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Featured Blog Posts – November 2011 Archive (13)

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 happening. They were not educated because if they were, they…


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 posthumous awards to Tobago’s first Member of the Legislative Council,…


Added by CShout1 on November 30, 2011 at 4:06pm — 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 band Islandpeople Mas.

The show started 45 minutes after…


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 of its standard one, two, three and four students…


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 father’s pride and joy, has mounted no less than three major…


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 boasted almost one hundred plantations. For the architecture or…


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. Numerous navigable rivers and exhilarating waterfalls offer a number of exciting…


Added by CShout1 on November 18, 2011 at 4:45pm — 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 accepted. Today, the promise of living the proverbial…


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 hits.

She was followed by columnist/ publicist Carole Beckford who from all…


Added by CShout1 on November 11, 2011 at 9:05pm — 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 from experts and access resources to assist their loved ones with the…


Added by Maia Chung on November 10, 2011 at 9:00pm — 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 effect on 10 November, applies to citizens and permanent residents…


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

Poet breaks new ground in provocative compilation

Impeach the Monsters is a searing and combustive poetic masterpiece exigently sewn unto paginated raiment. Walter Harris III, commonly referred to by his sobriquet, Mankh, is a missionary of sort—not in the classical religious sense. He is a messenger tolling the bell of universal redemption. 

But redemption can be a painful mess demanding introspection. And…


Added by CShout1 on November 3, 2011 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Greenhouses in Jamaica helping forge an agricultural renaissance

As Jamaica seeks to slash high import food bills, the country and its farmers are reaping success with greenhouse technology.…


Added by CShout1 on November 3, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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