are subjected to corporal punishment or emotional violence.Maureen Samms-Vaughan, professor of child health and development at the University of the West Indies,…

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Editors’ Forum | Voiceless victims - Perverts escaping punishment as abused kids refuse to talk

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Several persons involved in the sexual abuse of Jamaica’s children are getting off scot-free as detectives from the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) struggle to get enough ammunition to put them away.Many…

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It’s up for grabs! - KC look for record Walker Cup win against resolute JC

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It’s unusual that Jamaica College (JC) starts a schoolboy football game as underdogs, but when they do, they cannot be underestimated, as St George’s College found out in the 2015 ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup final. The Georgians humiliated the Old Hope…

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Stick to the plan! - Coach Bartley chides ‘indisciplined’ Jamaica Women’s hockey team performance

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Jamaica’s women’s hockey team cruised to their second consecutive win of the 2017 Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games qualifiers after scoring a 3-0 win over Panama at the JN Hockey Field thanks to a brace from Kamille Griffiths, yesterday….

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Gaynstead crush Immaculate in ISSA Urban Senior Netball

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LAST year’s beaten senior finalists, Gaynstead High, sent out a very strong message to their main rivals with a 60-5 mauling of Immaculate Conception High in their first second-round game of the ISSA Urban Senior Schoolgirl Netball Competition at…

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Calabar secure fifth taekwondo league title

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DEFENDING champions Calabar High School are basking in their fifth hold on the McKay Security Jamaica Taekwondo Association High School League, which they won 4-1 over St George’s College.Calabar vice-principal Calvin Rowe presented team captain…

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ISSA’s inconsistent child welfare policy

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The editorial in the last publication of The Sunday Gleaner questioned the reason why our sport minister, the Honourable Olivia Grange, requested the Jamaica Cricket Association to get the real reason why a girl, Rashada Williams, from Eltham High…

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Jamaica’s unorthodox football culture

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As the excitement of the 2017 schoolboy football season reaches fever pitch, with the spectacle and drama intensifying in all the competitions, there is an urgent and fundamental reconciling process that needs to take place between what schoolboy…

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Enough chopping and changing!

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Although no head count is available to confirm, it is a reasonable conclusion that a significant percentage of West Indies cricket fans would not have agreed with a request made to the chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne, shortly after the two…

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