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New Zealand high commissioner tours Mandeville

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - On Thursday, September 5 New Zealand high hommissioner to Jamaica, Anton Ojala made a visit to Manchester.He made stops at the Candle in the Dark facility for the homeless in Mandeville, the Northern Caribbean University, and at the Mandeville Police Station.Ojala was accompanied by Wainelle Alleyne-Jones, policy adviser at the High Commission, which has its office in Barbados.

23rd, September 2019, 02:24pm

Trump, Biden spar over Ukraine after whistle-blower complaint

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — Joe Biden accused Donald Trump Saturday of “an overwhelming abuse of power” and called for an investigation into accusations the US leader pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate the presidential candidate's son.

23rd, September 2019, 02:24pm

Ambitious 10 year-old gets scholarship

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Ten -year-old Rhyeme Dunn is the 2019 recipient of the Elsie Barnett Smith Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a student of Ardenne Preparatory in this south-central town. The scholarship is worth $20,000 per term for three terms and goes towards tuition costs.

23rd, September 2019, 02:24pm

Summer's passion!

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - For three years Summer James has lived her passion through her Anita Elizabeth Boutique, creatively located in a revamped container at the parking lot of the Golf View Hotel.The enterprise is “a speciality boutique by appointment only” for women who love that kind of “exclusivity” and who recognise that “life is too short to wear boring clothes”.

23rd, September 2019, 02:24pm

High achieving Glenmuir High celebrates 61 years

MAY PEN, Clarendon - Glenmuir High celebrated its academic achievements as the school marked its 61st anniversary here recently.A news release said 16 Glenmuir High School students gained nine or more distinctions in the 2019 Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) exams, while several others gained Grade 1s in all subjects at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) level.

23rd, September 2019, 02:24pm

'Jamalcoans' raise money for charity

HALSE HALL, Clarendon - It was all about fun and fitness as Jamalco employees from across the company's operations descended on the grounds of the Jamalco Employees' Sports Club for the annual Jamalcoans in Motion (JIM) charity event held recently.

23rd, September 2019, 02:24pm

PHOTO: LASCO CELEBRATES

Rev Dr Devon Dick (right), pastor at Boulevard Baptist Church, greets Lasco Financial Services Limited Managing Director Jacinth Hall-Tracey and founder and executive chairman of Lasco Affiliate Companies, Lascelles Chin at yesterday's church service to commemorate Lasco Financial Services Limited's 15th anniversary. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

23rd, September 2019, 01:24pm

Swiss hold high-altitude wake for lost glacier

MELS, Switzerland (AFP) — Dozens of people dressed in black went on a 'funeral march' up a steep Swiss mountainside yesterday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.

23rd, September 2019, 01:24pm

James fiction on National Book Awards longlist

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, The Nickel Boys , and Marlon James' fantasy epic Black Leopard, Red Wolf are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards.

23rd, September 2019, 01:24pm

No-deal Brexit: How EU members are preparing

PARIS, France (AFP) — With the spectre of a no-deal Brexit looming on October 31, European Union (EU) members are taking measures to cushion their economies, safeguard trade with Britain and protect citizens' rights.The prospect of trade barriers being re-erected on November 1 between Britain and its EU neighbours has led to fears of nightmarish tailbacks at borders, with potentially huge losses for exporters.

23rd, September 2019, 01:24pm

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