Committee for the homeless launched in Manchester

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — As part of a drive to reduce homelessness in this south central parish, the Manchester Municipal Corporation (MMC) in partnership with the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) last week launched a Manchester Parish Committee for the Homeless. Sixty-eight people, including 63 men, are listed as homeless in Manchester.

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Cuban/Jamaicans offer hope

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Scores of Cubans with Jamaican heritage have applied for their Jamaican citizenship and could provide a pool of highly-trained personnel to provide temporary solutions to several shortages in the island’s labour force.

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Kathryn’s calling

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Having established herself as one of Jamaica’s leading attorneys, Kathryn Phipps spread her wings to range of social development areas, including membership of the boards of the South-East Regional Health Authority and the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport.

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Exercise for all the right reasons, but not for fat loss

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THERE is an old, counterproductive belief that exercising harder will make you lose more fat. However, in the long run, the only thing you will lose is focus on what is important.

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Charles: Gov’t considering extra $4b funding for UWI

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The Government is considering a further $4-billion contribution to the University of the West Indies (UWI), to assist the leading regional tertiary institution meet its expenses.

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Sunday Brew — October 13, 2019

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A comeback of sorts by Minister Chuck Anybody who knows me well knows that I am particularly fond of Delroy Chuck, the minister of justice.

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Murder, shooting, rape up in Manchester

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Police here are reporting an increase in reported rape cases, murders and shootings since the start of the year compared to the corresponding period last year (January 1 – October 10).

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Nine suspected denguerelated deaths in Manchester

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester Health Department has reported nine suspected dengue-related deaths in the parish since the start of the year. The announcement was made on Thursday by Medical Officer of Health Dr Nadine Williams at the monthly sitting of the Manchester Municipal Corporation. She said that in all cases, suspected dengue deaths were complicated by other ailments.

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RID US OF REID!

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DISGRACED principal of Jamaica College, Ruel Reid, should be removed immediately as head of the management of the all-boys institution, graduates of the school have stated.

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Good deeds by Icons of Annotto Bay

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Icons of Annotto Bay, a not-for-profit organisation that operates from the United States and Jamaica, staged its annual football competition, awards ceremony, and visits to shut-ins and medically challenged residents of the sea coast town of Annotto Bay in St Mary, recently.

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