A petition against Trump coming to the UK now has one million signatures

Read more: “Shameful and cruel”: London mayor Sadiq Khan reacts to Trump’s ban”Westminster Hall has great significance and should be reserved for leaders who have made an outstanding positive difference in the world. That doesn’t include Mr Trump. Those who wish to fawn over him should be free to do so in the Royal Gallery as normal. Not Westminster Hall thanks.”News of Trump’s visit to Britain to meet the Queen was revealed during Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to the US.  Monday 30 January 2017 9:56 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout2021 Buicks | Search AdsIntroducing The Head Turning 2021 Buicks!2021 Buicks | Search AdsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter whatsapp More From Our Partners Connecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Share “Donald Trump’s well documented misogyny and vulgarity disqualifies him from being received by Her Majesty the Queen or the Prince of Wales. Therefore during the term of his presidency Donald Trump should not be invited to the United Kingdom for an official state visit.” Lynsey Barber A petition against Trump coming to the UK now has one million signatures Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has issued a surprisingly quick response to the furore surrounding the travel ban, saying Trump should be blocked from a state visit until it’s lifted.”I think it would be totally wrong for him to be coming here while that situation is going on,” he told ITV’s Peston on Sunday show.”I think he has to be challenged on this,” he said. “I’m not happy with him coming here until that ban is lifted quite honestly because look at what’s happening with those countries, how many more is it going to be, and what’s going to be the long term effect of this on the rest of the world.”Lib Dem leader Tim Farron echoed that call, saying: “I thought the offer for a state visit was hasty, especially given the things he is coming out with. We should not be giving in so lightly because Theresa May is in a desperate position.”Tory backbencher Sarah Wollaston, an MP for Totnes, has said she doesn’t’ think “Trump should be invited to address both Houses of Parliament from Westminster Hall” on his visit, which will take place this year. A group of MPs will decide on Tuesday if the matter will head to the House of Commons.It is calling for Trump to “be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US government, but he should not be invited to make an official state visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen”.Read more: Here’s how British citizens are affected by Donald Trump’s travel banSet up by a member of the public, it added:  whatsapp A petition to prevent Donald Trump from visiting the UK in the form of an official state visit has now gathered more than one million signatures in the wake of the President’s executive order banning travel to the US from seven majority Muslim countries.The government must respond to the petition after gaining more than the 10,000 signatures required and the matter will now have to be considered for debate in Parliament after gaining more than the 100,000 needed. read more

Theresa May’s resignation: Political allies and rivals react

first_img Prime Minister Theresa May said today she would step down as Prime Minister on 7 June after the failure of her flagship Brexit policy.Her resignation triggers a contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party and the keys to 10 Downing Street. Jeremy CorbynThe Labour leader was unsympathetic to May’s fate and reiterated Labour’s demand for a general election. whatsapp Read more: Theresa May’s legacy? Contortions of logic and tin-eared obstinacyJeremy HuntForeign secretary Jeremy Hunt has plotted an increasingly independent course in recent months as May’s authority over her Cabinet crumbled. Another frontrunner for the top job. More From Our Partners Man on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Read more: Theresa May will quit as Tory party leader on 7 JuneSupporters and political rivals reacted to her resignation this morning.Boris JohnsonThe favourite to succeed May as PM paid tribute to her “dignified” resignation speech and set out his position as the leader to deliver on the 2016 referendum result. Since his resignation from cabinet last year, Johnson has used his Telegraph column as a platform to deliver regular swipes at May’s handling of the Brexit negotiations. As a Party we must come together to make a success of the next phase of our Party’s great story.Brexit is a process and compromise is needed to pass a Deal that works for everyone.We must show we can lead this great country to the strong future that I know we can deliver.— Amber Rudd MP (@AmberRuddHR) May 24, 2019Steve BakerKey European Research Group member Steve Baker has been a constant thorn in the side during May’s premiership. He welcomed her exit today.Very dignified statement from Theresa May, beginning to set out the many things which she has achieved in office. This is a sad but necessary day. https://t.co/OvbyVu9c5E— Steve Baker MP (@SteveBakerHW) May 24, 2019 May’s main rival for the Tory leadership in 2016 triggered her eventual downfall with her resignation from Cabinet on Thursday night. The former leader of the House and prominent Brexiter is one of the frontrunners to succeed May. Friday 24 May 2019 11:15 am Amber RuddFormer Home Secretary Amber Rudd lost her post over the Windrush debacle, allowing May to escape relatively unscathed from a scandal that largely stemmed from her hardline six-year stint at the Home Office. Theresa May’s resignation: Political allies and rivals react center_img whatsapp Michael GoveEnvironment secretary Michael Gove has been a key supporter of May since his return to cabinet in 2017. Gove spent a period in the political wilderness following his betrayal of Brexiter ally Boris Johnson following the 2016 referendum, but has rebuilt his stock of political capital in the ensuing years and is now one of the favourites to succeed May. James Booth Andrea Leadsom Tags: Boris Johnson Brexit Michael Gove People Theresa May Share Dominic RaabThe former Brexit secretary, who has set out his pitch to the Tory grassroots with a tough stance on Brexit, paid tribute to May today.  Heidi AllenThe Change UK leader and former Tory MP Heidi Allen showed a note of regret in her response to May’s emotional resignation speech.last_img read more

