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BEIJING, China: We've seen it before - when the lights shine brightest, so does Usain Bolt.It's like a movie that you keep watching over and over despite knowing how it ends. Regardless of the occasional plots and subplots, in the end, Bolt always...

If education Minister Reverend Ronald Thwaites has his way, he would rush to the feet of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) seeking to have the requirement to send home teachers who have reached retirement age removed from the current Extended...

The Ministry of Education will be appointing truancy officers as part of a concerted effort to arrest the chronic absenteeism among primary and secondary school students, a problem which is even more pronounced in western Jamaica."We are striking a...

BEIJING, China:Usain Bolt will be chasing history today and if his words are to be believed - which they should be - then American Justin Gatlin will be chasing him to the line, as the big Jamaican looks to add another bullet point to his already...

The director general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Colin Bullock, is warning of the serious risk posed by the recent spike in murders. He is highlighting the increase in murders along with the impact of drought as two phenomena that...

Keisha Hayles' passion for teaching exudes effortlessly. Her first teaching assignment was at Red Hills Primary, where she had gone to fill in for a four-month period.So effective was Hayles at her job that the principal refused to let her go. Four...

Each year the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results are revealed, there is much jubilation as students, parents and friends celebrate.But long before the brilliant grades materialise, there are teachers who have strategised and toiled with their...

Disappointment stretched across the Atlantic Ocean for Kaliese Spencer's family, as between her mother in Darliston, Westmoreland, and her father living in Toronto, Canada, there were many questions and tears flowing following her last-place finish...

Cordial exchanges replaced the trenchant language that dominated wage negotiations as government representatives inked the new deal with the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) at Jamaica House yesterday.Notwithstanding, the Portia Simpson Miller-...

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Tuesday gave the assurance that her administration is committed to making it easier for manufacturers to export their products, pointing to the continued modernisation and upgrading of the export systems for...
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