April 2010 Blog Posts (43)

Immigration Question: Can my mother file for my married sister?



Question: My sister came to the U.S. on a work visa which expired a few months ago. She remained in the U.S. as she was waiting for an extension that did not come through. She is now out of status and is thinking of having our mother who is a permanent resident file for her. Our mother will be eligible to file for her citizenship in another year. My sister is currently married and her husband is living in the Island. She has no children. What is… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 30, 2010 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Strong protests to Arizona immigration law

Despite rampant opposition, including criticism from President Barack Obama, last Friday Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the toughest immigration law in the United States. The bill gives Arizona police full right to arrest illegal immigrants in Arizona – a state with over 450,000 illegal immigrants, mostly from neighboring Mexico.

The new law has created large demonstration in Arizona, prior to, during and since its signing. Protestors see the…

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

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation joins forces with the Jamaica Library Service

Best birthday week ever!!!!! next week The Maia Chung Autism and

Disabilities Foundation will establish The Maia Chung Autism and

Disabilities Foundation corner at the Tom Readcam Library - featuring

a flat screen TV and DVD and eventually a laptop to surf the web - the tv and dvd are

courtesy of COURTS JAMAICA LIMITED best furniture store in the world - you will as a member…

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Added by Maia Chung on April 30, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ambassadors Bolt, Fraser, Hooker, Pitkämäki and Thorkildsen line-up for Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League

Lausanne, Switzerland - World Athlete of the Year Usain Bolt, and another four IAAF Diamond League Ambassadors have been announced by the organisers of Athletissima for the meeting which will take place in Lausanne’s Pontaise stadium on 8 July.

The 35th edition of Athletissima, which is the seventh stop in the 14 meeting IAAF Diamond League series in 2010, will take place on a Thursday and not on a Tuesday, as in the past.



Bolt, the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 28, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Miami Dade College Employees and Students Donate Thousands to Operation Hope for Haiti

Miami – After three months of fundraising efforts in response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti this past January, Miami Dade College (MDC) officials recently presented a check for nearly $42,000 to World Vision’s Operation Hope for Haiti (OHH). The funds were raised through combined efforts of the College’s students, faculty and staff, that began immediately following the Jan. 12 disaster.

The college’s efforts inspired other institutions to… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 28, 2010 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Students Travel to Jamaica With a Purpose



St. Joseph Academy Catholic High School students. COCONUT CREEK - Students and faculty from St. Joseph Academy Catholic High School in Jacksonville, Fla., traveled to Jamaica last month on a house building trip with the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor. “Our mission is not for the people overseas-our mission is for the people in America,” said Robin Mahfood, CEO/President of Food For…

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Added by CShout1 on April 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Haitians reunite with families in Mexico

A group of 250 men, women and children arrived on Mexican shores over the weekend from earthquake-torn Haiti, bringing to 324 the total of Haitian citizens who have relocated to Mexico since the Jan. 12 disaster. Sunday's arrivals from Port-au-Prince traveled to the port of Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico after five days at sea aboard the Mexican naval ship "Usumacinta."

Mexican immigration authorities said the new arrivals are relatives of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 28, 2010 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Jamaican Williams creates NCAA history

Defending NCAA Indoor and Outdoor champion in both long and triple jumps, Jamaican Kimberly Williams of Florida State University dominated the competition in the triple jump last weekend at the Tyson Invitational indoor meet producing the third farthest jump in college history.

With a personal best 14.17m (46ft-6in) the 21-year-old former Vere Technical student earned the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) female performer of the week ending… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 23, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Taking a stand: Earth Day 40 years later

It’s been 40 years since the first Earth Day and now more than ever, the challenges we face confirm that there is a greater need for the preservation of our environment.

With the ominous climate change hanging over our collective heads, not only are we experiencing one of the greatest tests of our time, but we are also presented with perhaps the greatest chance to turn this crisis into clean, green opportunity. This is the time to create clean… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 23, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Iceland volcano affects Caribbean tourism

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, April 21, 2010 — With around 3 000 UK-bound tourists stranded in Barbados, Ministry of Tourism officials will be doing all that they can to ensure that the island’s only international airport does not become a camping ground for those waiting to get home.

