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  • (Vanity) Good night, and god bless (Parvalum Opus)

    10/03/2016 10:11:40 PM PDT · by Celerity · 13 replies
    Self | 10/4/16 | Celerity
    Hurricane Matthew is setting down in Jamaica, moving very slowly and leaving massive amounts of damage. People are accepting that tonight may be their last night on earth. I was shaken when I read / heard people saying this. My prayers go out to them all in the path of this hurricane. Before I go to bed I want everyone to know they are in my thoughts. O Lord, grant your protection And in protection, strength And in strength, resilience And in resilience, relationship with Christ And in a relationship with Christ to know His love. Amen. I hope if...
  • Hurricane Matthew Continues Moving North Towards Jamaica, Haiti

    10/02/2016 10:58:37 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 32 replies
    NBC Miami.com ^ | 2SEP2016 | Staff Writer
    Hurricane Matthew remained a powerful Category 4 storm Sunday as it swirled across the Caribbean toward Haiti and Jamaica, where residents frantically stocked up on emergency supplies and authorities urged people to evacuate threatened areas. As of 2 p.m. EDT, the storm was centered about 340 miles south-southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Matthew resumed moving northwest at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds increasing to 145 mph. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles. Two deaths were blamed on the storm as it barreled through the eastern Caribbean...
  • Hurricane Matthew strengthens to Category 5, due to hit Jamaica Monday

    Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 5 storm late Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center called it the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic since Felix in 2007. Matthew's center was projected to reach Jamaica on Monday. Evan Thompson, director of the National Meteorological Service, said the first effects of the storm may be felt as early as Saturday. "We do consider it serious," Thompson said. "We are all on high alert."
  • Prince Buster, Trailblazer of Ska, Dies at 78

    09/22/2016 2:01:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 11, 2016 | JON PARELES
    Prince Buster, a performer and producer who transformed Jamaican music in the 1960s as a trailblazer of the ska beat, died on Thursday in Miami. He was 78. His wife, Mola Ali, confirmed his death to The Associated Press, saying he had been hospitalized with heart problems. Under his own name and as the producer for many singers, Prince Buster released hundreds of songs in Jamaica. Sessions he produced as the 1960s began are widely credited as the first ska singles. They introduced a distinctively Jamaican emphasis on the upbeat, underlined on guitar and saxophone, that would persist as Jamaican...
  • 104-Year-Old Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen After Two Decades

    08/27/2016 12:59:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Aug 27, 2016
    A 104-year-old Jamaican mother became a naturalized U.S. citizen Friday, after living two decades in South Florida.
  • I'm not a Usain Bolt fan

    08/19/2016 6:46:58 AM PDT · by McGarrett · 72 replies
    Vanity | 08/19/2016 | McGarrett
    I have to admit Usain Bolt is an amazing athlete. He looked like a man running against boys in 200 meter final yesterday. Still, his constant showboating turns me off. His total lack of respect for his competitors and post-race antics make me want to gag. I suppose I could stomach those a bit better if he was an American, but I can't say it would greatly change my opinion either. What really chaps my a** is the way NBC and the commentators fall all over this guy. We get these extended segments on him crammed down our throats instead...
  • Catholic Caucus: Usain Bolt, His Catholic Faith, and His Miraculous Medal

    08/16/2016 7:04:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    epic pew ^ | 08.14.16 | Justin McClain
     On the evening of Sunday, August 14, 2016, famed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in a characteristically dynamic and seemingly effortless 100-meter performance at his third consecutive Olympics, this time in Rio de Janeiro, making him the first athlete to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100-meter dash.Bolt’s rocketry on this celebrated night follows equally impressive performances in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012. There is little doubt as to why Bolt is easily regarded as the world’s fastest man.However, perhaps not as readily in the spotlight is notice of Bolt’s deep Catholic faith. In...
  • Jamaica to install weed vending machines at airports

    07/30/2016 8:37:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Green Rush Daily ^ | July 2, 2016 | A.B. Hanna
    Instead of landing and having to ask strangers where “the plug” is, you’ll find it conveniently plugged into the wall nearby. The Jamaican government is looking over a proposal to install cannabis kiosks in Jamaican airports. Only one year ago, the Jamaican House of Representatives passed a law that made possession of 2 ounces of marijuana legal. Now the proposal being looked over by the Cannabis Licensing Authority would allow a tourist to obtain 2 ounces from a kiosk before they even check into their hotel....
  • Earthquake sank Port Royal "...the earth opened and swallowed up people before my face...

