Former Prime Minister Patterson

Honoured By CHASE Fund

By Douglas McIntosh – October 17, 2014


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Former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson (right), is presented with a special commemorative trophy by Chairman of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund, Dr. Carlton Davis, during Thursday’s (October 16) 10th Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence ceremony, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston. Mr. Patterson was honoured for initiating the Award, named after former legendary Jamaica and West Indies Cricket pace bowler, Ambassador Courtney Walsh. – Photo by: Mark Bell

Former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, has been honoured by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports, and Education (CHASE) Fund, for his role in establishing the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence in Sports.

Mr. Patterson was presented with a special commemorative trophy by CHASE Fund Chairman, Dr. Carlton Davis, during the 10th Courtney Walsh Award presentation ceremony, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, on October 16.

Making the presentation, Dr. Davis cited Mr. Patterson’s admiration for the former Jamaica and West Indies cricket legend and pace bowler, in whose honour the award is named.

“He admired the monumental performance of Courtney Walsh in getting 519 Test wickets…most of them against teams with good batsmen. But he also admired Mr. Walsh’s sportsmanship…and his demeanor and conduct, on and off the field. That is the context in which he made this proposal of the Courtney Walsh Award. I think it is deserving that CHASE should recognize Mr. Patterson’s contribution, in this regard,” the Chairman said.

In his reply, Mr. Patterson said the decision to initiate the award arose out of the fact that, aside from his phenomenal feats on the field of play, “there is something about him which made it… appropriate that we should find a suitable way of perpetuating his memory.”

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This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website – http://jis.gov.jm/


Jamaicans Urged to Adhere to

Guidelines on Use of National Symbols

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker – July 31, 2014


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Executive Director (Acting) and Legal Counsel of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Lilyclaire Bellamy, makes a point during an interview at the JIPO offices in New Kingston July 28. – Photo by: JIS Photographer

It is two days before Emancipation Day and eight days until Independence, and Jamaican flags are adorning cars, homes and business places in a show of patriotism and celebration of nationhood.

Other national emblems and symbols are often used as part of the various ceremonies and festivities held during the annual ‘Emancipendence’ period.

While this practice is encouraged, citizens are being reminded to adhere to the guidelines and rules governing the appropriate use of the country’s seven national symbols and emblems.

This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website – http://jis.gov.jm/
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Charities Must Register to Benefit from 

Tax Exemptions

By Latonya Linton – November 29, 2013.

Charitable organisations that wish to benefit from tax exemptions or other statutory relief must register with the relevant authority in order to access such benefit.
This was stated by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Senator Mark Golding, in the Senate on Thursday, November 28, in response to a comment by Opposition Senator, Alexander Williams, during debate on the Charities Act 2013. The Bill, which was passed, provides for the regulation of all charitable bodies intending to, or are already operating in Jamaica.
A key part of the Extended Fund Facility between Jamaica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the legislation makes provision for the establishment of a comprehensive legal and institutional framework and will facilitate the registration, regulation, administration and governance of the private voluntary sector operating in Jamaica.

This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website – http://jis.gov.jm/
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