September 2009 Blog Posts (55)

Cherine Anderson Charts on Billboard!!!

Cherine performing in Los Angeles, CA 09/23/2009



Cherine Anderson may be the first Jamaican female artist in recent times to hit not one but five Billboard charts simultaneously. The feat brings about another first in Anderson’s short career, as she might also be the first Jamaican female singer to register a song on the Billboard Rock Charts.



The Dancehall Soulstress is featured with Michael Franti & Spearhead on the Sly… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 28, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Haitian-American to lead diversity sales at hotel group

Caroline Racine



By: Bevan Springer

NEW YORK, USA -- Haitian-American travel executive Caroline Racine is climbing the corporate ladder at Choice Hotels International. Racine, who ran the company's Caribbean Franchise Development efforts for two and a half years, is now Director of Diversity Sales within the organization's global sales division, taking responsibility for the growing multi-cultural markets segment. Diversity and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 28, 2009 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Caricom pays tribute to Caribbbean literary icons

Trevor Rhone.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Caribbean Community (Caricom) governments have paid tribute to three internationally renowned literary figures who died earlier this month. In a statement, the Guyana-based Caricom Secretariat said the region had lost Jamaica’s Trevor Rhone, Suriname’s Henk Tjon and Trinidad and Tobago’s Wayne Brown during a one week period.



It described Rhone and Tjon as multi-talented, internationally acclaimed… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 28, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Offshore centres hit back

Offshore jurisdictions in the Caribbean have hit back at what they called a 'witch hunt' against them, even as they sought to be removed from an international list of non-compliant tax havens. Financial centres in the region and elsewhere have been told that they face sanctions if they fail to comply with international tax regulations.



The warning from French President Nicholas Sarkozy, came as G20 leaders met in the US city of Pittsburgh… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 28, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Colombia seeks eco-tourism boost

By Henry Mance

Residents of the town of La Macarena frequently toss a phrase into conversation: "Cuando estaba la guerrilla..." - "When the guerrillas were here..." It is an understated way of describing the region's past troubles. Between 1998 and 2001, La Macarena, together with four other municipalities, formed part of the demilitarised zone created by the Colombian government during peace talks with the country's biggest rebel group, the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 28, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Caribbean Nationals Energise Queensland (Australia): How sweet it is!

"That dude with the Rasta head band is Trini", the operator of Jamaica Joes restuarant and pub in the North Queensland city of Townsville Australia, American Christopher Haddad, shouted to me in a packed pub of Australians out in numbers to watch the Townsville Air show put on by the Australian Defence Force (Townsville hosts the largest army barracks in Australia).



I saw the head band with the signature Rastafarian colours - red, green and cold - but it was draping the head of a… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 28, 2009 at 9:40am — No Comments

ACADEMIC ASPIRATIONS: Dr Hume Johnson has found her niche in research & teaching

The following is the featured article on me in the Weekend Edition of the TOWNSVILLE BULLETIN. The article was the highlight of the Career section called CAREER ONE.

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By BESSIE BLORE





HAILING from Jamaica, Hume Johnson has worked across the globe as a radio and TV producer and presenter, political consultant, speech writer, vocal coach and media publicist. But Dr… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 27, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Trackalerts.com Article on Usain's New York Trip

http://www.trackalerts.com/?p=3674



Usain Bolt’s NY trip

Posted by admin on Sep 26th, 2009 and filed under News



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Usain Bolt in New York

NEW YORK – Usain Bolt is in NY for a brief media tour and will make a few stops to inlcude Jimmy Fallon On NBC on Tuesday, September 29 and a commercial shoot.



While in the Big Apple he stopped by Time Warner Inc. publisher of Sports Illustrated and… Continue

Added by Paula-Anne Porter Jones on September 27, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

Hype TV Top 20 Singles Chart September 25th – October 1st, 2009

Hype TV Top 20 Singles Chart



www.hypetvjam.com



September 25th – October 1st, 2009







TW LW WOC ARTISTE - TITLE - LABEL - Peak Position



01 01 12 Queen Ifrica – Lioness On The Rise – Penthouse-2wks@1



02 02 08 G Whizz – My Life – TJ Records – Shot To Watch



03 03 16 *Mavado – Never Believe You – Daseca (Censor) – pp@ #2



04 06 11 Unicorn & Macka Diamond –Think Bout Mi – Notice



05 04 10 Tony Rebel–… Continue

Added by Paula-Anne Porter Jones on September 27, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments

It's Not Sport, It's Politics Stupid (Jamaica's Ascendancy in World Athletics)

Jamaican Usain Bolt, fastest man in the world



The balance of power in world athletics has finally shifted. American dominance of the popular sport is well and truly over. Since August 1936 when American Jesse Owens accomplished athletics history by capturing four gold medals (100m, 200m, 4×1 relay and long jump) at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany, the American reign has been absolute and complete.



