KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Hundreds of primary schools in England have failed to hit tougher literacy and numeracy targets brought in this year, according to reports in the BBC.
The BBC in a report Thursday said that targets were missed by 767 of more than 15,000 schools in which final-year pupils took national Sats tests.
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IN a graphic description, a prosecution witness told the Home Circuit Court judge and jury that when Derrick Irving, 20, upholsterer of 17 Dames Road, Kingston 4, used a machete to chop Orville Fearon, 17, in the back of his head, "there was a sound like a coconut being cut".
The witness, Anthony Wilson, shoemaker of 43 Georges Lane in Kingston on whose testimony the prosecution mainly relied, and deceased Fearon, the court heard, were allegedly riding their bicycles northerly on Rosemary Lane in Kingston on the night of July 8, 1968 when the incident took place.
The trial judge was the late Justice Uriah Parnell, later senior puisne judge, and the prosecution's case was led by Crown Counsel UD Gordon, later judge of appeal (now deceased), assisted by Assistant Crown Counsel Patrick L Robinson, now judge at The Hague.
Wilson testified that he visited Fearon at his home at 8 Ladd Lane in Kingston on that July 8 afternoon. The two friends went for a...
Next week Sunday: Glasford Phillips sentenced to death for machete slaying of his former mistress.
Sybil E Hibbert is a veteran journalist and retired court reporting specialist. She is also the wife of Retired ACP Isadore "Dick" Hibbert, rated among the top Jamaican detectives of his time. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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