PJ wants positive values, attitudes crusade again

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POINT, Hanover — Former Prime Minister P J Patterson has called for the implementation of a wholesome values and positive attitudes crusade, similar to the one he had launched in the early 1990s, aimed at addressing the ills of the society to include violence.

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P J wants positive values, attitudes crusade again

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POINT, Hanover — Former Prime Minister P J Patterson has called for the implementation of a wholesome values and positive attitudes crusade, similar to the one he had launched in the early 1990s, aimed at addressing the ills of the society to include violence.

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Administrators optimistic as Ebenezer Home bounces back from near closure

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Just a few months ago the 18-year-old Ebenezer Home, which rehabilitates and reintegrates mentally challenged men in Manchester, seemed set to close because of money worries.Now, according to George Sloley, chairman of the board of management at the Ebenezer Home, an aggressive drive to raise money had gone well. Sloley was speaking at a recent fund-raising function for the institution.

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Wray & Nephew Foundation doubles tertiary scholarships

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THE J Wray & Nephew (JWN) Foundation has fortified its commitment to the academic advancement of the nation’s youth by doubling its allocation of tertiary-level scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year, moving the numbers from 10 to 20.As a result of the increase, money disbursed to cover scholarships has swelled vastly from the $3.865 million in 2017 to $8.25 million.

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Treat praedial larceny as organised crime, Ferguson urges

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Opposition People’s National Party’s (PNP) shadow minister on agriculture and rural development Dr Fenton Ferguson said that no food safety plan can exist without addressing praedial larceny.

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Shocking murder

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A suspected family dispute ended the life of 24-year-old Kimberly Baugh in Orange Bay, Portland, yesterday, when gunmen opened fire on the pregnant woman and four other relatives following a party which ended at 1:30 am.Unconfirmed reports are that a family member, who was accompanied by other men, attacked the group shortly after 3:00 am, while clean-up activities were being carried out.

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New Fortress Energy lauds fisherfolk

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New Fortress Energy (NFE) has joined the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (CCAM) Foundation in lauding the hard-working men and women of the fishing community for their significant contribution to Jamaica’s economic and social development.

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Pharma Jamaica awards 9 scholarships

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — One of the highlights of the recently concluded Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica (PSJ) 33rd annual conference was the presentation of nine scholarships to pharmacists by Indies Pharma.

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Granville Marsh hailed as man with a heart of gold

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The Stella Marris Roman Catholic Church went beyond its capacity on Saturday as mourners came in droves to pay their last respect to Epping Oil Chairman Granville Errol Marsh, who was remembered as a man with a heart of gold and whose kindness had no limit.The St Catherine native whose earthly sojourn came to an end on June 16 after a brief illness, was 75 years old.

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Jamaica College accepts wheelchair-bound student

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Alex Fraser, the 11-year-old wheelchair-bound student who was initially placed at the Meadowbrook High School in St Andrew based on his performance in the 2018 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), will now be accommodated at Jamaica College.Following consultations with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, the administration of Jamaica College said that it could accept him in September for the new school year.

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