Review: The 10th Annual Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival in Palm Beach
The 10th Annual Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival in Palm Beach lived up to it’s reputation as one of South Florida’s must-do events in the Caribbean community. This year’s event featured an expanded festival area and 2 stages of entertainment at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown WPB. The vendor area, second stage and Kid’s Village were on the street directly behind the Amphitheatre stage; and area previously not a part of the festival.
The Golden Rule - Fashion Tips
It took me moving to Europe to figure out, the value of gold in one´s closet. I admit, like many other young women brought up in the 80´s, I had two impressions of gold….and neither were good ones.
A foreigner wants my Jamaican art to use in his book, I need a contract draft help!
I am in NYC as we speak to represent my country Jamaica. I was approached by way of a letter from a poet/writer who has a book to be published soon, and is searching for art to compliment/enhance the words. My artworks are requested as the person feels my work adds intensity to the words/poems.The writer has asked for my permission to buy the Licence to use my art in the book, so my question is what is required from the writer?
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 14th, 2013
Jamaica To Open Embassy In Brazil | Jamaican Resistance To Employer Lie Detector Tests Waning | Jamaica And China Focus On Similar Goals | White Powder In Jamaican Embassy Not Dangerous | U.S. Court Finds Jamaican Wiretap Not Covered By 4th Amendment | Protected Forests In Jamaica Threatened By Charcoal Trade | IMF: Jamaica Needs Change In Policy To Improve Economic Conditions | Conservation Efforts In Cockpit Country Difficult To Implement | Jamaicans Hopeful About Diaspora Conference | Heritage Month Celebrated By Caribbean Student Association | Jamaican American Cultural Association Holds Yearly Gala Event | Jamaican's Film To Be Screened At American Black Film Festival | More Money For Drug Testing Of Athletes | Athletes Hope To Compete At World Games In Russia | Blake Banned For Six Years For Doping | Cunningham Looking For "Grand Slam" In Martial Arts
Round Up JA! A look at the social media happenings of Jamaicans Yaad and Abraad for the week ending June 15 2013!
This week its no surprise where Warren Weir's heart is. Also this week Cedella Marley, Ziggy Marley, Alaine, Shakira Martin, Ity and Fancy Cat, Usain Bolt, Beenie Man, Stephen Marley and I-Octane share their world!
Interview with Monica Foderingham and Sharon Robinson, Organizers, Anancy Festival Atlanta
This week we have a conversation with Monica Foderingham and Sharon Robinson, organizers, Anancy Festival Atlanta. The Anancy festival in Atlanta is on June 15th, 2013. Here is our conversation with Monica Foderingham and Sharon Robinson.
Best of the Best 2013
Best of the Best 2013 left me with mixed emotions. The show itself was superb, all of the artists delivered top quality performances. However, several of the advertised entertainers did not perform. Mad Cobra, Cocoa Tea and Chronixx were no-shows. This left many, myself included feeling disappointed. I will give the promoters credit, Shaggy and Frankie Paul were unadvertised acts that filled in nicely for the missing performers.
I had an accident on a Jamaica coaster bus, what are my rights?
During my time my sisters and I travelled on the Jamaican coaster bus from Kingston to Montego Bay. The 'ducta' told us the buses seat five across. I was squeezed in one of the middle seats with a woman larger than myself. When the bus was going up the hill, the traffic stopped because there was an accident.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending June 7th, 2013
Judgment Reserved By Court In Gay Rights Case | U.S. Citizen Killed During Robbery In Savanna-La-Mar | Debate Arises Over Reduced Focus On Teaching Standard English | Prime Minister Concerned About Airline Issues | UNICEF Notes Violence Against Children In Jamaica | Jamaican Allspice Fights Prostate Cancer | Public Hospital Staff Frustrated By Violent, Angry Patients | Auditor General Says Fiscal Policy Document Not In Compliance | Psychiatric Nurse From Jamaica Presents Research In Canada | Over The Past Decade, 21,000 Jamaicans Have Moved To Canada | Jamaican-born Brit Attempts To Reach South Pole | Honorary Consul In Georgia Leaving Post | Fraser-Pryce Wins At Prefontaine | Nickel Ashmeade Wins Men's 200 Meters | Bolt To Run In Rome | Reggae Boyz Happy With Defense Effort
Round Up JA! A look at the social media happenings of Jamaicans Yaad and Abraad for the week ending June 7 2013!
