September 2011 Blog Posts (27)

Ancient ways and modern times



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Added by CShout1 on September 30, 2011 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

Government allows Cubans to buy, sell cars under new rules



For the first time since the 1959 revolution, all Cubans will be allowed to buy and sell their cars, the latest in a…

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Added by CShout1 on September 30, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Jamaican gets Virginia Tech fellowship

Plans to study "dons" in Jamaica for Graduate research.

Damion Blake of Portmore, Jamaica, a doctoral student in Virginia Tech's Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought program in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, has been awarded a Latin American…

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Added by CShout1 on September 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Profiles: Reaching for the stars with Kelly Ann Charles



When one thinks of Kelly Ann Charles’s story, the only word that comes to mind is ‘courage’. The thirty-three year old Trinidadian actress is living the quintessential Hollywood tale of trying to make it to the big screen as an actress. Unlike many who choose to fast-track their way to fame by…

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Added by CShout1 on September 29, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Heather Henderson Gordon Poetry in her feet



Heather Henderson-Gordon in early days as a professional dancer with the Julliard School, the La Chapelle Douglas Dance Company and the Noble Doulgas Dance…
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Added by CShout1 on September 29, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Project Runway designer styled SHE Caribbean cover!



The SHE Caribbean team in Trinidad (Anya 2nd from right and Mae Wayne front seated) last year for the making of the Autumn issue.

Trinidadians have been watching closely season nine of the Lifetime Reality TV show Project Runway with good reason. Their very own Miss Trinidad &…

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Added by CShout1 on September 29, 2011 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Harlequin to open luxury boutique hotel in Barbados

Harlequin Hotels & Resorts has purchased the Allamanda Beach Hotel on the southcoast of the island to immediately begin a BDS$11 million (US$5.5 million) renovation to transform the beachfront property into a luxury boutique hotel.



The planned opening will be under… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 22, 2011 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Rigs to Riches: A lesson for Guyana’s future?

Rigs to riches is the story of Norway’s rise from one of Europe’s backwater countries in 1969 to its position as one of the richest nations in Europe today.  How it achieved that status in just over 40 years could be a lesson for Guyana which is now on the brink of major oil exploration,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 22, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Space race in the Caribbean heats up

Space Expedition Curacao (SXC) has signed up 35 spaceflight participants so far this year, and chief executive officer of joint venture partner XCOR Aerospace said on Monday that the finalisation of a new “multi-million dollar” deal will allow them to proceed “full pace” on lifting off in… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 22, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

'Opening' of Cuba makes a Jewish Scrabble-lover feel more at home





A former bodyguard for Fidel…

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Added by CShout1 on September 20, 2011 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Jamaican-American now Lauderhill Chief of Police

Jamaican-American and former Lauderdale Lakes Chief of Police, Andrew Smalling, was on Thursday (Sept. 15) sworn in as the Chief of Police for the City of Lauderhill – a city with a high concentration of Jamaican and Caribbean residents.

The move from being in…

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Added by CShout1 on September 20, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Calling All Runners! Rare Opportunity To Participate in Havana Marathon in November With Insight Cuba

PR NewswirePR Newswire. Inclusive Five-Day Tour Runs November 17-21

Talk about bragging rights: for the first time ever, Insight Cuba is collaborating with the Havana Marathon (Marabana Marathon) to allow American athletes the opportunity to legally participate in this most exclusive and momentous run…

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Added by CShout1 on September 20, 2011 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Five Seductive Coves, Cays and Bays in Jamaica

Courtesy of Island Buzz Jamaica:

Jamaica is one of the most sought-after destinations in the Caribbean and the world. The island’s stunning natural beauty and an alluring cultural appeal have been wooing travelers all over the world for decades. Part of its charm is the abundance of access to sparkling shores…

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Added by CShout1 on September 18, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Usain Bolt runs fastest 100 meters of the year in Brussels



BRUSSELS (AP) -- Usain Bolt ran the season's fastest time in the 100 meters at the Van Damme Memorial on Friday but was upstaged by fellow-Jamaican Yohan Blake, who had the second fastest 200 in history.

Bolt came from behind to finish in 9.76 seconds to improve on the mark of fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell by…

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Added by CShout1 on September 16, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

5 Must Visit Museums and Galleries in Jamaica

Bob Marley Museum, Kingston

 Aside from its legendary beaches, stunning vistas, vibrant nightlife and wide array of delectable delights Jamaica is also celebrated for its rich culture. The island has numerous repositories of artistic treasures that display…

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Added by CShout1 on September 15, 2011 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

Autism Splash a Groundbreaking event for Autistic Jamaicans this November

September 14-2011

 

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation (MCADF) yesterday (Wednesday September 14-2011) received 50 percent of the organisation’s most recent grant, to assist with the organisation’s work to help the Autistic poor and marginalized in Jamaica.

 

The grant was awarded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for the staging of the event Autism Splash this November 7 and 8 at the Emancipation Park Kingston…

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Added by Maia Chung on September 15, 2011 at 2:39am — 1 Comment

African and Caribbean Filmmakers to Gather in Cuba

Cubasi.cu. September 12,2011. U.S. actor Danny Glover will lead a large delegation of filmmakers from Africa and the Caribbean to participate in a meeting in Havana on audiovisual production in those regions and their cultural ties and identity.



Organized by the Office of the Traveling Caribbean Film… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 13, 2011 at 7:40pm — 1 Comment

Guinness Caribbean to celebrate Arthur’s Day with Arthur Guinness Day Live

Adorers across the region will raise a Guinness® Stout in celebration of the life and work of Arthur Guinness founder of the dark rich brew which is Guinness®. On Thursday, September 22, Guinness® will host the Arthur Guinness Day Live a regional TV simulcast and an online live stream to fans across the Caribbean. The Arthur’s Day™ concert simulcast features soca band KES and dancehall giants Assassin and I-Octane.



For the last three years countries across the globe…

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Added by Headline Entertainment on September 9, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Unexpected Visit

Had an unexpectedly lovely day yesterday in Lluidasvale, unexpected in a couple of ways.
First, I thought we were going somewhere completely different, and more importantly-somewhere closer to Kingston, which would have meant a two hour trip in total. Zip in, have a look around, zip out, and back to the real world and the real work. Second, being a work trip, I envisioned a tedious two hours, trudging through a hot noisy factory of sweaty people and greasy machines, with me…
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Added by Paula-Anne Porter Jones on September 9, 2011 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

Three of the Caribbean's next top models will come from Jamaica



Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Young, determined, beautiful Jamaican women, who boast the 'It' factor in commanding the global runway, are being sought for the Caribbean's Next…

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Added by CShout1 on September 8, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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