July 2010 Blog Posts (28)

A Guide to Summer Detox

Although we tend to think of detox in January after the heavy food and excesses of winter and the holiday season summer is an ideal time to detox. When the weather is warmer it is so much easier to follow the detox diet of plenty of fruit and fresh salads and leave the heavy stodgy hard to digest food behind. 

By following a 7 - 14 day detox plan that focuses on nutrient packed fresh foods close to their natural state and avoiding processed foods… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 30, 2010 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

The Jamaica Gleaner Highlights the Jamaican Music Scene's Support of Autism in Jamaica!

Artiste supports autism cause

Published: Thursday | July 29, 2010 1 Comment and 0 Reactions





Mel Cooke, Gleaner Writer



Orlando 'Highya Ziya' Bryan has done several recordings, released and unreleased, before Guide and Protect. However, it is that song, recorded at John Bigs studio and accompanied by a video, which he seems most enthusiastic about - and with good cause.



It is specifically about autism, Highya Ziya advising:



"Guide and protect… Continue

Added by maia chung on July 30, 2010 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Aiasha off to China!

Aiasha Tierra Rebecca Gustave is not an unfamiliar face. Particularly if you’re an avid reader of the SHE Caribbean magazine. In that case you’d have likely seen her gracing the pages of the magazine in fashion by some of the most highly regarded designers in the region. Aiasha Gustave first started modeling for SHE at the age of 14. Since then she’s been on photo shoots with the likes of models such as Barbadian Leah Marville, Jamaican Sedene Blake… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 30, 2010 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Discovering the source of the lightning Bolt

What more is there to say about Usain Bolt?

Since the Jamaican blew the world's mind at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the Bolt story of how a country boy turned into an international superstar has become well known. But what do we actually know about Usain?

Last year, I wrote an article headlined What makes Usain Bolt tick? having spent sometime with him in Jamaica for BBC News. Since then I've had the great pleasure of making a documentary… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 29, 2010 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

More Than A Model

25 year-old DION BAPTISTE is one of the leading faces on the model and dance arenas of Trinidad & Tobago. "Modeling came as a breeze," said the agile Sagatarian, who started in show business as a dancer. He’s a member of the UNI Dance Ensemble and also has his own performing company called TwinInc. Dion teaches contemporary, folk, jazz and modern dance while still finding time to pursue his degree in Dance and Dance Education at the University of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments

MISS ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - COVER MODEL

"Miss Antigua & Barbuda" Athina James who represented the twin islands at both the "Miss World" and "Miss Universe" pageants in 2008 is the featured on the cover of Profiles 98, the dazzling, new style, culture, arts & entertainment global magazine. Athina, was selected by Globalbeauties.com, the world’s longest running and most popular pageant web sites as one of the top 50 most beautiful women in the world; one of the top 32 sexiest women… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2010 at 8:04pm — No Comments

CDB helps Belize poor

BELMOPAN, Belize, Monday July 26, 2010 – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting the Government of Belize in its effort to raise the standard of living of the poor and vulnerable in that country. CDB’s Board of Directors has approved a loan equivalent to US$15 million to the Belize Social Investment Fund to invest in social and economic infrastructure, social services and organisational strengthening sub-projects.

Approximately 100,000… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Food tops CARICOM agenda

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday July 26, 2010 – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will move one step closer to a food and nutrition security policy with a workshop to review the draft CARICOM Regional Policy for Food and Nutrition Security which begins today in Guyana. The two-day workshop for the validation of the policy is being coordinated by the CARICOM Secretariat in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 26, 2010 at 7:55pm — No Comments

For everyone who loves our President if you have not heard we are going to show our support on his Birthday by wearing something with his name on: Cap, T-Shirt whatever.Our hard working President is …

For everyone who loves our President if you have not heard we are going to show our support on his Birthday by wearing something with his name on: Cap, T-Shirt whatever.

Our hard working President is being criticized and put down by idiots who expect the impossible from him.

Let us show LOVE and SUPPORT by wearing something and letting those 'others' know how much we support the President.

We put PRESIDENT OBAMA in power because we believe in him and we think he is…
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Added by Josephine Thompson Spence on July 24, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Charlotte Caribbean Festival - 2010

GBurkeImages Photo

Braving temperature approaching 96 degrees in the shade, revelers enjoyed the 2010 Charlotte Caribbean Festival parade. The four block parade showcased beautiful costumes and dance troupes. The sidewalk of Tryon Street was ablaze with the colors of the Caribbean and the air filled with the mesmerizing sound of Steel Band music. if you live in Charlotte and missed this parade, you missed a good one.



