Lumi still on track, says Maroon chief

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Two hundred and eighty-two years after wrestling political freedom from the British, leaders in the Maroon community are adamant that the time has come for them to seek economic freedom as well. And, according to chief of the Windward Maroons, Colonel Wallace Sterling, the newly established lumi currency is a factor in that economic empowerment.

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Advocates bemoan cold shoulder given to ex-inmates

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REPRESENTATIVES from local non-government organisation Stand Up For Jamaica (SUFJ) are bemoaning what they describe as disinterest displayed by Jamaicans towards rehabilitative programmes and the lack of opportunity available to people after they leave correctional facilities.

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PROVEN to issue new share offer

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PROVEN Investments Limited has advised the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) of its intention to launch an invitation to the Jamaican public to participate in an Additional Public Offer (APO) of ordinary shares.

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PM faces Port Royal heat

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness went to Port Royal yesterday and sought to soothe the anger of residents who have been very vocal in their opposition to being relocated as development of a cruise ship terminal continues apace in the historic town.

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Ja looks to capitalise on major news, travel media endorsements

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The Ministry of Tourism is looking to capitalise on recent endorsements by international media companies CNN, Bloomberg and The Travel online magazine, which have hailed Jamaica as one of the must-see destinations for the new year.

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Sunday Brew — January 12, 2020

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De La Haye move a PNP masterstroke

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Golding backs Maroons’ push for lumi and renewable energy

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President of the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Jamaica (UNIA), Steven Golding has signalled his support for the Maroons in their pursuit of renewable energy solutions through the establishment of the lumi currency.

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Towards a national consensus on combating crime

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The publication by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) of last year’s crime figures has sparked a national conversation, but for the force, the statistics are part of a bigger picture.Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson has consistently maintained that “The violent crime figures are way too high.”

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Hate exercise?

Observer on January 12th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

A new year typically brings new resolutions. While making resolutions is easy, sticking with them is not.Exercise-related resolutions consistently make the top-10 list, but up to 80 per cent of resolutions to be healthier — including promises to exercise more — are tossed aside by February.

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At last!

Observer on January 12th, 2020 | File Under Observer News -

ALEX Dormer is a fighter.Born with Down’s syndrome, Alex has also suffered from congenital heart disease for his six years of life. He has been back and forth from Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) since birth due to his surgery being cancelled twice because of inadequate Intensive Care Unit bed space.

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