Friday, 1 April 2016

CHAT ‘BOUT: Quotables from Billy Heaven, TV-J’s Claire Grant, PM Andrew Holness, and more

“TV-J’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz enjoys a rich tradition cherished by generations of Jamaicans. It is woven into the very fabric of the Jamaican experience; it brings families together in Jamaican households. At TV-J, we appreciate the gravity of our responsibility as stewards of this contest, a job we take very seriously. As part of our annual evaluation, we intend to undertake a robust review of the operations and rules, by engaging stakeholders to ensure that the principles and values of this dynamic competition continue to be upheld.” – TV-J General Manager Claire Grant clearing the air after scoring errors in two matches brought this year’s SCQ season into disrepute. Titchfield High emerged champions following Thursday's grand finale
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“It is obviously a big blow for us. We got caught between two schools of thought today, and we didn’t quite get it right on the pitch and we left ourselves open….. I don’t think it was a case of allowing them to play through the midfield; it was that we didn’t quite get our shape right. I don’t think anyone could knock the effort, but at this level that’s not enough.” – Reggae Boyz skipper Adrian Mariappa speaking to Jamaican journalists after their shocking 3-0 defeat in Costa Rica on Tuesday night
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“Our students must know their basic human rights, know about Universal Adult Suffrage and the great men who fought for it. We want out citizens to be proud Jamaicans. The ultimate goal is our students to realize their fullest potential. We need to grab every opportunity to strengthen our craft as education practitioners. We need to constantly renew our methodologies and approaches. – Education minister Ruel Reid revealing that his ministry has plans to reintroduce civics in local schools
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“It feels good to be returned as president, as over the past two years the JCA has made several strides. It is a good victory for cricket, I believe, as the association is moving in the right direction generally, and the hope is that over the next term things will get even better.” – CHASE Fund CEO, Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven looking ahead to his second two-year term after being re-elected President of the Jamaica Cricket Association
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“Jamaica’s commitment to world peace and values for the sanctity of human life sees us standing in solidarity with the Belgian people at this time. Unspeakable horror and trauma has been unleashed upon them, and Jamaica joins the rest of the world in condemning this act of terror. Jamaica notes the responses of eminent world leaders thus far, and considers it critically important that the international community continues to speak with one voice in the wake of the tragedy.” – PM Andrew Holness adding his voice to the global outcry in the wake of the recent deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels






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