Women, youth, and education top agenda of young senator

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AS she takes her place as one of the youngest Jamaicans ever to be appointed to the Senate, Opposition Senator Gabriela Morris has put youth and education as well as issues affecting women at the top of her agenda.

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Holness says bad behaviour by MPs turns off voters

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PRIME Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday that parliamentarians can help to re-engage voters in the electoral process by improved behaviour in the House.Holness was responding to a statement from Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Phillips at yesterday’s opening session of Parliament, following the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) victory at the polls on September 3, with a 37 per cent voter turnout for the election.

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Barbados is on the wrong road, says Jamaican church leader

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NEWS that Caribbean neighbour Barbados has indicated that it is “prepared to recognise a form of civil unions for couples of the same gender” and will be going to the country of almost 300,000 citizens in a referendum to settle the matter has been met with revulsion by key Jamaican church groups.

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Lead by example

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NEWLY installed Speaker of the House of Representatives Marisa Dalrymple Philibert yesterday laid down the “Riot Act” to 60 Members of Parliament (MPs) sworn in at a meeting of the House of Representatives at the Jamaica Conference Centre.

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Westmoreland Eastern victor vows to work with constituents

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SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP’s) Daniel Lawrence, who was declared Member of Parliament-elect (MP) for the Westmoreland Eastern constituency at the end of a judicial recount in the Westmoreland Parish Court yesterday, says even if his reign is short-lived, he will remain and continue to work for his constituents.

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Phillips calls for urgent action to address voter apathy

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OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips says a national response must be engineered to address the apparent apathy towards the voting process, and other issues which emerged in the September 3 General Election, such as reports of vote-buying.

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Three national shelters for abused women now complete — Grange

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MINISTER of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says work has been completed on three national shelters to house abused women, and they will be operational shortly.Speaking with JIS News after she was sworn into office at King’s House on Sunday, Grange disclosed that the Government will be signing an agreement with an international agency to obtain grant funding to run the facilities.

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This Day in History — September 16

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Today is the day of 2020. There are days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1994: A federal court jury in Anchorage, Alaska, orders Exxon Corp to pay US$5 billion in punitive damages to Alaskan fishermen and natives for the March 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. OTHER EVENTS

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Canadian permanent residence route as an entrepreneur

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Dear Mr Brown:I am currently finishing up my final term of study in Toronto. Thank you for your assistance. However, I want to know what I can do if I do not get the skilled work experience for a year after graduating from the college. My area of study was global business management. Do you have any other suggestions? — DR Dear DR:

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Barbados to recognise same-sex unions

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The Barbados Government has signalled its intention to recognise same-sex relationships and to reduce the penalties for people caught with a quantity of cannabis commonly referred to as a “roach” or “spliff” on the streets.

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