THE BIG STORY: One hardworking Jamaican journalist will win an all-expenses paid trip to Fort Lauderdale to participate in the International Reporting for an AIDS Free World workshop, which is among the activities being planned for the Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival, set for March 17-19, 2018. According to the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), the aim is to recognize Jamaican journalists who are committed to investigative reporting on HIV-related issues. Participants are being asked to submit their print/electronic articles, YouTube documentaries, blog posts and vlogs and short stories that will be published/broadcast/uploaded between January 1 and February 28, 2018 on such topics as prevention of new HIV infections, access to quality HIV care, stigma and cultural barriers, and spreading awareness. All entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1. The winner will be announced on March 5. For more info call the NFPB at 968-1629.
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“The Government must now proceed to take the necessary steps to safeguard the viability of our assets, even as we recognize value and appreciate the support provided to this country by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.” – Minister Andrew Wheatley responding to news that the Holness administration intends to purchase the 49% shares in the owned by Venezuela state-owned oil company PDVSA