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Eleven year old Gabrielle Annon who represented the parish of Saint James in the Jamaica Library Service’s annual National Reading Competition, walked away with the prestigious title of National Champion for the age category 9-11 years old, at the National finals held at the TVJ studios on Thursday August 21, 2014.

UNITED LEADERSHIP

With Jamaica grappling with so many economic, social and other issues, there is need for united leadership if the country is successfully overcome. Part of...
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Live for something: have a purpose!!

I am writing this column on Thursday August 27---the 74th birthday of my approach to a national publication with a new Jamaican invention, the Jamaican...
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Roger Clarke is dead

When Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Roger Clarke, left the island in July to undergo surgery for a back condition in the United States, he had high hopes that he would have recovered and go back to work. ...
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WALK GOOD, ROGER CLARKE

The news came suddenly, as suddenly as the death of Jamaica’s Minister of Agriculture, the venerable Roger Clarke yesterday afternoon.  It was unexpected, as it had...
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Romain releases ‘Stay With Me’ video

Romain Virgo, who continues to wow fans with tantalizing music and visuals, recently released the video to his cover of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’. ...
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Record haul

The biggest martial arts tournament ever held in Jamaica saw the nation’s martial artists making their home advantage count, by mining 19 medals over the first two days of the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) World Cup at the Convention Centre in Montego Bay, St. James....
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    NASTY CRASH

    Four persons are now nursing serious injuries, following a motor vehicle accident on the Rose Hall Main Road in St. James on Monday.
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    State Minister recognizes importance of MoBay’s fishermen

    Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams says, fishermen should be recognized as very important members of the society because of their contribution to the economy, people’s overall health and nutrition.
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    MET OFFICE PROJECTS EXTENDED DRY SPELL

    Gov’t continues to ramp up contingency measures The Meteorological Service of Jamaica is forecasting that the drought, that the island has been experiencing could continue into the January to April dry season of 2015.
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    CCTV now in Falmouth

    The town of Falmouth recently received a boost in its security management, with the installation of close circuit television cameras (CCTV) in the town.
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    Sandals International U-20 - GRAND FINALE

    Red cards, fighting and hard tackles were among the highlights as the un-fancied Club Stars and high-riding Faulkland earned the right to challenge for this year’s St. James FA/Sandals International Under-20 Football Competition title, after contrasting semi finalists wins yesterday, (Tuesday August 20) at the UDC field.
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    LITTLE MIAMI GO PAST THE VALLEY

    Renaldo McLeish scored the all important goal as Little Miami ended the unbeaten run of Spot Valley, and joined their challengers on a table topping nine points following Friday’s (August 22) lone game played in the St. James FA/Sandals International Under-17 youth football competition at the UDC field.
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    CUMI Come Run to give back

    Clocking runners in the upcoming and highly-anticipated 2014 (Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill) ‘CUMI Come Run’, will be made simpler through the introduction of electronic pin tag timing systems.
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    Herbert Morrison aims high but in rebuilding phase

    Herbert Morrison, affectionately called “Compre” has been a consistent performer in the ISSA da’Costa Cup Football Competition. The Bogue-based school has won the title in 1986 and 1988 by defeating arch rivals Rusea’s High in both finals, which to this day is still being talked about.
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    Entries open for 2015 Festival of Performing Arts Competition

    The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Youth and Culture is now accepting entries for the 2015 Festival of the Performing Arts Competition.
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    Paul Elliott’s ‘Reggae Music Tun Up’

    Reggae veteran Paul Elliott recently shot to the number one spot on the foreign-based Mikey B. Top 10 Chart with his newest single ‘Reggae Music Tun Up’.
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    Ron Kenoly headlines ‘Come Celebrate Jesus’

    The third staging of ‘Come Celebrate Jesus’ concert was launched on Monday, at the Iberostar, Rose Hall Resort in Montego Bay.
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    ‘Blood on your hand’ hits number one in New York

    Blood On Your Hands hits the highest point in New York. Peter Lloyd’s Blood On Your Hands owns the number one position in New York City. On July 18, 2014, the international hit single, Blood On Your Hands, reached the sky scraping position at number one on the New York/Foundation Radio Network Top 30 Music Chart. The revolutionary lyrics of this massive track have already propelled it to number one in Jamaica, and it is currently in the top 5 of charts in Canada and Russia. Not only is Peter Lloyd’s Blood On Your Hands currently buzzing on the airwaves, clubs and dancehalls around the world, it also has a growing following of half a million views on YouTube in less than three months. “I wrote this track as a message for us all to wake up and take a stand against injustice, through the power of love and positivity.” said Lloyd, who is currently in the USA. With the potency of this track and the magnificent visuals from the video, Lloyd stamps a timeless quality on another brilliantly written single.
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    Sophia Allen and her stamps

    Montego Bay tour guide Sophia Allen continues her proud and dedicated work, of capturing both the familiar and rare side of Jamaica’s ethnicity through stamp collecting (philately).
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    26 years of inspiring ministry

    Twenty six years after the torrential showers of Hurricane Gilbert greeted his arrival in Montego Bay, the Rev. Dr. Gordon C. Evans was showered with words of praise and thanksgiving as he retired from pastoring the St. Paul’s United Church of Jamaica and Grand Cayman last Sunday, August 10.
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    Rose-Heart Prep: A small school with a big heart

    Think of a child who the public school system all but rejected, whose parents had seemingly tried everything for him to “conform”, but was eventually asked to withdraw him. A child who by Grade 5, according to his teachers in the public school, posed such serious behavioural challenges that they refused to work with him. Think of that child whose grades had fallen, and nothing seemed to be able to lift them.
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    Leticia hopes to cop ultimate title

    Leticia Connell-Mills’ favourite adage, “Ambition is the gas of life, so press on it!”, is her leading philosophy that has taken her on a journey of proud achievements throughout her life. With its fair share of bumps and smooth trails in between, Connell-Mills has arrived at one of her destinations, picking up the top accolade of Resort Team Member of the Year for Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa. She is again on her way with the hopes of receiving yet another honour as Ultimate Team Member of the Year for Sandals Resorts International.
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