November 2009 Blog Posts (58)

Crazy Fed Up

The lovable lunatic of calypso, Crazy has finally had enough of being denied the National Calypso Monarch title of Trinidad aTobago. He has declared that he is sitting out Carnival 2010, staying away from everything to do with the festival next year, and possibly forever.



But don’t get too alarmed, your favorite mad socaman is just making idle threats, and is in fact hoping that his tongue-in-cheek song, For Carnival, will bring him the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 30, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Rohan Marley to 'stir up' Reggae Marathon

As plans are finalized for the ninth staging of the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K in Negril on December 5, the Jamdammers Running Club of Kingston, organizers of the event has announced that Rohan Marley, son of the iconic Bob Marley will be among the VIP participants. An avid football player and entrepreneur, Rohan Marley, co-founder of the organically Blue Mountain grown “Marley Coffee” will be joining participants from other countries as… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 30, 2009 at 10:48pm — No Comments

Commonwealth targets climate change

UK PM Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have proposed a multi-billion-dollar fund to help developing nations deal with climate change. Mr Brown said the $10bn (£6bn) fund should also be used to help developing nations cut greenhouse gas emissions.



Both spoke at the Commonwealth summit in Trinidad, the last major world forum before the global summit on climate change in Copenhagen on 7 December. Many Commonwealth members are… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 29, 2009 at 11:15pm — No Comments

TT builds on British heritage

TRINIDAD and Tobago has built solidly on “the British heritage that history has bequeathed to us,” President George Maxwell Richards said on Thursday evening as he hosted a banquet in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.



“Out of that heritage there has developed a people who have been able to make and who continue to make significant contributions worldwide, in many different fields in several countries,” Richards said in a speech delivered at President’s House, St Ann’s.



The… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 28, 2009 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Venezuelans borrow for plastic surgery in hard times

Miss Universe 2009 Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela. CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) --



Unfazed by a recession and rampant inflation, image-conscious Venezuelans show no signs of cutting back on the facelifts, liposuction, and breast augmentation that have become de rigueur beauty treatments. "There is never a question of not doing it, but of how you can do it. We all want to get everything done," said Helen Patino, a 37-year-old former model… Continue

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

St Lucia courts Asian-American market

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- Saint Lucia's tourism authorities are ramping up efforts targeting the burgeoning Asian American market and are extending special welcomes for Taiwanese Americans.



Louis Lewis, St Lucia's director of tourism, said that on the heels of a recent familiarisation visit of Taiwanese Americans spearheaded by Bay Gardens Resorts, the island was now eagerly anticipating the arrival of leading civil society activist Iris Ho who will be a participant at next week's… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 28, 2009 at 12:11am — No Comments

Russian bauxite company in Guyana threatens to close if industrial actions continue

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Management of the Russian Aluminum (RUSAL) Aroaima Bauxite Company in Guyana has threatened to close down its operations if an industrial action by several hundred of its workers continues. The problem is over pay increases for 2009.



RUSAL officials in Georgetown said on Thursday that the industrial action is crippling the already “financially-strapped” company which has closed down its operation in Jamaica due to economic constraints posed by the global… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 28, 2009 at 12:09am — No Comments

JetBlue and Barbados partner for exclusive Rihanna concert

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- In celebration of its new nonstop service to Barbados, JetBlue Airways and the Barbados Tourism Authority (BTA) will present a private concert by Rihanna on Dec. 3, 2009 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where the island’s very own Mount Gay Rum will be served.



This event will be the only live performance by the pop sensation in celebration of her new album release, “Rated R.” The concert is not available for public purchase, but fans will have the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 28, 2009 at 12:06am — No Comments

Negril, Jamaica

Jamaica's shrine to permissive indulgence, NEGRIL has metamorphosed from deserted fishing beach to full-blown resort town in little over two decades. American hippies first started visiting what was then a virgin paradise in the 1970s, setting the tone for today's free-spirited attitude, but these days, the presence of deliberately risqué resorts like the infamous Hedonism II has ensured that Negril is widely perceived as a place where inhibitions are… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2009 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Caribbean Full-figure models ready for TV debut

Pulse made history at this year's Caribbean Model Search (CMS) when it named 24-year-old University of the West Indies student Tka Briscoe as its first Full Figure Fashion model winner. Full figured songstress, Timberlee, introduced the full figure models to the runway. The inaugural competition generated extensive interest from plus-size potentials across the Caribbean and, in response; Pulse announced that it would be launching the Caribbean's first… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments

The Dream added to the line-up for Usain Bolt's 9.58 Super Party.