    06/07/2016 5:28:52 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 35 replies
    Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica was captured by British Admiral William Penn, the father of Pennsylvania's founder. Jamaica was too far from England to defend, so the inhabitants turned to privateers, freebooters, buccaneers and pirates for protection. The likes of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Captain Henry Morgan, namesake of the rum, attacked Spanish ships and settlements, then returned to Jamaica with their booty. The skull pirate flag, called the "Jolly Roger," was adapted from the flag of...
  • Venezuelan president in Jamaica for working visit (On verge of collapse???)

    05/22/2016 10:57:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | May 22, 2016
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, arrived in the island last night for a working visit. He was met on arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, among other dignitaries. Senator Johnson Smith said the visit is an important one, and is expecting fruitful talks from a bilateral meeting between President Maduro Moros and Prime Minister Andrew Holness today. The Venezuelan President is also expected to meet with Cabinet ministers.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/11/2016 3:41:29 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 72 replies
    For quite a few years in the 1980's-90's, I worked two jobs, and one night a week I'd leave one job after an eight-hour day, and drive directly to the other, where I'd work for several hours more. I've always eaten my largest meal at lunch, and generally didn't need to prepare for supper on those nights; but one evening, as I drove to the second job, I was hungry! We used to have a lot of 'High's Dairy' stores in the DC Metro area, a type of convenience store - I think they still exist, though some became '7-Eleven'...
  • Jamaica Police Seek Motive in Killing of 2 US Missionaries

    05/02/2016 3:29:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2016
    KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican police said Monday they are trying to determine the motive in the weekend slayings of two American missionaries in the north coast area where they lived and worked. A team of officers is interviewing residents of St. Mary parish in northern Jamaica where the bodies of Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53, were found in bushes along a rural road where they were traveling on motorbikes.
  • Saturation[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/09/2015 7:25:40 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 12-9-15 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    Saturate yourself in me my children for truly it is as you drip from my presence change occurs and as The oil of Unity dripped off Aaron's beard down his robe saturating the Tassels of My Word, truly you My Bride must fill your lamps with this Oil of Intimacy for Me to complete you in Me . . . Leviticus 6:13 Fire shall be kept burning continually on the altar; it is not to go out Matthew 14:36 36 They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it...
  • Jamaica: Draconian Gun Laws and Murder Rates

    12/04/2015 7:44:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Jamaica is an island nation with draconian gun controls.  It has one of the highest murder rates on the planet.  It was not always so.  In 1962, before independence, Jamaica had a murder rate of 3.9 per 100,000 population, one of the lowest in the world.  It was lower than the U.S. murder rate of 4.6 per 100,000 in 1962.  The U.S. murder rate in 2012 was slightly lower than in 1962; 4.5 per 100,000.  Jamaica's murder rate in 2012 was 45.1, eleven times greater than it had been under British rule.  The firearms act was first passed in...
  • Flight attendant admits he smuggled cocaine in his spandex underwear

    10/29/2015 4:10:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 10/28/2015 | Paula McMahon
    <p>A flight attendant admitted Wednesday that he tried to smuggle more than 6.5 pounds of cocaine into South Florida, concealed inside long-legged spandex compression underwear he wore under his work uniform.</p> <p>Authorities became suspicious of Rohan Myers soon after he arrived at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Sept. 8 as a crew member on Caribbean Airlines Flight 39 from Montego Bay, Jamaica.</p>
  • Deported from Camden, a stranger in Jamaica

    10/25/2015 5:58:09 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/25/2015 | Allison Steele
    --SNIP-- Napier came to Camden at age 5 but never became a U.S. citizen. He was deported July 30 because of a 1998 drug conviction that labeled him a high-priority candidate. Napier, who once spent his time coaching youth basketball and going out to dinner with his wife, now lives with a distant cousin in St. Thomas, a rural community outside of Kingston that this year was ranked the Jamaica's most impoverished parish. It is a foreign place to Napier
  • David Cameron is 'ignorant' over slavery reparations, says Danny Glover

