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Malia Obama is officially going to Harvard

After months of rampant speculation, The White House announced the Malia Obama has chosen to attend Harvard University.
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 25: Malia Obama, daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama, participates in the turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House November 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. In a tradition dating back to 1947, the president pardons a turkey, sparing the tom -- and his alternate -- from becoming a Thanksgiving Day feast. This year, Americans were asked to choose which of two turkeys would be pardoned and to cast their votes on Twitter. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Malia Obama
The high school senior at Sidwell Friends School will take a gap year after she graduates, according to a statement from the East Wing. She will begin her freshman year at Harvard in the fall of 2017, graduating with the class of 2021.
She sparked rumors about her college choices after she went on a tour of the Ivies, Stanford and NYU last year.
Many believed that demonstrated her interest in film studies and an internship in New York City on the set of HBO's "Girls," would lead her to choose NYU, which has a top-ranked film program.
Other top guesses were first lady Michelle Obama's alma mater of Princeton University or President Obama's undergraduate institution Columbia University.Her pick, however, still connects her to her parents, both of whom attended Harvard Law School.

PRESS RELEASE : PALAS 6th Annual Scholarship Application Opens Online May 1st to June 7th 2016 at PALAS1.org

IMMEDIATE  PRESS  RELEASE

  PALAS 6th Annual Scholarship Application Opens Online
   May 1st to June 7th 2016 at PALAS1.org
(High School, University/Tertiary and Re-Awardees)

ATLANTA, GA – May 1, 2016: Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS) will open its online application process from May 1st to June 7th 2016 to award scholarships to financially disadvantaged students in Jamaica and the Caribbean.  PALAS, whichhas awarded 282 scholarships since its inception in December 2010, was established to honor the memory of then 18-year old Vanessa Campbell—Bridgeport High School student & an aspiring reggae artist. Vanessa was brutally murdered in Portmore, Jamaica on November 20th 2010.© Peace and Love Academic Scholarship, Inc. (PALAS)

According to Executive Director Rula Brown, this year’s goal is to award 100 scholarships and computers to PALAS 2016-17recipients.  Applicants are required to fill out the online application as well as submit grades, a 300-500 word essay, and extra-curricular activities.  
PALAS has devoted its human and financial resources to help make a difference in the lives of underserved children in Jamaica, West Indies as the well as the wider Caribbean region.

PALAS MISSION
The Peace and Love Academic Scholarship program is dedicated to recognize and honor outstanding academic performances. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to students residing in the Caribbean region. The awards ceremony will be held at the Pegasus Hotel on August 13, 2016 in Kingston, Jamaica.

The mission of PALAS is the pursuit of the following principles, CERPS:
CommitmentPALAS is committed to inspiring pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and instilling a sense of hope in the future.
EmpowermentPALAS endeavors to provide the necessary educational tools for the each to uplift and empower themselves.
Responsibility: The focus of PALAS is to empower youth in establishing goals and following through on commitments.
PossibilityPALAS desires to expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life's possibilities.
Support: It is our belief that an individual is dramatically influenced by their support system.  Therefore PALAS endeavors to surround young people in a caring, inclusive learning environment.

PALAS believes in accountability, transparency and honesty, therefore all funds will be invested in the scholarship program.

Help us in "Preserving Young Minds for Posterity" by making a donation online by July 7th 2016 at www.PALAS1.org or send a check payable to PALAS, P.O. Box 5461, Alpharetta GA 30023 USA or via PAYPAL. PALAS is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) entity.   Emails can also be sent to peaceandlovescholarship@gmail.com. For additional information about PALAS including sponsorship opportunities for scholarships in yours and/or your loved ones name or business through Partnering with PALAS (PWP), please visit us at www.palas1.org.  Thank you for participating.

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St Elizabeth, Jamaica: Junction says farewell to ‘Daddy D’....There were tears and countless sad faces as residents of Junction and its environs turned up in large numbers on Friday for the official viewing of late legendary People’s National Party (PNP) parliamentarian Derrick Rochester.