International R&B Artiste and Producer, The Dream has been added to the line-up for the December 5 Usain Bolt 9.58 Super Party.

The event, which is to take place at Richmond Estate in St Ann, will also have a slew of Jamaica's most popular artistes including the internationally renowned Queen of Reggae, Marcia Grifiths.



On this, his first trip to Jamaica, Grammy artiste The Dream will perform live for local and international Super… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Yendi Turns Up The Heat

The shores of Cape Town South Africa will be graced with the beauty of the dynamic Jamaican, Yendi Phillipps. Miss Jamaica World 2007 and Digicel Rising Stars host will be following her dream and pursuing a career in modeling, at the prestigious Base Model Agency in Cape Town.



"This is a dream come true for me… South Africa will definitely be the platform to further my career in professional modeling and I am sure that my persistence,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Top Holiday Spending Mistakes

The annual holiday gauntlet run is upon us. People all over will be scouring shopping malls, websites and catalogs for that perfect gift. This year, take advantage of some useful tools and a little pre-thought that may help you avoid some of these common holiday blunders. (Learn more about avoiding the worst vendor ploys this holiday season, read Sneaky Strategies That Fuel Overspending.)

Paying too much - or anything – for… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

My Sportsman of the year: Usain Bolt

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 30. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.

Encores happen in sport, this we know. Michael Jordan kept winning NBA titles. Joe Montana kept winning Super Bowls. Lance Armstrong kept winning Tours de France. Greatness once established is proved again and solidified, and a legend's resume grows longer. But in 2009, Usain Bolt did something far more… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 25, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

When it comes to spelling girls are the queen bees!

Saint Lucia's Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy started the spelling bee which saw students from across the island take part. In the end Clendon Mason took the top spot.



An article by Howard Wolinsky, in the Chicago Tribune, tells of research done at Northwestern University’s Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. The study suggests that girls are superior to boys in language abilities, such as reading. The reason: girls’ and… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Freedom Bay-Saint Lucia development previews at the London Hilton

Young CEO Wayne Girard with former US President Bill Clinton. Girard says the development will be eco-friendly.

It was an international celebrity list of invitees that gathered last week at the Hilton Hotel London to be the first to preview the eagerly anticipated five star ‘eco-luxury’ villa resort at Malgretoute, Soufriere. Among the guests were Ministers of the Saint Lucia Government, with Former US President Bill Clinton as guest of honour.… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2009 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Bolt and Richards are World Athletes of the Year – 2009 World Athletics Gala

Monte-Carlo – During the celebrations of the World Athletics Gala hosted by International Athletic Foundation (IAF) Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAF & IAAF President Lamine Diack in the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Club d’Eté, Monte Carlo, on Sunday 22 November, 23-year-old Jamaican Usain Bolt and USA’s 24-year-old Sanya Richards were crowned as the Male and Female World Athletes of the Year 2009.



Bolt, who… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Commonwealth's competing agendas

As Commonwealth Heads of Government prepare for the summit in Trinidad later this week, there are fears that climate change could overshadow the meeting's agenda. Less than a month before they gather in Copenhagen, Denmark to negotiate a cut in carbon emissions, world leaders are yet to reach consensus on a replacement treaty for the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.



In another bid to settle the issue, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2009 at 9:46pm — No Comments

ACKEE THIEVES FIGHT IN TREE - Hospitalised after falling

Two alleged, St Mary thieves, are now in hospital after reportedly falling from an ackee tree in which they clashed after meeting up on each other.



THE STAR learnt that on Saturday, the two men had a fight while in the fruit tree and eventually fell a number of feet crashing to the ground and ending up in hospital with injuries.



Neither of the men lived at the yard in which the tree is located.



According to Corporal Desmond Samuels of the St Mary police, the men… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on November 23, 2009 at 7:25pm — 2 Comments

Pathway To Legalization An Obama Promise that’s Welcomed

Dr. Kendal Stewart, the outgoing Chairman of the New York City Council’s Immigration Committee



It’s a proposed pathway to legality that’s being eagerly embraced by those who hold the best interest of undocumented immigrants close to their hearts.



And the “re-assuring” words from Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, who promised the 12 million illegal aliens living in the country a pathway to legal… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 22, 2009 at 8:59pm — No Comments

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