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  1. Five Murders A Day – Outrage From Civil-Society Leaders As 100 Killed In First 20 Days Of New Year, With 12 Killed In 24 Hours
  2. Don’t Diss! Derrick Smith Warns That He Will Not Endorse Nigel Clarke If He Is Parachuted Into St Andrew NW
  3. Growth & Jobs | Use Your Talent To Build Wealth
  4. Donaldson Blasts U20 Team Preparation
  5. JFF Won’t Break Bank For New Head Coach
  6. Theatre Informs ‘Your Empowerment GPA’

1. Five Murders A Day – Outrage From Civil-Society Leaders As 100 Killed In First 20 Days Of New Year, With 12 Killed In 24 Hours 

Civil-society leaders reacted with alarm and disgust after it was revealed yesterday that Jamaica recorded 100 murders 20 days into the new year. The latest statistics compiled by the police revealed, too, that a suspect was arrested and charged in just 28 of those killings, as criminals continue to get away with murder. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Don’t Diss! Derrick Smith Warns That He Will Not Endorse Nigel Clarke If He Is Parachuted Into St Andrew NW

Former Member of parliament for St Andrew North Western, Derrick Smith, has declared that he would be upset if the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) selects Dr Nigel Clarke as his replacement without following its constitution. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Growth & Jobs | Use Your Talent To Build Wealth 

JN Bank employees Ariel Sinclair, operations support officer at the Papine MoneyShop; and Marissa Barrett, project specialist in the Credit Risk Management Unit, recently embarked on new hobbies which they find not only fulfilling, but which have transitioned into positive money-making opportunities. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Donaldson Blasts U20 Team Preparation

After being eliminated from the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, and also an opportunity to participate in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in France in August, Jamaica’s head coach, Lorne Donaldson says the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) should do better, particularly with travelling to tournaments. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. JFF Won’t Break Bank For New Head Coach

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President Michael Ricketts said that the association will not be spending above its means to offer national coaches Theodore Whitmore and his assistant Jerome Waite new contracts to coach the senior men’s team.  See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Theatre Informs ‘Your Empowerment GPA’

Conroy Wilson and Michael Holgate have learnt much from ASHE and have used their 25 years each with the performing arts ensemble to also learn a lot more. Now ASHE’s executive and artistic director, have encapsulated much of that insight and practical experience from the stage as well as running numerous workshops across Jamaica and the Caribbean in the book, Your Empowerment GPASee full story on The Gleaner’s website.