The JMMB Her Wealth event will feature JMMB Group’s culture and human development executive, Donna Duncan-Scott

With a new year often comes a new outlook and a new lease on life. In keeping with this sentiment, JMMB Group has organized another seminar in its JMMB Her Wealth series designed to empower and embolden women to lead successful lives in 2018 and beyond. The event is slated for Saturday, January 20 starting at 2:30 p.m. The all-female event will feature JMMB Group’s culture and human development executive, Donna Duncan-Scott and Rochelle Cameron, vice president of legal and regulatory - Jamaica, Cayman and Trinidad & Tobago at FLOW; both speakers are no strangers to similar empowerment events. Duncan-Scott will use the occasion to share on the power of choice and how transformation of one’s mindset can help to uncover one’s greatness. While, Rochelle Cameron will share pointers on achieving success and overcoming challenges in all spheres of their lives. Participants will have the opportunity, during the session, to engage in lively discussions, gain practical pointers and partake in introspective exercises, geared towards helping them to recharge and take charge of their future. Felecia Williams, corporate manager at JMMB Group explains that “JMMB has been deliberate in organizing these events which addresses topics that the company believes are relevant and timely for women. Thus far, the series have addressed a range of issues including: personal safety, financial protection and security, reproductive journey and parenting.” This event forms a part of a series of all-women lifestyle events organized by JMMB Group to complement its campaign, which was launched last year – JMMB Her Wealth - offering a complete financial solution that includes: investments, loans, savings, insurance offerings and a rewards programme. This financial solution was developed in response to a perceived gap that had been identified in the market, by research, that suggested the need for financial institutions to deepen their relationship with women. The series is in keeping with the company’s objective to provide financial education to its clients, on how to achieve their financial goals, by pairing lifestyle-related topics with financial issues.

ExxonMobil is pushing ahead with efforts to develop oil fields off the South American nation of Guyana. Company spokeswoman Kimberly Brasington says it's asked Guyanese environmental authorities for permission to drill to up to 40 new wells as it develops the Liza Phase 2 offshore oil field. It already has 17 planned for the first phase. Brasington said Sunday that the new project should kick in in 2022 — two years after production is expected to start at the Liza 1 field. ExxonMobil along with partners Hess Oil and Nexen of China announced their first commercial find in 2015, setting the stage for the country to move from being a net importer of oil to a producer. Brasington said the company will hold town hall meetings on the environmental permit.

Sanchez performing on stage at Rebel Salute 2018. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)

Sanchezwas once again in the pink of form on stage at Rebel Salute on Sunday morning, when in 20 minutes helit up the Grizzly's Plantation Cove in St Ann with his string of hit cover songsand originals. Wearing a burgundy suit, the iconic singer - who was performing at Rebel Salute for the third consecutive year - entered the stage at 9:55 am with 'I Can't Wait' before reeling off perennial favourites such as 'Give It A Chance', 'Lonely Won't Leave Me Alone','One In A Millon' and 'Missing You', which attracted loud screams of approval. 'Living Up' and 'Never Dis The Man' also gained the singer a lot of 'forwards' from the crowd. Giving that it was Sunday morning, Sanchez also skillfully delivered with some gospel selections in a total entertainment package. It was a short and spicy set by Sanchez with the crowd lapping up every minute of the performance. He exited the stage at 10:15 am to loud cheers of approval.

The 25th staging of Rebel Salute has ended, with organisers once again putting on a great show for reggae lovers. There were many great performances, with somestanding out more than others. After the show, Loop Newsasked patrons which performance was their favourite.Watch the video below to see their responses.

Kevin Durant.

Reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors marched into Cleveland on Monday to hand the Cavaliers a 118-108 loss. Kevin Durant continued his scintillating form against the Cavaliers, established during last season's NBA Finals, by scoring a game-high 32 points with eight assists and five rebounds as the Warriors extended their winning streak on the road to 14 games. The Warriors finished with 33 assists and now have 147 30-assist games since Steve Kerr became head coach in 2014-15. Golden State's assist total during that span is threetimes as many as the next-closest team — the Atlanta Hawks, who have 49 such games. Two-time MVP Stephen Curry added 23 points and eight assists, playing in just his second game since suffering a second ankle injury in as many months. LeBron James led the Cavs with 32 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but Cleveland continued to struggle offensively as a whole. James is now just 41 points away from 30,000career points, but needs another Cavs star to find his form in a hurry. Isaiah Thomas, still settling in with his new team, scored 19 points on eight-of-21 shooting. With the loss, Cleveland (26-17) have now lost eight of their last 10, including four straight. The Warriors (36-9) continue to lead the Western Conference. ANTETOKOUNMPO HELPS END BUCKS SKID Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points with a career-high 20 rebounds and six assists in a 104-95 win over the Washington Wizards. Dwight Howard was nine of 12 from the floor to score 21 points with 17 rebounds in a 118-107 road victory for the Charlotte Hornets against the Detroit Pistons. Howard posted his sixthgame of the season with 20-plus pointsand 15-plusrebounds. Only DeMarcus Cousins (11) and Anthony Davis (eight) have more. PARKER AND GREEN STRUGGLE IN LEONARD'S ABSENCE Playing without Kawhi Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs travelled to Atlanta and were handed a rough 102-99 loss by the now 12-31 Hawks. The Spurs' guard duo of Tony Parker and Danny Green only mustered a combined 16 points, leaving too much offensive burden on LaMarcus Aldridge. EMBIID FLEXES HIS MUSCLES Joel Embiid establishedhis dominance against the Toronto Raptors.Embiid's 34 points and 11 rebounds led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 117-111 win over the Raptors. MONDAY'S RESULTS Charlotte Hornets 118-107 Detroit Pistons Philadelphia 76ers 117-111 Toronto Raptors Atlanta Hawks 102-99 San Antonio Spurs Milwaukee Bucks 104-95 Washington Wizards Chicago Bulls 119-111 Miami Heat New York Knicks 119-104 Brooklyn Nets Memphis Grizzlies 123-114 Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder 95-88 Sacramento Kings Golden State Warriors 118-108 Cleveland Cavaliers Indiana Pacers 109-94 Utah Jazz Los Angeles Clippers 113-102Houston Rockets PELICANS AT CELTICS Led by the trio of DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday, the New Orleans Pelicans may finally live up to their playoff potential. They face a tough road match against the surging Boston Celtics, who have won seven straight games. Boston use a balanced scoring attack and stifling defense to limit opponents, but they are thin in the front court, which could be a problem against the Pelicans.

Former national netballer, Oberon ‘OB’ Pitterson-Nattie (left) and former national footballer Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison.

Former national footballer Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison and former national netballer, Oberon ‘OB’ Pitterson-Nattie have been named as ambassadors for the INSPORTS national primary school football and netball programmes. The announcement was made on Monday by the Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange. She was speaking at the press launch and official draw for the playoffs in the INSPORTS national primary school football and netball competitions. The playoffs will get underway on Tuesday across the island. “Both Pepe and ‘OB’ by virtue of the way they have represented Jamaica in their two sports, are eminently qualified for the ambassadorial roles to which we are appointing them, Minister Grange said. “They represent two of the best examples we could identify to assist youngsters at the grassroots level. Pepe as we know, is himself a grassroots man and it is also not unfamiliar territory for OB," Minister Grange added. The Minister explained that the role of the former national representatives will be to provide insights and knowledge about the game to the youngsters in a manner that will inspire player-participation and a genuine focus to represent the country at the highest levels as they develop. “In discussion with INSPORTS, they will develop strategies through seminars and workshops that will improve the overall grassroots programme for football and netball here,” Minister Grange said. The Sport Minister said the major purpose of these primary school competitions was to enhance Jamaica’s feeder programmes for all levels of football and netball, bringing to the fore the best talent in a competitive environment in line with the INSPORTS mandate of “unearthing talent.” This year sees the re-start of the competitions, the last one being held in 2013, and MinisterGrange said that, “we should ensure that they never flounder again because it is this kind of foundation that will put us in good stead to consistently perform well at the regional and international levels. The seeds are being sown. I am sure the harvest will be rich.”


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