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Archive for October, 2015

Oct 06

PRESS ASSOCIATION OF JAMAICA REGRETS PASSING OF MICHAEL SHAW

The Press Association of Jamaica notes, with regret, the passing of veteran news photographer Michael Shaw. Shaw, as he was popularly known, was a 44-year veteran of the profession. He was fun-loving, dedicated, easy to get along with and an uncomplicated worker, who loved his job, took great pride in how it was executed and the outcomes of that pursuit.   There is no greater demonstration of that than where he died … on the job, among his colleagues and practising the profession he loved.

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Oct 02

PAJ Raises Additional Concerns About Access, Calls for OPM to Schedule Briefings with PM

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The Press Association of Jamaica notes the conflicting statements from the British High Commissioner and the Office of the Prime Minister about the discussions that resulted in the initial decision to deny local media an opportunity to ask questions of  Prime Ministers Cameron and Simpson Miller during Prime Minister Cameron’s recent visit to Jamaica.

We take no public position on what may have taken place, and who is correct, but are pleased that both offices appear to have recognised that the lack of access was an issue. We wish to take the opportunity to make two further points.

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