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They made the news last week!

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2016 | 3:00 AM
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A.J. Nicholson
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Andrew Holness

The prime minister dominated the headlines at every turn last week as he set his Jamaica Labour Party members to task after naming an 18-member Cabinet. Following the swearing in of the Cabinet on Monday, it was on to Gordon House three days later where 61 of the 63 members of parliament took the oath of office.

Norman Dunn

The Jamaica Labour Party's candidate for St Mary South East made the front page after signalling his intention to take his fight for the seat to the Supreme Court. Following a magisterial recount of votes cast in the constituency during last month's election, Dunn fell short by five votes, with the People's National Party's Dr Winston Green declared the winner.

A.J. Nicholson

The usually outspoken People's National Party member walked away quietly from representational politics last week after a 44-year involvement. Nicholson, who served as minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade in the previous administration, said he wanted to spend more time with his family, return to the international lecture circuit and to the Bar.

Sherry-Ann McGregor

The Gleaner columnist took to the news-stands last week after succeeding attorney-at-law Donovan Walker as the new president of the Jamaican Bar Association. Walker, who served for two years, did not seek re-election, leading to the elevation of McGregor, who was previously vice-president.

Jordan Foote

The former Holy Trinity High School student and rising football star, who has been a constant in the news since leading his school to the FLOW Super Cup final in 2014, said farewell last week as he passed away. The 18-year-old was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, forcing him to miss school and quit football. Despite the greatest of efforts, including the amputation of his leg in December, Foote lost out to the terrible disease.