Excellence on full display at Hospitality Jamaica Awards

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It was a night of glamour, where fine food and exciting entertainment accompanied accolades bestowed on those recognised for excellence in tourism, at the RJRGLEANER Hospitality Jamaica Awards, held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, on Saturday…

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Lack of will? - UWI lecturer believes the Government isn’t doing enough to tackle intimate partner violence

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It has been classified as a public health epidemic, but there are concerns that the Government is doing very little to address intimate partner violence and has, in fact, left it up to volunteers to intervene and tackle the issue.Political…

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A mother’s pain - Daughter killed weeks after her brother

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Two weeks ago, Doris Graham* buried her son, whose life was snuffed out by a gunman’s bullet just over a month ago.Now, the mother of two is planning the funeral of her other child, Toni Ann Murray, whose life was also cut short by a gunman’s bullet…

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‘Reject unhealthy cultural norms’

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Women have been urged to reject cultural practices where they are expected to be hit as a sign of love or for their spouses to prove their manliness by boasting to friends what they have done.The view was one of several presented at a recent Gleaner…

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Enforce anti-corruption laws - Phillips

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Every effort must be made to effectively enforce the nation’s anti-corruption laws if Jamaica is to successfully free itself from the death grip of corruption, said Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips.Pointing to the fact that the perception of…

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BPO players want greater engagement

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Western Bureau:Gloria Henry, the president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), has said that there is need for greater engagement with the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) to resolve the misunderstandings…

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NCB partners with Food For The Poor for Dominica

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The National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation is among the entities calling on Jamaicans to support relief efforts for Caribbean neighbour Dominica.The philanthropic arm of Jamaica’s largest commercial bank has joined forces with local charity…

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Lionism - a century of giving

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Jamaica has many charitable organisations and service clubs but not enough volunteers. One organisation that is working to change this is the Lions Clubs.Lions volunteer their time, labour, and means daily at no cost to the beneficiaries. The…

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Play encourages philanthropy and more

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Over the years, a wide cross section of students across Jamaica have journeyed to the National Arena to view one of Father Ho Lung’s productions. These performances are held on Thursdays and Fridays during the two weeks of shows. This year was no…

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Queen Esther: Splendour with a message

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Esther was a courageous, young Jewish girl who lived hundreds of years ago. Her story was written as one of the books of the Hebrew Scriptures, and remains relevant. Now, Father Ho Lung and Friends, through spectacular costumes, set, and props;…

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