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FOOTBALLERS FROM JAMAICA WIN ‘WILD CARD’ SPOTS FOR THE DIGICEL ACADEMY

Last chance winners get one week of training under the leadership of top Barclays Premier League coaches

Friday, October 21st 2011 – Kingston, Jamaica: After taking part in the Jamaican leg of the 2011 Digicel Kick Start Clinics last week, young footballers Shamar Dillon and Dominic James scored themselves a place at the Digicel Academy at the eleventh hour, having achieved the highest points in the Digicel Hot Shot Wild Card competition.

Despite having not been originally selected to represent Jamaica at the Academy, Shamar Dillon and Dominic James played their best in the Hot Shot contest – a skills-based shooting competition with participants gaining points for shots netted through a cover over the goal. Scoring 60 and 75 points respectively, their high scores placed them above the other Hot Shot winners from Haiti, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, Grenada and Suriname, guaranteeing them the two ‘wild card’ places.

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CALL TO RESIST PRO-SODOMY MOTION AT COMMONWEALTH MEETING NEXT WEEK

20th October 2011 - A British Christian pressure group says African, Caribbean and Asian nations must oppose a motion to legalise homosexual acts at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Australia at the end of next week.

The motion, tabled by Australian delegate Michael Kirby, will be supported by the official United Kingdom delegation.  READ THE STORY HERE.

Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice, said today:

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CARIBBEAN MEDIA EXCHANGE GEARS UP FOR 10 YEAR-ANNIVERSARY TALKS IN ST. THOMAS

ST. THOMAS, United States Virgin Islands (October 19, 2011) - Movers and shakers of the media, tourism, government and civil society are preparing to examine the linkages between effective communication and wealth creation in the region's most important industry.

Leading regional and international journalists and editors will interact with business leaders, hospitality officials, development specialists, youth delegates and government representatives for the 10-year anniversary of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) slated for December at the Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.

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A NEED FOR CRITICAL DATA ON MARINE SECTOR IN THE REGION

THE CARIBBEAN MARINE ASSOCIATION RECOGNISES NEED FOR CRITICAL DATA IN ASSESSING ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE MARINE SECTOR IN THE REGION

The Caribbean Marine Association (CMA) recognises the need for capturing current economic data for the marine sector.  The last formal survey of the regional marine sector was undertaken by UNECLAC in 2001 “Yachting in the Eastern Caribbean, a Regional Overview”.

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FINAL LEG OF THE DIGICEL KICK START CLINICS 2011 GETS UNDERWAY IN JAMAICA

Thirty-five young footballers begin training with England and Liverpool Legend, John Barnes

Thursday 13th October 2011 – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel this morning officially kicked off the seventh and final leg of the Digicel Kick Start Clinics 2011 with a press conference at Barbican Beach in Kingston, Jamaica. In attendance were Head Coach and England and Liverpool football legend, John Barnes, and the manager of the Jamaican National team, Theodore “Tappa” Whitmore, as well as representatives from the Jamaican Football Federation and Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA).

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