    10/06/2015 1:43:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 6, 2015 | Andrew Pulver
    Prime minister under fire from Lethal Weapon actor and activist over comments that Jamaica should ‘move on’ from slavery.Actor Danny Glover has called David Cameron’s suggestion that Jamaica should “move on” from slavery “outrageous”, and said it shows the UK prime minister’s “ignorance” of the issues. In comments reported by the Gleaner, Glover – best known for his role in the Lethal Weapon movies, but also a long-term left-leaning activist on a wide variety of causes – said: “To make such an outrageous statement is an insult ... it’s outrageous ... and it just shows his ignorance.” Glover was visiting...
  • The absurdity of demanding reparations for slavery

    10/05/2015 7:19:01 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/5/15 | Dan Hannan
    I am descended from slaves. So are you. From slave-owners, too. Given the history of the human race, it could hardly be otherwise. Slavery was the normal form of social organization from the discovery of agriculture onwards. It may have been common among hunter-gatherers long before that, but the evidence is inconclusive. What we do know is that ownership of human beings is at least as old as civilization. The cities of Ur and Sumer, of Egypt and Persia, of the Indus Valley and Xia Dynasty China were built by forced labor. Slaves raised the Acropolis in Athens and the...
  • Cuomo urges Dems in Congress to shut down government to get gun control law

    09/28/2015 9:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 26, 2015 | Chris Sommerfeldt and Thomas Tracy
    Gov. Cuomo, speaking at the funeral of his murdered aide Saturday, urged Washington Democrats to shut down the government until they get a gun control bill that works. The governor gave an emotional eulogy at Carey Gabay’s funeral at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill. He told the dozens of mourners that the 43-year-old’s death from an errant bullet fired in the wake of a Labor Day J’Ouvert celebration in Crown Heights was “one of the most tragic pointless examples of the rampant violence that is spreading like a cancer through our society.” “His murder showed a disrespect for...
  • Cuomo calls for government shut down over gun control

    09/28/2015 3:19:43 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    In delivering the eulogy Saturday for an aide killed by a stray bullet on a New York City street, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped up his calls for national gun control. The remarks came Sept. 26 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn during the funeral for Carey Gabay, 43. The Harvard-educated Gabay was the first deputy general counsel at Empire State Development, the state’s chief economic-development agency, and had been shot in the top of the head earlier this month at 3:41 a.m. while taking cover from gunfire before the annual West Indian Day parade. Taken off life support on Sept....
  • Cuomo outraged over gun laws after staffer shooting

    09/07/2015 4:41:15 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 63 replies
    Times Union ^ | Updated 1:48 pm, Monday, September 7, 2015 | By Lauren Stanforth
    BROOKLYN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed sadness and outrage Sunday in the wake of a street shooting that has left one of his staff members gravely injured. ... (snip) ... Gabay, a Bronx native and Harvard graduate, is in critical condition at Kings County Hospital, the governor's office said. He and his wife, Trenelle, are expecting their first child. "It's personal to me. I know this young man. So beautiful. So giving. So kind. So unnecessary," Cuomo said. "I was just with the family. And the tears and the frustration. And I'm governor of the state of New York and...
  • Man shot in head before Brooklyn parade is reportedly Gov. Cuomo aide

    09/07/2015 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    A man reportedly identified as an aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was shot in the head and critically injured after gunfire erupted in the pre-dawn hours on Monday before the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, police said. The 43-year-old man was the "unintended target" of the shooting, which took place at 3:41 a.m. at 1680 Bedford Avenue, said a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department.
  • Cuomo lawyer shot in deadly mayhem before West Indian Day Parade

    09/07/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Celona, Kevin Sheehan and Natasha Velez
    Three men were shot — including a lawyer appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration — and one was fatally stabbed during the pre-West Indian Day Parade festivities in Brooklyn early Monday, police said. First Deputy Counsel Carey Gabay, 43, who was appointed to the governor’s administration in January, was shot in the head on Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place at about 3:40 a.m., police sources said.
  • Jamaica calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery

    09/28/2015 10:31:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rowena Mason in New York
    David Cameron is facing calls for Britain to pay billions of pounds in reparations for slavery ahead of his first official visit to Jamaica on Tuesday. Downing Street said the prime minister does not believe reparations or apologies for slavery are the right approach, but the issue is set to overshadow his trade trip to the island, where he will address the Jamaican parliament. Ahead of his trip, Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caricom Reparations Commission, has led calls for Cameron to start talks on making amends for slavery and referenced the prime minister’s ancestral links to the trade...
  • Rico Rodriguez : The Specials' Trombonist Dies Aged 80

