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Weekly Round-up: PEP pushback… Six-year-old drowns… Woman kills husband… ISSA strengthens transfer rules

Saturday, October 06, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Ministry of Education has bowed to pressure from the Jamaica Teachers' Association to push back December's implementation of the performance task component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam.

A six-year-old Clarendon boy died on Monday after being swept away by floodwaters in the Mount Claire area of the parish.

And, a Manchester woman was taken into police custody on Thursday following the stabbing death of her common-law husband during a domestic dispute earlier that day.

In sport, it was revealed on Thursday that the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), the body that runs high school sports in Jamaica, has taken a big step towards restricting the recruitment and transfer of student-athletes between schools, with new rules that are set to come into effect on January 1.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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PEP pushed back

Students could do CXC exams online in 5 years

House agrees to extend Corporate Area SOE

Increased fees for taxi licences temporary, insists Transport Authority

6-y-o boy swept away in May Pen floodwaters, dies

24-y-o man dies in police lockup

Suspect in murder of woman

Cop, youth held with guns in Newlands

16 more firearms seized at Kingston port

Man travelling from Ja tried to smuggle cocaine in liquor bottles

Manchester woman allegedly stabs partner to death

ISSA votes on new rules to tackle recruitment, transfer of student-athlete, says source

Sport ministry provides $2m for international netball series

Clovis toon