Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | December 12, 2012
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Report paints dismal picture of schools - Management weaknesses, poor performance plague several institutions
A STUDY conducted by the National Education Inspectorate (NEI) has unveiled worrying data that students in approximately one-third or 45 of 135 primary and secondary schools are receiving educational services rated as unsatisfactory.

Way clear for sex offenders' registry
OPPOSITION MEMBERS Olivia Grange and Shahine Robinson broke ranks and voted with the Government side to pass the regulations for the sexual offenders' registry yesterday.

'Bush is always standing up for us' - Local connections made Cayman premier fond of Jamaicans
Many Jamaicans who reside and work in the Cayman Islands have a special affection reserved for its premier, McKeeva Bush. The 57-year-old Bush, in 2010, initiated policies to make the process easier for Jamaicans to visit that country once they are already holders of a United States visa.

News Briefs - LIME dials up new customer-care firm
In a bid to improve its customer satisfaction, telecoms giant LIME Jamaica will today affirm the Canadian-based telecommunications company, TELUS International, as its customer-service operators at a media launch in Montego Bay, St James.

Woman freed of kidnapping charges by jury
Unlike on previous occasions, it was tears of relief for Jenise Regisford in the St James Circuit Court yesterday as she walked away a free woman.

Baby among seven people killed in drive-by shooting
A baby girl was among seven people killed yesterday by suspected Islamist separatists, police said, as an almost nine-year-old insurgency in southern Thailand that has killed thousands of people shows no signs of letting up.

Gay marriage legal soon
Taboo-breaking Uruguay is poised to legalise gay marriage, with lawmakers debating yesterday whether to create a single law governing marriage for heterosexuals and homosexuals. It also would let couples, gay or straight, decide whose surname goes first when they name their children.

Officials block US probe into drug money
A United States watchdog agency said yesterday that Afghan officials were resisting US efforts to help track billions of dollars being flown out of Kabul airport every year, some likely linked to crime and drugs.

BRANDON WILSON - Using holidays to study
BRANDON WILSON of Bellefield Primary School is looking forward to the Christmas holidays. Not only to eat and be merry, as is customary in the festive season, but to also get more time to study for the upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

Jermaine James - Ready to make up for lost time
ALREADY FACED with delays in his study programme for the upcoming Grade Six Achieve-ment Test (GSAT) as a result of Hurricane Sandy, 11-year-old Jermaine James is trying to make up for time lost.

How to enter Training Camp's 5K Road Race/Walk
On January 6, 2013, Training Camp will be holding its second annual 5K Road Race/Walk, at 7:15 a.m. You are invited to start the new year right by coming out to get rid of the extra pounds you gained from overeating during the festive season.

How to reach the top - Zig Ziglar
On November 28, America and the world lost one of the truly great motivational speaker and author, Zig Ziglar, at age 86.

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