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  1. Queen Davina returns home
  2. Dec 9 funeral for Lester Spaulding
  3. Ja in on multi-destination winter pull
  4. Worrying suicide trend in teens
  5. School violence falling
  6. UWI rebrands consultancy

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1. Queen Davina returns home

Miss Universe second runner-up Jamaican Davina Bennett arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday to a heartfelt homecoming orchestrated by Uzuri International Designs and Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Dec 9 funeral for Lester Spaulding

The family of J.A. Lester Spaulding, chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, has advised that thanksgiving service for his life and work will be held on Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Webster Memorial Church at 53 Half-Way Tree Road in St Andrew. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Ja in on multi-destination winter pull

Jamaica, along with Cuba, Dominica Republic, and Mexico are set to roll out a multi-destination offering to the international market for the 2018 winter tourist season. According to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, two-thirds of this new marketing approach has already been agreed on, with Mexico due to put pen to paper on the 17th of January 2018. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Worrying suicide trend in teens

The last 12 months have seen adolescents either considering or making plans to end their lives, and this is significantly higher among females.This was revealed in a 2017 Global School Health Survey and Rapid Situation Assessment, which was conducted by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA).  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. School violence falling

Jamaica may be currently faced with disturbing and alarming incidents of crime and mayhem, but a totally different picture has been painted in schools. A study done this year by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) shows that there has been significant reduction in major incidents of violence in learning institutions. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. UWI rebrands consultancy

The University of the West Indies relaunched its business and advisory subsidiary under the new name Lumin Consulting. The company’s initial focus will be on diversifying its revenue base next year, said executive director Lisa Cummins. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

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