January 2010 Blog Posts (33)

A chance for Haiti to be great again by Wyclef Jean

UK TIMES ONLINE -

The morning after the earthquake in Haiti, I arrived in my mother country and I walked into Armageddon. I want to tell you that story, but that is not the story I want to tell you first. The earthquake is Haiti’s present, and I want to talk about Haiti’s past, because in that past lies the hope for my native island’s future.



That may surprise some of you. When you think of the history of Haiti, it is probably the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 30, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Jamaican Skier gets ready for 2010 Winter Olympics

Jamaica's Consul General to Toronto, Mr. George Ramocan (right), with Jamaican skier, Mr. Errol Kerr (centre) and his coach, Mr. Eric Holmer; after Mr. Kerr qualified for a World Cup event.

TORONTO, Canada - Twenty-three year-old freestyle skier, Mr. Errol Kerr, who is representing Jamaica at the 2010 Winter Olympics, has given Canadians a little of what he intends to do on the slopes of Vancouver, British Columbia, in February.



Mr.… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 26, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

ECFH continues to push adult literacy in St. Lucia

Adults head back to school to as part of literacy programme.

The month of January is back to school for hundreds of primary, secondary and tertiary students. But it’s also back to school for another group of students whom we sometimes overlook but should not due to their courage and discipline—our adult learners. Recently, the East Caribbean Financial Holding Company (ECFH), made its annual donation of $10,000 to the National Enrichment Learning… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 26, 2010 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Pineapples have potential!

Close to a dozen pineapple farmers responded to an invitation from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Banana Industry Trust (BIT), to be apprised of the findings of a rapid assessment of the Pineapple sector. Conducted by Mr Steve Maximay and Mr Colin Paul and commissioned by IICA and BIT, the report is intended to assess the current situation in respect of pineapple production, marketing and distribution. Based… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 26, 2010 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Wyclef to Oprah: "Haiti Don't Need No More Photo Ops"

Where Wyclef Jean goes, awareness of and aid for Haiti's earthquake- (and now aftershock-) wrought devastation, follows.

This morning, the erstwhile Fugee and briefly scandal-plagued Yelé Haiti founder appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was specially dedicated to the plight of the nation, and he wasted no time getting to the heart of the matter.



"The Haitian people told me specifically when I was coming on your show to tell… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 24, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Valentine's Day is near, The Many Ways to Say I love you

HUMANS are social beings, we have love needs and these needs must be met. In fact, in order to survive, our love cups must have a consistent source from which love flows. The fuller the cup, the better it will be for our souls, our sanity, and our survival. A love cup that is empty can lead to frustration, depression and temptation.

Although we were created to love and to be loved, many persons, both married and single, are love starved; longing… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 24, 2010 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Britain Hails Jamaica for Response to Haiti Crisis

BRITAIN'S new high commissioner to Jamaica, Howard Drake, yesterday praised Jamaica for its quick and positive response to the Haitian earthquake crisis.

Drake, during his courtesy call on Prime Minister Bruce Golding at Jamaica House, said Britain was committed to playing its part in providing much-needed medical services to the Haitian people.



Golding, meanwhile, updated Drake on the Haitian rescue, relief and reconstruction… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 24, 2010 at 2:52pm — No Comments

The Secrets To Happiness, Good Health and Wealth Revealed?

Here are the secrets to happiness, good health and wealth! There are no secrets only information you have not been told or you have forgotten! People are basically good and successful people are always willing to share what they know because they want to make a positive difference to people's lives and help make this world a better place by making life better!

If you are not happy, most likely it is because you are not getting the things you… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 24, 2010 at 2:40pm — No Comments

St. Lucia pan players off to Panorama in Trinidad

The St Lucia contingent for T&T Panorama get set to compete.

A contingent of fifteen pan players from St Lucia are off to Trinidad to take part in Panorama 2010. The group, which leaves the island this week, comprises twelve pan players from Leverage North Stars, two members of Diamond Steel and one member of Pantime. Contrary to popular belief, this demonstrates that there is some level of collaboration between local steel bands. This augurs… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 14, 2010 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Bird Book for Caribbean Schools to be launched

The green throated Carib.