This was the assurance given to the media yesterday, April 20, by Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy while at the Almond Beach Resort in St James – the first stop on his… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 22, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments

VAT set to replace 12 other taxes in St Kitts and Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis, April 21, 2010 – The federal government of St Kitts and Nevis is still on track to implement a value added tax (VAT) system by November this year, according to the post-cabinet briefing issued by the state to regional media this morning.

During the April 20 cabinet session, ministers of the twin-island state heard from officials in the Ministry of Finance that the new VAT system would replace the following duties… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 22, 2010 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Hurricane season likely to be more active than first predicted

NEW YORK, United States - The world’s largest private commercial weather forecaster has upped the storm potential for this year’s hurricane season, predicting 16 named storms instead of the 13 forecasted by hurricane experts at Colorado State University.

Yesterday, April 20, the Massachusetts-based WSI Corporation laid out a forecast for the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season that included 16 named storms, nine hurricanes and five intense hurricanes… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 22, 2010 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Focus on womens' needs TT candidates told

In a release issued yesterday, April 20, Rampersad said women’s issues as part of mainstream politics seemed to have come into their own in this election, and could very well be the deciding factor in who wins and who loses.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – Political parties contesting Trinidad’s May 24 elections have been urged to incorporate the Women’s Mandate for Action into their manifestos.

This call has come from the Network of NGOs of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 22, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Cuba mobilising the rural vote in municipal elections

More than eight million Cubans will choose their local government representatives when the partial elections actually take place on April 25.

HAVANA, Cuba, April 19 – Radio amateurs, pigeon breeders, workers from the telephone system and Radiocuba, played a critical role yesterday, April 18, in Cuba’s municipal elections test that included mountainous areas and distant rural communities.

The test run saw 150,000 members of polling stations… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 20, 2010 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Grenadians abroad want to invest home

(Photo: destination360.com)

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, April 19, 2010 – The New York-based Grenada Diaspora Organization (GDO) wants to raise funds for their homeland through issuing a government-backed security.

GDO representatives, Jerry Edwin and Bernard Bourne, recently visited Grenada where they met with members of government and the parliamentary opposition, and also held public meetings explaining the working of the bond and its importance to… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 20, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Nursing exodus from the Caribbean at 'chronic proportions'

The World Bank report notes that in the coming years, demand for nurses in the English-speaking Caribbean will increase due to the health needs of the aging population.

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 16, 2010 - The shortage of nurses throughout the Caribbean has reached chronic proportions, in a region already struggling with an ailing health care system.

A World Bank report released on March 2 revealed that between 2002 and 2006, more than 1,800 nurses… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 19, 2010 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Usain Bolt Gold iPod Touch



The Olympic 100m and 200m Gold medallist has released a “Usain Bolt Gold iPod” complete with signature laser engraved onto its back case and famous “pulling of the bow” pose.

http://www.famemagazine.co.uk/2010/04/17/usain-bolt-gold-ipod-touch/

Added by Troy Porter on April 17, 2010 at 2:56pm — No Comments

St Lucian teen riding high in US

One-to-watch: Eighteen-year-old Enella Brice is doing big things abroad. A young St Lucian student attending college in the United States is among the winners in an Aéropostale Real Teens 2010 contest. Ms Enella Brice is an 18 year old, former student of the Vieux-Fort Comprehensive Secondary School and is currently enrolled in a nursing programme at Mount Aloysious College in Cresson, Pennsylvania.



The contest which attracted in excess of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 17, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Anthe's Video is out!!!

Well God is good on Thursday April 14 2010 I was a part of the team that participated in the world premiere for television for the music video for our Foundation's anthem Guide and Protect - I met the entertainer High a Ziya two years ago when the Foundation had just started expressing his interest to help our work he said, ow can I help...I said please write us a song "bigging up the disabled" joining forces with the songs writer - Mark Writer of Bounti and Pamputtae fame penned the song -… Continue

Added by Maia Chung on April 17, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

Richie Loop

At 23 years old, one of the newest rising artist Richard ‘Richie Loop’ Webb, has begun to make his audience sit up and take notice as he makes strides toward solidifying his name in the music history. With a budding catalogue, the singer, songwriter and producer, who already has three singles in rotation on radio within the Caribbean and abroad.

Born and raise in the parish of Clarendon, Richie Loop attended Clarendon College but has always had a… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 15, 2010 at 8:34pm — No Comments

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