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Mayor of Kingston, Desmond McKenzie, was tear-gassed yesterday by police, while leading a group of Jamaica Labour Party councillors and mayors to Jamaica House to deliver a letter to Prime Minister PJ Patterson.

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Winning the Miss Clarendon title in the Festival Queen Competition in May 2005 was something 21-year-old Tamika Hill had always dreamed since she was a little girl. "It was a very wonderful experience. It was something I always wanted to do from a very young age," she said.

(taken from the Jamaica Observer website)

Childhood dream


Dressed in a pale pink hijab, which formed a covering for her hair and shoulders, 26-year-old Rashida Khan, a postgraduate student in the Pure and Applied Sciences Faculty at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is easily recognized as one of a few Mulsims in Jamaica.


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