Canada university wants more J’can students

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FEWER than 10 Jamaicans attend Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but international student recruitment officer at the institution, Jessica Brown, is hoping that will change with greater awareness of the programmes on offer.

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Phillips wants review of Cockpit Country boundaries

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Dr Peter Phillips is demanding a review of the boundaries of the Cockpit Country as the area, regarded as Jamaica’s largest remaining contiguous rainforest, becomes embroiled in a fresh controversy.

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Jamaican among 3 UN staff killed in Libya car bombing

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Jamaican Clive Peck was one of three United Nations (UN) staff members who died when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi.Peck, who was originally of Smithville in Clarendon, was a former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Special Branch.

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Hope Gospel Assembly taking back-to-school fair to next level

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Beaming with pride at another successful staging of Hope Gospel Assembly’s back-to-school fair last Saturday, senior pastor Reverend Peter Garth disclosed that the church is planning to improve on the charity event with the creation of a centre to provide further help to residents of communities in need.

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Sagicor pledges $1 million to fire-damaged National Children’s Home

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Sagicor says it is donating $1 million towards relief efforts in the aftermath of a fire that damaged the Jamaica National Children’s Home in Papine, St Andrew last Friday night.“We watched some of the live footage of that fire in horror and felt that we had to help the boys and girls of the Jamaica National Children’s Home,“ Sagicor Group Jamaica President and CEO Christopher Zacca is quoted in a company statement.

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Modern caveman offers ‘Neanderthal’ survival courses in Italy

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CHIANALE, Italy (AFP) — Guido Camia can show you how to light fires using just a flintstone, survive on a diet of insects and build a forest shelter. The 37-year-old, who originally trained to be a patisserie chef, now makes a living offering “Neanderthal” survival courses in the Italian Alps.

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Doctors cry sexual harassment

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A number of the island’s junior doctors have indicated that not only must they battle resource shortages, but they have had to endure sexual harassment from their seniors.The allegations have come from junior doctors interviewed by the Jamaica Observer in May, all of whom have either experienced or know a colleague who has been sexually harassed or assaulted. They addressed the matter on condition of anonymity.

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Kingston Night Market

Observer on August 12th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Independence celebrations got that much sweeter this year, Tuesday, August 6, 2019, when Kingston Night Market (KNM) hosted its weekly pop-up expo at 8 Hillcrest Avenue. With scores of patrons in constant rotation it became its own grand market with a show.

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Vows - Forever I Do

Observer on August 12th, 2019 | File Under Lifestyle -

Who knew that Cupid’s arrow was directed at Edgar Supermarket and Wholesale store clerk Charlene Treasure and waiter Tajay Robb when they were introduced by his sister at Charlene’s workplace? And that three years after their initial encounter, they would be husband and wife? Vows takes you to the altar… Here comes the bride

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Lest we forget

Observer on August 12th, 2019 | File Under Commentary -

“Lest we forget” is the phrase most commonly used in remembering those who died in the Two Great Wars, 1914-18 and 1939-45. It has been extended to include that wider memory of servicemen and women who made the supreme sacrifice so that those civilians who were alive at that time, and the generations yet unborn, could enjoy freedom.

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