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.
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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.
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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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