Principal of Falmouth Prep School awarded by Seventh Day Adventist Church

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Ask Falmouthians where is the Falmouth Preparatory School, most will struggle to answer. Ask them where the “Seven Day School” is, you would get a quick answer.  The Seventh Day Adventist prep school is located adjacent to the church on Duke Street Falmouth. On Sunday, it’s principal, Laurian Chin, was awarded at the Workers of Worth...

Westwood old Girls Association (WOGA) launches GoFundMe Fundraiser Account

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The Westwood old Girls Association (WOGA) launched a GoFundMe fundraiser account ad day after a devastating fire ravaged part of the 135-year old institution. On the night of May 2, 2017, a fire struck at the all-girls boarding institution in Stewart Town, Trelawny. In the end, the kitchen & dining  room were both destroyed. WOGA is...

William Knibb students start working with US scientists to find deadly mangrove fungus

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Students of William Knibb Memorial High will this week start working with scientists at North Carolina State University in the US. The project is part of the Jamaican Awareness of Mangroves in Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) programme. The aim of the project is to search local mangroves for signs of a fungus. This fungus has been killing mangroves in the...

Top 46 Ranked Schools in Academics 2017 – Trelawny’s Westwood #4, Holland High #32

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Westwood High School Ranked #4 Westwood High School, which was in the news today due to a section of their school being burnt down last night, is now the 4th ranked school in academics in Jamaica. This is according to the latest EducateJamaica.org ranking. Educate Jamaica puts out a ranking each year based on what percentage of students...

Former Westwood High Principal Eileen Piggott has died

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Eileen Piggott, the former Principal of Westwood High School, died on Sunday afternoon, December 11 after a period of illness. Mrs. Piggott was an English woman who came to Jamaica, got married to a French Canadian and spent the rest of her life educating girls at Westwood High School in Stewart Town, Trelawny. Eileen Piggott joined the staff...

Holland students place 1st and 3rd in the Caribbean in June 2016 CAPE Subject

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Holland High School in Trelawny has continued its excellence in the academic arena with two of their students placing 1st and 3rd in the Caribbean in the June 2016 sitting of Entrepreneurship Unit 2. Both also place 1st and 2nd in Jamaica for the same subject. Both are 18-years old Upper 6th Form students. Jodi-Ann Dyer...

Holland High Teacher among 7 finalists named for LASCO/MoEYI Teacher of the Year 2016-2017

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Holland High Teacher among 7 finalists for LASCO/MoEYI Teacher of the Year 2016-2017 Joseth Kerr-Timoll, a music teacher at Holland High School has been nominated as a finalist in the LASCO/MoEYI Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017. Joseth made the top 7 from a list of 28 teachers. Holland High School has recently been featured...

Holland High School featured by JIS for excellence in CXC and CAPE passes

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Holland High School Featured by JIS for Excellence Holland High School on Carib Road in Zion, Martha Brae, is doing something or somethings right. A few years ago, Education Minister Ronald “Ronnie” Thwaites highlighted the school as an example of a new high school excelling academically. Now the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), the information agency...

UTech pulls out of Trelawny – Falmouth’s Mayor expresses disappointment

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UTech pulls out of Trelawny The University of Technology (UTech) has pulled out of the Trelawny stadium and closing their other location at the old Baptist Manse on Market Street. Operations are being transferred to UTech’s Montego bay locations. Falmouth’s Mayor disappointed From: The Gleaner: At a recent Gleaner editor’s forum in Falmouth, the mayor stated...

Shaunti Reid of Ulster Spring Primary wins Trelawny leg of Gleaner Spelling Bee

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Shaunti Reid of Ulster Spring Primary is the 2016 Spelling Bee champion for Trelawny. Shaunti defeated a field of 16 competitors to lift the Gleaner Trophy. Shaunti’s winning word was the relatively simple: E-F-F-E-C-T-I-V-E-L-Y. The 10-year old will represent Trelawny against the other parishes in the grand final in Kingston. From The Gleaner: Shaunti was...