PEP dates announced
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has announced dates for the 2020 Grade Six Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations.
During a media briefing at the ministry’s offices in Kingston on February 13, stand-in minister Karl Samuda said the examinations, which are to be held over five days, get under way with the abilities test on Tuesday, February 25.
Samuda said the performance task assessments for language arts will be held on Thursday, March 19, and mathematics on Friday, March 20.
The exams conclude with the curriculum-based tests for language arts and science on Thursday, April 23, and mathematics and social studies on Friday, April 24.
Cops hunt hit-and-run driver
The Hunts Bay police have launched a manhunt for the driver of a motor vehicle that claimed the life of a man on Kid Lane in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on Thursday.
Dead is 48-year-old Gregory McKulskie, a phone technician, of the Delacree Park Housing Scheme, Kingston 11.
Reports are that McKulskie was walking along the roadway about 9:35 p.m. when he was allegedly hit by a motor vehicle that did not stop.
The police are appealing to anyone with information on the identity of the driver to contact the Hunt Bay CIB at 876-923-7230, Crime Stop at 311, the 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.
Dance scholarship in Moncrieffe's honour
The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will offer a scholarship in the name of the late Barrington Moncrieffe tenable at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.
Minister Olivia Grange made the announcement on Thursday at a memorial service at the Little Theatre in her tribute to the late former dancer, teacher and artistic director of the National Dance Theatre Company.
The scholarship, in the amount of $250,000 per year, will be available as of September 2020 to a student of the School of Dance who has completed the first year of the degree programme with a grade point average of at least 3.0.