See many more… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 24, 2010 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

Cuban Theater Troupe Makes U.S. Debut

Although there are efforts in Congress to ease the nearly half-century travel ban to and from Cuba, only occasionally does the U.S. open its doors to Cuban performers. Teatro Buendia, Cuba's premier theater company, is among the few — and is now performing at the Goodman Theatre's Latino Theatre Festival in Chicago. The company is performing La Visita de la Vieja Dama — the visit of the old lady. The informal theme of the Goodman Theatre's Latino… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 23, 2010 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Beres, the man and his music

Beres Hammond in Charlotte, N.C. GBurkeImages Photo

Known for his sandpapery smooth voice, Jamaican lover’s rock crooner, Beres Hammond, is one of the most loved singers the island has produced. Though his music consists mostly of romantic ballads, he has done some dancehall and roots reggae. It is no wonder that when Beres hits the stage at any given concert, in any given city he can rock any crowd. The man, whose career has remained steady and whose… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 23, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments

World pays tribute to Mandela on his 92 birthday

JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela turned 92 on Sunday with US President Barack Obama and other world leaders hailing the anti-apartheid icon’s contribution to global politics and human rights. “We are grateful to continue to be blessed with his extraordinary vision, leadership, and spirit,” Mr. Obama said in Washington as an increasingly frail Mr. Mandela celebrated quietly with extended family at his home in Johannesburg. “We strive to build upon his… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2010 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Trinidad & Tobago ready for business

Lauderhill Vice Mayor Dale Holness reads the title of a book presented to him and Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan (right) and written by Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (second left). Looking on is John Beckford, executive director of the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce. – Photo by U. Bennett

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said her country is ready for business and is prepared to build more… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2010 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Using the environment to beat poverty

CARACAS, Venezuela, Monday July 19, 2010 – The environment remains a second-tier matter in Latin America and the Caribbean despite being interwoven with persistent poverty and stalled economic development in the region, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme. Dozens of experts from the region were convened by UNEP to contribute to the report "Environment Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean" (GEO- LAC3),… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2010 at 8:42pm — No Comments

Barbados and China hold talks

BEIJING, China, Monday July 19, 2010 – Tourism, climate change and enhanced relations were the main areas of discussion during a recent meeting between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Barbados and China, Senator Maxine McClean and Yang Jiechi, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing. During the courtesy call, Yang noted that the potential for developing tourism both ways was "far from being fully tapped" and stressed that there was a need to… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2010 at 8:39pm — No Comments

First Person: Jimmy Cliff on how he came to The Harder They Come

When I first went to Kingston, reggae music was not yet formed. Jamaica was into jazz, R&B and calypso. We had Latin music from Cuba, but the musicians in Kingston weren’t getting any respect. It was when we were searching for our identity that the music took form. Out of what you might say was anger, Kingston’s singer-songwriters started doing our own thing. They’d say, “You’re Jamaica’s Four Tops, Jamaica’s Motown.” I never want to be Jamaica’s… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 17, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Hula Hoop Champ

Easy Does it! Davicka Vassell of Maxfield Park Primary School in Kingston was the winner in the 7-12 year-old group of the National Health Fund Hula-Hoopers Competition held last Saturday on the UWI Mona Campus. Davicka, who received a bicycle for her winning routine, competed against 26 other students in her age category and wowed the judges with her creativity, fluidity of movement and rotation speed while performing some difficult… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 17, 2010 at 11:12pm — No Comments

UWI Wants Meeting of Caribbean Education Ministers

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CMC – The University of the West Indies (UWI) wants Caribbean Community (CARICOM) education ministers to meet later this year to discuss a number of issues affecting education in the region, the UWI Vice Chancellor Professor E. Nigel Harris announced on Tuesday. Harris, who is leading a UWI delegation to talks with the CARICOM leaders at their 31st annual summit here, said that issues ranging from the proliferation of overseas… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 14, 2010 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Did local St. Lucia station refuse to play Nicole video?

is Nicole David’s new video too ourageous for HTS?

On Wednesday July 7, the Carnival Bands Association announced its decision to use its discretion regarding the playing of songs with indecent lyrics during the Carnival Monday and Tuesday’s Parade of the Bands. The CBA has made it clear that the Parade of the Bands is a family affair and discretion is needed. However, the CBA went on to make it clear that band fetes are another story and its… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 14, 2010 at 4:37pm — No Comments

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