    09/05/2015 2:51:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Rico Rodriguez was a ska and reggae musician who played with the band on songs including the 1979 hit A Message to You Rudy. The Specials announced his death in a tweet on Friday. It said: "Our dear friend Rico passed away today. We offer out deepest condolences to his family. His legacy will go on forever. RIP dear Rico" SNIP He worked with many different musicians and producers during a lengthy career, including Prince Buster, Karl Pitterson and Jools Holland in his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. SNIP
  • Police: 2 Women Arrested After Fight On JetBlue Flight At JFK Airport (Jamaica flight)

    08/26/2015 2:59:05 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-26-15 | CBS
    Two women have been arrested after they attacked each other as their flight arrived at JFK Airport from Jamaica, police said. Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said it happened at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. He said the dispute started after a 61-year-old passenger at a window seat tried to climb over another woman, 52, as JetBlue Flight 960 approached the gate.The older woman used an eyebrow razor to slash a man who tried to intervene, officials said. The younger woman then used pepper spray on the knife-wielding passenger, Pentangelo said.
  • Without Ska, There Would Be No Reggae

    08/15/2015 3:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    PRI ^ | August 14, 2015 | Traci Tong
    If there's one musical style that epitomizes summer, it might be the loping island style of ska. It caught fire in early '60s Jamaica, a precursor to reggae. Player utilities PopoutShare 00:0000:00 download This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview. But ska has gone through a few iterations. Ska is really a fusion of American R&B with Jamaican jazz, says Brad Klein, a Minneapolis-based filmmaker who traced the history of ska in a documentary, "Legends of Ska. Without Ska, there is no reggae." "Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff ... all started in...
  • Vast Majority Of Jamaicans Remain Adamantly Opposed Same Sex Marriage

    06/28/2015 6:15:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Jamaica Gleaner ^ | Thursday | June 11, 2015
    An international study has found that the vast majority of Jamaicans remain adamantly opposed to same-sex marriage, even as the acceptance of such a union has been increasing in neighbouring regional states and the Americas. The study done by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) found that 89 per cent of Jamaicans disapproved of same-sex marriage, with only 2.2 per cent strongly approving. This is nearly 20 per cent more than the 70 per cent found by pollster Bill Johnson in a Gleaner-commissioned poll in 2008. Titled Political Culture of Democracy in Jamaica and in the Americas, 2014, the...
  • Top Rankings of Ska

    06/18/2015 4:15:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    IN 1964, at the height of the ska craze, Edward Seaga, Jamaica's minister of social welfare and economic development, invited Byron Lee and the Dragonaires (BL&D) to his West Kingston constituency to revel in a sound that was rocking Kingston's clubs. "Byron, myself and Ken Lazarus went down there and he (Seaga) said 'listen to this'. We heard these guys making amazing music," recalled BL&D lead singer Keith Lyn. That "amazing music" was ska. The West Kingston trip inspired Lazarus and Lyn to write Jamaican Ska, which remains one of the band's biggest hits. It is one of 20 songs...
  • Earthquake sank Port Royal "...the earth opened and swallowed up people before my face...

    06/07/2015 7:36:26 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 31 replies
    Port Royal was called "the richest and wickedest city in the world" or "the Sodom of the New World." Suddenly, JUNE 7, 1692, an earthquake and tsunami sank Port Royal under the sea, followed by violent aftershocks...
  • 'Polygamy, solution to Jamaica's family crisis' (Guess who is pushing for it?)

    06/06/2015 5:03:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Jamaica Gleaner ^ | June 4, 2015 | Corey Robinson
    Many of Jamaica's social problems, especially those concerning the family and paternity, can be alleviated if the country practised polygamy, a female member of the Islamic Council of Jamaica has said. "I don't understand why it is a situation where it is being looked upon as such a disadvantage, when to me, it has practical use. I think it can solve a lot of our problems," emphasised Rashidah Khan-Haqq while speaking at yesterday's Editors' Forum held at the Gleaner's headquarters on North Street in Kingston. According to Khan-Haqq, if Jamaican men were allowed to have more than one wife, the...
  • Int'l reparations conference ends on high note

