The Administration and members of the North East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (NEJC) are deeply sadden by the passing of Pastor Donald Mwamwifu, who died on Monday, July 4, 2016 at his home in Manchioneal, Portland, after a long struggle with ill health. He was 56.
Pharmacologist and Dental Surgeon, Dr. Lincoln Edwards, is the new President-Elect of Northern Caribbean University (NCU). Dr. Edward’s was elected on Sunday, June 12, 2016, during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Seventh-day Adventist-owned institution at the Adventist Church headquarters in Mandeville, Jamaica.
PORT MARIA, St Mary: Dozens of children and adults from St Mary and Portland have been forced to re-evaluate their perceptions of agriculture as a career path, thanks to a series of workshops hosted by an American Seventh-day Adventist couple earlier this month.
ROBIN'S BAY, St Mary: A United States-based soil nutritionist who travelled to Jamaica last month to speak at a religious conference in Robin's Bay, St Mary, has claimed that the prevalence of serious medical conditions such as cancer and diabetes can be reduced, simply by improving the way food is planted, grown, and processed. Speaking on the second day of an agriculture and entrepreneurship seminar hosted by the North East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, gardening and health foods guru Lynn Hoag urged Jamaican farmers to research the link between healthy soil and nutritious food.
ROBIN'S BAY, St Mary: Radical health initiative could help generate employment and at least $1 million per year for farmers throughout St Mary and Portland, according to President of the North East Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Arlington Woodburn. In an effort to promote his organisation's 'Save Our Schools Through Industries and Commitments' (SOSTIC) project, Woodburn and his team, last weekhosted an agricultural summit in Robin's Bay, St Mary.
PORT MARIA, St Mary: An American preacher who instantly fell in love with Jamaica after travelling to the island last month has called on local farmers to educate more young people about the benefits of agriculture, and make greater use of the country's natural resources. California-based pastor and secretary of the Adventist Agricultural Association Darren Greenfield believes that there is huge potential to expand the agricultural sector in Jamaica because the climate is perfect for planting.
PORT ANTONIO, Portland: The importance of learning and adopting Christian values and attitude is one way of grooming Pathfinders within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The life of a Pathfinder begins at age six and ends at 15 years where they are first taught how to observe oral hygiene, administer first aid, learning about plants and animals, among other things. According to George Williams, who is in charge of the pathfinders portfolio at Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church, this is one way of grooming children and to allow them to socialise and interact with persons of the same age, whose culture might be a bit different, and also to boost their self-confidence.