This week we groove with Ziggy Marley and Jah Cure while we get some inspiration from Marguerite Orane, Darren Mattocks & Dr Marcia Forbes. Also this week Usain Bolt, Tifa, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Christopher Martin and Asafa Powell.
Interview with Dr. Kerri-Ann Smith and Trinia McDonald, Organizers, Anancy Festival New York
This week we have a conversation with Dr. Kerri-Ann Smith and Trinia McDonald, Organizers, Anancy Festival New York. The Anancy festival in New York is on June 15th, 2013. Here is our conversation with Dr. Kerri-Ann Smith and Trinia McDonald.
Wanted ”Dread & Alive‘ — A Conversation with Creator, Nicholas Da Silva
An in-depth interview with Nicholas Da Silva. A complex man of many talents. Learn about the man behind the comic book series "Dread & Alive" and find out where the passion to create and to help the Children of Accompong Town comes from. Tink Diffran!
Interview with Ruth Wade Kwakwa, Organizer, Anancy Festival Accra, Ghana
This week we have a conversation with Ruth Wade Kwakwa, Organizer, Anancy Festival Accra, Ghana. The Anancy festival in Accra, Ghana is June 8th, 2013. Here is our conversation with Ruth.
Immigration: Questions and Answers on P-1 Visas for Artists
We are now officially entering the summer season and that means that reggae festivals and cultural programs will be in full swing. Renowned international artists will be coming to the United States to perform and agents and organizations are now extremely busy trying to finalize their artists' performance schedule and locations. This article will briefly answer the most frequently asked questions about obtaining a visa for a performing artist.
My dad died 10 years ago, can I change locks and sell house When he died without a will, 10 years ago, my cousin put a lock on the house to stop burglary. Now, that I have the title. I would like to sell the house
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 31st, 2013
Morris Makes History As Senate President | Simpson Travels To African Union Summit | Jamaican Government To Enhance Productivity Through Education | Jamaican TV Censorship Of Gay Psa Goes To High Court | Head Of Investigation Center Tough On Police | Population Of Jamaica Rapidly Aging | Jamaica Works To Reduce Number Of Deaths At Sea | West Defends Anti-gay Comments, Says They Are "Rational" | Mayor Of Montego Bay Visits Atlanta | Londoners Protest In Support Of International Tivoli Investigation | Economic Opportunities To Be Explored At Diaspora Conference | Jamaican Teen In UK Gets Life In Prison For Murder | Fowler Looking For MVP Title | Samuels Is Comfortable With Himself | Williams First Jamaican To Run 100 Meter Hurdles Under 13 Seconds | Whitmore Says Dropping Shelton Was A Hard Decision
Round Up JA! A look at the social media happenings of Jamaicans Yaad and Abraad for the week ending May 31 2013!
This week we ask "what's your favorite Grace Jone's album?" Also this week Usain Bolt, Tyson Beckford, Tessanne Chin, Elephant Man, Tifa, Yendi Phillips, Tony Hendricks, Chris Gayle and Etana let us in their world!
Conversation with upcoming Jamaican sculptor, Dvane Cunningham
This week we have a conversation with a young upcoming Jamaican sculptor, Dvane Cunningham. The past student of Spanish Town High School has won several visual arts awards including from the JCDC and Spanish Town Homecoming. His impress sculptures make him one to watch in the future.
Lgeal Wiz: What can I do about a television scam in Jamaica?
A week later the television stopped working, and my friend and my girlfriend went back to the store to get another television. It was a different manager, and they were trying to blame my friend and my girlfriend for damaging the television. My friend tried to get them to fix the television or return my money and they refused. What can I do?