No nation, large or… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 26, 2009 at 5:47am — No Comments

The Fashion Industry - Ambassadors of the Jamaica brand? The view from Australia

Recently, I came across a series of fascinating articles on the Australian Fashion industry and how it was being positioned to service the Australia brand internationally. Indeed Austrade’s (Australian Trade Commission) National Manager, Rob Sutton commented that:



‘The Australian Fashion industry isn’t just about fabrics, frocks and fanfare, but one of the key cultural ambassador industries. Fashion is one of Australia’s key creative and design industries and we know that there are… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 26, 2009 at 5:39am — No Comments

Australian Writer Goes Gaga Over Reggae (Sample Lymie Murray songs she heard inside)

Jamaican Reggae singer, Lymie Murray



Tara Gething is not a big fan of reggae; never was. “My genre is metal”, she says with a wide grin, knowing fully well that this would freak out the average person. So I freaked out. Not at the thought of the outlandish musical taste of this well-adjusted middle class Australian girl but at the idea that someone exists on the planet who is not a big fan of Jamaican Reggae.



So I challenged her… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 25, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

People: An Interview with Australian Public Relations Consultant Sarah Mathieson

In this new blog series called "People", we feature interviews with interesting personalities and professionals from around the world who are making a mark in various fields and industries. Today, we talk with Sarah Mathieson, a Public Relations Consultant based in Australia.

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Sarah Mathesison, Sydney-based PR Consultant



Sarah Mathiesen is a Public Relations Consultant with one of… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 25, 2009 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Woman delivers 19-pound boy

Indonesian mom delivers a 2-foot-long, toddler-size baby







He’s a bouncing baby boy who could break a knee — a mother in Jakarta, Indonesia, delivered a 19.2-pound, 2-foot-long child on Monday via Caesarean section.



The as-yet-unnamed baby’s arrival, chronicled on TODAY Thursday, was marked by a cry that sounded more like a roar and an appetite of epic proportions.



The big baby, a weight record for a newborn in Indonesia, although a bit short of the… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on September 24, 2009 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

Badminton alive and well in the innercity!

Badminton coach Lisco Jackson is convinced that the continued investment in sports is one sure way of providing a lifeline for innercity youth. In a recent interview with the Sunday Herald he pointed to the many badminton success stories, of youngsters from the ghetto, who grasped the opportunity presented to them.



He speaks with passion, tempered by frustration at the inability to reach out to more of the youngsters from the vast talent pool in the innercity, where so many never got… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on September 24, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Conspiracy to kill? -- Entertainer accuses police of trying to kill him after car accident

Imagine stopping at a red light at an intersection, and while you are waiting for the green light, you observe a police car breaking the red light from the opposite direction. Now imagine after the police car breaks the stop light it hits your car, wrecking it.



After some wrangling with the police about the accident it gets worse. A few days later, police officers, including an inspector of police, show up at your premises and proceed to assault you and threaten to kill you on… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on September 24, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

Nevis honours eight local heroes

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Eight individuals who contributed to the development of Nevis, received public recognition from the Nevis Island Administration(NIA) last Wednesday at a ceremony to mark National Heroes Day. The event which was held at the Occasions Centre at Pinneys, formed part of Independence celebration of St. Kitts/Nevis, ahead of Independence Day which will be celebrated last Saturday.



The honourees – Arthur Evelyn, Elquemedo Willett, Ural Swanston, the late Levi Morton,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 23, 2009 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Raul Castro pushes Cubans to rethink socialism

By Marc Frank



HAVANA, Cuba (Reuters) -- Cubans began taking a hard look this week at entrenched customs like food rationing, pilfering on the job, cradle-to-grave subsidies and black market trading in a national debate called by President Raul Castro.



Authorities have circulated a ten-point agenda for thousands of open-ended meetings over the next month at work places, universities and community organizations to rethink Cuban socialism, focused on the economic themes… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 23, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Privy Council's Caribbean complaint

The future of the Privy Council as the final court of appeal for most Caricom member states has been placed into doubt after comments by Britain's top judge.



Lord Nicholas Phillips, has said that the Law Lords on the Privy Council, were spending a ‘disproportionate’ amount of time on cases from former colonies, mostly in the Caribbean.



He will become the first President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom when it comes… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Jamaican Author

To find out more about me & my books go to my website www.margaretcezairthompson.com I also welcome comments, questions and discussion at -- http://www.myspace.com/thepiratesdaughter





The Pirate's Daughter


Set in Port Antonio, Jamaica, winner of the Essence Fiction Award 2008, A UK Bestseller.



In 1946, Hollywood’s most famous swashbuckler, Errol Flynn, arrived in Jamaica in a storm-ravaged boat. After a long… Continue

Added by Margaret Cezair Thompson on September 22, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

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