National Bakery boss identifies building amid calls for manufacturing space

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NATIONAL Baking Company chairman and CEO Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson says he has identified a building that could help ease the frustration of entrepreneurs now struggling to find adequate space to manufacture their products.While talking to the Jamaica Observer recently, Hendrickson revealed that he has already approached the owner of the building and is to follow up for a response.

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Praying and hoping

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WHEN educator Michael Hope did not show up to teach his grade one students at St Aloysius Primary School on Duke Street in Kingston last Wednesday, his colleagues knew something was wrong.One week later, his school family is praying and hoping that he will return safely.

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Purple force

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Participants in CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank’s flagship sponsorship event ‘Walk for the Cure’ get out of the blocks quickly on Sunday at Hope Gardens in St Andrew, as they play their part in raising funds for the Jamaica Cancer Society.

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China says it provides aid to Caribbean with no strings attached

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BEIJING, China (CMC) – China has no interest in imposing its development model on other nations, like those in the Caribbean for which it provides aid, but it does believe it can offer lessons for those countries, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official.

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Jamaican judge among honourees at first Eminent Caribbean Jurists Awards

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Jamaican judge Patrick Robinson from the International Court of Justice is among five Caribbean judicial officers and legal professionals, who have made significant contributions to the development of international law, will be honoured during the first-ever Eminent Caribbean Jurists Gala and Awards Ceremony to be held here next month.

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This Daily In History — October 1

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Today is the 274th day of 2015. There are 91 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT 2008: The last czar and his family were victims of political repression, Russia’s Supreme Court rules, formally restoring the Romanov name and furthering a Kremlin effort to encourage patriotism by celebrating the country’s czarist past. OTHER EVENTS

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China says journalists in developing countries need stronger voice

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BEIJING, China — Journalists in developing countries are being urged to be more aggressive in disseminating reports about their countries in the global media landscape.

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‘Mi nearly mad when mi see the jump!’

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THREE days after Tajay Gayle captured the IAAF World Athletics Championships long jump gold medal, upsetting a quality field with a new national record of 8.69 metres, staff and students of his former school, Papine High, were still celebrating.“Mi nearly mad when mi see the jump! I could not control myself,” said Shaniekie Osbourne, who coached Gayle during his years at the school on Gordon Town Road in St Andrew, yesterday.

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Supporting Local at the Spaces Pop-Up

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Day seven of #DesignWeekJA2019 saw Spaces on Ardenne Road hosting a pop-up shop featuring the work of four talented local craftswomen. Attendees could not resist the draw of painter Natali Daley, Beenybud principal Ashley Rousseau, candlemaker Danneill Laird, and ceramicist Anna-K Cuffe.

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Décor Trends and Convo with Dezign Diva

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# d esign w eek j a2019 continued Thursday last chez Dezign Diva Karen Booker. Indeed, the warm and fuzzy interior complete with bright and cheery décor at the Hope Road atelier proved the perfect foil to the dreary weather outside.

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