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 24th, 2013
Thwaites Opposes Pro-gay Material In Education System | Group Pressures Jamaica To Investigate Abuse By Security Forces | Jamaican Children Intentionally Injured By Adults | Former Jamaican Senate President To Leave For Canada | Government Seeks Violence Insurance For Teachers | 50 People Benefit From Housing Ministry Initiative | Floyd Morris Appointed New Senate President | Hanna Wants Jamaican Youth To Use Labor Day | Jamaican-born Broadcaster Honored In U.S. | Jamaica, Birmingham U.k. Strengthen Bonds | Jamaicans In Uk Encouraged To Give Back To Home Country | JDAF Says Jamaican Diaspora Strategic For Island's Development | Jamaica Dominates Diamond League In Shanghai | Campbell-brown Heads Caribbean Athlete Contingent | Jamaican Team Enthused About Motor Race Championship | Heather Campbell, Karate Queen
Round Up JA! A look at the social media happenings of Jamaicans Yaad and Abraad for the week ending May 24 2013!
This week it's anyone's guess when it is Sean Paul's Birthday! Also this week Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Usain Bolt, Mavado, Cherine Anderson, Geoffrey Philp, Tami Chynn, Damian Marley, Romain Virgo and Marion 'Lady Saw' Hall!
Wrong dates on the notice, can the landlord take me to Jamaica Court for eviction
I did not pay my landlord rent on the first of the month when the rent is due. I paid him late. Last month on the 20th of April, a man came and gave me a notice. He put April 19 to May 19 for the period to move out, and signed that he gave me on April 19th. Can the landlord give me a notice dated in the middle of the month and be allowed to evict me just like that?
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 17th, 2013
Davies Confirms Fare Increase To Make Transporation Sector Viable | Llewellyn Wants Police Investigation Into Dentist In Teacher's Murder | Dr. Joyce Robinson, Educator, Dies | Jamaican Senate President Resigns Post | Head Of Bitu Committed To Workers' Rights | Chinese, Jamaican Military Officials Hold Discussions | Forced Migration Of Jamaican Gays, Lesbians To Be Discussed | Williams Proposes Powers To Charge, Prosecute Police Personnel | City Council In New York Considers Giving Vote To Non-Citizens | New Immigration Legislation In U.s. Could Aid Caribbean Nationals | Jamaica Wants Diaspora Help To Develop Health Tourism | First Jamaican Representative Named To African Union | Fraser-pryce Winds At Doha | Bolt To Run In Zurich | Burrell Hopes New Jamaican Batsman Will Lead To More Signings | Lambert Says Team Needs Batting Camps
Round Up JA! A look at the social media happenings of Jamaicans Yaad and Abraad for the week ending May 17 2013!
This week we say Happy Mother's Day from Jah Cure, Stephen Marley and I-Octane and Happy Birthday to VCB! Also this week Darren Mattocks, Naomi Campbell, Ziggy Marley, Romain Virgo, Mutabaruka and Alaine!
My wife and I split for over 14 years, I dont want her to have any part of the house
My wife and I are divorced for at least 14 years now. In fact, I live in Florida, and she got remarried and lives in Jamaica. We haven't been on good speaking terms since. I called her recently to tell her that I needed the title, as I wanted to sell the house we own as joint tenants. She told me she spoke with an attorney and she was told she is entitled to a half.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 10th, 2013
Bishop Expects Little To Come From Tivoli Report | First Funds From Imf Coming To Jamaica | Arrest In Attack On Brother Of Prime Minister | Parliamentarians To Receive Foreign Help To Fight Corruption | Canadian Ships Stop Vessel Carrying Former Jamaican Prime Minister | Golding Mistrustful Of Jdf, Sought U.s. Help In Tivoli Abuse Claims | Clarke Aims To Bring Normalcy Back To Area One | Woods Suspended From Pnp Youth Organization | Tanker Truck Drivers Call Off Strike | Jamaica May Create A Diaspora Database | Cedric Brooks, Roots Reggae Musician, Dies | Diaspora Should Be Reresented In Parliament, Says Holness | Jamaican Ambassador To Speak In Minnesota | Jamaicans End Reign At Sabina | Mcpherson Getting Faster, Targets 49.10 | Bolt To Run In Cayman Invitational | Synthetic Putting Green To Benefit Junior Golfers
Round Up JA! A look at the social media happenings of Jamaicans Yaad and Abraad for the week ending May 10 2013!
