CXC to moderate all SBAs

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Starting next year, the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will be moderating all school-based assessments (SBAs) instead of samples from respective examination centres. This was revealed on Sunday…

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‘Comrades are not for sale’ - Golding, Hanna camps pledge to shun vote-buying in presidential contest

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Key surrogates of the Lisa Hanna and the Mark Golding campaigns say that they are shunning vote-buying as they prepare to shift gears heading into the November 7 battle for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP). Writing in The…

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SMOKE CLOUDS FIRE TRUCKS - Integrity Commission called on to probe multibillion-dollar contract award process

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A company which was being entertained by the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) as it selected another for a multibillion-dollar contract that was not tendered to provide 30 fire trucks has written to the Integrity Commission seeking its intervention. The…

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No reduction in our overall financial position, says Phillips

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Sandra Phillips, the wife of the Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips, has said that an institution had reported Jamaican-dollar figures for securities, resulting in the latest Integrity Commission statutory declaration report on her family showing…

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Eyes on St Catherine nursing homes - Parish’s COVID cases double in a month

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With rising COVID-19 cases in the municipality, the St Catherine Health Department is moving to carry out intensive COVID-19 testing of residents in the 14 nursing homes in Portmore to see whether they have been affected by the virus. Prior to this…

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Heroes Day Message | Our strength and resilience will take us through tough times

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Each year, as we recall the contribution of past and present heroes, we are inspired by their selflessness and moved to emulate their courage. By their outstanding sacrifices, our heroes have made Jamaica a better place. We are proud of our rich…

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‘I didn’t work for an award’ - Retired chartered accountant Donald Reynolds glad for nat’l recognition

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Although former president and distinguished member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ), Donald Reynolds, has earned a national award for stellar work in the field of accounting and significant contribution to public- and…

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Heroes Day Message | Let’s salute heroes in COVID-19 fight

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Our celebration of National Heroes Day this year is unique. We continue to deal with the impact the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our country. I extend condolences to every family which has lost loved ones. For those of you…

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Heroes Day Message | Hats off to those who inspire true heroism

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Celebrating the people who make Jamaica the great, iconic, and internationally known powerhouse, is the essence of our National Heroes Day celebrations. Indeed, our national heroes, our academics, athletes, artistes and musicians, political…

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More than 300 warned for breaching COVID regulations in St Catherine

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The police are reporting that more than 300 persons were warned for breaches of the disaster risk management regulations in the St Catherine South Division on Sunday. Further, two persons of interest were arrested in cases of shooting. Between 3:00…

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