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March 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Jamaica’s Marshall Creates History in 2010 Iditarod

Jamaican musher Newton Marshall continues to build on the island’s tradition of excellence in winter adventure sports becoming the first Jamaican to complete the grueling 1,000 mile Iditarod dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome. After nearly two weeks on the trail, the 27 year old Marshall and his team crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska on March 19, finishing 47th out of 71 starters competing in the 2010 Iditarod.

Marshall and his team of 11… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 31, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Inn Resorts Aruba & Jamaica Team with Grey's Anatomy Star Patrick Dempsey to Fight Cancer

MIAMI - Holiday Inn Resorts Aruba & Jamaica were among the many proud sponsors of The Dempsey Challenge, a non-competitive race in which participants are challenged to cycle, run or walk to raise funds in support of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The Dempsey Center provides free support, education and wellness services to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The event held recently in Lewiston, Maine raised more… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 29, 2010 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Computer Software Transforming Upgraded Jamaican High Schools

Sheldon Clayton, Visual Arts teacher at the Mile Gully High School in Manchester, enters data using the Complete SMS. The Complete SMS is a school management software which assists school administrators to analyse data on students. The data can be used to develop timely and effective intervention programmes to meet student needs. Mile Gully High is one of six schools under the Mutual Building Societies Foundation Centres of Excellence project that has… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 29, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Generation next needs our help!

A day usually reserved for church, late breakfast, time to spend with the family, maybe do the chores we did not complete on Saturday, best describes what I consider to be a typical Sunday.

On Sunday March 14th my family and I did the late breakfast and turned on the television. The very popular movie ‘Avatar’ was on. I quickly called my kids inviting them to come see what this movie had to offer as I heard great reviews about it and had not had… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 29, 2010 at 9:50pm — No Comments

St. Lucia's Literary Festival off to good start with Derek Walcott

Following his reading Derek Walcott held a book signing at Samaans Park. Fans of the Nobel Laureate were visibly in awe of his presence.

The turn out could have been better. There were more ministry of education and government officials at the launch of Denys Springer’s bird book, which turned out to be nothing more than a rotten egg. The worldwide launch and premiere of Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott’s new book “White Egrets” paled in comparison… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Jamaica's 2010 High School Track & Field Championships - One for the ages!!!!!

For all Track & Field lovers, all die hard supporters of their alma mater, this one was for the ages, this one was for the record books. It could not have been scripted any better. Through three days of competition the Boys and Girls Champion's bragging rights was up for grabs. You could get all the same odds on everyone. KC, Calabar, JC, Munro and sentimental favorites Wolmers Boys. For the ladies it was St. Jago, Edwin Allen, Vere and the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 28, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Champs heading into action packed final day!

Kemoy Campbell of Bellefield on his way to breaking the Boys Class 1 1500M record.

After three action packed days of competition it comes down to Day 4 at the Boys & Girls Track and Field Championships. It's going to be a nail-biter as a number of schools are crashing Calabar's and KC's party. Here are the standings after 3 days with 49 finals set to run starting at 1:30PM, Jamaica time.

See many more… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 27, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

A Portrait of the Caribbean Immigrant in America

A Portrait of the Caribbean Immigrant in America: A Study in Contrast High Home Ownership Slightly Older Than Other Foreign-Born Groups But Suffers Pain of Employment

As a group they tend to be slightly older than other immigrant groups and they were more likely to become naturalized American…

Added by CShout1 on March 26, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Antilia Puts Trinidad Carnival On The Celebrity Radar

NEW YORK - Trinidad and Tobago is generating strong exposure in the American celebrity community and mainstream consumer market following Caribbean entertainment brand Antilia's successful promotion of its "2010 Carnival Experience VIP travel packages" to the twin-island nation last month. Antilia's CEO, Simon…

Added by CShout1 on March 25, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Opening Ceremony - 2010 Boys & Girls Track and Field Championships in Kingston, Jamaica

Celebrating 100 years of Jamaica's athletics, former Jamaican Olympians Vilma Charlton and Bert Cameron take part in the Baton Relay marking the opening of the 2010 Championships. Along with Bert and Vilma were current Olympic 100M Women Champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser and hundreds student athletes. On hand to observe was also a visiting delegation of students from high schools in South Africa who received a thunderous welcoming applause. The evening was…


Added by CShout1 on March 24, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Doha bound Campbell-Brown helps children of Haiti

Getting ready for her first IAAF World Indoor Championships while lending her celebrity status to helping the children of earthquake ravaged Haiti, February was a busy month on and off the track for World and Olympic champion Veronica Campbell Brown. “Goodbye February, hello March and hello again to my fans and readers.

