Bad Bet: JA Church Leaders Rebuke Practice Of Staging Fund-Raising Raffles; Suggest Alternatives

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON, By Brittny Hutchinson - CHURCH leaders are expressing strong disapproval and admonishment of their colleagues who host raffles to raise funds, arguing that it is a subtle form of gambling, and instead have suggested food sales, offerings, and concerts as better alternativ... Read more

Jackson Awarded Carey Olsen Scholarship

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A second scholarship award since its inception, has been presented to Ice’ces Jackson, "whi in September will begin the second year of her Bachelor of Law and Business degree at the University of Law in Birmingham". A spokesperson said: "As part of the scholarship, Ice’ces has been awarded a ... Read more

OBA On Gencom: ‘When The Gov Says It’s Not About The Condos”, You Can Be Sure It Is Indeed Exactly That’

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The following Op-Ed was released by One Bermuda Alliance Senator Dr Douglas DeCouto... The PLP Government is often pleased to trumpet its record on the environment, with glitzy press releases about ministerial travel to international conferences like the COP Climate Change Conference, or the Unit... Read more

Enrique Russell Signs With AFC Totton – Congratulations!

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Another young Bermudian baller is on the move with word last week that Enrique Russell has signed with AFC Totton, in England's Southern League Division One. According to the club's report: "Although he was born and mostly-raised in Bermuda, part of Enrique’s education was in the UK at Sparshol... Read more

Anne Heche Dies Of Crash Injuries After Life Support Removed

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Associated Press: LOS ANGELES — Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose dramatic Hollywood rise in the 1990s and accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, died of injuries from a fiery car crash. She was 53. Heche was “peacefully taken off life sup... Read more

Bronx Teen, 14, Charged With Murdering Pal, Also 14, While Playing With Gun, Friends Left Him To Die

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New York Daily News: A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for murder for the shooting of a pal, also 14, while they played around with a gun in the lobby of a Bronx apartment building, police said Sunday. The suspect, whose name was not released by the NYPD because of his age, was nabbed Friday ni... Read more

Minister to Hold Discussions with Seniors

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - "These past two years have been challenging for many, especially our seniors. Now that we are moving beyond the pandemic, we have planned a series of events focused on the needs and concerns of our seniors," said Tinee Furbert, Minister of Social Development and Sen... Read more

R Kelly Accuser To Give Key Testimony On Trial-Fixing Charge

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Associated Press: CHICAGO, By Michael Tarm — R Kelly’s federal trial in Chicago that starts Monday is in many ways a do-over of his 2008 state child pornography trial, at which jurors acquitted the singer on charges that he produced a video of himself when he was around 30 having sex with a girl... Read more

‘We are going to get you’ – Holness Sends Stern Message To Criminals, Points To Tough Legislation

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON, By Romardo Lyons - Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Saturday sent a firm message to criminals wreaking havoc across the country and the people facilitating them with shipments of illegal guns that the State will arrest and prosecute them. "As of now, no one in Jamaica ... Read more

Rainwater Is Now Unsafe To Drink Worldwide Because Of ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Study Suggests

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USA TODAY: By Wyatte Grantham-Philips - It's now unsafe to drink rainwater around the world because of the growing presence of "forever chemicals," a new study suggests. In the study, published August 2 in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology, researchers poin... Read more