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Category: Education

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02/06/17

Permalink 06:03:46 pm, by Melba
Categories: Education, Commentary, Travel

How to read your Flight Times

The most common reason why passengers miss their flights is because they misunderstood the travel times on their itinerary. Each airline does ‘their own thing’ when it comes to how the flight times should be written on the Passenger’s Itinerary Receipt,… more »

06/25/10

Permalink 10:40:35 am, by amilnal
Categories: Education, Culture

Magnificent Chess Summer Camp To Build Jamaica One Mind At a Time

The Magnificent Chess Club's mandate is to steadily build the future of Jamaica one mind at a time. This through a variety of chess programmes established within various schools and communities islandwide, and now through a physical space dedicated to t… more »

05/28/10

Permalink 11:52:31 am, by Skillachi
Categories: Education, Culture, Commentary, News

Jamaica... the Backward society

Over the past few months I have come to a conclusion that I am almost ashamed to share with the readers of this journal. It has come not through hastily made conclusions, or through sweeping generalizations, but instead through careful observations and d… more »

04/28/10

Permalink 11:13:15 pm, by amilnal
Categories: Sports, Education

Over 200 Tennis Players Registered For 2010 Burger King Interscholastic Singles Tennis Championships

Twenty three schools will be represented at this year's Burger King Interscholastic Tennis Championship which is set to serve off on April 29 and culminate with the finals on Sunday May 2. This year's entrants are Norman Manley High, Howard Cooke Pr… more »

04/16/10

Permalink 02:22:04 pm, by amilnal
Categories: Education, Culture

Get Ready For W.A.R. Stories: Walter Anthony Rodney

Jamaicans can tell you a bit about Marcus Garvey, Bob Marley or Usain Bolt to varying degrees. Outstanding personalities indeed, but what about the just as compelling icons of other nationalities? Walter Rodney is a noted champion for Pan-African liberty… more »

03/26/10

Permalink 04:03:46 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Education, Commentary, News

Dr. Cecile Walden Lauded

I have for a long time believed that, our community leaders who have made a great impact on the country and the community should be rewarded not when they have left us and can no longer accept the award, but while they are still able to keep helping thei… more »

03/07/10

Permalink 12:21:44 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Education, Commentary

Substandard Engineers?

I recently read an article that irked me just as much as the article I wrote about last year where the quality of the possible judges to the Caribbean Court of Justice came into question. This article published in the Jamaica Observer stated that the loc… more »

02/26/10

Permalink 10:17:39 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Politics, Education

The problems of the Jamaican Education System (Part 2)

In my last post I wrote about the problems of our current education system, well as I got to the end of the post I realized there were a lot of rants I wanted to make regarding education in Jamaica, specifically pricing. Now ignoring the fact that not ev… more »

02/25/10

Permalink 10:22:21 pm, by Skillachi
Categories: Politics, Education

The problems of the Jamaican Education system

In the Sunday Gleaner a very interesting article was printed on the front page which stated simply “too many teachers in schools”. Now I'm pretty sure the second anybody of any reasonable intelligence who reads this article would instantly laugh out loud… more »

02/23/10

Permalink 04:46:22 pm, by Melba
Categories: Education, Commentary

Our Teachers and our School Leavers Illiteracy Problems

It was only September last year, 2009 that many Jamaicans were in shock at the revelation (like it was news) that many of our school leavers are in fact leaving school illiterate. It was reported that as many as a quarter of the students leaving primary… more »

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Reasons why I love my Jamaican Mom

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait till we get home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You going get a ass'n when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE.
"What di backside yu thinkin'? Answer me when me talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me CONSEQUENCES.
"If yu run cross de road an' cyar lick yu dung, a goin' kill yu wid lick."

5. My Mother taught me THE VALUE OF EDUCATION.
"If yu no go a school, yu a go tun tief or walk an' pick up bottle."

6. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If yu tun over yu eye lid an fly pitch pan it, it a go stay so fi evva."

7. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD.
"Is not one time monkey goin' wan' wife"

8. My Mother taught me ESP.
"Yu tink a don't know what yu up to nuh?"

9. My Mother taught me HUMOR.
"If yu don' eat food, breeze goin' blow yu 'way."

10. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT.
"Come an' tek yu beatin' like man."

11. My Mother taught me about SEX.
"Yu tink say yu drop from sky?"

12. My Mother taught me about GENETICS.
"Yu jus' like yu faada."

13. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Yu tink mi come from "Back A Wall?"

14. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE.
"When yu get to be as ol' as me, yu wi understan'."

15. And my all time favorite... JUSTICE.
"One day wen yu have pickney, a hope dem treat yu same way."

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