Passenger on board the Alaska ferry Kennicott tests positive for COVID-19

first_imgCoronavirus | Health | State Government | TransportationPassenger on board the Alaska ferry Kennicott tests positive for COVID-19July 6, 2020 by Rhonda McBride, KMXT – Kodiak Share:The mainline ferry Kennicott pulls out of Whittier as fishermen watch in 2011. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)A passenger traveling on the Kennicott ferry has tested positive for COVID-19. The Alaska Marine Highway system says the traveler tested negative before boarding the Kennicott in Bellingham on June 27.After extensive contact tracing, the State Health and Social Services Department says the passenger only had close contact with one person on the journey – a traveling companion who shared private sleeping quarters. It says the two wore face coverings when outside their cabin and kept six feet away from others while onboard.The department says it doesn’t know when the passenger became infected or became contagious. The two travelers stayed on board until arriving in Whittier, then re-boarded the Kennicott on July 3 for a new sailing to Cordova, where the passenger tested positive for COVID-19.The passenger had mild “allergy-like” symptoms and did not think they were caused by COVID.The infected passenger is not a resident of Alaska. Both travelers have been isolated and are not having physical contact with anyone else.The Alaska Marine Highway System is now requiring testing before departures on lengthy sailings, as well as mandatory masks and social distancing.It says this recent case is a good example of why it’s important to wear a mask and practice social distancing, because people can have a full range of symptoms — from being asymptomatic, to having only mild reactions.Share this story:last_img read more

Creative industries added £80bn to the UK economy in 2013

first_imgWednesday 14 January 2015 11:04 am whatsapp whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Jessica Morris center_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickElvenarIf You Like to Play, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Elvenar Tags: NULL Movie stars, music mavericks, models and actors are all helping the UK economy sparkle, with creative industries contributing an all time high of £76.9bn to the UK economy.The creative economy grew three times faster than the economy as a whole, with gross value surging 9.9 per cent, according to the report released by the Department for Business, Skills and Innovation yesterday. Overall the gross value added by creative industries has soared by 15.6 per cent since 2008, surpassing an increase of 5.4 per cent for the UK economy as a whole.Creative industries employed around 1.71m people in 2013, accounting for 5.6 per cent of total UK jobs. This is set against an already strong jobs market, with the unemployment rate beating expectations.But for anyone who holds ambitions to work in the creative industries, which ones would be their best bet? In 2013 advertising and marketing alongside IT, software and computer services employed the most people.The survey used a generous measure for the creative economy, including support jobs and creative jobs in creative industries as well as creative jobs outside of it.Creative industries were categorised as advertising and marketing, architecture, crafts, publishing, design as well as film, TV, radio and photography.This broad definition also included IT, software and computer services; museums galleries and libraries and music, preforming and visual arts.”The UK’s creative industries are recognised as world leaders around the globe and today’s figures show that they continue to grow from strength to strength,” said Sajid Javid, secretary of state for culture, media and sport.”They are one of our most powerful tools in driving growth, outperforming all other sectors of industry and their contribution to the UK economy is evident to all.”The new Bond film Spectre, gory television series Game of Thrones and the first illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books are all expected to boost the roaring creative economy this year. Creative industries added £80bn to the UK economy in 2013 last_img read more

