Tamar Blake’s day has arrived … finally

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AS a child, Tamar Delise Blake and her sister always admired the National Honours and Awards and vowed that one day they would be recognised during the event.As each year passed, she told herself that she would be on the list for the next year.

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Bunting ‘encouraged’ by public support

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EVEN if parliamentarian Peter Bunting had some amount of apprehension before he decided to challenge for the leadership of the Opposition People’s National Party, the response from members of the public to his candidacy has submerged any such feeling now.

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Sunday Brew — August 11, 2019

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Stop discriminating; have one category for Order of DistinctionI have always had a problem with how the selections are made for national honours, though not always with the people who are chosen for such.

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Holness sounds militant note

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RHYNE PARK, St James — Prime Minister Andrew Holness has served notice to critics of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government that he is preparing to break his silence and counter the negative vitriolic attacks broadsided against his Administration.

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198 students benefit from Clarendon North Central education grants Charles: Whatever I have is owed to the gratitude of the people

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FOR the past two years Mavis Thompson tried diligently to secure the much needed educational grant from the North Central Constituency bursary for her daughter who is pursuing law at the University of Technology Jamaica, but without luck.

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Cloud over JISCO Alpart operations

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NAIN, St Elizabeth — There is growing concern about the immediate future of the JISCO Alpart alumina plant because of a rapid decline in global alumina prices, heavy losses and the urgent need for retooling.

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Kenya seeking Caribbean support for UN seat

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) —Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was due back in his country on Saturday after a visit to the Caribbean and urging the seven-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to support his country’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2021-22.

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Fenton rises with Bunting

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DR Fenton Ferguson has thrown his full support behind Peter Bunting for the top post in the Opposition People’s National Party.Dr Ferguson, a six-term Member of Parliament for St Thomas Eastern, confirmed to the Jamaica Observer yesterday that he would not support the man he had gone with in previous presidential elections — Dr Peter Phillips — in next month’s election to determine who leads the 81-year-old political party.

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Bunting, five allies among low performers in 2016 election

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Six known members of the Peter Bunting-led ‘Rise United’ campaign team seeking to oust Dr Peter Phillips from power in the People’s National Party presidential race next month were among the 12 worst performers in the last general election, based upon overall margins.Three of the 12 are known to be supporting Dr Phillips, while the status of the other three was not immediately known.

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‘Where we a guh stay, Sir?’, child asks Holness after fire

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THE looks on the faces of wards of the State whose Jamaica National Children’s Home was destroyed by fire on Friday told stories of anxiety and what they believe the future hold for them.“A where we a guh stay, Sir,” one asked Prime Minister Andrew Holness who visited the scene off Gordon Town Road in St Andrew shortly after.

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