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Marjorie Williams (right), principal at Bethel Basic School in Bull Bay, is presented with a plaque for her 60 years of service to the early-childhood sector by Maxine Henry-Wilson, CEO, Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission. The occasion was the Early Childhood Commissions 10th Anniversary Parish Awards Ceremony.
Donna Maxwell, manager at ScotiaCentre branch, takes a moment to pose with two of the little ones who attended the annual treat hosted by the branch at the location of the former Victoria and Blake branch. More than 300 children from the surrounding communities were in attendance and were treated to rides, face painting and gifts from the branch. The treat has been an annual event for more than 20 years.- Contributed Photos.
Rita Jane Thomas (right), principal at the Rita Jane Thomas Early Childhood Development Centre, accepts her plaque for 60 years of service to the early-childhood sector from Maxine Henry-Wilson, CEO, Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission. The occasion was the Early Childhood Commissions 10th Anniversary Parish Awards Ceremony for Kingston and St Andrew on Friday, December 19 at the Knutsford Court Hotel. She was among 10 early-childhood practitioners in Kingston who were awarded for a total of 453 years of service to the early-childhood sector.
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation and Digicel Foundation officially opened a language lab at Sam Sharpe Teachers College in Montego Bay recently. Here, Digicel Foundation training specialist, Evadne Cowell (left) and Martha Corbett Baugh (right), foreign language education officer in the Ministry of Education, are in animated conversation while Spanish major, Anastasia Barrett, listens in during the launch of the Spanish lab. The Digicel Foundation contributed desktop computers to the lab as part of its commitment to developing education at all levels.