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Houses of Parliament Pay Tribute to Mandela

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, led a joint sitting of Parliament on December 13, to pay tribute to the late former South African President, Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5. Expressing condolences to the people of South Africa, who lost their first black President, the Prime…

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Jamaica Says Farewell to Nelson Mandela

A wide cross section of Jamaicans and other nationals turned out at a Memorial Service on December 12, at the University of the West Indies, Mona Chapel, to celebrate the life of the late former South African President, Nelson Mandela, who died on December 5, at the age of 95.…

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Jamaicans in South Africa Pause to Remember Nelson Mandela

Jamaicans in South Africa are among millions of people from around the world who continue to reflect on the life and contributions of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, following his death on December 5. JIS News caught up with a few who shared their reaction to the passing of…

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Memorial Service for Nelson Mandela on December 12

The Government of Jamaica, in collaboration with the South African High Commission, will host a Memorial Service in celebration of the life of the late former South African President, Nelson Mandela. The service, which is open to the general public, will be held on Thursday, December 12 at the University…

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Memorial Service for Mandela at UWI Chapel on Thursday

Jamaicans will have the opportunity on Thursday afternoon, December 12, to participate in a memorial service for the late former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. The memorial service will take place at the Chapel of the University of the West Indies, Mona commencing at 2: 00 pm. The service…

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Prime Minister to Attend Mandela’s Memorial Service in Johannesburg

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, left the island yesterday (December 7), to attend the memorial service of the late Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, to be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on December 10th. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Ambassador Carlton Masters,…

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Cabinet Observes Moment of Silence for Mandela

During Thursday afternoon’s session of the special meeting of the Cabinet, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, brought news of the passing of one of the era’s greatest Freedom Fighters, Hon. Nelson Mandela. Members of the Cabinet and attending public officers immediately observed a period of silence in…

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Statement by Most Hon P.J. Patterson on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

The entire human race has lost one of the finest mortal beings who ever walked this planet. Nelson Mandela overcame the tyranny of racial oppression to become an apostle for a world where people, irrespective of colour or creed, could dwell together in peace and harmony. He has finally departed our earthly realm,…

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Prime Minister Simpson Miller Extends Condolences to the South African People

It is with tremendous and utter sadness that I convey the heartfelt sympathy of the Government and people of Jamaica on the loss of the Father of the South African Nation, Nelson Rolihlahla ‘Madiba’ Mandela. The world has lost a courageous fighter, an enlightened leader, a quintessential statesman. His life…

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Nelson Mandela Passes On

Nelson Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black President in 1994, after serving 27 years in prison during the Apartheid years, died today (December 5), at the age of 95. “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and…

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Improved Traffic Movement During Second Test Run

A second test run on the designated lane for eastbound Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses along the Nelson Mandela Highway on October 29, resulted in improved traffic movement. The trial run began on time and according to Manager of the JUTC’s Spanish Town Depot, Neville Francis, this made a…

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