ST JAMES, Jamaica — A 13-year-old schoolgirl was stabbed to death at school by a fellow student in St James today.
Reports are that Jamellia Dawkins of Potosi in the parish was involved in a dispute with another student at about 11:45am.
Dawkins received stab wounds during the altercation and was taken to hospital ...more »
NOTED Educator Dr Herbert Thompson was on Sunday installed as chancellor of the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) at the school's annual commencement ceremony held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston.
He succeeds Sir Kenneth Hall who demitted office earlier this year.
Dr Thompson brings with him over 30 years experience in tertiary education management, having most recently served as president of the Northern Caribbean University for the period 1991 to 2011. In his new role, he will have special responsibility for the UCC Foundation.
Meanwhile, President of the University of Technology Professor Errol Morrison also received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) from UCC in recognition of his contribution to education and the medical sciences.
After the conferral of his honorary LLD, Professor Morrison addressed the graduating class under the theme "Integrity: The Language of Leadership".
A total of 389 students graduated from UCC on Sunday, receiving master's, bachelor's, associate degrees and diplomas in various disciplines.
University College of the Caribbean (UCC) President Winston Adams (left)
presents the institution’s mace, the instrument of authority, to new
Chancellor Dr Herbert Thompson during his installation at the UCC
Commencement Ceremony on Sunday.
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