Kitson Town All-Age Installs New Prefects and Celebrates National Heroes

first_img “Don’t believe that if you waste today, there will be much opportunity for you tomorrow. Some might be able to bounce back, but some won’t. What you waste today, you might not get it tomorrow,” The St. Catherine-based Kitson Town All-Age School, installed its new prefects and celebrated the work of the National Heroes, during a special function held on Wednesday, October 16, on the school grounds.The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) participated in the celebrations, presenting the institution with several publications on Jamaica’s Heritage.In her charge to the new appointees, Principal, Nerica Powell-Hay, said the prefect system is designed to empower and to assist the students in their leadership journey.“We, at the Kitson Town All-Age School, believe that you are an important asset to our institution. This opportunity will propel you to new heights. We promise to travel alongside you as you develop your strength, and explore new ways to enhance your self-awareness,” she stated.She told them that they were elected to represent the entire student body and encouraged them to do well and motivate others. “Lead by example and be trustworthy. This quality will endear you not only to your teachers, but also to your classmates. Have a support system that includes your parents, classmates and your teachers, they have your best interest in mind, and they will push you to success,” Mrs. Powell-Hay advised.In his address, past student at the school, and Reporter at the JIS, Garfield Angus, who presented the publications on behalf of the agency, encouraged the student leaders to emulate the country’s heroes and stand for what is right, even if this will make them unpopular among their peers.He also urged the students to make good use of their educational opportunities.“Don’t believe that if you waste today, there will be much opportunity for you tomorrow. Some might be able to bounce back, but some won’t. What you waste today, you might not get it tomorrow,” he pointed out.Meanwhile, Bishop Rowan Edwards, who was the guest speaker at the function, encouraged the students to have a clear vision for their future.“You have to plan towards your future; the future of your school, the future of your family, the future of everything that surrounds you. You have to make sure that your vision is intact. The National Heroes, they were looking way ahead, that’s why they put up the fight that they did. They fought hard to make sure that this country becomes what they wanted to see. Now, they are all gone, we who are here have to be thinking what we want for our future, so your vision is important,” he stated. The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) participated in the celebrations, presenting the institution with several publications on Jamaica’s Heritage Meanwhile, Bishop Rowan Edwards, who was the guest speaker at the function, encouraged the students to have a clear vision for their future. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Agriculture Minister Calls on Jamaicans to Invest More in Idle Lands

first_img Speaking at the St. Mary Agricultural Show at Gray’s Inn Sports complex, Annotto Bay, St. Mary, on Monday (April 2), Mr. Shaw said more investments from Jamaicans are needed in the agricultural sector, “so that we can ensure food security and decrease our importation to satisfy the demands of our local market”. New Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has reiterated calls for Jamaicans to invest more in farming on idle lands across the island. New Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has reiterated calls for Jamaicans to invest more in farming on idle lands across the island.Speaking at the St. Mary Agricultural Show at Gray’s Inn Sports complex, Annotto Bay, St. Mary, on Monday (April 2), Mr. Shaw said more investments from Jamaicans are needed in the agricultural sector, “so that we can ensure food security and decrease our importation to satisfy the demands of our local market”.“In Jamaica, we are too blessed with so many acres of idle lands. We have got to put them into production,” the Minister emphasised.“I am tired to see idle lands [of which] a lot was in sugar, and all over the world, sugar is a declining business, but even in sugar, we can rationalise our sugar lands and make them produce more efficiently while we make other lands available for use,” he added.The Minister pointed out that numerous hectares of idle lands already have irrigation, which investors will not have to worry about before planting.“Plenty of the idle lands are between St. Catherine and Clarendon. There are 18,000 hectares that are idle, and 70 per cent already has irrigation,” he noted.Mr. Shaw also called on more Jamaicans to set up small gardens in their back yards, as is done in other developed and developing nations.“Last week, I went to a conference in Argentina in a place called Mendoza, and when I was flying across the South American continent (Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina), all I could see is production. Everywhere, something was being produced, whether grapes or corn…Where you don’t see crops growing, you see cattle. When I fly over Jamaica, I am tired to see idle lands,” he said.The Minister pointed out that countries such as Guatemala, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic export a lot of fresh vegetables and processed foods to the United States, and Jamaica needs to do more of this.Mr. Shaw said since he has been working in the capacity of Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, he has been impressed by the interest, involvement and initiatives of youth in agriculture.“I’ve seen so much initiative and enterprise. I’ve seen so many young entrepreneurs who are committed to doing something and devising new products from our locally produced material, and this is how we are going to move in Jamaica, from poverty to prosperity,” he said.The St. Mary Agricultural Show was being held for the 32nd year, under the theme ‘Climate Smart Agriculture, the Key to Food Security’.Annually, the event is hosted to bring farmers from the parish of St. Mary, neighbouring parishes and other stakeholders together, where ideas for innovation are shared, along with the introduction of new technology, which they can incorporate in their practice. “I am tired to see idle lands [of which] a lot was in sugar, and all over the world, sugar is a declining business, but even in sugar, we can rationalise our sugar lands and make them produce more efficiently while we make other lands available for use,” he added. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Marines looking to recruit high school grads and upperclassmen

first_imgMarines looking to recruit high school grads and upperclassmen Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Jason Austell, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsJason Austell sat down with Sergeant Anna Rodrigues and Major Jared Reddinger in studio to discuss their experience in the marines. They encouraged high school grads, juniors, and seniors, to join up, describing the many benefits of service.For more information about the marines: www.marines.com Jason Austell Posted: May 20, 2018 May 20, 2018last_img read more

