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High 7 Jamaican & Caribbean Information Tales

JAMAICAN GOVERNMENT TO ALLOCATE $9.2 BILLION TO UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES
Fayval Williams, Jamaica’s Minister of Schooling, Youth, and Data, introduced that the federal government plans to offer the College of the West Indies (IWI) with an allocation of $9.2 billion to assist alleviate the monetary challenges confronted by the establishment as a consequence of COVID-19. The federal government will even present a grant of $2.9 billion to the College of Know-how. Williams famous that the federal government is reviewing the best way tertiary schooling in Jamaica is funded.

JAMAICA’S NATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING BOARD (NFPB) SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN BASIC SCHOOL CURRICULUM
In accordance with Nicola Cousins, the Technical Officer within the Enabling Surroundings and Human Rights Unit of the Nationwide Household Planning Board (NFPB), human rights, which aren’t at the moment a part of the educating curriculum in Jamaican colleges, must be taught as early as the essential college stage. Cousins mentioned the NFPB believes that early schooling in human rights is without doubt one of the “most sustainable methods” to assist folks perceive their human rights. Such a long-term answer is important to make sure that the Jamaican folks have the data mandatory to stop violation of their rights.

THIS WEEK’S TOP CARIBBEAN NEWS

CARIBBEAN PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY REPORTS OBESITY A CRITICAL ISSUE FOR CARICOM COUNTRIES
The Caribbean Public Well being Company (CARPHA) acknowledged that weight problems presents a essential concern for creating international locations, together with CARICOM international locations. The assertion was made at the side of the marking of World Weight problems Day. The company famous that the Caribbean has among the highest weight problems charges within the Americas, with 18.9 p.c of adults in Antigua and Barbuda and 31.6 p.c of adults within the Bahamas being chubby. Moreover, weight problems ranges amongst kids between the ages of 5 and 9 in CARICOM international locations are rising, with the Bahamas having the very best stage at 39.5 p.c and St. Lucia having the bottom at 26.1 p.c. Weight problems charges amongst kids amongst kids within the Caribbean is 2 to 3 occasions that in the remainder of the world, placing them at larger danger for non-communicable ailments sooner or later. The company additionally famous the vulnerability of overweight folks to COVID-19, diabetes, most cancers, and coronary heart illness.

THIS WEEK’S TOP JAMAICAN DIASPORA NEWS

CLARKE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ALLOW CARIBBEAN “DREAMERS” TO EARN LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN U.S.
Yvette D. Clarke, a Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman, has launched laws in the USA Home of Representatives to allow Caribbean and different “Dreamers” to acquire authorized everlasting residence within the US and US citizenship. The laws, known as the Improvement, Aid, and Schooling for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, would grant non permanent conditional residency to Dreamers – these unauthorized Caribbean and different immigrants who got here to the US as minors – and the appropriate to work. Moreover, in the event that they later fulfill further {qualifications}, they are going to attain everlasting residency. Clarke is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants and represents the ninth Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York. The laws is co-authored by New York Democratic Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.

THIS WEEK’S TOP BUSINESS NEWS 

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL RETAILER DUFRY WINS 6-YEAR EXTENSION TO SANGSTER AIRPORT CONCESSION CONTRACT
Dufry, a worldwide journey retailing agency, has gained a six-year extension to its present retail concession enterprise at Sangster Worldwide Airport in Montego Bay. The settlement covers duty-free and duty-paid outlets on the airport. Underneath the extension, MBJ Airports, supervisor of Sangster, and Dufry, which operates journey retailing entities in 63 international locations, features a six-year duty-paid concession that can go into impact in June 2021 for quite a lot of the retailer’s specialised outlets and a brand new five-year duty-free contract that can be efficient from August of 2021. The brand new outlets embody a walk-through store, two last-minute duty-free outlets in departure areas, and a duty-free arrivals store. 

THIS WEEK’S TOP ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

REGGAE LEGEND BUNNY WAILER DIES AT AGE 73
Bunny Wailer, the legendary reggae artist and final surviving founding member of The Wailers group, died in Jamaica on the age of 73 on March 2, 2021. The Wailers fashioned in 1963 with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. The group gained worldwide consideration with its album “Catch a Hearth.” It additionally helped to popularize Rastafarian tradition amongst Jamaicans within the Seventies. Wailer died at Andrews Memorial Hospital in St. Andrew of problems from a stroke he suffered in July 2020. His dying was mourned by folks all over the world.

THIS WEEK’S TOP SPORTS NEWS

REGGAE BOYZ SEEK ADDITIONAL PLAYERS IN MOVE TO QUALIFY FOR 2022 WORLD CUP
The Jamaica soccer federation is working to amass citizenship for some high-profile gamers in order that they’ll be part of the Reggae Boyz nationwide workforce. The Reggae Boyz have recruited Mason Holgate, Demarai Grey, Ivan Toney, and others within the workforce’s bid to qualify for the World Cup in 2022. In accordance with Michael Rickets, president of the Jamaican Soccer Federation, discussions have occurred with quite a lot of gamers within the prime two divisions of English soccer regarding their availability to characterize Jamaica. The federation is within the technique of getting these gamers Jamaican passports.

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