Mikael Phillips under pressure for platform speech

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MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Manchester North West Mikael Phillips says statements he made on the political platform in his constituency over the weekend are being taken out of context.

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JDF hopeful urges help for young people

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Aliyah Grant considers herself fortunate. After all, the 19-year-old graduate of Greater Portmore High School expects to be enrolled in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) this year.It’s a passion, she said, she’s had since she was very young — a passion that was solidified when she turned 16.

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JCAA transitions to digital AIM system

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THE Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has taken another step towards modernising the local civil aviation industry, with the transition from paper-based Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) to a modern digital environment, Aeronautical Information Management (AIM).

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Breast cancer survivor turns

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BREAST cancer survivor Dr Elorine Turner Pryce has turned her passion for healthy eating into a thriving business.Through her vegan food line, Eden Joy Whole Foods, she is on mission to promote the healing power of food, while earning an income.Dr Turner Pryce, who was diagnosed with stage two invasive breast cancer five years ago at age 49, credits her recovery to the holistic diet, which inspired her to establish the business.

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Jamaica gets big promotion in Times Square

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MINISTER of Tourism Edmund Bartlett was welcomed to Times Square, New York City, on Sunday with a billboard located on Broadway and 43rd Street, in the heart of the square, featuring a message for five minutes, exposing Jamaica to an international audience.

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Contrasting St Kitts polls

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The four-year-old Team Unity Government of Dr Timothy Harris in St Kitts and Nevis has a commanding 16 percentage point lead over the Opposition Labour Party, according to a recent survey conducted by Jamaican pollster Don Anderson.

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CXC announces staggered release of 2019 CAPE, CSEC results

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THE Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)has announced a new system for the upcoming release of May/June 2019 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination CAPE and (CSEC) examination results. Students in Jamaica were able to access their CAPE results between 2:30 pm and 5: 30 pm yesterday, August 13, 2019 and the CSEC results will be released during the same time period on Thursday, August 15.

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Teachers for hire!

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THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has announced that high schools struggling to source teachers of mathematics and science should contact The Mico University College and Church Teachers’ College to identify graduates who are available for employment.

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Is a US citizen’s child born abroad an American?

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Question: When a American citizen has a child overseas, is the child automatically a US citizen, too? How is this documented? Answer: Thanks for raising this important question. As many readers are likely aware, anyone born in the United States acquires US citizenship automatically…but what if a US citizen has a child born overseas? The requirements get a little more complicated, but we’re happy to explain and hopefully make this clear.

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Poor management

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THE body that represents the interests of junior doctors in the island is attributing much of the ills in public hospitals to poor management.That, according to Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) President Dr Elon Thompson, is resulting in the public health system failing.

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