Friday, 14 June 2019

NEWS FEED: Variety of events scheduled as nation mourns Seaga; Samantha Brown-Thompson is the new LASCO top cop…

THE LONG GOODBYE: Activities to honour the life and legacy of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga will slip into high gear in the coming week. On Sunday, June 16, the West Kingston-based Edward Seaga Sports Complex will come alive with the staging of an exhibition football game between a Tivoli Gardens Invitational lineup and a Premiere League All Stars team. The Little Theatre will provide the venue for a tribute concert from the arts community on Tuesday, June 18, featuring the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), Jamaican Folk Singers, Tivoli Dance Troupe, among other performing-arts groups. On Wednesday, June 19, Parliament will host a special sitting in Mr. Seaga’s honour. Meanwhile, the former JLP leader’s body will lie in state at the National Arena from Wednesday to Saturday, ahead of a wake/set-up on Saturday night (June 22) at the Tivoli Gardens Square, commencing at 7:30pm. The country will then pay final respects on Sunday, June 23, at the state funeral, being held at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, starting at 12 noon. Interment follows at National Heroes Park. 

WOMAN POWER: Corporal Samantha Brown-Thompson is the 2018/19 LASCO Police Officer of the Year. Based at the station in Guy’s Hill (St. Catherine), where she is very active in the community, Brown-Thompson was this year’s sole female nominee among the finalists. Her prize package included a $350,000 cash award, the prestigious trophy and gift baskets. 

Quote Me! 
“We face an urgent crisis. It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution, end fossil fuel subsidies, and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy not a grey economy.” – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message to mark

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