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Caribbean Nationals Energise Queensland (Australia): How sweet it is!

"That dude with the Rasta head band is Trini", the operator of Jamaica Joes restuarant and pub in the North Queensland city of Townsville Australia, American Christopher Haddad, shouted to me in a packed pub of Australians out in numbers to watch the Townsville Air show put on by the Australian Defence Force (Townsville hosts the largest army barracks in Australia).

I saw the head band with the signature Rastafarian colours - red, green and cold - but it was draping the head of a… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 28, 2009 at 9:40am — No Comments

ACADEMIC ASPIRATIONS: Dr Hume Johnson has found her niche in research & teaching

The following is the featured article on me in the Weekend Edition of the TOWNSVILLE BULLETIN. The article was the highlight of the Career section called CAREER ONE.



HAILING from Jamaica, Hume Johnson has worked across the globe as a radio and TV producer and presenter, political consultant, speech writer, vocal coach and media publicist. But Dr… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 27, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments Article on Usain's New York Trip

Usain Bolt’s NY trip

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Usain Bolt in New York

NEW YORK – Usain Bolt is in NY for a brief media tour and will make a few stops to inlcude Jimmy Fallon On NBC on Tuesday, September 29 and a commercial shoot.

While in the Big Apple he stopped by Time Warner Inc. publisher of Sports Illustrated and… Continue

Added by Paula-Anne Porter Jones on September 27, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

Hype TV Top 20 Singles Chart September 25th – October 1st, 2009

Hype TV Top 20 Singles Chart

September 25th – October 1st, 2009


01 01 12 Queen Ifrica – Lioness On The Rise – Penthouse-2wks@1

02 02 08 G Whizz – My Life – TJ Records – Shot To Watch

03 03 16 *Mavado – Never Believe You – Daseca (Censor) – pp@ #2

04 06 11 Unicorn & Macka Diamond –Think Bout Mi – Notice

05 04 10 Tony Rebel–… Continue

Added by Paula-Anne Porter Jones on September 27, 2009 at 8:43am — No Comments

It's Not Sport, It's Politics Stupid (Jamaica's Ascendancy in World Athletics)

Jamaican Usain Bolt, fastest man in the world

The balance of power in world athletics has finally shifted. American dominance of the popular sport is well and truly over. Since August 1936 when American Jesse Owens accomplished athletics history by capturing four gold medals (100m, 200m, 4×1 relay and long jump) at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany, the American reign has been absolute and complete.

No nation, large or… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 26, 2009 at 5:47am — No Comments

The Fashion Industry - Ambassadors of the Jamaica brand? The view from Australia

Recently, I came across a series of fascinating articles on the Australian Fashion industry and how it was being positioned to service the Australia brand internationally. Indeed Austrade’s (Australian Trade Commission) National Manager, Rob Sutton commented that:

‘The Australian Fashion industry isn’t just about fabrics, frocks and fanfare, but one of the key cultural ambassador industries. Fashion is one of Australia’s key creative and design industries and we know that there are… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 26, 2009 at 5:39am — No Comments

Australian Writer Goes Gaga Over Reggae (Sample Lymie Murray songs she heard inside)

Jamaican Reggae singer, Lymie Murray

Tara Gething is not a big fan of reggae; never was. “My genre is metal”, she says with a wide grin, knowing fully well that this would freak out the average person. So I freaked out. Not at the thought of the outlandish musical taste of this well-adjusted middle class Australian girl but at the idea that someone exists on the planet who is not a big fan of Jamaican Reggae.

So I challenged her… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 25, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

People: An Interview with Australian Public Relations Consultant Sarah Mathieson

In this new blog series called "People", we feature interviews with interesting personalities and professionals from around the world who are making a mark in various fields and industries. Today, we talk with Sarah Mathieson, a Public Relations Consultant based in Australia.


Sarah Mathesison, Sydney-based PR Consultant

Sarah Mathiesen is a Public Relations Consultant with one of… Continue

Added by Hume Johnson PhD on September 25, 2009 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Woman delivers 19-pound boy

Indonesian mom delivers a 2-foot-long, toddler-size baby

He’s a bouncing baby boy who could break a knee — a mother in Jakarta, Indonesia, delivered a 19.2-pound, 2-foot-long child on Monday via Caesarean section.

The as-yet-unnamed baby’s arrival, chronicled on TODAY Thursday, was marked by a cry that sounded more like a roar and an appetite of epic proportions.

The big baby, a weight record for a newborn in Indonesia, although a bit short of the… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on September 24, 2009 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

Badminton alive and well in the innercity!

Badminton coach Lisco Jackson is convinced that the continued investment in sports is one sure way of providing a lifeline for innercity youth. In a recent interview with the Sunday Herald he pointed to the many badminton success stories, of youngsters from the ghetto, who grasped the opportunity presented to them.

