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Jamaica Calendar of School Terms & Holidays for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Please find below Jamaica’s Ministry of Education calendar of school terms and holidays for the academic year 2017 to 2018. It details the opening and closing dates for Jamaican schools, when examinations are taking place, and official dates for holidays.

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 29, 2016

Nothing To Hide – JPS Boss Promises Transparency In Islandwide Blackout Investigations. As investigations continue into the power outage that blanketed the entire island on Saturday evening, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Kelly Tomblin has…Read

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 23, 2016

JTA Recruitment Affected By Slow Processing Of New Teachers By Ministry. The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has lamented the slow pace at which the Ministry of Education has been processing new teachers so that their status of employment can be

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 25, 2016

‘Disturbing!’ – Probe Launched After Cops Caught On Video In Tussle With Woman. The relationship between Jamaican citizens and the 151-year-old Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is facing renewed scrutiny as a “disturbing” video showing St Andrew policemen kneeling on a

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 29, 2016

‘Jamaica Is T&T’s ATM’ – Mahfood Slams One-Way CARICOM Benefits. “Jamaica has been the ATM for Trinidad and Tobago.” That’s the claim from the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which has indicated that it wants Jamaica to use the upcoming Caribbean

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 21, 2016

Not Enough – Phillips Wants Holness To Table Records In Parliament For Independent Verification. Peter Phillips, the man who started calls for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to publicly release his finances, has suggested it is not enough that Holness has now

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 13, 2016

Education Ministry To Probe Alleged Assault Of Female Student By School Resource Officer. Director for Safety and Security in Schools in the Ministry of Education Assistant Superintendent of Police Coleridge Minto says the ministry will be investigating the alleged beating

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 27, 2016

Opportunity Missed – Did Jamaica Allow Usain’s Global Success To Bolt? To any fan of track and field, Usain Bolt is much more than a great athlete. He is a global icon… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Praedial Larceny Trending Down In

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 21, 2016

Third Parties Being Targeted To Nab Tax Evaders. Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is ramping up its efforts to collect taxes by going after tax evaders through third parties… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Priceless Robbery At Expo During Blackout. A number of booths

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Violence In Schools – How The School-Wide Positive Behaviour Intervention and Support Helps To #KeepChildrenSafe

Data from the Ministry of National Security’s Safe School Programme indicated that during the 2012/2013 academic year, 3,671 students were cited for antisocial behaviours of varying degrees. 1,109 students were placed on a monitoring list, 2,361 cautioned and 201 students

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