Clarendon, St Catherine students, teachers hail ‘priceless’ Beaches Ocho Rios experience

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Sixty Jamaican students and their teachers were last week treated to a day of fun at Beaches Ocho Rios which they termed a “priceless trip of a lifetime”.

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Transport quarrel in St Elizabeth

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SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — For more than 50 years, a small, privately owned shopping plaza on Coke Drive in Santa Cruz has been the parking area for taxis which travel southerly, through Northampton to Myersville, and Leeds to Malvern.

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Holness in Namibia on historic State visit

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness arrived in Namibia yesterday for what his office said was the first official State visit by a Jamaican head of Government to that country.

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Desperate for water

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 After more than 50 years without piped water, the residents of Lower Buxton and Middle Buxton, two communities in St Ann, have grown accustomed to harvesting rainwater.However, the current drought affecting the island is making them worried about their health and ability to make a living from farming.

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PAJ urges balanced approach to issue of lawyers talking to media

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The Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) yesterday noted the current controversy around whether lawyers should give interviews to the media during criminal trials in particular and suggested that the approach should not be one of avoiding interaction with the press, but rather, encouraging more care and responsibility in public pronouncements.

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500 more to be employed in local government ministry’s summer programme

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development says it will increase the number of participants in its 2018 Youth Summer Employment Programme by 500, which is to be launched on Thursday, August 9.According to Minister Desmond McKenzie, last year 2,500 young people were employed in the programme, but the number will grow to 3,000 this year.

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Accused Manchester cop killer remanded

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Twenty-three-year-old Kemar Bennett — who was charged with murder in relation to the death of Corporal Melvin Smith here late last year — will be facing the Manchester Parish Court again on July 31.At a court appearance last Wednesday, Bennett was remanded in custody.

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Wolmer’s mourns passing of longest-serving principal

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Wolmer’s Boys’ School was plunged into mourning late last week after the passing of its longest-serving Headmaster Eric Coleridge Barnett.Wolmer’s Trust Chairman Milton Samuda, in a statement, noted that Barnett, himself a Wolmerian, led the school at a critical time in its exceptional history and influenced an entire generation of Wolmerians.

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‘Dangerous complacency’ looms over world AIDS meeting

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PARIS, France (AFP) — Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam today to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that “dangerous complacency” may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

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This Day in History — July 23

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Today is the 204th day of 2018. There are 161 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1958: Queen Elizabeth II names four women to peerages — the first women to sit in Britain’s House of Lords. OTHER EVENTS1588: English Army assembles at Tilbury to repel invasion by Spanish Armada.1595: Spanish land at Cornwall, England, and burn Mousehold and Penzance before returning to their ships.

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