Seaga hits 89 not out

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FORMER Prime Minister Edward Seaga is spending his 89th birthday today in a hospital in Miami, Florida, continuing to battle a serious, life-threatening illness evebn as his condition was yesterday described as stable.Several family members and friends are expected to make the trek to Miami today to celebrate with the man many call “Papa Eddie”.

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Gregory elected archbishop of the West Indies

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Lord Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Howard Gregory was yesterday afternoon elected the 13th archbishop, primate and metropolitan (Anglican) of the Church in the Province of the West Indies (CPWI).He succeeds John Holder, who retired as archbishop in February 2018.

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Find more creative ways to attract readers – Korean official

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SEOUL, South Korea — Officials of one of South Korea’s leading daily newspapers have urged visiting journalists to this populous Asian city to find more creative ways of attracting readers in a fiercely competitive global marketplace that has seen fewer people reading.

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Give them to us!

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AT the core of the pro-life stance on abortion, especially for the church, is the belief in the sanctity of human life. This was reiterated recently by Father Richard Ho Lung during a tour of homes run by Missionaries of the Poor for disabled and abandoned children.

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Running for a cause

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Participants in the Kingston leg of the Guardian Keep It Alive 5K Night Run get off the mark last Saturday. The Montego Bay leg of the event is scheduled for this Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 pm. Guardian hopes the runs will raise $35 million for the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston Public Hospital, Mandeville Regional Hospital, St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital, and Cornwall Regional Hospital. (Photo: Norman Thomas).

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Protest stalls production at JISCO Alpart

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NAIN, St Elizabeth — Several hours of production time were lost as residents from surrounding communities blocked the entrance to the bauxite/alumina JISCO Alpart plant here early yesterday to protest against environmental pollution and related issues.The protest, which started at daybreak, continued until minutes after 10:00 am when the JISCO Alpart management agreed to meet with residents, community leaders and political representatives.

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This Day in History — May 28

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Today is the 148th day of 2019. There are 217 days left in the yearTODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1929: The first all-colour talking picture, On with the Show! , produced by Warner Bros, opens in New York. OTHE EVENTS1533: The archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declares the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.1674: Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I declares war on France.

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‘Back Road’ tears

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SEVERAL women who engage in prostitution on the infamous “Back Road” in Portmore, St Catherine were brought to tears last Thursday night when they suspended their usual activities to attend a nearby open-air church service.There, at the beckoning of Bishop Dr Romeon Facey and his Freedom Evangelical Association, many of them confessed to having abandoned their religious upbringing, falling instead into a lifestyle that they largely regret.

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Preserve Lives

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Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick yesterday urged the police to exercise “all possible” care to preserve life in the execution of their duties, before sentencing three cops to just over 14 years each in prison for the shooting death of 16-year-old Vanessa Kirkland in March 2012.

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Child Diversion Act to be operationalised soon

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THE Ministry of Justice is now in the process of implementing the administrative infrastructure so that the Child Diversion Act can be operationalised within a couple of weeks.This was disclosed by last week by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck during his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate, in the House of Representatives.

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