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Medical MissionariesMaking People HappyJamaica, Februry 5, 2018: From Monday, January 22 to Thursday, January 25, twenty-seven volunteers from the United States under the Jamaica Partners programme were in the island on a medical mission in parts of rural St Andrew, St Mary, and Portland.This is the 30th year that the volunteers have been coming to Jamaica offering medical, dental and optical treatment to people who cannot or can hardly afford such.Over the four days, 403 children and 842 adults were attended to, while 3, 901 prescriptions and 992 pairs of glasses were given out.

 

'Men Of Might' Set Lofty Goals - Cornwall College Alumni Of South Florida Vows To Do More To Help Alma MaterJamaica, Februry 4, 2018: Egbert Clarke from the class of '77 will lead the Cornwall College (CC) Alumni Association of South Florida for the third consecutive year, after the chapter's election on January 21.Last year, under his leadership, the CC Alumni Association surpassed all but a few of its targets, and the president has expressed confidence that the oldest Jamaican Alumni in South Florida will do even better this year."It was a good year for us in 2017. This year, we intend to work harder with the committees, to generate higher numbers, so we can continue using our operating funds for the benefit of the school," said Clarke.

 

Shaggy Meets $100m Target For Bustamante HospitalJamaica, February 2, 2018: The Bustamante Hospital For Children (BHC) yesterday received $100 million from the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation, meeting the target that conceptualiser and founder, Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell, announced last year.

 

Scotiabank FetesTop StudentsJamaica, February 1, 2018: The latest addition to the Scotia Scholars were officially welcomed at an event held in early January 2018. The 22 students gathered with their parents at the Scotiabank Corporate Learning Centre, having been selected as the top students in the island or at their schools.Joylene Griffiths-Irving, director, ScotiaFoundation, expressed pride in the students and their achievements.

 

Dominica Houston Association donates medical supplies to DominicaDominica, January 31, 2018: The Dominica Houston Association (DHA) has donated a 20-foot container of medical supplies and tarps valued at over $100,000 to Dominica.The container arrived on the island on January 25, 2018, and was presented to the Princess Margaret Hospital on January 30, during an appreciation function for volunteers.

 

The making a difference initiativeGrenada, January 29, 2018: Two large barrels of adult and children diapers, chucks (underpads), irrigation syringes, and school supplies, were donated last week Wednesday to the Hillview Home for the Aged, the St. George’s General Hospital and to the St. Peter’s R.C. Primary School in Gouyave.Administrator, Sonia Duncan, and staff members at Hillview Home for the Aged, as they receive items delivered by Fr. Leroy Hopkin, facilitatorThe items, intended to positively impact the education of children and the health of seniors and children, were delivered by local Roman Catholic priest, Fr. Leroy Hopkin and community leader, Judy Lewis-Joseph, on behalf of New York-based donors, Christine Grant, Cheryl Vincent, Gerry Hopkin, Burgess McPhie and Whisky Shippers & Movers, Inc. 

 

 

Former Ward Of The State Fighting To Break Out Of PovertyJamaica, Februry 5, 2018: As a former ward of the state, the life story of Nickeisha Ingram is one of struggle and hardship as she has spent most of her life feeling rejected and uncared for.Battered and bruised, but not giving up, she said, as she last week recounted to The Gleaner her life as a ward and the battle she has had to go through afterwards, just to survive.At the age of eight, she said she was raped by a cousin, who was then sent off to the country, and had to endure constant physical abuse from her mother and stepfather.

 

St Patrick's Rangers continue positive work in inner cityJamaica, Februry 4, 2018: AS a child of Jamaica's inner city, Dwayne Francis knows how susceptible 'area youth' are to peer pressure. While attending St George's College, he said he developed a sense of self-worth and determination to succeed.At 34, Francis is project manager at St Patrick's Rangers, a non-government organisation (NGO) that operates out of working-class Seaview Gardens.Founded in 2009, the 'Rangers' comprise volunteers who assist residents in their communities during the hurricane season. These are some of Jamaica's most economically challenged areas: Arnett Gardens, Olympic Gardens, Waterhouse, Riverton City, Payne Lands, Waltham Gardens, Cockburn Pen and Seaview Gardens.

 

Trini receives Queen’s award for protecting turtlesT&T, February 2, 2018: TRINIDADIAN Len Peters has been honoured by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for exceptional voluntary service protecting endangered turtle species with a Commonwealth Point of Light award.In a release on Thurtsday from the British High Commission it was reported in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London on April 19 to 20, Her Majesty The Queen - as Head of the Commonwealth - has thanked inspirational volunteers across the 52 Commonwealth nations for the difference they are making in their communities and beyond.

 

Regular Heroes - Even Children Gave Their Mite To Walker's Place Of SafetyJamaica, February 2, 2016: There was no handing over of mock cheques, let alone media, on hand for publicity.However, the contributions made by many ordinary Jamaicans in the aftermath of the inferno that swallowed the Walker's Place of Safety is just as significant as the big bucks forked out by corporate Jamaica and wealthy citizens, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) has asserted.In fact, the CPFSA yesterday lauded the charitable spirit of ordinary Jamaicans, stating that they, above all, recognised the need first and acted with the little that they had.

 

Medical missions get recognized for assistance after Hurricane MariaDominica, January 31, 2018: Six medical missions along with their volunteers were recognized for their assistance following Hurricane Maria during an appreciation ceremony at the Polyclinic Conference Room at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday.The organizations that were recognized were: Israid, International Medical Corps, Dominica Nurses in Action, Your Caribbean Nation Medical Mission, Pan American Health Organization and AmeriCar

 

Explorers youth club initiative to expand into other communitiesSt. Kitts, Janaury 29, 2018: The Ministry of National Security, through its social intervention programme, successfully launched two community-based youth groups in 2017 – the Mol-Phil Explorers Youth Club and the Shadwell Explorers Youth Club – both geared toward building strong character and promoting positive behaviours in young people.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Osmond Petty revealed Jan. 28 that plans are already underway for the expansion of the explorers youth club initiative in other communities across St. Kitts.

 

 

 

 

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