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Amid gunshots, Haiti’s PM lays floral offering in memory of Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Prime Minister of Haiti Ariel Henry says he has “deposited a floral offering” at a ceremony marking the 125th anniversary of the assassination of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, even as video recordings emerged showing that Henry and other government ministers were forced to retreat after they came under gunfire from a gang on Sunday. “On the occasion …

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Southern Regional Health Authority in Jamaica Receives $9 Million to Fight COVID-19

The Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) which administrates public healthcare in Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, and Manchester has received $9 million from J. Wray & Nephew Ltd. to support the fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The donation is a part of the company’s intervention called JWN Cares and will disperse $45 million to 12 …

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15 Fashion Designers vie for ‘Top Designer’ Title in Miss Jamaica World Competition

When the contestants in the Miss Jamaica World 2021 pageant grace the stage this Saturday, October 9, they will be wearing pieces created by fifteen (15) local fashion designers who have been working feverishly since August when they began the JBDC/MJW Top Designer journey with the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) as their guide. The …

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Grades 10, 11 and 12 students in Guyana to return to face to face teaching-learning in October

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Education announced that secondary schools will re-open based on the rollout of the vaccination programme for adolescents aged 12 to 17. As such, the Ministry of Education has announced that Grades 10, 11 and 12 students will return to face to face learning during October. There will not be …

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Barbadian Local Sporting Groups Urged To Utilise Technology

Sporting organisations in Barbados are being encouraged to utilise technology in their administration and development. Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Dwight Sutherland, made the call to sporting entities on Wednesday, during the virtual launch of the Barbados Cricket Association’s (BCA) new website – https://barbadoscricket.org. Sutherland, in explaining why sporting organisations should incorporate the use …

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GG tells Jamaican Judges: ‘Ensure robust, effective and impartial judgement’

Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen has encouraged newly-sworn Judges to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court to continue to ensure robust, effective and impartial administration of justice. Speaking at the Swearing-in ceremony at King’s House on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Sir Patrick said, “It is your responsibility to assure the public that your discharge …

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Additional US$5.2 Million for Urgent COVID-19 Assistance in Jamaica Provided by United States

The  United States—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday—announced US$5.2 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Jamaica. Specifically, these funds will support the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to address urgent needs and fill gaps in order to accelerate widespread, equitable access to and the delivery and up-take of safe effective COVID-19 …

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