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Dane Richardson Takes Reins At Digicel Foundation

Leadership is an innate quality entrenched in the DNA of 33-year-old Dane Richardson, who officially took the reins as chief executive officer at Digicel Foundation on New Year’s Day. Digicel Foundation is a non-profit organisation that distributes and utilises funds on a charitable basis for the sole purpose of building communities and community spirit in […]

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Tanisea Campbell – Teen Not Retiring From Retirement Community

“I try to be a source of positive motivation in my community. I seek to help others in any way possible, no matter how simple it may be.” These are the sentiments of 18-year-old upper sixth-form student Tanisea Campbell. A resident of the Retirement community in Montego Bay, Campbell is the founder of the Retirement […]

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Addicted To Service – Volunteerism Is Heartbeat Of Female First Top Cop

Being awarded the very first female Lasco Top Cop was a feat in itself, but 13 years later, Nadine Grant-Brown has also left an indelible mark in the field of volunteerism. The 47-year-old veteran law enforcer was the recipient of the 2016 Public Sector Volunteer of the Year Award, presented during the recent Council of […]

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Getting the peace and goodwill we need

Christmas is a big deal in Jamaica. However humble we may be, we are “drawing” our sorrel, sprucing up our homes, and sending cards by mail or Internet to our loved ones. Church folks are now in the final week of Advent as we prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus and focus […]

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Alethia Peart Shows Passion For Volunteerism

“Using what is right with Jamaica to fix what is wrong with Jamaica,” is the message received by all who encounter 40-year-old volunteer extraordinaire Alethia Peart. Peart is the 2016 recipient of the ‘Marion Ballysingh Award’ for Outstanding Volunteerism, presented during the recent Council of Voluntary Social Services National Volunteer Awards. She is a director […]

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Shaggy in Hall of Fame

IN accepting the 2016 CVSS (Council of Voluntary Social Services) Hall of Fame citation on behalf of Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell, his wife Rebecca declared that the artiste had been donating to the Bustamante Children’s Home at least 10 years before he launched the annual Shaggy & Friends fundraiser. But he took the decision to get […]

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PM Holness hails work of corporate volunteers

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness has hailed the outstanding philanthropic contributions of corporate entities which have served to engender a culture of volunteerism locally. He said the Government appreciates the contributions by private and public sector entities and is working to further stimulate and encourage volunteerism in the country. “As a nation, when we all practise […]

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Shaggy Foundation Ready To Take On Bigger Role For Kids – Entertainer Inducted Into Volunteers’ Hall Of Fame

After seven years of contributing to the improvement of children’s health care in Jamaica, the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation is looking to branch out into assisting in other areas of need for the nation’s youth. Speaking with The Gleaner, while representing her husband Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell at his induction into the Council of Voluntary […]

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Shaggy for Hall of Fame

SHAGGY is to be inducted into the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS) Hall of Fame for 10 years of outstanding support to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston. The induction is slated to take place at the third staging of the CVSS Hall of Fame andVolunteer Awards at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in […]

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Volunteerism alive in Jamaica, despite dwindling resources

THE umbrella organisation for volunteer groups in Jamaica, the Council of Voluntary Social Services (CVSS), has said that available funds are one of the major problems affecting it. However, despite the dwindling resources, the organisation has also said that volunteerism in the island is very much alive and continues to grow each year. “For any […]

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