Yvonne Grinam-Nicholson first Jamaican on IABC Global Certification Council

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Yvonne Grinam-Nicholson on April 18, 2019 became the first Jamaican to be appointed to the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) of the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) and will serve as a member for a two-year term ending in 2022. The appointment is a voluntary one.

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Hanna still miffed that Jamaica turned its back on Venezuela

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In her sectoral presentation last week in Parliament, Opposition spokesperson on foreign affairs, Lisa Hanna, continued her complaint that Jamaica had turned its back on embattled Venezuela. Hanna, however, spent more of her speech on foreign trade.Following are excerpts of her presentation:

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Preparatory work begins for new Stony hill courthouse

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The Ministry of Justice has commenced preparatory work for a new Stony Hill courthouse and the St Andrew Justice Centre.Speaking with JIS News at the site last Thursday, infrastructure and property services manager at the ministry, Major (retired) Marlon Stephens said the demolition of old buildings on the property and preparation for the new multimillion-dollar complex would involve the Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) Engineering Unit.

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This is no White-wash!

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Donovan White, the director of tourism, last Tuesday grabbed the undivided attention of some of the world’s most elite travel agents, bombarding them with hard facts and figures showing Jamaica as one of the hottest tourism destinations.

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Sir Alister McIntyre, ‘regionalist by conviction’, to be laid to rest Wednesday

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CARIBBEAN icon Sir Alister McIntyre, who will be laid to rest this Wednesday, has been eulogised by Professor Dr Richard L Bernal, a former Jamaican ambassador to the United States, as “a regionalist by conviction”.Bernal, currently pro-vice chancellor for global affairs at the regional The University of the West Indies (The UWI, said he regarded Sir Alister as a friend, advisor and mentor, having known him for nearly 50 years.

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The pain and sorry linger for the innocent children gone too soon

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As much as the parents and relatives of children who died under tragic and violent circumstances tried to hold it in, the tears flowed freely yesterday morning during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Secret Garden Monument in downtown Kingston.Claudette Daley’s face was masked in pain and emotion like the other mothers who sat under a tent during the ceremony, her cries were silent.

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‘What a stupid girl!’

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Two Wednesdays ago, Ackaisha Green was inside the ATM at Central Police Station on East Queen Street in downtown Kingston when she stumbled upon a stash of cash suspected to be in the millions of dollars. But she felt it was not hers to keep.

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Police should do more to engage St Elizabeth residents, says Floyd Green

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BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth — Member of Parliament for St Elizabeth South Western Floyd Green says the leadership of the St Elizabeth police force is not doing enough to “engage” residents in the fight against crime.Green framed his comments in the context of the recent imposition of states of emergency in neighbouring Westmoreland, Hanover and St James, and the need for locals to be on the alert for criminals fleeing those parishes.

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Support for victims of crime in St Ann

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The Ministry of Justice says its Victim Services Division (VSD) is playing a key role in providing healing and support for victims of crime, particularly children, in St Ann.Acting Manager Bernita Black told JIS News that the office assists up to 60 people monthly.Services include preparing clients for court and helping them, through mediation and counselling, to deal with the emotional trauma caused by crime.

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Flow stepping!

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MAY PEN, Clarendon — Dancers, smiling faces and giveaways were a familiar scene in towns and communities across central parishes recently as telecoms network Flow launched their new mobile plans. A news release from Flow said the new plans offer unlimited locals calls to any network, always connected data and free Snapchat, WhatsApp texts and voice calls, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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