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September 2012 Blog Posts (20)

Trinidad Focus: Shinhuey Ho Far from home and loving it

Photography: Bertrand De Peaza Makeup: Carol Ann De Peaza

Seeing Shinhuey Ho’s paintings for the first time, it would be easy to assume they were done by a born Trini who grew…

Added by CShout1 on September 26, 2012 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Margaret Rose Passionate about making a difference

It’s the day of the PNM-led march on the controversial Section 34 issue, and Margaret Rose is so fired up that she begins speaking even before she sits down.  She’s not excited for political reasons, but by the intense reaction of the general population. To her, the outcry strikes at our pervasive apathy…

Added by CShout1 on September 26, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

MOH Conducts Increased Mosquito Control Activities in 162 Communities So Far - Kingston Jamaica

Increased mosquito control activities including community based education and promotion, fogging and source reduction - treatment and destruction of breeding sites – have so far taken place in 162 communities across the island since the Ministry of Health started its intensified programme a week ago. Approximately 500 communities have been scheduled to be fogged under…

Added by Maia Chung on September 26, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Recommendation: Vision 2030 should turn a laser focus on the development of Jamaica’s Blind

By Maia Chung

“…Every citizen has a role to play in making sure that the targets we set for our country are met” – that statement was taken from information issued by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ), in its pamphlet used to…


Added by Maia Chung on September 26, 2012 at 6:24am — No Comments

Private sector needs to takeon affirmative action - Chung - Kingston Jamaica

"We are really calling out to the private sector to enter with us into some talks and to look at the issue of affirmative action because the disabled are set back, but we have things to offer and enrich the society," said Maia Chung during the most recent Gleaner Editors' Forum, held at the newspaper's central Kingston head offices last Thursday.

Turning her focus to autism, Chung said an audit of existing local infrastructure needs to be carried out in an effort to determine…


Added by Maia Chung on September 24, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Extended Deadline for Nominations for Jamaica’s Inaugural Disabilities Friendly Awards Gala - Kingston Jamaica

September 19-2012

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is announcing that there has been an extension for nominations for awards for persons and companies who cater to the Jamaican disabilities population.

The winners from the nominated the nation’s Inaugural Disabilities Friendly…


Added by Maia Chung on September 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Jamaica Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) Saves the Life of Autistic Jamaican Boy on the Occasion of its Tenth Anniversary - Jamaica

September 14-2012

 His name is Samuel Clarke and he is seven years old. He lives in Jamaica, Old Harbour St. Catherine.

He is a diagnosed Jamaican Autist and he eats stones, paper and sticks – while refusing normal food.

His mother a poor single woman with 8 children;…


Added by Maia Chung on September 14, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Years After Haiti Quake, Safe Housing Is a Dream for Many

Deborah Sontag - The New York Times

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Since the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, a scrappy 12-year-old boy named Givenson Fanfan has been sleeping on the rock-hard floor of a…


Added by CShout1 on September 12, 2012 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Cuban and American Scientists work to bridge political gap between Cuba, U.S

Cuban and American scientists have joined forces in an effort to protect baby sea turtles and endangered sharks. They’re studying Caribbean weather patterns that fuel the hurricanes that have devastated the Southeastern United States.

In the process, they’re chipping away at a half-century of government…


Added by CShout1 on September 11, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Plan For Cuban Ballet School - A Dance Of Art, Politics

Dancer Carlos Acosta left Cuba and went on to become a star with London's Royal Ballet. With the help of a renowned British architect, he hopes to return to his homeland and revive a long-abandoned, landmark ballet school. But his plans are facing opposition, including from the original…


Added by CShout1 on September 11, 2012 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Major investment coming for the island of Nevis

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Thursday, September 6, 2012 - Canadian Global and its investors and affiliates are proposing to bring a CAN $400 million dollar fuel storage facility to Nevis.

According to a release by the Canadian company, they have been in ongoing…


Added by CShout1 on September 11, 2012 at 7:24pm — No Comments

How to Plant for Disasters RADA Diaries Jamaica

How to Plant for Disasters

Here are some suggestions for planting:

1. On slopes, establish crop rows and artificial or vegetative barriers across contours including appropriate, deep-rooting trees.…

Added by Maia Chung on September 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Committee’s Inaugural Back to School Treat targets Jamaica’s Disabled- Kingston Jamaica


In a rare gesture towards the Jamaican disabled community specifically the young students of this grouping; the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Committee made a well needed back to school assistance donation… to The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation (MCADF) - to help its clients that are challenged who are this school year going back to their academic institutions.

The MCADF was allotted 10-thousand dollars to be used among its existing clients.



Added by Maia Chung on September 9, 2012 at 8:17pm — No Comments

JCRC Encourages the Employment of the Child Care and Protection Act for Justice for the Nation’s Disabled Children

By Maia Chung

If a child’s body prevents him from getting societal buy in, as well as the deployment of his constitutional rights to develop his mind, we the nation Jamaica must act.

The case of a teenaged student and his mother battling for the development of that boy’s mind; which has…


Added by Maia Chung on September 9, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Boyz stun USA in WC Qualifying thriller

FINALLY, the jinx has been broken and it could not have come at a better time.

In the year when the nation celebrates its 50th Independence anniversary, like the great Olympians, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz, after boldly promising victory, duly delivered on a first-ever senior football victory over the mighty Americans with a well-deserved come-from-behind 2-1 victory in front of a near capacity crowd at the National Stadium last night.…


Added by CShout1 on September 8, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Making the link for autism - Jamaica


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Added by Maia Chung on September 5, 2012 at 7:46am — No Comments

Reggae still backs Barack

FOUR years ago when Barack Obama was on the verge of becoming the first black president of the United States, the reggae community threw its weight behind him.

Singers Cocoa Tea and Screwdriver and singjay Tony Rebel were some of the artistes who recorded songs in tribute to the Democratic senator from Illinois who defeated Republican John McCain by a landslide in the October, 2008 election.…


Added by CShout1 on September 4, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments

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