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Squash: Jamaica Takes on Caribbean

The 11 member Jamaica Squash Association  senior team is now completing the individual round of the 22nd Senior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Championships, being held in Barbados, from August 16 – 23, 2014. Four-time Senior Individual Male CASA Champion, Jamaica’s Chris Binnie, is a strong contender for the title on a fifth occasion. The winner of the finals for the individual events will be determined today, Monday, August 18.

NEM participates in Beach Cleanup

“The garbage we picked up tells you a lot about out our lifestyle,” said Odette Parague. She was just one of several hundred volunteers from schools and companies across the island working to clean the Fort Rocky Beach on the Palisadoes Peninsula. They were participating in International Coastal Cleanup Day, organized by the Jamaica Environmental Trust (JETS) as part of a global beach cleanup programme involving about half a million individuals, last Saturday, September 25. “Jamaicans throw their garbage anywhere they feel,” Mrs. Parague said.

NEM Lands a Mural

One of Jamaica’s finest street murals, The Bird, was commissioned by NEM beside its downtown Kingston headquarters.

Situated on Peter’s Lane, and facing the vehicular entrance to the NEM headquarters, The Bird was executed by artist Dion ‘Sand’ Palmer, who is a member of the RokTowa downtown Kingston artists’ collective.

Jamaica will fare better than Haiti if hit by a 7.0 quake – Say scientists

SCIENTISTS on Tuesday revealed that while Jamaica could be hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, similar to that felt in Haiti last January, the country would fare much better than its French-speaking neighbour.

They made their conclusions based on an earthquake risk model tested on the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden Fault that extends from the south of Hispaniola to the Plantain Garden River area of eastern Jamaica.