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Shadow Education System: Uncovering its prevalence in Jamaica

In a recent seminar held in Shanghai, China, for education administrators from developing countries, I was exposed to the reform of China's educational system over various dynasties. I also had the opportunity to interact with eminent scholars, advisors and consultants on education from across the globe. Throughout the seminar, facilitators shared their experiences with education systems... More


'Briana chose Jamaica ahead of the US,' says mother

TAMPERE, Finland — The decision for newly crowned IAAF World Under-20 women's sprint double champion Briana Williams to compete in the black, green and gold of Jamaica in international track and field competition, instead of United States where she was born, was made by the athlete herself. More


Why the Firearm Licensing Authority must press along

In a country where for so long the gun has been the main instrument of violent deaths, it boggles the mind that the State-run Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) has only just begun to trace illegal ammunition in a serious way. More


Can't keep holding convictions over people's heads!

Dear Editor,It's a pity that Carolyn Warren's story of transformation has come to light only through the machinations of partisan one-upmanship.Politics aside, Warren's journey from a convict to the managing director of a State agency is an inspiration. Her story has value. More


A Ba Ba Boom Festival

This month the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will crown the 51st Jamaica Festival Song Competition winner. The Jamaica Observer presents the sixth in a 10-part series on the contest which started in 1966. More


Caricom needs to develop a consensus on ganja

The 39th regular meeting of the conference of the heads of government of the Caribbean Community was held on July 4-6, in Montego Bay, St James. Already there were mixed views about the conference and ganja. There is a view that the leaders are interesting in “dismantling prohibition” and another that “no room yet for trade in recreational... More


Long Pond distillery razed

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Firefighters tried valiantly but failed to save a distillery with more than 65,000 litres of rum at Long Pond sugar factory in Trelawny yesterday. More


Grange urges Jamaica's unified footballers to give of their best

Olivia Grange, the minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, encouraged members of Jamaica's unified football team to be their “best” before their departure to the inaugural Special Olympics Toyota Cup in Illinois, United States. More


A joke or a danger to democracy?

Dear EditorSome of us are bemused by the enigma that is Donald Trump. Some cheer his rhetoric, others are repulsed, and yet others see him as a joke, an inconvenience to be tolerated for four or even eight years. More


Shaggy, Sting back on top

Since its release in April, 44/876 , the album by Sting and Shaggy, has not left the Top 10 of the Billboard Reggae Album Chart. It returns to the top spot this week after selling 896 copies to bring its tally to 38,919 copies sold. More


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SCHEDULE OF CARIBBEAN EVENTS

    August 12, 2016
  • 07:30 AM Men's Discus Throw
  • 07:35 AM Women's 100m H Hep
  • 08:05 AM Women's Shot Put
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