    05/06/2015 5:59:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | April 15, 2015
    (From left) Reverend Jesse Jackson, US actor Danny Glover, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles, were among the speakers at the event.NEW YORK, USA (CMC) — An international conference on reparations has ended here with a call for Caribbean governments to proceed urgently with the recommendation that the slave-owning and slave-trading European nations be invited to attend an inter-governmental reparatory justice summit in 2015. In addition, delegates also agreed to organise two global reparations summits, the first in 2016 to be held in the Caribbean and another in 2017 in Europe. Don Rojas, the...
  • Taxpayers Foot $49K Bill for Air Conditioning, 'Staging' for Obama's Town Hall in Jamaica

    04/30/2015 5:23:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-30-15 | Jeryl Bier
    When President Obama visited Jamaica in early April, he held a town hall meeting with "Young Leaders of the Americas" at University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. The president made remarks and took questions for only about 75 minutes in the Assembly Hall building on the Mona campus of the university, but the State Department issued four contracts totaling almost $50,000 for "staging" and the installation of generators and air conditioners. The initial "staging" contract was $39,935 with a followup change order for $3,675. The exact nature of the work is not spelled out, and the contractor is...
  • Jamaica Coalition for A Healthy Society stage Obama protest in Mona

    04/09/2015 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 15 replies
    Jamaica Gleaner ^ | 4-9-2015 | Daviot Kelly
    Members of the Jamaica Coalition for A Healthy Society and other groups are currently staging a protest in Mona at the intersection of Mona Road and Araila Drive. The protestors say they are mourning the loss of free speech under the Obama administration. They believe that Christians have lost their freedom of religion especially on issues dealing with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transponder community (LGBT).
  • Today in Politics: Obama’s Trip to Panama Includes a Cuban Subplot - body language

    04/08/2015 4:45:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    New York Times - First Draft ^ | April 8, 2015 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama on Wednesday embarks on a trip to Jamaica and to Panama where the formal agenda is summitry with Caribbean and Latin American leaders. But the powerful subtext will be the body language between him and President Raúl Castro of Cuba. Four months after Mr. Obama ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba, he and Mr. Castro are likely to share a stage, a conference table, a “family photo” with attendees and potentially even a one-on-one meeting.
  • Wanting the unwanted - Mothers fall in love with children they initially considered aborting

    12/29/2014 6:20:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    the gleaner ^ | December 28, 2014 | Nadine Wilson-Harris,
    The establishment of a pro-life centre to assist pregnant women in crisis has resulted in the lives of more than 100 babies being saved in the past two years. That's according to the operators of the Holy Innocents Crisis Centre, which was set up after a heated national debate on abortion in 2009. At that time, pro-lifers - persons opposed to abortion - and pro-choice lobby groups sought to provide convincing arguments for their positions in Parliament. Among the pro-lifers was prominent philanthropist Father Richard Ho Lung, who decided to start the Holy Innocents Crisis Centre at National Heroes Circle...
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...
  • Caribbean, South American Countries Close Borders to Combat Ebola

    10/18/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by EBH · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Colombia, Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago have all announced travel bans as Ebola concerns grow. Colombian authorities announced that anyone entering their country from Ebola-stricken countries will face heavy scrutiny. Colombia’s National Health Institutes have said they developed a questionnaire to determine who should be under suspicion of potentially having contact with Ebola. Colombian newspapers have reported that some have already been detained due to the newly instituted executive actions. Fernando Ruiz, Colombia’s vice minister of health, said of the reports, “The cases are not suspicious. They are simply people who have traveled to places where Ebola is present....
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  • VIDEO: Zimmerman acquitted because Trayvon Martin was black, says US attorney

    09/01/2014 10:42:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | September 1, 2014
    KINGSTON, Jamaica — US attorney Jasmine Rand said that Trayvon Martin’s accused killer George Zimmerman was acquitted because the victim was black. Speaking at press conference in Kingston on Monday, Rand, who represented the interests of Martin’s relatives in the case, said Zimmerman was set free because of where the incident happened. “Trayvon Martin was shot because he was black. Zimmerman got away because he (Martin) was black. I think the case was lost because the jury selection was not done properly and the area where the trial took place,” Rand said. The law professor is in Jamaica to...
  • Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown lawyers join Jamaican case

    08/27/2014 6:45:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Voice ^ | August 27, 2014
    TWO US lawyers who represented the family of slain teen Trayvon Martin and police shooting victim Michael Brown have joined the legal team of Mario Deane, a Jamaican construction worker who died three days after being beaten by inmates in his cell. Justine Rand and Benjamin Crump agreed to join the team after hearing about the tragic circumstances that led to the death of the 31-year-old. In an email to The Gleaner’s news centre, Rand said human rights violations cannot be tolerated in the USA or Montego Bay, Jamaica. She added humanity in itself is universal and what happened to...
  • The 10 World Cities With the Highest Murder Rates – in Pictures

