July 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. (AP) — Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.…

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Added by CShout1 on July 25, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

Sandals to open Caribbean's first over-the-water suites

A bird’s-eye view of Sandals Royal Caribbean Spa Resort and Offshore Island.

Sandals Resorts International is pumping US$5.5 million into five of the Caribbean's first over-the-water suites and the renovation of 14 suites at Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego…

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Added by CShout1 on July 25, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Jamaica braces for the worst as drought continues

Water Minister, Robert Pickersgill has warned the country to brace for worsening drought conditions as the dry spell continues.…

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Added by CShout1 on July 22, 2014 at 11:34am — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Rampersad explores identity in exhibition

One of Rampersad’s paintings.

The Art Society of T&T is to host a six-day exhibition of the work of…

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Added by CShout1 on July 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: From Beetham poverty to manager, Floyd Solomon overcomes

Hungry days and tough lessons sculpted the boy from the Beetham into the gracious, compassionate man of today.

It was the new age…

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Added by CShout1 on July 9, 2014 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: Pam Hall Back on the Dance Floor

Pam Hall

SINGER Pam Hall continues her comeback with Dance Away, her latest song.

Recorded on the Virquarian label, the single is a joint production between Hall, Sly Dunbar and Errol Wilson.

Known for lovers' rock hits like Perfidia and Dear Boopsie, Hall says…

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Added by CShout1 on July 9, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Jamaica - Trinidad Focus: Mad ‘ Ova’ Dahlia

Dahlia performs at her video launch in Mandeville last week.

IT was a big deal for singer Dahlia Thames (known professionally as Dahlia) last week when the video for her latest song, Mad Ova Mi, was released at the Vineyard in…

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Added by CShout1 on July 9, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: New Tourism Director Named

Jamaica has a new Director of Tourism, industry veteran Paul Pennicook.

Pennicook, who had been serving as chairman of Jamaica Vacations, succeeds John Lynch, a decades-long regional tourism stalwart, as the director of the Jamaica Tourist Board.

“I’m thrilled and honored to return to service…

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Added by CShout1 on July 8, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Raul Castro: Economic changes must be gradual

Cuba’s President Raul Castro delivers his speech during closing of the third regular session of the eighth legislature, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (Cubadebate, Ismael Francisco/Associated Press)…

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Added by CShout1 on July 6, 2014 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Parchment sets new Jamaican record in Paris

Jamaica's Hansle Parchment (centre) competes to win the men's 110m hurdles event during the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League competition at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

HANSLE Parchment…

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Added by CShout1 on July 6, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

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