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They made the news last week!

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Patterson
Glover
Bunting
Damion Crawford
Day (left) and Spencer
Reid-Johnson
Floyd Patterson
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P.J. Patterson

 

The former prime minister hit the front pages with an open letter he penned to British Prime Minister David Cameron. In his usual calm and deliberate style, Patterson chided Cameron for having refused to apologise for slavery during his recent visit to Jamaica.

 

Danny Glover

 

The acclaimed actor, who is very involved in the international reparation movement, used a visit to The Gleaner's North Street offices to declare as scandalous, Prime Minister David Cameron's call for Jamaica to move on from the painful legacy of slavery.

 

Damion Crawford

 

The East Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament left some persons shocked and disappointed last week after he lost to businessman Peter Blake in the selection race for the right to represent the People's National Party in the constituency in the next general election. But for those in the know, the defeat was always on the cards.

 

Kaliese Spencer & Christine Day

 

The two former MVP athletes dominated the sports headlines as they explained their decisions to split from long-standing coach Stephen Francis and join the Bert Cameron-led Cameron Blazers.

 

Heather Reid-Johnson

 

The St Hilda's High School principal spent much of last of week trying to defend the school after it was accused of religious discrimination because of a decision to rescind the appointment of Jade Bascoe as head girl because she is reportedly of the Jehovah's Witnesses faith.

 

Peter Bunting

 

The national security minister continued his defence of the proposal for Jamaica and Britain to enter into a prisoner-transfer deal. He charged that an Opposition walk out of the House of Representatives was "nothing but pure, vulgar, political hypocrisy and theatrical opportunism".

 

Floyd Patterson

 

The former mayor of Port Antonio seems set to join the growing list of Jamaica Labour Party members to apply for membership in the People's National Party when he crossed the floor during a meeting of the Portland Parish Council last Thursday.