November 2012 Blog Posts (16)

My Sportsman: Usain Bolt, Nominated by Tim Layden

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Dec. 3. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer. Please vote for your Sportsman of the Year at our Facebook page.

Put aside for a moment that in 2012, Usain Bolt solidified his standing as the greatest sprinter in…

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Added by CShout1 on November 27, 2012 at 7:58pm — 1 Comment

Trinidad Focus: The Bargain Shopper - Hunting for deals

By: Christine Dalkan

We Trinis love a bargain. We love discounts even better, and it seems that from the moment the Yuletide Season rushes in, all the stores are practically tripping over themselves trying to get you to spend your money. There’s no problem when it comes to spending. The key is to spend it…
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Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2012 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

Caribbean region attracts foreign investments

St. Kitts and Nevis recorded an increase in foreign direct investment in 2011 outpacing several other Caribbean nations.



An international report said this is an indication of the trust of transnational companies in the government of St. Kitts and Nevis, the region, and important business opportunities…

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Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Grace Jerkfest raises bar and delivers!

Excellent food, culture, entertainment & patron experience



The culturally rich and gastronomically delightful 11th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida brought out a diverse group of some 16,000 patrons – from grandmas and grandpas to babies and…

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Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Beres, Maxi Priest for Hard Rock Live

South Florida will be in for a pre-Christmas treat when superstar Beres Hammond takes his extensive lovers rock catalogue to the Hard Rock Live on Friday December 14 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.



December 14 will truly be a night for fans of lover's rock and R&B music as the…

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Added by CShout1 on November 26, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

THE MAIA CHUNG AUTISM AND DISABILITIES FOUNDATION ENCOURAGES ALL PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TO REGISTER WITH THE JAMAICA COUNCIL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (JCPD)- Jamaica







As the  Jamaican nation continues to grow in its awareness for the need to create a society that is fully accessible to persons with disabilities, The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation (MCADF) is issuing an urgent call to all its members and persons with disabilities (PWDs) to…

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Added by Maia Chung on November 25, 2012 at 7:52am — No Comments

State minister appeals for lower interest on agricultural loans - Jamaica

Thursday, November 22, 2012 | 3:18 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Junior Agriculture minister Ian Hayles has made an appeal to local banks for a reduction in interest rates on agricultural lo

According to Hayles when comparisons are made with lending rates in the Caribbean, farmers in Jamaica were paying up to 10 per cent while farmers elsewhere were being provided with rates of up to three per cent.…

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Added by Maia Chung on November 23, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: Bold and beautiful - Tasha's Template

Garfene Grandison, Gleaner Writer

Every once in a while, a designer pops on the scene using elements from everyday life.…

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Added by CShout1 on November 21, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

FALASHA FITZHENLEY GOT HER PROSTHESIS - Jamaica

AND what a better way to celebrate Christmas than to announce FALASHA FITZHENLEY GOT HER PROSTHESIS (dancing)!!!!!

As the first ever recipient of the David Squeeze Annakie Prosthesis Grant Miss Fitzhenley is now adjusting to her new aid an
d looking forward to happier days .



Remember her story…
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Added by Maia Chung on November 20, 2012 at 6:32pm — No Comments

The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation nominated for Life Time Achievement Award - Jamaica

In our four years of existence The Maia Chung Autism and Disabilities Foundation is proud to be nominated among such an August group of disabilities focused groups and individuals FOR A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - congrats to Monsignor Ramkisoon for copping that award - the MCADF crew is just happy to be among the greats of Jamaica and we are committed to keep the fire blazing to bring as much as we are able to the special needs community.





Remember…

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Added by Maia Chung on November 17, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

17th Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference in Montego Bay

Two of the Caribbean’s best known heads of government, a world-famous entertainment icon and civil rights advocate, writers with global followings, a former Mayor of New York City, the person who led Jamaica longer than anyone else in the nation’s history and several key corporate executives and…

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Added by CShout1 on November 13, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus: Dianne John Brimming with Talent and Purpose

The story of esteemed makeup artist and Beauty Consultant Dianne John has been long in coming, but as the old saying goes, ‘nothing happens before its time’. Many are familiar with her noteworthy how-to articles in Guardian Media Ltd’s WomanWise magazine which give advice and tips for creating glamorous wedding looks,…

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Added by CShout1 on November 13, 2012 at 7:50pm — No Comments

No need for banana importation, says Gov't - JAMAICA

St James to the rescue?

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter

Sunday, November 11, 2012

AMITY HALL, St James — The importation of bananas for local consumption will not be necessary to offset an expected shortfal in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, says Ian Hayles.

Sandy has wiped out most of the crop in the…

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Added by Maia Chung on November 11, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sandy fuels growing fears of food security crisis in Haiti

jcharles@MiamiHerald.com

Before Sandy dumped more than 20 inches of rain on Haiti, rural towns like Petit-Goâve were relatively prosperous, their crops of banana, pigeon peas and yam helping feed the island-nation’s southern peninsula.

The hillside…

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Added by CShout1 on November 5, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

RADA DIARIES: How to manage bush fires - Jamaica

Published: Thursday | November 1, 2012

The Danger



Every year, many areas of Jamaica experience drought conditions. These sometimes last for long periods, causing large areas of vegetation to become very dry. In these conditions, vegetation…

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Added by Maia Chung on November 2, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments

Farmers Must Report Damage to RADA by Friday - Jamaica

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Added by Maia Chung on November 2, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

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