Young man living his dream

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NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD Quwayne Howell wants to become one of Jamaica’s foremost facial plastic surgeons.The young man, who hails from Allman Town in Kingston, wants to help people with defects or disfigurement to the face, resulting from birth or trauma, to live normal lives.

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‘Preparation and passion’

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STATE Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Alando Terrelonge is encouraging the nation’s youth to follow their passion and to be prepared to put in the work that is required to make it a reality.

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INDECOM accuses JCF of delaying proceedings against cops

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HEAD of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams has suggested that its efforts to get police accused of crimes before the courts are being frustrated by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) with the use of delaying tactics to hold up identification procedures.He said the JCF has not held up its end of an agreement with INDECOM to carry out informal identification parades and proceedings.

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Samuda urges UTech staff to accept Gov’t proposal

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Karl Samuda last night urged University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) staff to review and accept the university’s offer for the settlement of outstanding retroactive payments for 2018/19 and end the strike which they began last Friday.“The proposal on the table would see staff being paid $400 million of the funds owed to them for 2018/19,” Samuda, the minister with responsibility for education, youth and information, said in a news release.

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ABSURD, INDECOM

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Police Federation Chairman Sergeant Patrae Rowe last night described as absurd a recommendation by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) that cops charged with egregious breaches of law or practice be discharged from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) without awaiting criminal proceedings.

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Association for the deaf welcomes donation

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T he Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) last Friday received a donation of $250,000 from the Best Dressed Chicken division of the Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG), in partnership with Running Events Jamaica.

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Early childhood brain builders initiative receives US$70,000 boost

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THE Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s (MOEYI) Brain Builders Centres (BBC) initiative has been bolstered with the acquisition of a US$70,000 Japan-funded Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) technical cooperation grant.

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US House formalises Trump impeachment

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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) – A deeply divided Congress formally opened a new, public phase of its investigation into Donald Trump yesterday as US lawmakers voted for the first time to advance the impeachment process targeting the US president.

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US students called suicide hotline but instead got sex line

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LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) – Officials from a California school district were left red-faced after students who dialed a suicide prevention hotline listed on their ID badges instead stumbled on a sex line.“I was just kind of flabbergasted. I was very surprised,” parent Janene Lavelle told the local ABC station after her daughter, who attends middle school, alerted her to the mix-up.

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US hospital ship sails to Haiti

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) – The US Embassy here yesterday announced the arrival of the hospital ship USNS Comfort as part of the operation Sustainable Promise of the United States Navy.The initiative is one that aims to intensify US engagement in the region to strengthen the health pillar of the US/Caribbean 2020 strategy.

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