>> Ian Randle Publishers struck gold when Michael Manley’s widow, Glynne, approached them with a series of tapes featuring her late husband speaking candidly in an interview she conducted with him back in 1997. This month brings Truth Be Told: Michael Manley in Conversation, a compendium of “the uncensored thoughts and opinions” of the former Jamaican prime minister. Says Glynne Manley, “This was his one chance to set the record straight. He needed to challenge some of the misconceptions and downright lies that had been told about him.”
>> Spotlight on PEP books!
As school officials, parents and their children continue to analyse the results of the inaugural sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exams – and prepare for next year, local publishing houses are poised to start churning out more guidebooks for teachers and students. Among those already available: PEP for Winners – Mathematics (Volumes 1 and 2), a practice question workbook assembled by Dr. Dwight Berry (Webster’s Writing Lab) and Just Think: Grades 5 and 6 Ability Tests, compiled by a team of experienced Jamaican educators.