Two-thirds of the poor live in middle-income countries, says report

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THE United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), in a report released last Thursday, say new data shows that the traditional concepts of poverty are outdated.

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Phillips calls on Church to help fight against corruption

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OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips has asked the Church to help in the country’s fight against corruption, which he said has overtaken various agencies of government.A release said Phillips met with church leaders to discuss the deterioration of traditional moral values and norms, which he said are causes for the indiscipline and criminality threatening to overrun several communities and the country.

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St Jago student awarded Lester B Pearson International Scholarship

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ST Jago High School student Suddene Stone has been awarded the Lester B Pearson International Scholarship.He will leave the island in August to begin a four-year programme at the University of Toronto (UoT) in Canada.

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Jackson: Give us reasons for reassigning senior cops

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MONTEGO BAY, St James – Opposition security spokesman Fitz Jackson says the failure of the Police High Command to provide reasons for the recent reassignment of police officers could be seen by the public as punishment for ineffectiveness.At the beginning of this month the Police High Command announced that several divisions will be headed by new commanders, following the reassignment of eight of the force’s gazetted officers.

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It’s on!

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PETER Bunting’s bid to wrest the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP) from Dr Peter Philips officially started last night with a high-energy launch in front of a large crowd at Manchester High School in Mandeville.In what resembled a reggae concert, the “Rise United Army” was in a festive mood as they endorsed the man they say is poised to lead the PNP to victory in the next general election.

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It’s now Godfrey Dyer Boulevard

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — St James Municipal Corporation has renamed Montego Bay’s Sunset Boulevard Godfrey Dyer Boulevard in honour of respected hotelier and businessman.Dyer indicated that at age 15, he fell in love with Montego Bay and wanted to relocate there on his first visit to the St James capital. But he could not convince his mother.

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JAS to launch Young Farmers’ Association

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THE Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) has announced plans to launch a Young Farmers’ Association that will be geared towards supporting youth who want to pursue a career in agriculture.

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Security, justice ministries partner for restorative measures

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THE Ministry of National Security (MNS) and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) have entered into a partnership to implement restorative justice measures in all four juvenile institutions, under the National Child Diversion Programme (NCDP). The announcement was made last week during a stakeholders’ sensitisation session on the Child Diversion Act 2018, held at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters in Kingston.

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Government says it’s committed to adequately equipping police force

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MINISTER of National Security Dr Horace Chang has reiterated Government’s commitment to providing the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with the necessary resources to solve crime.“In the modern world the police are a sophisticated, professional operation… and you require the requisite equipment and support in all areas of communication and basic police stations, transportation… to function effectively,” he said.

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Headstone for Gregory

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TODAY is the 69th birthday of singer Gregory Isaacs, and his widow, June, is planning something special.

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