‘Shame on them’ - Analyst slams principals for resisting COVID data for school reopening

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

A critical mass of educators has been criticised for their knee-jerk resistance to a data-driven proposal for the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, said that he…

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No Carnival on the seas for Jamaica?

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Royal Caribbean, MSC and Norwegian (NCL) have already submitted temporary schedules for their return to Jamaica, but the world’s largest cruise ship operator, Carnival, is yet to tender its intention to the Port Authority of Jamaica…

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Online lessons could affect delivery of practical subjects - Teachers fine-tuning grading scheme for at-home tests

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

With the 2020-2021 academic year set to officially get under way soon, questions are being raised about the feasibility of teaching all classes remotely and the rubric to maintain consistent criteria for grading students at home. During a Gleaner…

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‘Yuh cyah learn if yuh hungry’ - Stakeholders mull maintaining critical access to meals for welfare students

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Aware of the challenges facing some families, with many students receiving their only meals for the day at school, school administrators are concerned that the new COVID-19 learning environment could see many going hungry and unable to concentrate…

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Daughter offers US$5K reward in father’s murder

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Two years after the death of her father and frustrated by the lack of information from the police on the investigation and its failure to apprehend the killer, Brittina Brooke has offered a US$5,000 reward for credible leads on the murder. Brittina…

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Samuda urges scrutiny as plastics replace foam

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Legislation banning styrofoam has spurred a boom in plastic food packaging, which inadvertently presents a similar, if not worse, problem regarding a rise in non-biodegradables. Senator Matthew Samuda, who in 2018 piloted the ban on single-use…

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Four new faces in Phillips’ shadow Cabinet

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has announced a 19-member interim shadow Cabinet with four new faces, even with the party’s slender representation in Parliament. The new members of the shadow Cabinet include Dr Angela Brown Burke, who replaces…

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Red Berry residents hunt for home as highway bridge looms

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Winnifred McClarty and her 87-year-old mother, Lena Patterson, are now in limbo as the construction of a section of the South Coast Highway, that will run above their property in Red Berry district, has forced their relocation. McClarty said her…

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SEPROD says it remains committed to St Thomas

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Despite relocating its milk-production plant to Bog Walk in St Catherine in 2018 and last year’s closure of the Golden Grove Sugar Factory, in which it acquired major share holdings in 2009, the SEPROD Group of Companies has said that it has not…

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China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

Gleaner on September 22nd, 2020 | File Under More News -

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060. Xi’s announcement during a speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly is a significant step for the…

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