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By Maia Chung
“…Every citizen has a role to play in making sure that the targets we set for our country are met” – that statement was taken from information issued by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ), in its pamphlet used to…Continue
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"We are really calling out to the private sector to enter with us into some talks and to look at the issue of affirmative action because the disabled are set back, but we have things to offer and enrich the society," said Maia Chung during the most recent Gleaner Editors' Forum, held at the newspaper's central Kingston head offices last Thursday.
Turning her focus to autism, Chung said an audit of existing local infrastructure needs to be carried out in an effort to determine…Continue
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The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is announcing that there has been an extension for nominations for awards for persons and companies who cater to the Jamaican disabilities population.
The winners from the nominated the nation’s Inaugural Disabilities Friendly…
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His name is Samuel Clarke and he is seven years old. He lives in Jamaica, Old Harbour St. Catherine.
He is a diagnosed Jamaican Autist and he eats stones, paper and sticks – while refusing normal food.
His mother a poor single woman with 8 children;…
Deborah Sontag - The New York Times
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Since the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, a scrappy 12-year-old boy named Givenson Fanfan has been sleeping on the rock-hard floor of a…Continue
Cuban and American scientists have joined forces in an effort to protect baby sea turtles and endangered sharks. They’re studying Caribbean weather patterns that fuel the hurricanes that have devastated the Southeastern United States.
In the process, they’re chipping away at a half-century of…
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Dancer Carlos Acosta left Cuba and went on to become a star with London's Royal Ballet. With the help of a renowned British architect, he hopes to return to his homeland and revive a long-abandoned, landmark ballet school. But his plans are facing opposition, including from the original…Continue
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CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Thursday, September 6, 2012 - Canadian Global and its investors and affiliates are proposing to bring a CAN $400 million dollar fuel storage facility to Nevis.
According to a release by the Canadian company, they have been in ongoing…
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In a rare gesture towards the Jamaican disabled community specifically the young students of this grouping; the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Committee made a well needed back to school assistance donation… to The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation (MCADF) - to help its clients that are challenged who are this school year going back to their academic institutions.
The MCADF was allotted 10-thousand dollars to be used among its existing clients.
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By Maia Chung
If a child’s body prevents him from getting societal buy in, as well as the deployment of his constitutional rights to develop his mind, we the nation Jamaica must act.
The case of a teenaged student and his mother battling for the development of that boy’s mind; which has…
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FINALLY, the jinx has been broken and it could not have come at a better time.
In the year when the nation celebrates its 50th Independence anniversary, like the great Olympians, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz, after boldly promising victory, duly delivered on a first-ever senior football victory over the mighty Americans with a well-deserved come-from-behind 2-1 victory in front of a near capacity crowd at the National Stadium last night.…Continue
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BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer staff reporter
Wednesday, September 05, 2012…Continue
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FOUR years ago when Barack Obama was on the verge of becoming the first black president of the United States, the reggae community threw its weight behind him.
Singers Cocoa Tea and Screwdriver and singjay Tony Rebel were some of the artistes who recorded songs in tribute to the Democratic senator from Illinois who defeated Republican John McCain by a landslide in the October, 2008 election.…Continue
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