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HOPE beneficiary lauds 'life-changing' programme

A beneficiary of the government’s Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme has lauded the initiative as an excellent way of giving underprivileged young people a second chance at success. Devon Thompson ended his HOPE...
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Dr Alveda King (right), niece of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr and international advocate for human rights of the child, delivers a pro-life message to 50 church leaders at a breakfast meeting at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday.

No letting up - Church looks to turn up anti-abortion pressure on Cuthbert-Flynn

Local church leaders, buoyed by offers of assistance from pro-life groups in the United States (US), are seeking to convince Jamaican lawmaker Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn to withdraw a controversial motion that seeks to legalise abortions. With Dr Alveda...
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Pottinger’s loved ones dissatisfied with killer’s 12-year sentence

Yesterday’s sentencing of the man who confessed to killing Dexter Pottinger has not eased the minds of the fashion designer’s relatives, who say that the killer’s account of what transpired has left many questions unanswered. Twenty-three-year-old...
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Rotary Club of New Kingston member Dr Peter Johnson reads to students at the Gordon Town Basic School in St Andrew.

Rotary Club committed to nation building through education

From education to health, the Rotary Club of New Kingston (RCNK) has been taking a hands-on approach in contributing to the development of Jamaica. As the club celebrates its 29th year of service to Jamaica, it focuses on the crucial role education...
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Teen film-maker urges girls to make a difference

At just 16, United States-based girls’ education advocate and film-maker Zuriel Oduwole has met more presidents and prime ministers – 30 and counting – than many ambassadors. However, she most enjoys meeting, inspiring, and encouraging young women...
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Bloomfield in 200m/400m limbo

When Akeem Bloomfield stormed to 19.81 seconds at the London Anniversary Games last year, he placed himself among a small group of athletes, who have both gone under 44 seconds in the 400m and dip under 20 seconds in the 200m. But the achievement...
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Menzies pleased with Girlz’s character

Reggae Girlz head coach Hue Menzies was pleased that the makeshift team that he put out against Miami-based outfit, FC Surge, in a friendly game in Miami on Thursday had the mentality to get a positive result despite not having a good game. Menzies...
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Executive chairman of Marlie Technology Park Limited, Valrie Grant.

Marlie fallout leaves Sagicor, client at odds over tech park

The relationship between tech park investor Valrie Grant and Sagicor Group Jamaica has soured, and now she is looking for new partners to follow through on the project that is partially formulated around women in the tech sector. Sagicor Bank...
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Epican partner reports pleasing sales for the medical ganja retailer

Epican Medicinals Limited, a Jamaican retailer of medical marijuana, plans wider distribution with an eventual push for online sales, according to its partner in Canada, The Green Organic Dutchman, TGOD. TGOD also disclosed that Epican earned CDN$...
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Lots Of Praise and Worship at Labour Day Concert

Like Labour Day projects, gospel is participatory, and a gospel concert has more to do with galvanising the audience than with the individual entertainers or songs. Last Thursday’s Praise and Worship Concert, presented by the Ministry of Culture,...
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Sizzla to leave his signature at Murray’s Chillin’ next Thursday

Hitmaker Sizzla Kalonji is set to ignite Appleton Estate Signature Nights when he performs at Murray’s Chillin’ in Clarendon on Thursday, May 30. Sizzla, who recently collaborated on the first single, Holy Mountain, alongside Buju Banton and Mavado...
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Editorial | Where do the children go?

Every time there is a ‘missing child’ alert, the entire nation goes into panic mode. The anguish that a child could be in danger and could even be killed is shared by parents, the school community and even complete strangers. Without even knowing...
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Tony Deyal | Rash talk and dentures

Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, even Belize and St Kitts, are now what journalists refer to as “hotbeds” of political activity. Whether this comes from sleeping with the devil, or any of the other strange bedfellows connected with global...
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Letter of the Day | Choose the right channel to invest in you

THE EDITOR, Sir: There are many roads that can lead to financial freedom; the goal is choosing the right one. The right channels are the ones that have your best interest at heart, the ones that value you and your contribution. Investment...
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Reggae Girlz squad looks good

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is TVJ’s Prime Time News question, which was posed to the public on Thursday evening, May 23, 2019: “Are you pleased with the selection of the Reggae Girlz squad to France – Why or why not?” I won’t go into much details...
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May reign nears end

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies on Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership. May’s fate looked sealed...
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Governor survives blackface scandal

NORFOLK, Va. (AP): The mystery of whether Governor Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that upended Virginia politics may never be solved, but one thing is clear: The governor has survived what many initially thought was a fatal blow and...
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