Accompong finance minister blasts Gov’t over climate change

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ACCOMPONG’S Minister of Finance Semako I (the first) is lambasting the Government of Jamaica, saying that it has not taken action to address the global problem of climate change.“Nobody, including the Government of Jamaica, is thinking about the immediate solutions to this climate problem, and they are not being sincere about it in terms of putting the hard policies in place to deal with climate change.

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Haughton defiant after ‘love breast’ comment triggers backlash

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Opposition Senator Dr Andre Haughton took to social media Friday evening in an attempt to rebuff criticisms about his foot-in-mouth moment in Parliament earlier in the day when, during a presentation in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, he declared his love for female breasts.

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Why the Maroons returned runaway slaves

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One of the leaders of the Accompong Maroon community has sought to rebuff criticism that his ancestors returned runaway slaves to the British colonial rulers, saying that in those days his ancestors were dealing with a matter of trust, given that they were at war with the British.“One has to appreciate that we were in a dynamic of absolute zero trust, especially in the early days when there was intense warfare with the British. In times of war, you don’t open your doors too…

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J’can law students win cybersecurity moot contest in Doha

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DOHA, Qatar — Four Jamaican final year Norman Manley Law School students, with the backing of their coaches, Hanielle Hines and Meridian Kohler, were declared champions of the Cybersecurity Moot at the inaugural Qatar International Cybersecurity Contest on October 3.

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Sunday Brew — October 6, 2019

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Firebrand Member of Parliament Everald Warmington has hinted that his days in representational politics are limited. Hip, hip…

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High school coach hails World Champs medallists Thomas-Dodd, Clayton

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Roderick Myles was in a perfect position to observe the beginning, growth and development of 2019 World Championships medallists Danniel Thomas-Dodd and Rushell Clayton. After all, he coached them both in their formative years at Frome Technical High School in western Westmoreland’s sugar cane belt.Thomas-Dodd won a historic silver medal in the shot put on Thursday with a best of 19.47 metres, just missing the gold, while Clayton won the bronze medal in the 400-m…

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Proud dad recalls his pre-race advice to Rushell

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On Friday evening, hours after his daughter Rushell had won a surprise bronze medal in the women’s 400m hurdles at the 17th IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Brenton Clayton was still in shock and celebrating.“I can’t even explain what I am feeling right now,” he told the Jamaica Observer. “I am crying; I am feeling overjoyed.”Rushell, who will turn 27 next week, is Brenton’s second daughter and third of six children.

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Take heed

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REMINDING Jamaicans that, globally, several thousand people die due to lightning-related injuries every year, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is urging the public to take precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of being struck by lightning.As a result, the ministry issued the following advice:• Pay attention to weather conditions and forecasts, allowing time to plan for threatening weather and to react appropriately.

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Holness version an ‘unfaithful representation’ of conversation, says Phillips

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OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday said that Prime Minister Andrew Holness has given an “unfaithful representation” of a conversation between both men in relation to the Government’s initial decision to extend the waiting time for releasing Cabinet information into the public domain.

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JPS ready for alternative energy explosion

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THE Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is gearing up for an expected explosion in alternative energy schemes and has vowed that it will do all it can to facilitate investors.

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