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JAMAICA | PNP agrees with the delay in face to face learning when schools reopen

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, September 23, 2020: Shadow Minister of Education and Training, Dr Ángela Brown Burke, M.P., syas she is in agreement with the concerns raised by teachers and principals that the risk remains too high for face-to-face learning because the coronavirus pandemic spread appears out of control.

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JAMAICA | Jamaica won't do CAPE and CSEC in July says Samuda

KINGSTON, Jamaica May 13, 2020 - Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, says Jamaica will not be able to join the rest of the Caribbean in holding the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), in July.

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JAMAICA | Nightly Islandwide Curfew Extended

KINGSTON, May 5, 2020 - Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced an extension of the nightly islandwide curfew for a further seven (7) days as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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JAMAICA | Increase PATH payment to Parents instead of food to kids

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 21, 2020:  Shadow Minister of Education, Peter Bunting, is imploring the Ministry of Education (MOE) to discontinue the wasteful and inefficient process of delivering food items (for nutritional support) to schools in the face of extended closures.

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JAMAICA | Five including Ruel Reid and Fitz Pinnock charged in education scandal

KINGSTON, October 10, 2019 - Former education minister Ruel Reid and his four co-accused were granted bail today, when they appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court following their arrest yesterday when police  from the organized crime division, carried out early morning raids on each of their homes.

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  • Published in Justice

JAMAICA | CSEC Math passes down, English Language improves

KINGSTON, August 15, 2019 - While there has been an overall improvement in passes for students, who sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) this year, when compared to 2018, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is lamenting a 3.2 per cent reduction in passes for mathematics.

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JAMAICA | Ruel Reid's US$3,800 credit card was authorised by the Finance Ministry

KINGSTON, Jamaica July 24, 2019 - Minister with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda yesterday startled the Parliament with the news that a credit card was issued to former education minister Ruel Reid with a limit of US$3,800. He said that the card was to be used for payment for petrol, some hotel charges, book charges and air travel related matters.

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