Vertex and U.K. health officials reach an impasse over pricey cystic fibrosis drug

first_img What’s included? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @Pharmalot Log In | Learn More A long-running effort to provide coverage in the U.K. for a cystic fibrosis drug has reached an impasse as health officials maintain the price offered by Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) is “unsupportable,” while the company called their position “outrageous” and “unconscionable.”At issue is the Orkambi treatment, which was determined not to be cost effective by the U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. As a result, the National Health Service in England is refusing to provide coverage unless Vertex lowers the price. About 10,400 people suffer from cystic fibrosis in the U.K., and more than 116,000 people have signed an online petition demanding NHS coverage. Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalsSTAT+center_img GET STARTED By Ed Silverman July 5, 2018 Reprints Pharmalot About the Author Reprints What is it? [email protected] Ed Silverman Vertex and U.K. health officials reach an impasse over pricey cystic fibrosis drug last_img read more

Man jumps off Orange River Bridge to avoid arrest

first_imgLee County deputies arrest five men for Island Vista robbery June 4, 2021 LEE COUNTY, Fla.– A Fort Myers man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he jumped off the Orange River Bridge to avoid arrest. David Libby jumped off the bridge around 9 p.m. Monday night, forcing deputies to search for him overnight.Previous Mug Shot: David Libby, Lee County Sheriff’s OfficeInvestigators took notice of Libby when he pinged a license plate reader in Lehigh. Law enforcement said Libby was caught driving a stolen trailer near the Sun n’ Fun RV Park. Deputies tried to pull him over, but he refused to stop. Advertisement LCSO among law enforcement agencies deploying officers to Texas, Arizona June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: LCSO AdvertisementEventually, Libby pulled over by the Orange River Bridge, crawled to the passenger side of his truck, got out, and jumped off the bridge, according to Lee County deputies. During the traffic stop, the back of the trailer hit a deputy. The deputy had minor injuries, is okay, and was able to continue the chase. Libby is facing several charges including battery, fleeing police, and resisting officers. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement LCSO deputies investigate Words With Friends “romance scam” June 16, 2021 Gateway neighborhood break-ins caught on camera June 3, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Once deputies found him hiding in the mangroces, he was taken to the hospital for his injuries from the jump. last_img read more

FINRA launches phone mediation pilot program

Keywords Dispute resolutionCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Related news The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has launched a pilot program to provide mediation over the phone in simple cases. FINRA said Wednesday that it would begin offering free, or reduced-fee, telephone mediation in certain cases. Participation is voluntary and open to cases involving claims of US$50,000 or less. FAIR Canada applauds Soliman report recommendations for OBSI James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposal Mediators would serve on a pro bono basis on cases involving claims of US$25,000 or less in damages. Reduced-fee mediation (US$50 per hour) would be available on cases with damage claims between US$25,000 and US$50,000. FINRA will not charge any administrative fee for these cases. “Telephone mediation is a lower-cost alternative, and would benefit dispute resolution forum users in many ways. Besides eliminating the travel and preparation costs typically associated with in-person mediation, telephonic mediation offers greater convenience and flexibility, and is a practical alternative for all parties involved,” said Linda Fienberg, president of FINRA Dispute Resolution. IIROC seeks nominees for OBSI board Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Charles Says No Truth to Work Permit Charges