Sunday, May 01, 2016    
JUNCTION, St Elizabeth —There were tears and countless sad faces as residents of Junction and its environs turned up in large numbers on Friday for the official viewing of late legendary People’s National Party (PNP) parliamentarian Derrick Rochester.
A portrait of Derrick Rochester
An official funeral service is scheduled for 11:00am today at the Munro College Auditorium in Potsdam, St Elizabeth.
Rochester , who also served as president of the National Workers Union (NWU), represented St Elizabeth South Eastern between 1972 and 1980, and from 1989 to 2002, when he retired from active politics.
Between 10:00am to 2:00pm on Friday, a steady stream of mourners visited the HEART-run skills-training institute at the centre of Junction to view the body of their fallen hero. The skills-training facility, listed among Rochester’s gifts to Junction, is named in his honour. Many mourners stayed back after filing past his body to reminisce on Rochester ’s contribution.
As a political representative, the late Member of Parliament, fondly referred to as ‘Daddy D’, is credited with a pivotal role in infrastructual development in St Elizabeth South Eastern and more especially in Junction and its environs.
There were also anecdotes on Rochester ’s personal interactions with people.
The ceremonial closing of the viewing exerciseGregory Bennett
In the bar next door to the skills-training centre, Kingsley Ronald Whiteley recalled that as Rochester launched a succession of community projects in the 1970s, he and others were motivated to volunteer their services to ensure success.
By his representation, leadership and ability to motivate, Rochester had “built” St Elizabeth South Eastern, said Whiteley.
At a personal level, Whiteley told how Rochester helped him to gain his very first job during the construction of the bauxite/alumina Alpart plant at Nain in 1968. more

VOODOO GUNMAN: Jamaica’s Most Wanted Marlon Perry, otherwise called ‘Duppy Flim’ (also referred to as Duppy Film) said steeped in obeah, also wanted in Haiti....Perry has been implicated in the murders of 16 individuals

BY HG HELPS Editor-at-Large helpsh@jamaicaobserver.com  Sunday, May 01, 2016    
Jamaica’s most wanted man is deeply involved in the practice of voodoo, witchcraft and obeah and has made many trips by speedboat to the French-speaking Caribbean island of Haiti, a retired police officer has told the Jamaica Observer.
Marlon Perry, otherwise called ‘Duppy Flim’ (also referred to as Duppy Film), is one of the key players in the drugs for guns trade between Jamaica and Haiti, local police have confirmed. But the native of Western St Thomas is also wanted by police in Haiti for murder, the
Sunday Observer has learnt. However, the Jamaica Constabulary Force High Command said that it was unable to verify this. “Yes, we have information that he is heavily involved in voodoo,” stated Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of crime Glenmore Hinds.
Perry has eluded Jamaica’s security forces since the December 22 killing of two policemen in the community of Poor Man’s Corner, just outside the Western St Thomas town of Yallahs. Corporal Kenneth Davis of the constabulary’s Protective Services Division, and Constable Craig Palmer, who was assigned to Kingston Western, were cut down, allegedly by Perry, as they played dominoes outside a wholesale.
Overall, Perry has been implicated in the murders of 16 individuals, the latest being former National Works Agency Parish Manager for St Ann Theos Blake, aged 30, who was shot in St Thomas on March 27. Blake is the nephew of Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake. He was buried in St Elizabeth, where DCP Blake is also from.
One source told the
Sunday Observer that so deep is Perry’s belief in the occult that he does not trust “even his own shadow”, and always makes sure that he is “properly oiled” before he goes about his business.
Haiti is known for occult practices, and St Thomas, too, where Perry originates, is regarded as one of the parishes in which obeah has figured in the diet of cultural folklore.
One resident of Albion, also in the western region of the parish, told the
Sunday Observer that it is even a growing view that Perry’s belief in the supernatural has been paying off for him, as every time the police close in on him he manages to escape, while others around him are either killed or captured.
“Dat deh man deh strong inna de obeah, man. A just because mi no believe inna dem something deh why mi think a just lucky him lucky, rather than a get protection from obeah. God is greater than obeah every time, and dah bad bway deh soon go dung inna the hole,” the elder said.
The police have since stepped up their operations to apprehend Perry, with massive searches in St Thomas, St Andrew, and Manchester in particular, without success.
However, some of Perry’s gang members, said to be more than 30, have either been captured or killed during clashes with national security personnel.
Jason Forbes was killed in an operation in East Rural St Andrew last month, while another gang member was captured while hiding in a church. more

