After brain surgery, 11-y-o girl, learns to walk again, aces PEP

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One of Aneacia Neita’s worst fears after her daughter Gabrielle Fennell removed a tumour from the centre of her brain in 2017, was that she would have lost her memory.But two Fridays ago, when the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) results were released, Gabrielle secured a place at the much sought-after Ardenne High School in Kingston.

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PIMSEC approves NSWMA’s construction of Trelawny garbage transfer station

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The Public Investment Management Secretariat (PIMSEC) has approved the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s (NSWMA) construction of a new garbage transfer station in Trelawny.Executive director of the NSWMA, Audley Gordon, told JIS News that the station will serve as an area where trucks can deposit solid waste prior to being loaded onto larger vehicles and transported to designated disposal sites.

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Martin Henry hailed as ‘Martin the Reformer’

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Hundreds of mourners including family and members, colleagues and friends of the late Martin Henry turned out yesterday at Kencot Seventh-day Adventist Church to pay their last respects and tribute to the man described by many as a man who who stood for justice, righteousness, faith and family, and was a scholar, public figure and professional.

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Plane crash in Texas kills 10 people — officials

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WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A small twin-engine passenger plane crashed in Texas in the United States yesterday, killing 10 people, officials said.“The Dallas County medical examiner has confirmed 10 fatalities and no survivors,” a spokeswoman for the town of Addison told AFP.

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Adventists to recognise Oliver Clarke, media standouts at GAiN Conference

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Former chairman of the RJR/Gleaner Communication Group, Oliver Clarke headlines a list of five traditional media and six church communication individuals who will be recognised for excellence during the staging of the Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) conference.

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Holness to deliver keynote address at New York fund-raising banquet

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New York USA — Prime Minister Andrew Holness is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at a fund-raising banquet in New Rochelle, New York, on Sunday, July 14, 2019Organised by the New Rochelle Seventh-day Adventist Church, the event is being held to raise funds to improve an education facility in the community — the Westchester Middle School, which is home to a number of Jamaican and other Caribbean nationals.

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Nasty PNP race!

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Officer Emeritus of the Opposition People’s National Party A J Nicholson last night lashed supporters of both Dr Peter Phillips and Peter Bunting for their ugly behaviour in the current leadership race.

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Iranians mock Trump for mistaking leader with dead founder

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TEHRAN, Iran (AFP) — US President Donald Trump was mocked by Iranians after mixing up the country’s current supreme leader with his predecessor who died 30 years ago.“The assets of Ayatollah Khomeini and his office will not be spared by these sanctions,” Trump said last week as he announced new measures against Iran’s supreme leader and top officials.

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Young black men in US will ‘go to jail before they get a job’ — Newton

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New York USA — The notion that African American youths, including Jamaicans, are generally “more likely to be incarcerated” because of the way the American justice works, was a worrying factor for participants at a forum here Saturday.

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‘Research, data collection must account for trans gender people’

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TransWave Jamaica which represents the transgender community, here has called on the Jamaican Government to “affirm the identity of trans people” by accounting for gender identity when conducting research and collecting data. “Furthermore, TransWave Jamaica calls on the Jamaican Government to take a holistic and trans-inclusive approach to transgender health and well-being, using the process of self-determination for transgender people to access…

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