This week we say "Happy Teachers Day" with Shakira Martin and Warren Weir! Also this week Cedella Marley, I-Octane, Tyson Beckford, Rohan Marley, Tifa, Wayne Marshall, Busy Signal and Chris Gayle!
Penn Relays a Brand Jamaica Success at Work
The Penn Relays at Franklin field at the University of Pennsylvania, one can call the equivalent of Reggae Sunsplash, or Usain Bolt and Jamaicans at the Olympics, or the bi annual World Athletic Championships, truth be told it feels more like Jamaica’s annual ISSA Boys and Girls Champs Kingston, Jamaica which, by the way was inaugurated in 1910. The Penn Relays festival has become, "the world's largest relay carnival" according to the UPEN organizers, America’s largest amateur track meet. But was this venerable Franklin Field event always this way? No, it wasn’t.
I won my Court case in 2011, do I need a new ruling to get the tenants out?
I won a Court case to evict naughty tenants two year ago. I really don't want to go back to Court, as they are very dishonest and I am afraid they will use tactics and win. What can I do?
Track and Field Roundup: Penn Relays & Drake Relays Penn Relays: Jamaica, again Stamps its Dominance
The official inaugural flying of the Jamaica Green, black and gold flag high above Franklin Field, in Philadelphia, the ubiquitous presence Jamaican Food Giant Grace Kennedy Food in a veritable sea of Jamaican flags among the roaring enthusiastic 48,871 paid spectators, the eighth largest third-day crowd in the history of the annual event on April 27th, became the back drop for what has now become routine, Jamaica’s dominance at every level – high school, collegiate and professional, at the annual Penn Relay carnival.
As everyone already know the United States Congress is now seriously debating and drafting immigration reform. By the time this article is published immigration reform may have already been passed into law. This month I want to discuss some the key areas of the proposed immigration reform and some key steps that you can do to position yourself to receive the benefit of immigration reform.
Jamaican Headlines News, Jamaican Diaspora News & Jamaican Sports Headlines for the week ending May 3rd, 2013
Canadians Open Fire, Break International Law In Jamaican Waters | Investigation Into Applications Of Houses Built By Food For The Poor | Health Ministry Finds More People Taking Advantage Of NHF Benefits | Three People Charged With Multi-Million Dollar Robbery | CAP No Burden To Jamaica, Paulwell Says | Jamaica Approves Free Trade Agreement With Costa Rica | Government Will Not Tax Basic Foods | Interim Tivoli Report, Recommendations Issued | Jamaican Woman Arrested In Case Of Mistaken Identity | Jamaican Ambassador Visits University Of Miami | Jamaica Has New Ambassador In China | Jamaican Women's Group Dedicated To All Jamaican Women | Fowler Leads Steel Over Mystics In Netball | Riley Wins At Drake Relays | Bolt To Miss Jamaican Championships | Former Jamaican Prime Minister To Head Caribbean T20 League Committee
Visit, Eat, and Live with a Purpose: The Rockhouse Foundation, Jamaica
A love of all things Jamaican inspired owner Paul Salmon and his partners to invest in both the Rockhouse Hotel and Miss Lily’s NYC. However, they are not just hotel owners and restaurateurs. Paul Salmon and his partners have also found a highly impactful way to return dividends to the local community of Negril by way of the 501c(3) non-profit Rockhouse Foundation.
Round Up JA! A look at the social media happenings of Jamaicans Yaad and Abraad for the week ending May 4, 2013!
This week Oliver Samuels shows us that we may join but not necessarily know how to use social media. Also this week Asafa Powell, Etana, Yohan Blake. Wayne Marshall, Tarrus Riley, Tessane Chin, Cecile, Yendi and Warren Weir!