Condolence book for Seaga opened in T’dad

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Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago Arthur Williams signs a condolence book opened by the mission in Port of Spain yesterday in tribute to former Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

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O’Neil Grant wins fifth term at JCSA helm

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INCUMBENT president O’Neil Grant was re-elected to head the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) at the association’s annual general meeting on Friday, May 31 at JACISERA Park.Grant, with 1,009 votes, staved off a challenge from Gillian Corrodus, who secured 852 votes.Grant’s success at the polls hands him a fifth consecutive two-year term as head of the oldest and largest public sector union in the Caribbean.

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Two shot dead in Old Harbour market, man slain at Greenwich Farm

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A male vendor and a woman were shot dead inside Old Harbour Market in St Catherine yesterday.It is reported that both were shot by two men at approximately 2:10 pm. They were taken to Spanish Town Hospital where they were pronounced dead.Up to press time their identities were not ascertained and the police were unable to say why the attack occurred.

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#BeatAirPollution

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According to figures from the World Health Organization and the United Nations, nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air, resulting in some seven million premature deaths annually. In the Caribbean subregion, the number of premature deaths hovers around 13,600.

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Ja’s ambassador to US pays tribute to Seaga

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Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks signs the condolence book as she pays tribute to former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, who died in Florida, USA, on May 28. The condolence book is open at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, DC, for individuals wishing to pay tribute to the former prime minister. The ambassador said Seaga’s “love, commitment, and dedication to the people of Jamaica, of all social classes, cannot be overstated”. She described him as a true…

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Plastic Possibilities: The Role of the Blue, Green and Orange economies

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AS part of its observance of World Environment Day, celebrated annually on June 5, the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has scheduled a public forum and panel discussion to discuss the economic effects of the proliferation of plastics. Billed ‘Plastic Possibilities: The Role of the Blue, Green and Orange Economies’, the forum is scheduled for Knutsford Court Hotel, stating at 5:00 this evening.

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A healthy view

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Dr Simone Spence, the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ director of the Health Promotion and Protection Branch, and students of Port Morant Primary and Junior High School in St Thomas look at fruits on display at Caribbean Nutrition Day National Symposium and Awards Ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington).

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Early Childhood Commission honours Seaga

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HE was at the time hospitalised in a Florida hospital, but on May 21, 2019, seven days before his death, the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) honoured former Prime Minister Seaga for his role in early childhood development in Jamaica.This honour was conferred during the official opening ceremony of the ECC Professional Development Institute, where the ECC recognised Seaga for his sterling contribution to the sector.

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Int’l Probe

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Salvation Army International has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and corruption at a branch here, the communication arm of the organisation has said.

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Gov’t now moving to take on salt and trans fat

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MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday implored Jamaicans to not only focus on a reduction in salt and sugar consumption but that they should also pay keen attention to all the lifestyle practices that may possibly lead to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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