November 2011 Blog Posts (22)

Mary Terrell, advocate of women’s rights

One of the reasons slaves were separated from common tribes at the time of their capture and shipment to various colonies was to cut any form of communication among them to ensure no plan of escape or revolt would take place. Slaves were not allowed to read or write to also prevent this from…

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Added by CShout1 on November 30, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Robinson first recipient of Tobago Medal of Honour

Former prime minister and president Arthur NR Robinson is the first recipient of Tobago’s highest award— the Tobago Medal of Honour. Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Presiding Officer, Ann Mitchell-Gift, presented the award to Robinson, the first chairman of the THA along with two…

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Added by CShout1 on November 30, 2011 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Autism In Action St. Catherine Jamaica

Saturday | November 26, 2011…
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Added by Maia Chung on November 27, 2011 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Caribbean Elite models rock the runway

T&T’s Shenika Fernandez, Guyana’s Amanda King and Antigua’s Krystal Benjamin are the winners of the regional final of the 2011 Elite Model Look Caribbean Fashion Competition. The event, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port-of-Spain last Saturday, was staged by Trinidad Carnival mas…

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Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: TML San Fernando scores big at Sanfest

Trinidad Muslim League (TML) School, San Fernando has shown that it does not just excel in the academic field, having consistently produced numerous top 100, top ten and number one performances in the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) primary school examinations. During the past six weeks many…

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Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2011 at 11:43am — No Comments

St. Lucia Focus: Local sculptor Jallim Eudovic

Jallim is 30, inspired, articulate, sincere.  He trained as a sculptor under his father, the venerable Joseph Eudovic, now in his 60s and still directing daily goings-on at Eudovic’s Studio on the Morne, easily one of St Lucia’s most successfully sustainable galleries.

Jallim to his credit, and no doubt his…

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Added by CShout1 on November 18, 2011 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Where to Visit: Falmouth, Jamaica

Jamaica’s rich history and culture are equally appealing as its white sand beaches and vibrant nightlife. Across the island visitors will find various monuments and relics that speak to a plantation era of both hardship and triumph. In the 1800’s heyday of King Sugar, the Parish of Trelawny, Jamaica…

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Added by CShout1 on November 18, 2011 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

River Boarding on the Rio Bueno, Jamaica

There’s more to Jamaica than just scrumptious food, stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. The island is bejeweled with fascinating hidden gems and natural wonders suited for anyone looking for an off the beaten path adrenaline rush or simply a tranquil day amongst seductive scenery.…

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Added by CShout1 on November 18, 2011 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)- DOES FOREST FOR LIFE 2011 ON NOVEMBER 24-2011 AT THE EMANCIPATION PARK Kingston Jamaica

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 On Thursday November 24, the Forestry Department will stage its 9th Annual Exposition under the theme “Forest for Life”.

As has been the case in the past, the Forestry Department will use this opportunity to highlight entities, whose activities are centered on good environmental stewardship.

 In addition, businesses which promote the sustainable and effective use of our forest…

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Added by Maia Chung on November 17, 2011 at 2:54am — No Comments

Caribbean teachers cry foul

Union organised protest. Photos: Dr Glenville Ashby, Cara Metz and Bruce Coller

Ten years ago recruiters from the New York City Department of Education wooed Carib­bean teachers. It was an inviting offer that many of the region’s most seasoned and qualified educators readily…

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Added by CShout1 on November 14, 2011 at 9:04pm — No Comments

The night when women ruled ...

The annual Women At The Control fund-raiser got off to a galloping start with Jamaica's only female jockey, Georgina Sergeon, who entered 38A Trafalgar Road pillion style on a motorbike with whip in hand and getting the crowd warmed up with a great selection of…

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Added by CShout1 on November 11, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

broken hearted melody

tears run out of your face

when they're inside you and can find no space

they drain out of the "appropriate" parts

to indicate your broken heart

you need them to show sometimes

you need them to flow sometimes

this world is a cruel place

and as we run in this human race

it's smart to ask God to grant you the grace

to keep pace...with the ugly things - Chung Fah

Added by Maia Chung on November 11, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

Support Given to Children with Autism in Jamaica by On the Ground News Reports

 

Managing Director of the Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation, Maia Chung-Smith, addresses the launch of her organisation’s Autism Splash event on November 7 at Emancipation Park in Kingston.

Families affected by autism will, over the next two days, have the opportunity to learn…

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Added by Maia Chung on November 10, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Win a copy of Maia's Take in the November Giveaway!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maia-Chungs-FAn-Page/151726591510827

win a free copy of Maia's Take my book anywhere in the world you are by clicking like on my fan page if you are selected by the sponsors of this giveaway they will handle all costs of shipping and…
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Added by Maia Chung on November 6, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

Inaugural Autism Splash Jamaica starts Monday November 7-2011

Autism Screenings and Assessments

Public schools are required by law to identify all children with disabilities, including those with autism spectrum disorders (AU) (IDEA, 2004).

Early identification is key because early treatment leads to better outcomes (Dawson & Osterling, 1997; Eikeseth, Smith, Jahr, & Eldevik, 2007). Although it is often difficult to suggest to staff and parents that a child may have an autism spectrum disorder, there is a significant risk to failing…

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Added by Maia Chung on November 6, 2011 at 8:21am — No Comments

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation gets to talk with the New York peeps!

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/18291416  listen to my interview with Lady D of Linkage Radio out of New York on November 3-2011 it was a great experience.

Added by Maia Chung on November 6, 2011 at 8:07am — No Comments

Cuba passes law allowing private home sales



Cubans react to the news that they are now allowed to buy and sell houses

Cuba has approved a law allowing individuals to buy and sell homes for the first time since the early days of the revolution, official media say.

The law, which takes…

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Added by CShout1 on November 5, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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