HUGE GAP TO BRIDGE - Headmaster estimates it will take years to recover from COVID learning loss

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At least one high school principal has asserted that the lack of face-to-face engagement and limited cognitive stimulation has accounted for significant learning loss among students. Principal of Cumberland High School in St Catherine, Darien…

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Students skip classes to work on St Thomas highway - Nearly a fifth of pupils missing since March, principals say

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At least two principals in St Thomas who have opened their doors for the resumption of face-to-face classes have raised concerns about a percentage of students who have not been engaged since the closure of schools in March 2020. These students,…

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‘The burden is too heavy’ - Family pained by death of promising 6-y-o in Clarendon

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Grief and pain gripped the air as mourners gathered at the Sedge Pond Basic School in Race Course, Clarendon, yesterday to celebrate the life of six-year-old Oshane ‘OJ’ Banton, whose body was found in a sewage plant near his home in Lionel Town…

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Where is she? - Honorary consul in Barbados wants to know if J’can woman at centre of scandal is alive

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WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica’s honorary consul to Barbados is trying to locate a Jamaican prostitute who was reportedly caught with two British tourists in a hotel in Barbados on December 30. The Jamaican was said to have been invited to the hotel room…

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Second Hopewell business hit by robbers in three days

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Armed robbers pulled off a daring million-dollar heist in Hopewell, Hanover, the second such incident since Friday, raising the level of panic among residents and business operators in the seaside community. Shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday, as…

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New year, new home, new hope

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Nigel Townsend stared at a photograph of the dilapidated structure, where he used to lay his head, in disbelief when The Gleaner visited him last week. His eyes fastened on the photo taken when our news team first highlighted his plight; he could…

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Stocks Round Up | SSL Venture Capital today’s top winner

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The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Monday on a losing note, declining marginally. The moderate trading ended with an advance/decline ratio of 32/40. The JSE Combined Index declined by 451.19 points or 0.12 per cent to close at…

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Update | Child killed and father injured in Trelawny, two arrested

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The police in Trelawny have launched a probe into the death of four-year-old Cloey Brown and the injuring of her father at their home in Freemans Hall, Ulster Spring on Monday. The police say information received is that on Sunday, January 10…

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NWC’s Bulstrode plant in Westmoreland at 50% capacity, water woes for some communities

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The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that the Bulstrode Treatment Plant in Westmoreland continues to operate at 50 per cent of its capacity due to a reduction in storage tank levels following recent emergency pipeline repairs….

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Butlers’ case referred for mediation

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The court matter between Craig Butler and national under-23 footballer Kyle Butler, his son, has been referred for mediation by Senior Parish Judge, Cole Montaque, at the Half-Way Tree Parish Court in St Andrew on Monday afternoon. This means that…

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