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Cultural Groups Receive Musgrave Medals

Gold Musgrave medals have been awarded to four cultural groups, which represent the “richness, vibrancy and dynamism” of Jamaican culture, by the Institute of Jamaica. The groups, the Rastafari Movement, the Accompong Maroons, St. Elizabeth; the Watt Town Revival Group, … Continued

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Seniors Urged to Fulfill Role as Culture Bearers

Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Andrew Gallimore, has called on the country’s seniors to fulfill their role as culture bearers and to take the time to impart their cultural experiences to the younger … Continued

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Optimists Treat Children at Hanbury Home

Children at the Hanbury Home, in Manchester, came in for a special treat on Saturday (May 23), courtesy of the Optimist Club of Mandeville. Members of the Club, as their Labour Day project, spent part of the day with the … Continued

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Portland Jerk Festival Launched

The 10th Portland Jerk Festival was launched at the Folly Lighthouse Gardens in Port Antonio, on May 21. This festival is, by far, the most anticipated event to take place in Portland, and is among the most popular major calendar … Continued

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Yallahs Post Office Gets Facelift

It was a rainy Labour Day in West St. Thomas on May 25, but at every chance of ease from the showers, volunteers, including Member of Parliament, Hon. James Robertson, got busy doing beautification and renovation work in the constituency. … Continued

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Multipurpose Court for Riversdale in St. Catherine

Scores of volunteers and community groups turned out on Labour Day (May 25), to work at the Sports Complex in Riversdale, St. Catherine. The establishment of a multipurpose court at the complex was one of the six national projects chosen … Continued

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Residents of Mandeville Laboured at Brooks Park

More than 100 residents from Mandeville and adjoining communities in Manchester, came out to participate in the revitalisation of Brooks Park, on Labour Day (May 25). Work on the park, which was the parish project for Labour Day, began on … Continued

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Hundreds Turn Out for Labour Day in the West

Volunteerism was at a high in Western Jamaica today (May 25), as hundreds of residents from across that region turned out to participate in Labour Day 2009 activities. With over 160 registered projects across the parishes of Trelawny, St. James, … Continued

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Help for Children of Best Care Lodge

Having the children under her care getting the mental stimulation they need, is a “dream come true” for Child Care Manager of the Best Care Lodge, in Kingston, Margaret Loney. Her dream has been fulfilled through the help of the … Continued

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Several Labour Day Projects Carried Out in Portland

Several Labour Day projects were carried out in Portland today (May 25) despite the inclement weather affecting sections of the parish since last week. The scope of work included bushing of roadways; painting of pedestrian signs, and school buildings; constructing … Continued

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Law Student is Miss Clarendon Festival Queen

Twenty-one year old law student, Zuleika Jess was crowned Miss Clarendon Festival Queen, at the grand coronation show held recently at the Versalles Hotel in May Pen, Clarendon. Staged under the theme: “Jamaican Woman: Our National Treasure”, the Festival Queen … Continued

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Papine Park to be Spruced Up Labour Day

The Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) and the University of Technology (UTech), will be ‘sprucing up’ the Papine Park in St. Andrew, as part of activities for Labour Day, May 25. Project Co-ordinator, Marline Stephenson Dalley, told JIS News that … Continued

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