He speaks with passion, tempered by frustration at the inability to reach out to more of the youngsters from the vast talent pool in the innercity, where so many never got… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on September 24, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Conspiracy to kill? -- Entertainer accuses police of trying to kill him after car accident

Imagine stopping at a red light at an intersection, and while you are waiting for the green light, you observe a police car breaking the red light from the opposite direction. Now imagine after the police car breaks the stop light it hits your car, wrecking it.

After some wrangling with the police about the accident it gets worse. A few days later, police officers, including an inspector of police, show up at your premises and proceed to assault you and threaten to kill you on… Continue

Added by Troy Porter on September 24, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

Nevis honours eight local heroes

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – Eight individuals who contributed to the development of Nevis, received public recognition from the Nevis Island Administration(NIA) last Wednesday at a ceremony to mark National Heroes Day. The event which was held at the Occasions Centre at Pinneys, formed part of Independence celebration of St. Kitts/Nevis, ahead of Independence Day which will be celebrated last Saturday.

The honourees – Arthur Evelyn, Elquemedo Willett, Ural Swanston, the late Levi Morton,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 23, 2009 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Raul Castro pushes Cubans to rethink socialism

By Marc Frank

HAVANA, Cuba (Reuters) -- Cubans began taking a hard look this week at entrenched customs like food rationing, pilfering on the job, cradle-to-grave subsidies and black market trading in a national debate called by President Raul Castro.

Authorities have circulated a ten-point agenda for thousands of open-ended meetings over the next month at work places, universities and community organizations to rethink Cuban socialism, focused on the economic themes… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 23, 2009 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Privy Council's Caribbean complaint

The future of the Privy Council as the final court of appeal for most Caricom member states has been placed into doubt after comments by Britain's top judge.

Lord Nicholas Phillips, has said that the Law Lords on the Privy Council, were spending a ‘disproportionate’ amount of time on cases from former colonies, mostly in the Caribbean.

He will become the first President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom when it comes… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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The Pirate's Daughter

Set in Port Antonio, Jamaica, winner of the Essence Fiction Award 2008, A UK Bestseller.

In 1946, Hollywood’s most famous swashbuckler, Errol Flynn, arrived in Jamaica in a storm-ravaged boat. After a long… Continue

Added by Margaret Cezair Thompson on September 22, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Russian-Jamaican Hip-Hop Duo Fly Gypsy To Release The Vodka & Rum Mixtape

(Brooklyn, NY) Taking The Grey Album Concept A Step Further, Fly Gypsy Mixes Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, Nas, Wyclef Jean, Busta Rhymes and Jose Feliciano Into Its Own Songs. Russian-Jamaican Hip-Hop Duo Fly Gypsy To Release The Vodka & Rum Mixtape + Kanye West Remix MP3

Fly Gypsy, the hip-hop duo comprised of Russian-born producer/one-man-band Alexei Jendayi and Jamaican-born emcee Kowboy Kom, is proud to announce the release of its… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 22, 2009 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Getting US attention

By Sir Ronald Sanders Business analyst and former Caribbean diplomat

During this month, I was invited to deliver a lecture to 85 high-ranking military officers from Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle-East on the subject of US relations with its Central American and Caribbean neighbours.

In preparing the lecture, a comment on the Caribbean’s weakness and lack of capacity to command international… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 21, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Bahamas outlook clouds for Haitians

Thousands of Haitians see the Bahamas as a land of promise.

By Nick Davis - BBC News, The Bahamas

Row after row of taxis are lined up along the street, their drivers milling about as tourists stream off the latest cruise ship to have docked in Nassau, capital of the Bahamas. A tour guide approaches a group of American visitors asking if they want a ride in his horse and carriage - they decline.

"Things are slow, people just… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 21, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Role of calypsonians should be recognised - The view from Barbados

From left: Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus in Barbados, Dr. Ian Austin, Director of the EBCCI, Professor Gladstone Yearwood, and Dr. Hollis ‘Chalkdust’ Liverpool, speaking after Friday’s lecture.

Calypsonians have a long history of identifying and suggesting solutions for crime in the Caribbean and should be recognised for their contribution. Seven-time Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago and Associate Professor of… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 21, 2009 at 6:34pm — No Comments

The Bahamas celebrates Caribbean Wellness Day

The Bahamas joined the rest of the Caribbean on Saturday, September 12 in celebrating Caribbean Wellness Day under the theme: “Love My Body”. Pictured viewing local produce on display a the Ministry of Health on Meeting Street are Camille Johnson, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette and Dr Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health. (BIS Photo/Kris Ingraham)

NASSAU, The… Continue

Added by CShout1 on September 21, 2009 at 6:29pm — No Comments

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