Ministry: Skin bleaching down among students in the west

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MONTEGO BAY, St James – There has been a drop in skin bleaching among students attending schools in western Jamaica since Irwin High decided to take a stand against the problem more than a year ago.

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Four-day period of mourning for Seaga starts today

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THE nation will observe a period of mourning in honour of the life and service of late former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, starting today and ending on Saturday, June 22.No public social functions or official events should be held during the four-day period.

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Ministry seeks answers about treatment of J’can fishermen

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THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) reiterated yesterday that it has no record of any complaint from the Jamaican fishermen seeking redress from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) since a 2017 incident in Haitian waters.

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PM to confirm Bernard Lodge plans soon, says Vaz

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Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Development and Job Creation Daryl Vaz told the House of Representatives yesterday that the Government will be making a public statement soon on the proposed Bernard Lodge Development.

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Hopewell High implements

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HOPEWELL High School in Hanover has implemented an incentive-based learning programme to encourage improved student performance at the institution.The initiative, which started in 2016, has been reaping success in helping to produce well-rounded students, who are excelling academically and socially, the school said.

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PHOTO: Lesson on speed

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PM says Jamaica is thankful for diaspora contributions

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says the nation is thankful for the immense contributions the Jamaica Diaspora continues to make towards the development of various sectors of the country.“We cannot place a monetary value on [those contributions]. We are very grateful; we are very appreciative,” he told the eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.

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PHOTO: Brave Exit

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Election uncertainty looms

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Almost 600 delegates have been certified to vote when the People’s National Party (PNP) selects its next representative for the Kingston Central constituency on Saturday.The poll is slated to open at 10:00 am and close at 4:00 pm, with the results expected to be announced about 6:00 pm.

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It would be a crying shame!

Observer on June 19th, 2019 | File Under Observer News -

VICTIMS of the United Kingdom’s Windrush scandal and their families are being urged to take full advantage of the compensation mechanism that is being offered by the British Government, or risk having the hardships foisted upon them in 2018 not being taken seriously.

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