Pollachi sexual assault Actress Sindhu calls for legalising prostitution in Tamil Nadu

first_imgAngadi Theru Sindhu.PR HandoutActress Sindhu of Angadi Theru fame has made a controversial statement after she urged for “legalising” prostitution in Tamil Nadu in wake of the Pollachi sexual assault of several women.In a video doing rounds on the internet, Sindhu has vented her anguish on the culprits and wants them to be brutally killed for their acts. “These inhumane dogs should be hanged. I can use filthy language against them, but I don’t want to damage my own reputation,” she said.”Do they deserve to live? If it had happened abroad, the culprits, by now, would have been cut into pieces. Why such severe punishment is not being brought in India to safeguard our girls,” she adds.Sindhu further demanded that prostitution should be legalised in Tamil Nadu. “Like in Hyderabad and Mumbai, it has been legalised. And very rarely we hear about rape incidents in those places. If prostitution is legalised, our girls can be considered safe to some extent, from such sexual predators,” the actress adds.However, prostitution is not legal in India under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956.The Pollachi sex assault-cum-blackmail issue of over 60 women has come as shock to Tamil Nadu. Four persons – Senthil, Babu, Mani alias Manivannan and Vasanthakumar – have been arrested following a complaint filed by one of the victim’s family members.The FIR has been filed under sections 354A (sexual harassment), 354B (assault or use of criminal force against woman with intent to disrobe), and 392 (robbery) of the IPC; section 66E of the IT Act (violation of privacy); and section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Sexual Harassment of Women Act (sexual harassment). Now, the case has been handed over to the CBI.Coming back to Sindhu, she also puts some amount of blame on the girls for such incidents. “Don’t their parents aware of their responsibilities and know when to get their girls married? Why do they fall prey to such men? This incident should be a lesson to all of them,” Sindhu claims.last_img read more

Want development vote for AL LGRD minister

first_imgLocal government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain. UNB File Photo.Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday said there is no alternative to vote for the ‘boat’ symbol.“The development of the country will be stopped if countrymen vote on any symbol other than boat,” the minister said, reports UNB.He said this while addressing a mass gathering at Government Rajendra College ground in Faridpur in the afternoon.The district unit of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) organised the gathering.The government led by prime minister Shiekh Hasina has been working to make the country hunger and poverty free as was dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he added.last_img read more

Full Show TxDOTs Largest Road Project Raises Questions About Driver Safety And

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Thursday’s Houston Matters: A chunk of concrete fell off I-45 Thursday morning as Houstonians made their morning commutes. No one was injured, but the incident has prompted questions about highway safety. We address those safety issues with TxDOT Houston District Public Information Officer Danny Perez. Also this hour: This Saturday, Houston will host its annual Pride Festival and Parade downtown. We discuss the history and legacy of the festival and its importance to the LGBTQ community. Plus: The Holocaust Museum of Houston has been undergoing renovations and re-opens this Saturday (June 22, 2019). We talk with Kelly Zúñiga, the museum’s CEO, about the new interactive exhibits and the museum’s expanded focus on human rights and moral choice.Then, Houston’s Three Brothers Bakery lost its Kosher certification at its South Braeswood location. We hear from Rabbi Barry Gelman about why Kosher food is made in accordance with the set of rules and responsibility of Jewish law.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share Listen 00:00 /56:12center_img Xlast_img read more

KIIT and KISS to host 39th edition of World Congress of Poets

first_imgJointly organised by World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC), USA; KIIT and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar, the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) will be held in October 2019 at KIIT and KISS premises.The announcement was made by Professor Achyuta Samanta, President of the 39th World Congress of Poets (WCP) and Founder, KIIT and KISS in a press conference held at the Constitution Club on December 20. The conference was attended by Jacob Isaac, Executive Board Member of World Congress of Poets and World Academy of Arts and Culture (WAAC), USA; Dr R K Das and Dr B N Nanda, Senior Advisors, KIIT and KISS. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe poetry event is expected to be attended by more than 500 poets from 100 countries. Besides that, 2000 writers and poets from India and another 2000 from Odisha are expected to join, informed the President of the event. Speaking at the conference, Professor Samanta said, “It is a matter of pride that KIIT and KISS will be hosting the 39th World Congress of Poets in India from October 2, 2019, coinciding with the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. There will be a good academic exchange as poets and writers from across the globe will come together. So it will definitely give a very good boost to poets and writers in our state Odisha and India also.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveHe further stated that Odisha state government will cooperate to make the World Congress of Poets a grand success, and the institution also seeks support from Ministry of Culture, Government of India. As WCP is being organised on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Golden Jubilee WAAC, it has been decided to name the award on Mahatma Gandhi, besides other D Litt awards. As the representative of World Congress of Poets, Jacob briefed about the history of the event. Followed by Nanda who threw light on the organisation of this prestigious meet in India. In order to conclude the conference, R K Das proposed the vote of thanks. At the 38th WCP hosted in Suiyang County of China’s Guizhou Province, the Executive Board Members of WAAC like President of WAAC, Dr Maurus Young, Sr. Vice President, Professor Ernesto Kahan and General Secretary Dr. Maria Eugenia Soberanis announced that the 39th edition will take place in the KIIT and KISS premises. For the third time, the World Congress of Poets is going to be held in India. In a preliminary meeting, it is tentatively decided to hold the forthcoming World Congress of Poets from October 2 – 6, 2019. The inaugural ceremony will be held on October 2, 2019, coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It has been planned to hold a session on tourism poetry at Konark and a session on spiritual poetry to promote tourism of Odisha, in particular, and of India, in general.last_img read more