With only a few weeks to go before the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are administered, Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is urging students receiving Government assistance to ensure that they are present for the exams.
“It is a reproach that after getting great assistance to pay for the examination fees in selected subjects, 20 per cent of those who are entered don’t even bother to turn up for the examination…they are missing a great opportunity,” Thwaites said.
He made the appeal during the dissemination session for the School-to-Work Transition Survey at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Friday. Read more
She may have retired in 2008, but the competitive spirit still seeps through the veins of Bahamian 400 metres standout Tonique Williams.
What is also true is that despite stepping off the track, Williams, who has won 12 medals for The Bahamas at the junior and senior international levels still feels very strongly about the ever-growing Jamaica/Bahamas rivalry – particularly at the age group level. Read more