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CMU develops online matriculation programme
The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) has partnered with United Kingdom-based education publishing and assessment company, the Pearson Corporation, to develop an online matriculation pathway for students.
The pilot for the programme commenced in September.
It offers alternative entrance through the online matriculation programme, allowing students the opportunity to sit those subjects required for enrolment.
The online platform provides students with notes, assignments and examinations for courses. Course content is supplied by the CMU.
Schools encouraged to observe World's Largest Lesson Week
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in support of the United Nations' focus on promoting the importance of sustainable development goals, is inviting schools across the island to observe the World's Largest Lesson (WLL) Week from November 12 to 16.
According to a bulletin issued by the ministry, WLL week is part of a global effort to promote the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These sustainable development goals are the blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all and are designed to tackle a range of development challenges.
Firearm found in clothes basket
The St James police seized one .45 pistol and nine .45 rounds of ammunition during an operation in Retirement district, Granville, St James, on Monday.
Reports are that about 7:20 a.m., a team was conducting operations in the area when a house was searched and the firearm and ammunition found inside a clothes basket. Eight persons, including three juveniles and two females, were taken into custody.
Rotary Club of Kingston to spend $15m on major projects
The Rotary Club of Kingston is to spend about $15 million on three major projects that are to be completed in this administrative year, ending June 2019.
In making the announcement, president of the club, Linval Freeman, said that the projects will include the Homes for the Homeless project, which will seek to deliver five new two-bedroom homes to needy families in partnership with Food for the Poor. The launch of the project is set for Thursday.
On Friday, November 30, the Rotary Club of Kingston will complete a newly constructed covered walkway and computer lab at the Garden Hill Primary School, St Catherine, estimated to cost a total of $2.5 million. Also, in early 2019, the service club plans to present incubators, monitors and other medical equipment, estimated at $10 million, to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in a joint effort with the Rotary Club of Camrose, Canada.
Man shot during confrontation with cops
Thirty-eight-year-old Leon Smith, otherwise called 'Rasta', of Geneva district, Westmoreland, was shot and killed during a confrontation with the police in his community on Monday.
One Luger 9mm pistol with a magazine containing two 9mm rounds of ammunition was seized.
Smith was a suspect in the quadruple murder that occurred in Masemure Meadows in the parish last Thursday.
Five men arrested following gun seizure
Five men were taken into custody following the seizure of a firearm on Red Hills Road, Kingston 19, on Tuesday.
Reports from the Constant Spring police are that about 12:10 a.m., a team was conducting vehicle checkpoint operations when a white Mitsubishi motor car with five men aboard was stopped. The occupants and motor vehicle were searched, and one .22 calibre handgun with an empty magazine was found inside the vehicle.
The five men were subsequently arrested.