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  1. All set for Primary Exit Profile -Reid
  2. Principal concerned about PEP
  3. Avoid Orange Street -Police
  4. Shooters Hill residents annoyed by ZOSO
  5. Father, two sons killed in Clarendon
  6. Crime concern deters British investors

Ruel Reid

1. All set for Primary Exit Profile -Reid

On November 1, Education Minister Ruel Reid used the post-Cabinet media briefing to provide an update on the system for the transition towards the new assessment of students at the primary level ­ the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Principals concerned about PEP

The Education ministry is convinced that it is well on its way to introducing the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in 2019, but some principals remain unconvinced. According to the principals, several schools are nowhere ready for the GSAT replacement, and there are several resource constraints and logistics issues that need to be addressed urgently. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Avoid Orange Street -Police

The police are advising motorists to avoid Orange Street in downtown, Kingston. This is because a section of the roadway has collapsed and is covered in water. The police did not say where along Orange Street the collapse occurred. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Shooters Hill residents annoyed by ZOSO

Residents of the west Kingston community of Shooters Hill, which was recently included in the Denham Town zone of special operations (ZOSO), are annoyed with the restrictions they are now facing. According to several of the residents, the ZOSO is a nuisance in their lives. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Father, two sons killed in Clarendon

The Ebony Park community in Clarendon is still in shock from last night’s killing of a father and his two sons. Reports are that shortly after 7 o’clock five gunmen went to a section of the community called Board Villa where they robbed patrons at a shop of cash, mobile phones, computer and other possessions. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Crime concerns deter British investors

A leading member of the British government, British Minister of state with responsibilities for the Caribbean, Commonwealth and the United Nations, Lord Tariq Ahmad, is upbeat about the prospects for greater cooperation between Jamaica and the United Kingdom. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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