PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) yesterday ruled as “unconstitutional” a law in Guyana that makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in public while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex.
An excited Yanique Brown (centre) opens the door to her new home in McCook’s Pen, StCatherine, which was donated by Sagicor Foundation, and completed in collaboration with FoodFor the Poor Jamaica, after the foundation donated US$3,600 to assist in funding the building ofa home for a less fortunate family. Sharing in the moment are Jediael Carter Stewart (left), publicrelations and corporate social responsibility officer, Sagicor Group Jamaica; Lorenzo Stanton
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Photo: A new home
THE International Travel Crisis Management Summit (ITCMS) in London honoured Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett last week Thursday with the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Champions in Challenge Award.
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Bartlett wins Challenge Award
WITH a view to arm HR professionals and team leaders with information to respond to the ever-changing landscape of industries, the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) kicks off its annual conference today at the Knutsford Court Hotel.
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HR conference to focus on agility in innovation, culture, policies
OPPOSITION SENATOR Sophia Frazer Binns has recommended that consideration be given to introducing a levy on blank CDs and DVDs, to support Jamaica’s creative industries.She said the proposal, made during her contribution to the State of the Nation Debate in the Senate last week Friday, was necessary to help to ensure the harnessing of the full potential of the industry for the benefit of all participants.
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Senator proposes levy on CDs and DVDs
Sixteen students from four Corporate Area primary schools were treated to a very special lunch courtesy of NCB Foundation yesterday. The fourth event on the 2018 Applaud It! calendar saw students from Pembroke Hall, Duhaney Park, Shortwood Practicing and St Anne’s primary schools seated around the board table on the executive floor of The Atrium. The grades four, five and six students were hosted by the chair of NCB Foundation Thalia Lyn, deputy chair Andrew Pairman, NCB head of…
OPPOSITION Senator Sophia Frazer Binns is calling on the Government to tackle the land titling issues affecting “dead lef” properties.“It is easier for a squatter to obtain a title for land than a legitimate heir,” Senator Frazer Binns said as she made her contribution to the annual State of the Nation Debate in the Senate last week Friday.
The Jamaican chapter of the world’s oldest and largest gastronomic association, Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, inducted 10 new members on the evening of Saturday, November 10. These new members will join over 25,000 persons across 80 countries in sharing the same “values of quality, fine dining and the encouragement of the culinary arts”. The induction ceremony took place at the swanky Moon Palace Hotel, Ocho Rios, and was followed by an eight-course wine-paired…
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Chaîne of Command
Dear Mr Brown,I met with you last week regarding my interest in applying to Northern Lights College in British Columbia. You had mentioned the provincial nominee programme that assists students to obtain permanent residence in that province. I would like for you to go over the criteria for the British Columbia programme again, because I have a place to stay in that province.— GRDear GR:
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Canada’s provincial nominee programme
Today is the 318th day of 2018. There are 47 days left in the year.TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT1969: Apollo 12 blasts off for the moon.OTHER EVENTS1533: Spanish conquistadors take the city of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire.1647: England’s King Charles I is recaptured and imprisoned by rebels.1775: American troops under Benedict Arnold invade Quebec Province in Canada.
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This Day in History — November 14
ROSE HALL, St James — Latoya Cunningham is a broken woman.The horrible car crash yesterday morning on the Rosehall main road in St James which took the life of her six-year-old daughter Latisha Williams, was the fourth death to hit her family since she was a teenager.
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‘Mi feel like just dead right now’
FLY Jamaica Airways passengers who have been stranded since the crash-landing of one of its carriers in Guyana last Friday were still, up to yesterday, unaware of when they will be able to return to the island, as the airline has not given them any information.Late yesterday the airline, in an e-mail, advised passengers who were scheduled to fly between November 9 and November 13 that they should not proceed to the airport until further notice.
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SENIOR Public Relations and Marketing Manager at the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) Richard Jones says the agency will begin construction of the Bernard Lodge housing development in St Catherine, in 2019. In an interview with JIS News, Jones said the development will include 1,600 studio and single bedrooms, detached and semi-detached units.
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1,600 houses for Bernard Lodge
CHICAGO, USA (AP) —Michelle Obama’s 12-stop jaunt across the country — and an ocean — is not your average book tour. Of course, the former first lady is not your average author.Oprah Winfrey was expected to join Obama last night at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, as she begins the tour touting the already best-selling “Becoming”.
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Q. I would like to study marine engine repair and boat fabrication in the US, and I have a friend that wants to go to flight school, also in the US. Is this possible, or can you only attend traditional colleges as an international student?
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Doing vocational studies in the United States