“I am still battling the cold weather here in Georgia as the east coast of USA experiences one of its worst winters in over a…


Added by CShout1 on March 20, 2010 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Bolt to run 300m in Ostrava - IAAF World Challenge

The world fastest man Usain Bolt has confirmed his appearance at 49th Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting on 27 May in the Czech Republic. The Golden Spike is part of the IAAF World Challenge series of meetings Jamaica's multiple World and Olympic champion and record breaking sprinter will run the 300m in competition for the first time in his career. It will be Bolt's fourth appearance at the Ostrava meeting since 2006.

"I have done some 300's in…


Added by CShout1 on March 20, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

U.S. Congress Honours Rex Nettleford

WASHINGTON - The U.S.Congress has posthumously honoured the late Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the

University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Rex Nettleford O.M. for his outstanding contribution to Jamaica, the Caribbean and the U.S.

A congressional proclamation issued by U.S. Congresswoman, Ms. Yvette Clarke, was presented to UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne, at a memorial service held on…

Added by CShout1 on March 15, 2010 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Former Jamaica PM addresses St Lucia audience: ‘Haiti didn’t jump, it was pushed!’

PJ Pattersons says Haiti has never been forgiven by its former colonial masters.

Most people know that Haiti has a long record of being the poorest country in the western hemisphere, but most don’t know that Haiti was the second country in the hemisphere to free itself from colonialism and the first to abolish slavery. Most people think of voodoo and superstition when they think of Haiti, ignorant of the invaluable wealth that country has… Continue

Added by CShout1 on March 15, 2010 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Tidy tents and pretty plaits in Haiti after the quake - View from the BBC

Thanks to the efforts of various charities, huge tented communities have been set up in Haiti. Survivors of the earthquake and tremors are making the most of their new life under canvas, which, as Christine Finn finds, could be home for a long time to come.

Madame Elizabeth Pierre is wearing heels.

In days touring tented villages in earthquake-hit Haiti she is the first person I have seen wearing anything other than…


Added by CShout1 on March 15, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Antiguan Soca Star, Tizzy exports her ‘Wine’ to France

St. Johns, Antigua - Tanzania

“Tizzy” Sebastian returned to Antigua earlier this week from her first appearance in France where she headlined the Karibbean Bounce Carnival in Bordeaux. Bordeaux a city known internationally for its wine got its first taste of the “Tizzy Wine” on Saturday, March 6th. “We knew how popular ‘Expose’ was but I was surprised how well known her other hits like ‘Tizzy Wine’ and…


Added by CShout1 on March 12, 2010 at 3:38pm — No Comments domain to be auctioned, could fetch millions

NEW YORK -, often touted as one of the most valuable Internet domain names, is due to head to the auction block next week. DOM Partners LLC, a New Jersey lender that backed a 2006 purchase of the domain name for a reported US$14-million, is foreclosing on the Internet property, and is due to auction it on March 18 at New York law firm Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP, according to legal…


Added by CShout1 on March 8, 2010 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Commentary: Should the United States Annex Haiti?

By: Paul Toscano


The devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti threw the country into the international spotlight, and simultaneously highlighted its desperate need for help, even before the disaster. In the weeks and months after the quake, some have begun to question whether the event opens new…


Added by CShout1 on March 8, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Jamaica may have oil

Jamaica, an island rich with natural resources, may have another to add to its list, if oil and gas exploration prospects pan out the way officials are hoping. The island formally offered 19 offshore and four onshore blocks for licensing for oil and gas exploration, at the launch of the Second Round bid, on Monday in London. Jamaican officials are confident that with new seismic data showing very positive prospects, the country could, in the long term,…


Added by CShout1 on March 7, 2010 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Interest rates puzzle

A regional think tank has said that interest rates in the Caribbean are not falling as fast as expected. The Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance of the University of the West Indies, says the current global economic downturn would normally encourage lower interest rates. In its March newsletter the Centre said there were expectations for a greater drop in loan and savings rates, given developments in the US and what it called the problem of chronic…


Added by CShout1 on March 7, 2010 at 7:02pm — No Comments

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