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JAMAICA’S GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL AID TO OLYMPIC, PARALYMPIC ATHLETES
The government of Jamaica will provide $45 million in direct financial aid to support Jamaican athletes who are preparing to compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport stated that the Ministry is collaborating with the Institute of Sports to provide the financial assistance. The funds will be given at two-week periods from now to the Olympics. Athletes in swimming, rugby, gymnastics, boxing, karate, and track and field will start receiving the funds within days. Stipends to Paralympic athletes will begin in three weeks.
ANGLICAN CHURCH SYNOD FAILS TO ELECT NEW BISHOP FOR KINGSTON
Although Canon Garth A. Minott was the only nominee under consideration to become the new bishop of Kingston at the 150th synod of the Anglican Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the synod failed to elect a new bishop on the first day of the elective assembly. Minott is deputy president, Anglican warden, and a lecturer in Christian ethics and pastoral studies at the United Theological College of the West Indies. Minott received the required votes in the House of Laity, one of the two