Porteous running with faith

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MINISTER of religion and businesswoman Joan Porteous has made it no secret that she sees herself playing a major role in the development of Jamaica through representational politics.So far her efforts to enter Gordon House have been unsuccessful but Porteous is convinced that the stars are now aligned, and through Kingston central her dream will be achieved.

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He saw his dad killed by Russian soldiers at age 7

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SEOUL, South Korea — At age seven, he saw his father shot dead by Russian soldiers who had invaded his village.No, it’s not a story about everyday life in one of Jamaica’s inner-city communities. That incident happened on the outskirts of the Afghanistan capital city of Kabul, which has seen over 40 years of fierce fighting that has claimed the lives of thousands of its citizens.

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Raymond Pryce eyes the FUTURE

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HAVING gone to school in Central Kingston and with family and friends still living there, Raymond Pryce is convinced that his ties to the constituency make him the perfect replacement for Ronald Thwaites as the People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer.

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‘I can’t go to sea anymore, but I’m working on starting a fresh seafood business’

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Third in a new feature giving a snapshot of the lives and thoughts of people you see on the streets daily. Sunday Observer reporter Sharlene Hendricks speaks to Michael McNamee, 57, a paraplegic and former fisherman.  

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Health tips for dad

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AS we honour our fathers and father figures today, let’s also remind them about how important it is that they remain healthy and take care of themselves.After all, we want them to stick around as long as is humanly possible while enjoying the best quality life. Your Health Your Wealth reached out to a few health care professionals to get health tips for dads and men in general. Check out what they had to say:

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Sunday Brew — June 16, 2019

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Dr Chang … you got it wrongAny reasonable person who watched the video of the confrontation that involved retired Deputy Superintendent of Police Altermoth “Paro” Campbell would readily agree that the brash, rude and out of order constable was way out of line… except for Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang.

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Janette Stewart hailed as selfless, compassionate human being

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Philanthropist Janette Stewart was yesterday eulogised as a selfless, compassionate human being whose devotion to her family was extraordinary.“No matter what craziness was happening around her, in our family, or in someone’s health, she always was that positive calm we needed and learnt from,” her niece, Jaime Stewart-McConnell said in her tribute at a thanksgiving service for the life of Stewart, who died on June 2.

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An aviation club that’s spreading its wings

Observer on June 16th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

SAMUEL Neil, 25, fulfilled his bright idea of forming The Aviation Club of Jamaica and the Caribbean in October 2006 at Meadowbrook High School when he could not find a club to join as an extra-curricular activity. The idea to formulate the club came when he realised that he was not interested in any of those that were at his school at the time.According to Neil, he saw a need and decided to give his best effort to fulfill it.

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Jamaican spirit on show at today’s start of 8th Diaspora Conference

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ONCE again, J Wray & Nephew Limited has committed to the successful staging of the Biennial Diaspora Conference, set for the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston from today, June 16, to June 20.

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Senators clash over deported Jamaican fishermen

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Members of the Senate clashed Friday, after Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith insisted that the Government would respond to the issues stemming from the detention of five Jamaican fishermen by the United States Coast Guard in 2017 after completing its investigations.

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