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GG Hails Cornwall County Achievers

Governor-General, His Excellency The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has commended the 2014 recipients of the Governor-General’s Achievement Award (GGAA) from the county of Cornwall, for their contribution to nation building. He said that by voluntarily contributing to your communities, oftentimes with minimal resources and financial support, they have chosen…

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BNS Donates $250,000 for Tertiary Education Assistance Through ‘I Believe’

The Scotia Bank Foundation on Thursday, May 15 presented a cheque for $250,000 to the Association of Community Based-organisations in Petersfield, Westmoreland as a contribution to the Frank Morgan Loan Programme. The donation, which was made as part of Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen’s ‘I…

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NY College offering Scholarship under ‘I BELIEVE’ Initiative

Qualified Jamaican students who wish to pursue a career in Information and Communications Technology at Monroe College in New York are being invited to submit their application for a four-year degree scholarship. The scholarship, which is being offered under the ‘I Believe Initiative’ (IBI) in partnership with Monroe College, New…

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Top Performers in UN Model Assembly Receive Prizes

Top performers in the 38th United Nations Model Assembly last year, were officially presented with their prizes by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House, on February 13. From a field of 25 participating high schools, Knox College copped the first prize…

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Jamaica Looks to Deepen Diplomatic Ties

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says that Jamaica looks forward to deepening relations with all countries represented in the island, in confronting the numerous global challenges. “Some (challenges) including climate change and safety and security, pose a real threat to our very survival. Of course, we…

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GG Extends Condolences to People of South Africa

Governor General,  His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has extended condolences to the people of South Africa on the passing of their “legendary and loyal leader”, and one of the era’s greatest freedom fighters, former President, Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5. Addressing thousands of participants at…

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Governor-General says Teachers Must Adapt to Digital Revolution

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, is urging teacher training institutions to prepare graduates to adapt to the dynamism of the digital revolution. This, he argued, will maintain their relevance in the classroom, while producing a cadre of intellectual researchers that will ultimately redound to the benefit…

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Haitian President Looking to Deepen Ties with Jamaica

President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Michel Martelly, says he will be working to strengthen the strong ties between Jamaica and his country during his three-day State visit to the island. Mr. Martelly said that this will be achieved by pursuing mutually beneficial engagements in sports, tourism and…

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Mr. Azan Reinstalled as State Minister in Transport Ministry

Member of Parliament for North West Clarendon, Richard Azan, was on Thursday, November 14, reinstated as State Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, during a swearing-in ceremony at King’s House. Mr. Azan returns to office after he resigned over concerns raised about the erection of wooden shops…

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National Awardee has Big Plans for His School

National awardee James Walsh is looking to expand the skills training programme at the Brown’s Town Community College in St. Ann, where he has been serving as principal for the past 16 years. Last year, the institution opened a multi-million dollar training facility in Discovery Bay, St. Ann, to prepare…

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Youth Urged To Start Animation Businesses

A key player in the international animation industry is encouraging Jamaican youths to think seriously about starting their own local animation businesses. President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian-based, Toon Boom Animation, Joan Vogelesang, said entrepreneurship is the way to go. “Think in terms of being entrepreneurs and try…

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