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Boys’ and Girls’ Champs 2013 Best Ever – 30 record fall as Calabar and Holmwood Triumph
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Boys’ and Girls’ Champs 2013 Best Ever – 30 record fall as Calabar and Holmwood Triumph

Calabar High School roared loudly on the final day to successfully defend the Mortimor Geddes trophy — symbol of schoolboys' track and field supremacy — when they strolled to an easy victory on yesterday's final day of the 103rd ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. After entering the day in third place, on 110 points, behind Jamaica College (JC) on 115 and Kingston College (KC) on 113, Calabar wasted no time in asserting their dominance on the track, as they gradually pulled away from the pack, piling up points in almost every event on the final day of the five-day championships.Calabar made a mockery of predictions that Champs would be a close affair with less than 10 points separating the top two schools. Coming into yesterday's 24 finals ...
New Year’s Message from the Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen
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New Year’s Message from the Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen

My fellow Jamaicans and Friends of Jamaica, We begin each year with the joys, burden, sorrow, or triumph of the past year still etched in our minds. That past and the way it influences us will determine how we live in the ensuing year. The questions before each of us are, how well have we learned the lessons of the past and how shall we use our failures and mistakes as stepping stones to progress in this New Year! Today we come to this new page of our history, as individuals and as a people, having passed through a year fraught with many challenges. Yet 2012 was also a year of unforgettable achievements by fellow Jamaicans. It marked the celebration of our nation’s Golden Jubilee, as well as our exploits at the memorable London Olymipics. Last year we recognized once again how blesse...
New Year’s Message from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller
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New Year’s Message from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller

Jamaicans All: Celebrating the advent of a New Year always reminds me of the wonder of a glorious Jamaican sunrise. As the golden sun peeks over the majestic Blue Mountains, it seems to gently push away the night-sky. Rays of hope and promise nudge through a soft and reflective crimson sky. The dazzling light and vibrant energy of that sunshine fuel the activities of a brand new day…a brand new year. On this the first day of the year 2013, I greet you with the love, light, warmth and energy of this new dawn. Our ancestors from Africa, Asia and Europe call upon us to gaze into our past to seek out the lessons that help us to chart the path for our future. Today, I call on each of us to look to both recent and more distant histories to prepare us for every new day; every new year. That ...
New Year’s Message from the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness
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New Year’s Message from the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness

My fellow Jamaicans: The year 2012 has come to a close. It is timely therefore that we reflect on its passing. Undoubtedly we will do so with mixed emotions. At times our spirits fell to abysmal lows such as at the gruesome murders and physical abuse of our women. We experienced dissappointing economic decline, deterioration in our net international reserves (NIR), and a worrying depreciation in the value of the Jamaican dollar. Thankfully, there were times when our spirits rose to incredible highs. As we basked in the glory of the successes and achievementsof our athletes at the 2012 Olypmics and we proudly celebrated our 50th year of independence. For this New Year, let us focus on the imperatives to achieve our economic independence. At the heart of this thrust must be a collective ...