Tuesday, 9 April 2013

NEWS & NOTES: The death of The Iron Lady + Colin Bullock to head up PIOJ + Romelda Aiken snatches ANZ shooting record

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, immortalized by Meryl Streep in the Oscar-winning film The Iron Lady, died in London on Monday morning after suffering a stroke. She was 87. PM Portia Simpson-Miller has expressed condolences to the government, family and people of Great Britain on the death of Baroness Thatcher, the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, and the only woman ever to have held the post.

Former Financial Secretary Colin Bullock will assume duties as Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), effective Monday, April 15. Bullock is a senior lecturer in Economics at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.

Jamaica's Romelda Aiken now holds the record of all-time leading goal-scorer in ANZ Netball Championship history. Earlier this week, the star shooter eclipsed Irene Van Dyk's previous record by setting her own: 2, 585 goals. Aiken is one of three Jamaican international players (all goal-shooters, coincidentally) competing in the 2013 ANZ competition, which features clubs from New Zealand and Australia. The other two are Carla Borrego and Sunshine Girl Jhaniele Fowler.

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