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IPP Week In Review: April 27-May 3, 2014

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1. As a result of LA clipper’s owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments, commissioner of the NBA Adam Silver has banned him for life and fined him $2.5 million dollars.

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2. Controversial dancehall artist Alkaline donated $200,000 to cancer patients to offset their medical bills.

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3. Chris Gayle’s Instagram account seems to be the talk of the town. Buzzfeed published an article on May 1, 2014 to their website highlighting the West Indies cricketer’s relaxed lifestyle.  See the full article here 

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4. Finance Minister Peter Phillips has withdrawn the much debated bank tax  :D

40876peter_phillips5. Designers Dolce and Gabbana receive 18 months suspended sentence after hiding hundreds of millions of euros from tax authorities.

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Picture of the Week
  • This picture stirred a racist/classist debate on social media last week. What do you think? Was she careless? Is carnival safe for a pregnant mother?  Would it still be acceptable if she was of a darker skin tone?

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Event of the Week: Carnival Road March
  • “We have a truck on the road…….”

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Video of the Week: Carnival Road March

 

 

 

IPP Week In Review: April 20-26,2014

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1. A case of neglect?

The family of an elderly woman was in shock and disgust after they discovered maggots in her mouth while visiting her in the Port Antonio hospital.

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2. Google’s Social Network Guru Resigns

Google Plus’ creator, Vic Gundotra, resigns after eight years. No word as yet as to what his next move will be.

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3. Make way for Development or Save the environment?

While the government lobby’s for the development of the port and the logistics hub as a way to gain revenue, some Jamaican’s seem to think otherwise. See what this Yahoo article said about the “sell out”

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4. JLP fuming over the new taxes

The opposition is adamant that they will resist the newly implemented transaction tax.

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5. Ear-tagging cattle

Minister of Agriculture, Roger Clarke, announced in his contribution to the budget debate that tagging will be the method of choice to combat praedial larceny.

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6. Still the Sprint Factory

Jamaica racked up 88 medals at Carifta Games: 42 Gold, 34 Silver and 12 Bronze.

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7. Penn Relays

Claudette Allen of Edwin Allen took gold in the long jump at the Penn Relays after landing this jump of 6.21m.

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8. Gone a lead

The US dollar has once again risen a few cents to $110.07.

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9. School trips banned

After a ferry overturned in South Korea, the government has banned all school trips until at least June.

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10. More “fiyah”

Riverton fire lights up once again causing smoke to consume the Mandela Highway.

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Event of the week: Pandemonium

  • Pandemonium was held last Thursday, April 24. Even though the event was held on a weekday it was definitely well supported.

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Picture of the week: Mr.Killa

  • Mr.Killa took Pandemonium by storm! “Ah want a fat gyal, ah want a rolly polly!”

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Video of the week

  • Rihanna sings a 90’s Nadine Sutherland song with her bestie.

 

IPP Week In Review:April 13-19,2014

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1. More Taxes

Government has imposed new taxes including the transaction tax on all withdrawals from deposit-taking institutions by way of electronic banking, point of sale transactions, cheques, automated banking machine (ABM), automated teller machine (ATM), or over the counter and internet transfers. Have you already signed the petition?

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2. West Kingston turns on MP

Shots were fired at Desmond McKenzie’s security team on Tuesday morning. Luckily, no one was hurt.

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3. Government Error

Karen Reid sued the government for $9 million for misdiagnosing her with HIV. She now wonders if the misdiagnosis resulted in her son’s blindness.

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4. “Rent a Dread MP”

Hon. Damion Crawford was ‘ganged’ on twitter for defending the newly imposed transaction tax. Followers were upset and blasted him on twitter calling him a “rent a dread”.

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5. Water, a scarce commodity

As Summer draws closer, the weather gets hotter, and water restrictions become even more frequent. National Water Commission (NWC) states that less than one month’s supply of water is in the Hermitage Dam and Mona Reservoir that serve the Corporate Area.

