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Jamaica Focus - Good jobs to be had at Good Hope

GOOD HOPE, Trelawny: WHILE MANY argue about the readiness of Falmouth to accept cruise passengers, a little-known fact is that Chukka Caribbean has created an incomparable attraction at Good Hope, in the proverbial backyard of the town, just 20 minutes away. Among the attraction's first patrons is…


Added by CShout1 on February 5, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Baby Doc's return to Haiti revives dark memories of Duvalier era


Added by CShout1 on January 30, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

US students enjoy pan

Nineteen students from Delaware University in the United States were given a formal reception last Wednesday, by Deputy Mayor of Arima, Patricia Cedeno-Metivier, who welcomed them at the Arima Town Hall. The students are in this country…


Added by CShout1 on January 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

I’m a pan lover

Former National Calypso Monarch Denyse Plummer is declaring her love affair with the steelpan—the national musical instrument of T&T—like never before. The multiple National Calypso Queen credits her rise as an entertainer to her association with the only acoustic musical instrument…


Added by CShout1 on January 9, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Jamaica's 2011 Reggae Film Festival

With a tradition established over three years since inception by the Jamaica Film Academy, the Reggae Film Festival…

Added by CShout1 on January 6, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Ancient Jamaican Birds Clobbered Rivals With Clubbed Wings

By Mark Brown, Wired UK

Paleontologists at Yale University have discovered that a prehistoric bird with club-like bludgeons for hands likely used its powerful wings to beat up monkeys, snakes and other…


Added by CShout1 on January 5, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

St. Kitts Focus - Fewer dropouts, more police

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Monday January 3, 2011 – Plans to reduce the drop-out rate in schools will be implemented this year and a new and upgraded police post to serve the southern areas of Frigate Bay and Southeast Peninsula are among strategies to deal with…


Added by CShout1 on January 4, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Trinidad Focus - Heavenly Delights

At first, the gift sets look like over-sized ice cream sundaes, rich cakes, swiss rolls and cupcakes. On closer inspection, you realise that these yummy-looking treats aren’t edible. But that doesn’t mean that

you want them any less.Shelley-Ann Harris started doing origami (the

Asian art of…


Added by CShout1 on January 4, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

New Year Couture - Teen Jamaica Style


Added by CShout1 on December 28, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Harness holiday memories

Holiday memories are a significant part of our life experiences. When the realities of life appear and some of them take up permanent residence in our already busy and complex lives, that is when holiday memories ring as the real and priceless spice of a good life. Sometimes you really “can’t go home again”. Times change,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 26, 2010 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Mr Gilbert’s ice cream cart has stood the test of time!

Do you know the Ice Cream Man?

The school bell tolling around Castries is a sure indication Mr Gilbert’s cart is near. He has been a fixture on the streets of the city for some fifteen years, but how many people actually stop to chat with the ice cream man? I first heard of Mr Gilbert from my editor Nicole McDonald.… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 18, 2010 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Ce’cile for St. Lucia's Christmas Eve Glow!

Jamaican Dancehall singer Ce’Cile says she is ready to light up the stage at this year’s ‘Ultra Glow’ party organized by Snapper’s International. ‘Ultra Glow’ is Saint Lucia’s original glow and “all white party” and will be held Christmas Eve December 24 at the Gaiety on Rodney Bay. In the past the event has… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 15, 2010 at 10:39pm — No Comments

'Bolt's health centre' reopens ... Track star renovates facility in Sherwood Content

(From left) Winsome Wilkins of United Way, Elsa Sommerville (partially hidden), chief public health inspector; Luretta Rankine, community health aid, and Vinnel Menzies of Clarks Town PC Bank look on as Usain Bolt (right) unveils the plague at the official reopening of the Sherwood Content Health Centre last Saturday.

SHERWOOD CONTENT, Trelawny — A health centre in this rustic community is now operational after undergoing a major renovation costing… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 9, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Buju, Gregory Isaacs among Grammy nominees

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Buju Banton, who is in the midst of fighting drug charges, and reggae legend Gregory Isaacs who succumbed to liver cancer recently, are included in a list of five nominees for the Best Reggae Album in this year’s Grammy awards. Buju’s 10-track album, ‘Before the Dawn’, which was released in September and debuted at number two on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart while the singer was still in prison in Florida, has earned him a spot… Continue

Added by CShout1 on December 4, 2010 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Grammy Award Winning Pop-Rock Band Maroon 5 To Headline Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Grammy award-winning pop-rock band Maroon 5 is set to headline the 15th anniversary of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. The event will be held from January 23 – 29, at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, located just east of the island’s tourist capital, Montego Bay. The popular Los Angeles-based quintet, which this fall released its third studio album, Hands All Over, has built a growing industry and fan base since 2002,… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 24, 2010 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Kamala Harris wins attorney general's race

She's been called "the female Obama" by some media, and the president even paid her a visit this week to help her political fortunes. Like Barack Obama, she aspires to a lot of firsts. Kamala Harris is the daughter of a father from Jamaica and a mother from India, and she's seeking to be the first black woman attorney general of California. If elected, Harris would be "the first female, the first African-American, the first Asian-American attorney… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 24, 2010 at 9:14pm — No Comments


Thousands of patrons, from babies to grandmas and grandpas, floated in on the unmistakable aroma of the world renowned Jamaican jerk that permeated Markham Park in Sunrise at the 9th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. The event delivered on the promise to be bigger, better and spicier, as the organizers put together another excellent gastronomical and cultural experience for lovers of jerk foods, Caribbean culture, music and entertainment. The park… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 23, 2010 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Art meets music - Trini Style

The spirit of the artist is often keen to express itself in varying media, but not many develop the actual talent, or even the technique to make that a reality. But Jeffrey Pataysingh is one of the few who made it happen. He found a way to develop both his art and his music to a sufficiently high standard, and with the deep flourish that is associated with this courtly gentleman, will launch an exhibition and show of both forms of his work over the… Continue

Added by CShout1 on November 5, 2010 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Passion the key in Trinidad's local film industry

Local independent film maker Ryan Khan gestures during candid conversation with Carla Foderingham, chief executive officer, T&T Film Company, left and British independent film maker Uzma Hasan. Photo: SEAN NEROL

British film-maker Uzma Hasan believes exciting times await this country’s emerging film industry. But she said the true success in this creative economy will not be shaped by… Continue

Added by CShout1 on October 31, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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