Pushback for PEP - Parents, teachers pleased with rescheduled date of Performance Task exam

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The decision by the education ministry to push back the Performance Task component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination until March 2019 is being praised by both parents and teachers. It was originally scheduled to be done in December….

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Big boost for Ocho Rios - Palace Resorts to pump US$270m into new property and millions more to upgrade the town

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After four years of operating in Jamaica, the Mexican entity Palace Resorts is to spend US$270 million to expand its footprint in the island.The hotel brand will design and construct a new property with an additional 750 rooms following the purchase…

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Gleaner’s Spelling Bee | I had prepared myself for it – Darian

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May Pen, Clarendon: St Gabriel’s Anglican Church Hall1. Darian Douglas, Glenmuir High School2. Devion Sinclair, Knox College3. Karese Johnson, Denbigh High School4. Aliana Spencer, Foundation Preparatory School5. Geanna Campbell, Knox CollegeTop boy…

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Wheatley’s assistant was a signing officer for NESol’s cheques

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Sophia Deer, an assistant to former Energy, Science and Technology Minister Andrew Wheatley, and a director on the board of National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol), was a signatory for cheques to contractors for work done on behalf of the agency….

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‘Chucky’ Brown Trial | New witness to take the stand today

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The Crown’s second witness in the trial for Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown is expected to take the stand today at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston, following two days of intense questioning of the Crown’s first witness.Yesterday, Brown’s attorney,…

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Education ministry warns parents about PEP extra classes

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Parents are being warned to be diligent should they decide to allow their children to pursue extra classes outside of their schools to prepare for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).Education Minister Ruel Reid, in responding to concerns about the…

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JP linked to accused in RIU rape case under probe

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The St Catherine custos, the Reverend Jeffrey McKenzie, is to launch an investigation into the actions of Neville George, the justice of the peace (JP) who wrote a recommendation for Demar Scott to be employed to the RIU hotel.Scott, 24, of Exchange…

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Policeman, teen arrested for possession of illegal guns

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Up to late yesterday afternoon, the police said that they had not made any charges against a police corporal and a teenage boy who were found with two illegal guns, including an AK-47 rifle, on Tuesday night.”Nothing has changed at the moment. They…

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20 new marching bands for island’s cruise ports - Bartlett

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WESTERN BUREAU:Twenty marching bands are to be established across the island to enhance the entertainment and cultural offerings at the island’s cruise-shipping ports.According to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, the Tourism Product Development…

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‘Frog City’ residents to finally get houses

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After waiting for more than 10 years for construction of housing solutions geared at creating a better community, residents of a section of Maxfield Park, commonly known as Frog City, are finally witnessing the dream becoming a reality with…

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