Education/Youth

The Students Loan Bureau (SLB), in an effort to collect some $1 billion owed by delinquent borrowers, has extended its initial three month amnesty, which came to an end yesterday May 31 to August 31. The additional three-month respite is being offered to SLB beneficiaries whose loans have matured, as well as those whose loans, though not matured, are in arrears. Under the amnesty, the SLB has waived all late fees, provided relief on a percentage of the insurance cost and the accrued interest on loans in arrears.
Rev. Richard P. Dunn, II, Senior Pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church and City of Miami Commissioner, will serve as the keynote speaker during Florida Memorial University’s annual Spring Baccalaureate Service on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 6:00 pm. The service will be held at the University in the Susie C. Holley Religious Center.
Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, has appealed to corporate Jamaica to join his ministry in advancing the Enrichment Centre initiative, designed to improve literacy and numeracy in primary schools. Digicel Foundation, a non-profit organisation established by telecommunications company, Digicel, has been collaborating with the Ministry since 2009 to launch Enrichment Centres in 12 primary schools.
City of Miami Parks will be opening 2010 Summer Camp registration with a Super Saturday Registration Day on April 17th, 2010. Twenty Seven park locations will be holding summer camp. Space is limited at each park and residents are encouraged to visit their local park on Super Saturday to ensure the best possible chance of securing a summer camper space. Only City of Miami Residents can register between April 17th and April 25th. Non-city of Miami residents can register starting April 26th.
The Greater Miami Service Corps (GMSC) and The School of Integrated Academics and Technology (SIATech) celebrated the graduation of eight students on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Double Tree Hotel, Miami, FL. Donald Manning, former Director of the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was the keynote speaker.  He addressed students from the Greater Miami Service Corps, Miami Gardens Job Corps and Homestead Job Corps.  In his speech Mr. Manning emphasized the importance of being focused and he reiterated the importance of always completing what they start.
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