July 2011 Blog Posts (24)

Paul H. Williams, Gleaner Writer DENBIGH, Clarendon Starts Today

 THE RURAL Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) said its exposition at this year's Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show will be more technologically centred and integrative than in previous years, giving patrons a more fun-filled and educational experience.

Under the theme 'RADA: a global approach to food security through evolving technologies', the focus is on opportunities in agriculture using high technologies.

Maia Chung, communications and public relations…

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Added by Maia Chung on July 30, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

Jamaica's Denbigh Kicks off Saturday July 30-2011! Make it a date! Live Demonstrations!

Gardening Booth

    2:00 p.m. –    2: 30 p.m.    Viewing of disaster mitigation DVD    ADRM Booth

    2:45 p.m. –    3:15 p.m.    Container gardening     Backyard Gardening Booth

    3:30 p.m.-      4:00 p.m.    How to cure goat skin for tanning    Livestock Booth

    4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.    Use of small tools e.g. mist blower, knap sack sprayer     Fruit Tree Crop Booth

           

Sunday

July 31, 2011    11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.    Container gardening    Backyard… Continue

Added by Maia Chung on July 28, 2011 at 6:35pm — 1 Comment

The Many Melons Of Summer



When I was growing up on our farm in east Tennessee, we always had a melon patch. I'm not sure what varieties my parents tried besides cantaloupes and watermelons, but knowing them, it was probably most anything they could get seeds for. Disease, pests and lack of water eliminated most varieties after a…

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Added by CShout1 on July 27, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

What It Means To Be 'Black In Latin America'

Between 1502 and 1866, 11.2 million Africans disembarked from slave ships in the New World during the Middle Passage. Of those 11.2 million people, only 450,000 came to the United States. The rest of the African slaves who survived the journey were taken to the Caribbean, Latin America and South… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Barbados Focus: Visitors Coming From Afar For Crop Over

Visitors Coming From Afar For Crop Over

Posted on 21 July 2011 by Bajan Sun Online

Chief Executive Officer of the National Cultural Foundation, Dr. Donna Hunte-Cox, welcomes Dionne Holder and her husband Dirk Ilmstadt on arrival at the…

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Added by CShout1 on July 21, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Nicole Nation: A Champion for Persons with Disabilities - as published by Teen Spirit eZine

Nicole Nation: A Champion for Persons with Disabilities



By Alana Gardner



We have seven national heroes, but there are new champions arising everyday in our society; people just like you, who have dedicated their lives to helping others. Eighteen year old Nicole Nation is one of those individuals committed to making a contribution to society. She is the overall winner of the inaugural Autism and Disabilities Ambassadors competition, one of the main efforts of The Maia Chung… Continue

Added by Maia Chung on July 21, 2011 at 1:14am — No Comments

Top 5 Places to See the Sunset in Jamaica

There’s no doubt about it, the perfect end to a day is witnessing a majestic sunset pulling down the curtains on a beautiful blue sky. Watching the sunset paint new colors across the sky and sea is a favourite pastime for many Jamaicans particularly when the suns rays are reflected on the surface of a…

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Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Autism the Power of Play

This piece is being submitted by The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation from our volunteer 

Shamoy Hajare who is a volunteer for the MCADF. We ask our volunteers to give in ways they can. Shamoy lives in Jamaica and works in special education. She wrote this piece as a donation for parents and others living with Autism here in the Caribbean.

Written by: Shamoy Hajare

The Power of Play For the average person, play is a physical…

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Added by Maia Chung on July 19, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation Achievements

 

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation is the first Autism focused FOUNDATION to be established in Jamaica.

Awards won:

2009 - First Global Woman of Vision - awarded to Maia Chung for her work through the MCADF

2010 Maia Chung awarded as a Pioneer…

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Added by Maia Chung on July 18, 2011 at 1:46am — 2 Comments

Autism is One of the Reasons I love God more!

by Maia Chung

 

I love God for many reasons.I am going to share one with you.

When my son got diagnosed with Autism I received two main feelings; I was unhappy for my son as I dream that my children will rule the world. Did this Autism thing mean he was never  gonna get a fair shot?

The second was that God said, help those who are like you, to feel not as bad Maia.I mean  I actually felt that statement in my heart and spirit at the same time, when I discovered…

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Added by Maia Chung on July 17, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Where to Stay: Frenchman’s Cove Resort, Jamaica

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Added by CShout1 on July 13, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: Where to Stay! Jake’s Treasure Beach

For decades, Jamaica’s south coast has been the haunt of discerning travelers – wooed by its understated ambiance. It’s your turn to experience precious island treasures off the beaten track. From waterfalls to safaris, peppered shrimp to curried lobster, the South Coast is an eclectic retreat; complete…

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Added by CShout1 on July 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Event Update: Little Ochie Seafood Carnival 2011

Known to be the best place in Jamaica to procure all sorts of seafood – cooked or uncooked Alligator Pond located on the island’s vast and beautifully exotic South Coast is a virtual haven for seafood lovers. The destination is famous for its food, as much as for its beach. Overlooking the black sands of the southern shoreline is one of the best places to eat seafood in the…

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Added by CShout1 on July 13, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

I wish (Lament of an Autism Mom)

by Maia Chung

 

 

When a child is born with Autism the chances of he or she contributing to the economy is slim,

sciences say that early intervention in the Autistic brain, increases positive chances; that due to the

disorder are dim.

I wished I lived somewhere where my boy could get this help

At a decent cost,

And that others like him could also find the help; that would not make them lost

I…

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Added by Maia Chung on July 12, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments

Acclaimed Afro-Peruvian singer unearths a hidden history



Afro-Peruvian diva Susana Baca, left, speaks with Natalia Maturana, a resident of the village of Santa Barbara, Peru, for all of her 87 years. Baca is collecting the stories and music of the descendants of slaves to resuscitate Peru’s black history. (Giancarlo…

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Added by CShout1 on July 11, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Sweet And Savoury - The Beloved Chinese-Jamaican Food



The following article is part of a series prepared by the Jamaica China Friendship Association

When the Chinese first came to Jamaica, they were forced to improvise and make do with the foodstuff they were able to find here, as the supplies that they were promised from China were very…

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Added by CShout1 on July 9, 2011 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Where to Visit: Good Hope Great House, Jamaica

Excerpted from: Island Buzz Jamaica

In the 1800’s heyday of King Sugar, the Parish of Trelawny, Jamaica boasted almost one hundred plantations. For the architecture or heritage buff, the Parish and in particular it’s capital, the coastal town of Falmouth is a virtual goldmine. When sugar was king and…

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Added by CShout1 on July 7, 2011 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Event Update: Portland Jerk Festival 2011



The Parish of Portland, Jamaica has long been known as “The Jerk Capital of The World” and this year hundreds of foodies flocked to the lovely Folly Estate in Port Antonio for the island’s annual Portland Jerk Festival to sample the curious range of exotic delights the event is famous for. If you’re unfamiliar with the term; “Jerk” is a style of cooking native to…
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Added by CShout1 on July 7, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Jamaica's Farmers Markets Phenomenon nets in the tens of millions in one event



 

 

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority’s (RADA) is citing their last Farmers’ Market event as the most successful to date.

Staged on Wednesday June 29-2011, that event brought out the largest farmer and client participation to date and netted the most revenue.

A…

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Added by Maia Chung on July 6, 2011 at 5:38pm — No Comments

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