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  • President Trump reinforces bond between Jamaica and the United States

    04/08/2017 6:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    South Florida Caribbean News ^ | April 8, 2017 | Derrick Scott
    President Donald Trump says he looks forward to working with Jamaica’s Andrew Holness administration on bilateral and Regional issues. The president’s comments came during a courtesy call paid on him by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks at the Oval Office in the White House. President Trump and the ambassador in their exchange underscored the strong bond of friendship that has existed over the years between the people Jamaica and the United States of America, noting the contribution of Jamaica in many spheres of American life. In her remarks, Ambassador Marks said she looked forward to working with...
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Letter: Maybe we need a Trump to tackle Ja’s crime problem (Jamaica)

    02/15/2017 1:06:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Jamaica Observer ^ | February 15, 2017 | Claude McPherson
    Dear Editor, With Donald Trump’s confrontational, headstrong, and unflinching attitude towards policy and the presidency, many have found him difficult to get along with and have placed him in the category of ‘most unreasonable’. In fact, the US is already reeling from decisions made by the president in the first three weeks of his tenure. Say what you will, but sometimes we need a strong leader who is not willing to compromise on what he believes to be the right thing to do. Don’t get me wrong, I am neither a Trump supporter, nor am I in favour of his...
  • Spotlight on Mento

    02/02/2017 3:46:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | Thursday, February 02, 2017 | Richard Johnson
    Mento takes centre stage in this year’s Groundation series organised by the Jamaica Music Museum. For curator and director of the museum, Herbie Miller, the decision to focus on mento — one of the earliest of Jamaica’s indigenous music forms — is deliberate, given the importance of the music to the evolution of reggae. “Mento has for a large extent been overlooked, but for the actions of a small group. Not enough people value mento for the role it has played and value it for being fundamental to pop music forms from ska to dancehall. Despite the lack of a...
  • (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