College crisis: Students shun teacher-training institutions; administrators say Thwaites drove them away

THE LEADERSHIP of teachers' colleges across the island is reporting that the number of students enrolling at these institutions "is at the worst for decades now". "We are seeing a low turnout in the number of students coming in September ...

Thanks but no thanks: Diaspora feels dissed as FBI officer is turned down for commish job

Diaspora feels dissed as FBI officer is turned down for commish jobThe Jamaican Diaspora in the United States has signalled that its members are livid over the refusal of the Police Service Commission ...

Prisoners rack up CSEC passes

An inmate who gained a distinction (Grade 1) in English language and a pass (Grade 3) in mathematics in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations was the standout performer among the 35 inmates ...

PALS doing good work in community, says West Kingston resident

The work of PALS Jamaica (Peace and Love in Society) is being hailed by 38-year-old western Kingston resident Alaphia Chambers, who says the initiative must be given all the support it needs."PALS gave us a unity walk, and from then...

Don't blame us for poor teachers - colleges

IN the face of criticisms about the quality of the teachers being produced, the country's teacher-training institutions have said they are being unfairly blamed for the poor educational output among students.Dr Asburn...

Work aplenty, but labourers few - Shortage of dressmakers, tailors hits back-to-school preparation

As the new school year approaches, many dressmakers and tailors are swamped with work; however, persons like Llewellyn Vidal, owner of L.S. Vidal Tailoring in downtown Kingston, say the work is plenty but the labourers are few....

Striving to make life easier for family

Antovoy Spencer plans to spend the next five years at St Jago High School in Spanish Town, St Catherine, studying hard, with the goal of making life easier for his family as he did the last six years metres away at his...

A special note on other achievers

JADE SIMMONDSJade Normalae Simmonds is among students who have stood out in the aftermath of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).As one who, at a tender age, hurdled obstacles that stood in her way, Jade has been...

JTA: Address learning deficiencies!

WESTERN BUREAU: DR POLLY Bowes-Howell, chairman of the Jamaica Teachers' Association's Special Education Committee, has said children should be assessed to identify learning deficiencies before they are admitted to basic...

An excellent, happy Hastings family

HEATHER HASTINGS is a proud mother these days - and understandably so.It's a welcome rarity in Jamaica that both daughter and son in one family excel academically - one to which she and her husband Lynval can...

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