CONGRATULATIONS : Kelly Hyles, High School Senior From Immigrant Family (Migrated from Guyana to USA at the age of 11 y-o) Got Into Every Ivy League School and 21 Colleges.Kelly has has an impressive 99.63 GPA and is valedictorian of her class.... She credited her single mom who works two jobs for her success

 04/26/2016 09:20 am ET
All those years of hitting the books paid off for one accomplished high school senior. Kelly Hyles, a senior at the selective High School for Math, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York, was recently accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. The student, who came to the US from Guyana when she was 11 years old, told People.com she’s been in shock since receiving the good news. 
Kelly
Kelly Hyles
“I was really happy. I’m still in disbelief. I am so grateful,” she said.
In addition to all the Ivies, Hyles also received acceptance letters to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University, Today.com reported. In total, she was accepted to a staggering 21 schools. What’s more, she told Pix11 that, for the most part, she’ll get a free ride to any college she chooses to attend.
The student’s accomplishments certainly back up her acceptance letters.  
Hyles participates in a competitive biomedical research program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, takes college-level courses, has an impressive 99.63 GPA and is valedictorian of her class, People.com reported. 
But the student’s road to success was no walk in the park for her or her family. 
Hyles and her single mother, Anette, came to the United States so the student could have a better education, Today.com reported. The mother works two jobs to support her family — one as a home health aide and another as a nurse’s aide during the overnight shift.
The student puts in a great amount of effort for her education too. On school days, she travels 1.5 hours from her home in Queens waking up at 5:30 a.m. to do so. She takes a combination of trains and buses to arrive at her school in Harlem, according to Today.comShe told CNN that she only gets about 5 hours of sleep a night. 
“Sometimes, I wanted to sleep late or go to the movies or a party with my friends, but I had to prioritize,” she said. Hyles told Today.com that her success wasn’t just rewarding for her. 
“When I got into the colleges, I told my mom, I was like, ‘Oh, these acceptance letters are as much mine as they are yours,’” she said.
Hyles hasn’t decided which college she’ll ultimately attend, but is leaning toward Harvard, according to People.com. No matter what, she definitely has no shortage of options. 

JAMAICAN-born billionaire investor Michael Lee Chin aims for 5% annual GDP growth....Lee Chin has an estimated net worth of over US$2.6 billion (JA$315 Billion).

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com  Thursday, April 28, 2016  
JAMAICAN-born billionaire investor Michael Lee Chin assumed the chairmanship of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) yesterday, with a clarion call for Jamaicans to work with the newly created body to target a five per cent annual growth rate for the next four years.
“As chairman of the EGC, I pledge that the EGC will work tirelessly and passionately to achieve a GDP growth rate of five per cent over the next four years,” Lee Chin told the press launch of the council at Jamaica House.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second right) greets the chairman
of his new Economic Growth Council (EGC), Michael Lee Chin (left), during
 yesterday’s press launch of the EGC at Jamaica House. Also pictured
 are Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw (right), and
 newly appointed investment ambassador Nigel Clarke.Photo:
Joseph Wellington
He pointed out that a five per cent annual growth rate over the four-year period would be 10 times more than the country has realised over the last 20 years, and 25 times more that it has seen over the past 25 years.
He recalled that a 5.4 per cent growth in the Jamaican economy in 1969 enabled him to obtain a job at Alpart, which was further nurtured by an 11.9 per cent growth in 1970, which set him off on his journey to financial fulfillment. “So having growth in Jamaica enabled this high school grad to have got a job and become an independent fulfilled citizen. So it is essential for us to focus on growth to make sure that this situation is not unique, but that it is replicated, wholesale, right across the country for every single Jamaican,” Lee Chin said.
He stated that his decision to accept the invitation from Prime Minister Andrew Holness to chair the new body, which he admitted is a major challenge, was because he felt a duty to ensure that “every Jamaican child have the same opportunity for fulfillment” as he has had in Jamaica.
“That’s my reason for doing this,” said the 65-year-old Jamaican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is rated among the top 26 richest citizen of Canada, his adopted home, with a networth of over US$2.6 billion.
A native of Portland, Lee Chin is the founder and chairman of Portland Holdings Inc, a privately held investment company which owns a collection of diversified operating companies in sectors that include media, tourism, health care, telecommunications (including CVM Television) and financial services (including Advantage General Insurance) as well as tourist attractions. more