Pastor backs social intervention programmes out west

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — President of West Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Pastor Glen Samuels has strongly defended social intervention programmes in western Jamaica, crediting them with veering youths away from the path of crime.“Some may question the extent to which social intervention programmes will succeed, but I stand as an unrepentant disciple in believing that every life that has been redirected is a success story — every youngster that is…

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Gov’t to withdraw Cabinet Minutes

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THE Government is expected to withdraw both the ministerial order and the affirmative resolution seeking to increase the waiting time for allowing access to Cabinet discussions when the House of Representatives resumes today at Gordon House.Copies of the order and bill, which were tabled in the Senate on September 27, were withdrawn last Friday, after the Government decided against pursuing the affirmative action vote in Parliament, and to establish a joint select committee from both…

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Munroe College Alumni to recognise three outstanding graduates

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THE Munro College Old Boys Association (MCOBA) will recognise Gassan Azan, Trevor Parchment and Dr Brian Morgan as its Hall of Fame inductees for 2019, at a brunch to be held at Caymanas Golf & Country Club in St Catherine on Sunday.

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Holness says climate change not an academic issue for region

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INCHEON, South Korea (CMC) — Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told an international conference that climate change issues are “not an academic issue”.“For us, climate change spells disaster. But if we embrace the challenge, it can also provide an opportunity,” Holness told the second edition of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) global conference on private investment for climate change.

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Political face-off

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THE Government and Opposition are now engaged in a political face off over a threat by Dr Peter Phillips to stage protests over what he said was the Administration’s failure to act on a number of issues of alleged corruption at State entities.Dr Phillips made the declaration at a mid-afternoon press conference at People’s National Party (PNP) headquarters in St Andrew where he accused the Government of “normalising” corruption.

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I live or die based on my decisions — Phillips

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OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday brushed aside suggestions that he was vindictive in omitting fiery People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Dayton Campbell from his new-look shadow cabinet, which he announced last week.Phillips, who was responding to questions from journalists at a PNP press conference at the party’s Old Hope Road headquarters in St Andrew, said “long before” the September 7 presidential election in which he staved off a…

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Flooding haunts Harriott Meadows residents

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Residents of Harriott Meadows, who have for more than two decades found themselves marooned by flood waters whenever there is heavy and persistent rainfall, were not spared during heavy showers last week.,

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Judge: I couldn’t refuse convicted ex-cop a hug

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TEXAS, USA (AP) — The judge who gave a hug and Bible to a former Dallas police officer after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing her neighbour, said yesterday that she watched the woman change during her trial and wants her to live a purposeful life.

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Today’s Horoscope — October 8, 2019

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, October 8, 2019: This year, you consider many options. Your love of the good life, fine acquisitions and financial well-being soars to the forefront. Be discreet in how you handle this major preoccupation. If single, you draw an unusual number of admirers. Date, date, date. You’ll know when you meet someone who’s right for you. If you’re attached, your sweetie is quite clearly drawn to you, adding to the heat of your bond and depth of your caring. Your…

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As impeachment looms, GOP revolts against Trump on Syria

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 NEW YORK, USA (AP) — They may have his back on impeachment, but some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal allies are suddenly revolting against his decision to pull back US troops from northern Syria.

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