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedCharles Says No Truth to Work Permit Charges RelatedCharles Says No Truth to Work Permit Charges RelatedCharles Says No Truth to Work Permit Chargescenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Pearnel Charles, says that there has been no change in the Government’s policy that, where Jamaicans are available to fill jobs, no foreigners will be granted work permits for those jobs.“I want to assure you that the instruction that I have from the Cabinet, is that whenever there is a Jamaican that can fill the vacancy, no work permit should be issued to a foreigner( for the same job),” Mr. Charles told the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, Tuesday (September 29), as it reviewed the Supplementary Estimates.He was responding to questions from Opposition Member of Parliament, Dr. D.K. Duncan, asking the Minister to respond to a recent press release from the National Workers Union (NWU) which, he said, accused the Ministry of issuing work permits to North Coast hotels for vacancies which could be filled by Jamaicans.Mr. Charles said that he had heard the allegation in the media, but that there was no truth to it.“I am advising that nobody signs work permits in my Ministry, but me. Therefore, I can assure you that it is nothing but rumour,” he said.He said the allegations should be directed to the Ministry or the Immigration Department to be dealt with.The Work Permit Section of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is responsible for the administration of the Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act and the Caribbean Community Free Movement of Skilled Persons Act. Copies of the acts are available at Jamaica Printing Services, Duke Street, downtown Kingston. Charles Says No Truth to Work Permit Charges ParliamentOctober 1, 2009last_img read more

Ford creates new company for self-driving tech development

first_img RELATED TAGSFordNews The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada Trending Videos See More Videos Since renovations on Michigan Central Station are planned to take four years, the company will be based at Ford’s Corktown campus in Detroit. Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC will also hold Ford’s ownership stake in Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based partner for self-driving tech development. ‹ Previous Next › Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca A month ago, Ford purchased the once majestic but now crumbling, 103-year-old Michigan Central Station in Detroit and announced plans to make it a hub for autonomous vehicle tech. Today, the company has announced a new organization under the Ford umbrella dedicated to autonomous car development.Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC is a group “charged with accelerating its AV business to capitalize on market opportunities”, according to a statement from the automaker. The new company “will include Ford’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous vehicle research and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network development, user experience, business strategy and business development teams.” Sherif Marakby, currently the vice president of Ford’s Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification division, will become the CEO of the new company. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Bill Ford Jr., Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, poses in the Michigan Central Station in Detroit. Ford Motor Co. is embarking on a 4-year renovation of the 105-year-old depot and 17-story office tower just west of downtown. The massive project is expected to increase the automakerís footprint in the city where the company was founded, provide space for electric and autonomous vehicle testing and research and spur investment in the surrounding neighbourhood.  Paul Sancya / The Associated Press advertisementlast_img read more

JIS Regional Office Staging Pre-Heritage Book Fairs

first_imgJIS Regional Office Staging Pre-Heritage Book Fairs InformationSeptember 18, 2013Written by: Glenis A. Rose RelatedInformation Minister Calls for More Gender Equality Policies FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsThe event was part of a series of pre-heritage book fairs, leading up to Heritage Week in OctoberJIS Regional Office commended for staging the event at the collegeThe JIS Regional Office will open its doors to a full week of book sales from September 23 to 27 Photo: Glenis A. Rose Principal of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in Granville, St. James, Dr. Osbourn Pinnock (right), peruses the Jamaica 50 anniversary book ‘Our Golden Jubilee’, produced by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS), during the JIS Regional Office’s book fair held on Tuesday, September 17, in the college auditorium. At left, Technical Officer/Videographer at the JIS, Jermane Stewart, explains features of the publication to the principal. JIS Regional Office Staging Pre-Heritage Book FairsJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img RelatedGov’t Ramping Up Resources To Fight Gender-Based Violence RelatedMP Hails Positive Impact of UTECH Summer Programme Hundreds of students and staff of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College in St. James, came out in support of the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) Regional Office’s book fair on Tuesday, September 17, held on the college campus in Granville.The event was part of a series of pre-heritage book fairs, leading up to Heritage Week in October.The main auditorium of the college was abuzz with activity as students, lecturers and other members of staff made purchases of publications of Jamaica’s national symbols, posters, flags, and biographies of the National Heroes and noted Jamaican leaders and stalwarts, who have served the country with distinction.Principal of the institution, Dr. Osbourn Pinnock, commended the JIS Regional Office for staging the event at the college. He said he was impressed with the material, particularly the Jamaica 50 publication ‘Our Golden Jubilee’ and pledged to purchase at least four copies for the teacher-training establishment.The JIS Regional Office will open its doors to a full week of book sales from September 23 to 27, at its Union Street location in Montego Bay, where it is expected that over 100 educational and other institutions and hotels will participate in the week-long event.A book fair is also planned for Bethlehem Teachers College in St. Elizabeth for October. Advertisementslast_img read more