‘Breaks my heart’ - Family shaken by death of 17-y-o hours before getting results of 7 CSEC passes

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Christopher and Andrea Jacobs were eagerly anticipating celebrating son Kristophe’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination results at the family home in Sydenham Gardens, just outside Spanish Town, on Tuesday evening. They…

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No major COVID fallout in CXC results, says JTA boss

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Despite adjustments in the usual format of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)-administered tests and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the last school term, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Jasford Gabriel said that all these…

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Call for area leaders to mount COVID fight

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Grass-roots activists have urged the Holness administration to enlist community leaders in enforcing coronavirus compliance, using their outsize influence and, perhaps, muscle, to maintain health and public-safety laws. Despite painstaking pleas by…

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High-flying Titchfield student bags nine more subjects

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Ajonae Flemmings began sitting Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations in grade nine, bagging two grade ones and a two. It was a strategy to help the Titchfield High School student become rounded academically and build her…

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Tassieka soars with CAPE but med school dream hangs in balance

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Tasseika Dunn’s story is one of resilience. The 19-year-old graduate of Mount Alvernia High School in Montego Bay, St James, is now seeing a financial hurdle as the latest obstacle blocking the path to her dream. She is, however, not new to…

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Still no gov’t assistance to rebuild Clifton Boys’ Home – Perrin

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WESTERN BUREAU: While the rebuilding of the Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, has almost been completed after being razed by fire in 2017, Chairman Hartley Perrin is disappointed that the Government has not yet lived up to its promise…

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Royal pains for Prince - Disabled woman tires of abuse, grateful for stepson’s loyalty

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Sixty-year-old Vinnett Prince wears a pair of slippers on her hands to assist her to move around as a deformity causes her feet to be set almost in a lotus position, causing her to live a difficult life. Though she has a wheelchair, the Sandy Gut,…

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‘It cannot come too soon’ - Trelawny welcomes plans for COVID-19 field hospital

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Western Bureau: With the COVID-19 cases in Trelawny tripling over the past three weeks, Kenneth Grant, chairman of the Falmouth Hospital in the western parish, is pleased that the institution will host a 36-bed field hospital for the western end of…

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Choir practice in Spain infects 30 of 41 members with virus

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MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer…

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13 more charged for breaching COVID orders at another Seaview Gardens party

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The Hunts Bay police say they have arrested and charged 13 more persons for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, following another incident on Mediterranean Sea Drive in Seaview Gardens, Kingston 11, on Wednesday, September 23….

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