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Your news in a nutshell

  1. PEP Performance task exam pushed back
  2. Grief too rough to bear
  3. End assault on students
  4. Spelling Bee: Taevion wins
  5. Nigeria affirms bilateral cooperation with Ja
  6. Can’t stay home and win -TT coach

1. PEP Performance Task exam pushed back

Following consultations with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, the Ministry of Education has decided to make some adjustments to the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination. The Performance Task aspect of the exam, which was scheduled for December, has been pushed back to March 2019. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Grief too rough to bear

Tears flowed down Candice Chambers’ cheeks yesterday and with a weak wave of the hand, she signalled to the Gleaner team to talk to her mother at their home in Oliver Gardens, May Pen, Clarendon. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. End assault on students

Terrified students who attend schools within the Kingston Central region can soon breathe easier, as the relevant authorities are moving quickly to protect them from robberies, as well as sexual and physical assaults on the streets. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Spelling Bee: Taevion wins

Taevion on winning: “I feel very happy. I felt that I could win the competition and I did.” See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. Nigeria affirms bilateral cooperation with Ja

Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica Janet Omoleegho Olisa has called for both countries to galvanise their long-standing bilateral cooperation to increase trade between the two nations. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Can’t stay home and win -TT coach

Jamaica’s female table tennis players need overseas exposure if they are to keep pace with their rivals in the region. That’s the observation of Matthew Dawson, who was national women’s team coach during the recently concluded 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships in Kingston. Dawson noted that players from other islands play overseas and believes Jamaica must do the same. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.