    06/25/2014 2:37:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 24 June 2014 | Nick Mead and Jo Blason
    Data from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime shows the most up-to-date available homicide rates per 100,000 people for the most populous cities of 137 countries. The Americas overtook Africa as the region with the highest murder rate in 2012 – with eight of the world’s 10 deadliest cities found there 10: Kingston, Jamaica. (Murder rate: 50.3 per 100,000 people in 2011) The UNODC numbers capture intentional homicide, defined as 'unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person'. A total of 328 people were murdered in Kingston in 2011 – significantly down on previous years. Photograph: David...
  • Customs agents find condom-wrapped cocaine in women at Midway

    06/07/2014 7:53:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 7, 2014 | Mitch Smith
    After a trip to Jamaica, a pair of local women landed at Midway International Airport on Friday with about $36,000 worth of cocaine wrapped in condoms and stored in body cavities, authorities said. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted to Denisha White when she landed at Midway after an AirTran Airways flight from Montego Bay, Jamaica, police said.
  • Ruben Wills, Queens city councilman, busted in corruption investigation ( NY Democrat )

    05/11/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 8, 2014 | Barry Paddock , Kenneth Lovett
    The politician was charged with misusing tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds — even spending some of the money on a $750 designer handbag. ... A city councilman's career is going to hell in a Louis Vuitton handbag. Councilman Ruben Wills, 42, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing $30,500 in government money, and using some of it for shopping trips to Nordstrom and Century 21 and the purchase of a $750 Vuitton bag at Macy’s. Wills, a Democrat, was slapped with a dozen charges, including scheming to defraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records....
  • Jamaica:Alleged robber shot and killed in St Vincent

    03/24/2014 1:24:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jamaicaobserver.com ^ | 17 March, 2014 | NA
    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (CMC) – A 24-year-old man, who was on bail for robbing an insurance worker in January, has been shot and killed, police said. They said Kwesi Ryan died in his mother’s arms after he was shot several times by a masked assailant early Monday. His mother, Brenda Ryan was not injured after the gunman entered her yard firing several shots at the victim. “He died in front of my eyes. I can’t explain to anybody how I feel,” said Ryan, who, like her son, were trapped against a galvanize fencing as the gunman repeatedly shot at them....
  • Slavery reparations sought from Britain by 14 Caribbean nations

    02/17/2014 5:12:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Could this be the decade that slavery reparations become a reality? If not, it won't be for a lack of trying. This is the obvious next step for poor countries getting poorer because of bad economics, bad politics, and bad, bad leaders. Former colonial powers are to be milked for all the cash that can be gotten by laying a guilt trip on the good socialists who run these countries now. Any successes enjoyed by the former colonies will no doubt encourage African Americans to try the same ploy here. Jamaica is leading the way in pushing for reparations from...
  • Watch Usain Bolt during U.S. National Anthem (video)

    02/15/2014 2:52:19 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | february 15, 2014 | kevin jackson
    I have seen many Americans, particularly blacks, do nothing when the national anthem is played. And yet, here is a Jamaican sprinter who has the class to stop an interview, and pay tribute to Americans. I an now an Usaniac!
  • LORD OF HOSTS

    01/06/2014 10:56:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-6-14 | Jedediah
    LORD OF HOSTS There are certain situations my children will arrive in now that only through the obedience of arrival all "shall" be made known and so as I dispatch My Holy Ones to your strategic position, as Commander of The Lord's army I shall reveal all for I AM The "WHY" and the "OUTCOME" for My Kingdom "HAS" come in you. Do you see ? You "ARE" the Flames of fire , the burning bush I ignite "for others" that MyTestimony "IS" "ALIVE" ! Go and I "shall" arrive ! Speak and I "SHALL" Act ! "Move" for I...
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    jamaicaobserver.com ^ | 21 September, 2012 | NA
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    11/30/2013 4:12:44 AM PST · by GregNH · 88 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 11/296/13 | Unknown
    <p>KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets.</p> <p>Deputy Police Superintendent Steve Brown said Friday that custom officials discovered the weapons late Thursday aboard a ship at Kingston Wharf.</p>