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6. Don’t make idle threats

A 14-year-old Dutch girl was arrested after making Al Qaida threats to American Airlines on twitter.

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7. Psychiatric counselling needed for JCF members

Police Constable Davian Thompson, murdered his wife Latoya Campbell-Thompson just minutes before her birthday, and then killed himself shortly after.

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8. Finance Minister stripped

Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips will lose the responsibility of choosing the governor of the Bank of Jamaica as well as the direct responsibility of monitoring banks and regulated financial institutions.

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9. Jamaica the ‘Sprint Factory’

20 records were shattered at the UTECH classics held last weekend.

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Edwin Allen 4X100m girls broke the high school girls world record with 43.95 seconds. Source: Jamaica Gleaner
10. Letter to the Public

After articles were published in the Jamaica Observer, that convicted dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel had offered information on wanted men and illegal guns to the police, threats were made to several journalists. The entertainer then wrote a letter to the public, telling persons to stop making these threats.

“I appeal to any misguided individual or individuals who may think it appropriate to seek to threaten or intimidate anyone, to stop it …… Such action is not helping me or my fellow appellants and is playing into the hands of the police and others who are seeking to discredit me and prejudice the fair hearing of my appeal.”

- Vybz Kartel

Event of the Week : Bacchanal Beach J’ouvert
  • As the soca season draws to a close, Bacchanal wouldn’t be the same without the annual Beach J’ouvert at James Bond Beach.

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Video of the Week: Pharrell cried “happy” tears during an interview with Oprah
IG Pic of the week: Tessanne Chin
  • Appleton Jamaica presented Tessanne Chin with her own, one of a kind, specially blended rum. It was blended by master blender Joy Spence, blender of the Wray and Nephew line of rums. 

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IPP Week in Review:April 5-12,2014

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It’s Pixel Perfect’s top 10 hottest topics in local and international news.

April 5 – April 12, 2014

 

1. Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington asserted in an interview on TVJ’s All Angles on Wednesday night, that Vybz Kartel and his gang are responsible for over 100 murders.

 

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2. Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell and Olympic Silver medalist Sherone Simpson were both given 18 month bans after both were tested  positive for  the banned substance, oxilofrine. Both athletes intend to appeal the verdict .

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3. Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna and Opposition Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange feud in Parliament.

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4. As a result of the drought, there has been a water shortage across the island. National Water Commission has resorted to water lock offs in an effort to conserve on resources.

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5. A student of Northern Caribbean University was suspended for two weeks after she played the role of a male in a cheerleading routine.

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6. The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) busses are being stoned since the recent increase in sub-franchise fees for private transport operators from $280,000 to $756,000.

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7. Oscar Pistorius is accused of tailoring his evidence to reflect that he is innocent.

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8. UWI Mona students had an eventful week with the Dream Team and University Marketing Association first staging of Siesta as well as  the CARIMAC/Aggrey Brown Distinguished Lecture and Tourism Village.

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9. Usain Bolt, through the Usain Bolt Foundation, donated  footwear, football gear and t-shirts to the Alpha Boy’s School Boy. The 135 year old Alpha Boy’s will be ending it’s housing service but will remain open as a day school for the boys.

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10. Denham Town residents are suffering from the ongoing war within the western Kingston community. Deadly violence has left an 11 year old girl and a 12 year old boy dead after gangs feud for donship.

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IG Pic of the Week
  • Tifa shows a fan that despite the attempt to mock her outfit on Instagram, in turn she will show him nothing but love. #LoveMore

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Video of the Week
  • Lisa Hanna vs Olivia “Babsy” Grange

View the video at the link provided:

http://www.televisionjamaica.com/Programmes/PrimeTimeNews.aspx/Videos/34118

Event of the Week
  • JAMPRO Expo 2014

Most Honourable Andrew Holness, leader of the opposition enjoys Kremi ice cream at the JAMPRO Expo

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