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in collaboration with the government of Saint Lucia will be launching a Bird Book of Saint Lucia for Caribbean Schools (including two DVDs) Wednesday 13th January 2010 at the Advanced Orchid Greenhouse, Union. The Prime Minister, Speaker of the House of Assembly, President of the Senate, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators, School principals, District education… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 14, 2010 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Caricom mercy mission heading to Haiti

What's being described as a Caricom mercy mission is to make a first-hand assessment of the earthquake devastation in Haiti. Caribbean leaders offered their sympathies to the people of Haiti and said they were making immediate relief and financial assistance available to help with the largest natural disaster to hit the country in 200 years.

Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana have pledged US$1million each to Haiti to help with immediate relief… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 14, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

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Haiti quake aftermath: bodies in streets, hotels used as hospitals

Bodies lined the streets while hotels were converted into makeshift hospitals today across Haiti's shattered capital, Port-au-Prince, as the world geared up for a major humanitarian effort in the wake of the earthquake that devastated the desperately poor Caribbean nation. A day after the 7.0-magnitude quake, rescuers hunted for survivors amid a grim tableau of destruction. Entire hillsides of homes appeared to have tumbled while in other areas… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 13, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Wyclef Jean lends voice to Haiti earthquake cause

Haitian-born rap star Wyclef Jean has urged fans to donate to relief efforts in the wake of the huge earthquake that struck the Caribbean state on Tuesday. "Your money will help with relief efforts," he wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter. "They need our help - please help if you can." The former Fugees star has since said he is now on his way to the Caribbean state, via the Dominican Republic. "Pray for the people of Haiti [and] me please," he… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 13, 2010 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Haiti Earthquake Disaster

The Caribbean reacted swiftly to news of the earthquake with initial responses coming from Haiti's immediate neighbours - the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. The airport outside the Dominican Republic capital, Santo Domingo, became the scene of major activity as planes and helicopters which sent in medical supplies and search and rescue response team.

Speaking to BBC Caribbean earlier the new Chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom),… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 13, 2010 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Start the New Year Right - Come out and Promote Your Business


Join Baltimore/Washington Metro area professionals for a private networking event this Thursday evening, January 14th, at the Sheraton Washington North Hotel starting 7:00pm as we reveal the true meaning of business to business.

VENDORS MUST BRING OWN TABLE. RSVP REQUIRED to Arlene at 202-361-4941.

Added by Arlene Farrier on January 13, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Martinique rejects more autonomy

Two French overseas territories in the Caribbean have confirmed what some residents say is a reluctance to remove themselves from Paris. Both Martinique and French Guiana have rejected plans for increased autonomy.

Full independence wasn't even on the cards in Sunday's referendums. With a 48% turnout, 69.8% in French Guiana voted against the proposal on Sunday. In Martinique, the margin was greater: 80% voted against, with a 55% turnout. The… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 12, 2010 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Gambling on casinos

Another Caribbean country is going through the throes of the casino gambling debate. While St Lucia is going ahead and Jamaica seems set to follow suit, the issue is playing out at the heart of the Grenada government.

Grenada prime Minister Tillman Thomas says he will not sit in a cabinet that disregards the will of the people - voicing his strongest opposition yet to the introduction of casino gambling on the island. In Grenada there has been… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 12, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Consuelo wins title for St Lucia!

Consuelo Dupal, St Lucian winner of the Digicel Haynes Smith Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant.



Consuelo Dupal was late. The 18-year-old caramel skinned beauty made her way to the STAR in a real hurry wearing jeans, a flirty ruffled black halter top and skyscraper patent black heels. Her mother had accompanied her for the photo shoot and though Consuelo said she’d been extremely busy over the last few weeks and was wiped out, she looked as… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 11, 2010 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Haiti's Future Depends on Smooth Elections

President Clinton touring parts of Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) --



Haiti's democratic and economic development hinge on a pair of legislative and presidential elections planned for this year, the top U.N. representative to the Caribbean nation said Thursday. In a year-opening speech, peacekeeping chief Hedi Annabi said Haiti's security and economy improved in 2009 as the country avoided political deadlock despite the ouster of yet… Continue

Added by CShout1 on January 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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