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Jamaica Observer

ecember 14, was 67 years since our first general election under Universal Adult Suffrage. December 15, marks 35 years since the general election of 1976 and 28 years since the general election of 1983. Also, in 1978 in Jamaica, there was a byelection in Western St Andrew following the resignation of David Coore. Dudley Thompson was the PNP candidate. Officially, the JLP did not contest the by-election. On nomination day, some seven men and women, all with the surname of Thompson showed up to be nominated. Only one person (not Dudley Thompson) was nominated. There was something of a riot, and then Prime Minister Michael Manley announced a postponement of the nominations to a new date, with the by-election set for a new date. On the new by-election date, August 3, 1978, the independent candidates combined polled fewer than 200 votes while Dudley Thompson polled in excess of 7000. The person who was nominated in the initial nomination argued in court that he should be declared the winner and the other by-election declared invalid. He did not contest the newly set election. The court never ruled on this. Did Michael Manley have the legal right to postpone the by-election? Early in 1980, the court ruled that he did not and that Dudley Thompson was therefore not duly elected. Dudley Thompson appealed and kept his seat during the appeal. When the House was dissolved for the October 1980 elections, the matter was closed as upon the dissolution

Does Prime Minister Holness Know What He Did?

of Parliament all election petitions are brought to an end. Andrew Holness has made peace with RJR. Does he know about RJRs broad-based ownership? For example, the Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League has substantial shares in RJR. The credit union league is made up of

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all the credit unions in Jamaica and the credit unions are owned by its members. As co-operatives, the highest authority in the credit unions are the annual general meetings. There are some 970,000 Jamaicans who are members of credit unions. The Credit Union League is represented on the RJR board of directors. Apart from providing media information on credit unions, the profit from RJR benefits the credit union members. The league provides all sorts of services to credit unions. One such service is the bailout of credit unions and the provision of loans to credit union members when their credit unions are unable to do so. And the league takes the money from its income which is partly dues from credit unions and partly from the profits from

the leagues shareholdings including Publisher and Editor RJR. Dexter Blake What would have happened if the nearly one million credit union members knew about the Credit Union Contributing Writers Leagues shares in RJR and the benefits Freddie McGregor that flow from those shares? Would Michelle MichyBBailey there then be a hue and cry after the statement by Holness? W Babatunde Witter Would any politician ever dare appear to Andrea Anmour threaten the freedom Holmes-Seymour of the press, especially Tyrone Senior so near to a general election? African Prince Please remember that the voters list has Howard Renrut 1.6 million voters. It Stefy Famous could be argued that the one million credit Sister Monteque union members make up roughly almost two- Dr. Rahsan Abdul Hakim thirds of all the voters on the list. Would Denise Lady D Gomez Andrew Holness have made any statement Page Layout about RJR in such circumstances? and Graphics My own opinion is Shrivonne Browne that credit union league representatives on the RJR board should pay attention to content, mainly factual accuracy and appropriate music, especially on Fame CALL: FM. The leagues position appears to be that as long as the profits come in, then nothing else matters as long as everything said or sung is within the law. And it does appear that the majority of delEmail: egates at the league level would agree with the league boards position rather linkagelinkz@gmail.com than with mine. So Andrew Holness has apologized to RJR media personnel. But would he have made the mistake in the first place if he knew about the broad-based ownership of RJR? Does Holness know what he did?

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The Misadventures of Saucy and Her Mama

Highland Dobby Dobson (Author) Saucys Journey begins in Kingston, Jamaica and takes her to hustling, bustling Brooklyn, New York in the 1970s. Share her experiences with her promiscuous, overbearing, distasteful mother, and her tentative, beautiful venture into a teenage love affair. See how faith and the power of love wins out over all as you experience the rise and fall, laughter and tears, love and hate emotions as they come at you, page after page after heart stopping page. Carmen, affectionately called Saucy, was born to Beatrice, a child herself, in a small village in Jamaicas hinterland. Beatrice, now called Mama by all, survives the taunts and jeers of family and friends, and migrates to the United States to find a better way for herself and her fatherless child who she has left in the care of her mother. The story traces the misadventures of Mama and

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My dear friends, today I wish to write about the Gift Of Life and what a blessing it is to those who still have it. This past week, the entertainment fraternity lost one of its notable producers, Mr. Fattis Burrell. Fattis was credited as one of those preservers of our music and during his heyday, funnelled a revival of roots and culture back into the mainstream. I also look back at our Fallen Soldiers who lost their struggle this year. Most recently Barry Heptones, Joel Chin and earlier in the year my brother and friend Sir Gregory Isaacs. I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time with Gregory exactly a week before he passed. I will never forget him telling me Priest, I jus

The Gift Of Life

whaa touch di stage one last time. We were in the middle of planning such an event when I learned that his struggle had ended. I respected him so very much for that as he would have preferred to have gone, doing what he loved the most. That is how much Gregory Isaacs loved Reggae Music. There is a saying that Where there is life, there is hope; hope for a better tomorrow; hope for a better future. But I always add Gods willing for I believe that tomorrow is promised to no one. So while we have today, let us give thanks, always remembering that there are some who never made it. Rastafari guide, protect and bless you.

Saucy, as they embark on their journey seeking the American Dream. It allows the reader to experience the travails of a mother trying to make something of herself and her daughter, while sometimes using quite unsavory methods. The reader is allowed to experience Brooklyn, New York, in the decade of the seventies into the early eighties, the characters and their prejudices, their island habits, their hopes and their fears. Saucy is the one bright spot in the otherwise murky world of drugs, obeah, and sexual aberrations. As we follow her story, we experi-

ence the unpleasantness of parental over-protection, the joys of young love, the pain of deception and yet we are able to rejoice in the beauty of self-worth, and the fact that good always wins over all else. This is the story of the misadventures of Saucy and her Mama.


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Your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body: Compared to its size, the tongue is the strongest muscle. But I doubt youll be lifting weights with it. Pinkie toe: There is speculation that since we no longer have to run for our dinner, and we wear sneakers, the pinkie toes evolutionary purpose is disappearing and maybe the pinkie itself will go the way of the do.

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Hello Friends It is your host from, Voice in the Wind Wednesday afternoons, 4 pm on Linkage Radio. I look forward to interacting with our audience in Radio land. Keep listening and calling in with those prayer request and testimonies. At this time of year we notice homes lit with Christmas lights, malls and shops brightly decorated and endless talk of Christmas preparations and gift shopping. The season tends to emit good cheer. Amid all this great fanfare let us remember the greatest gift ever given to man, Jesus!

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. I would like to wish you a safe and wonderful Christmas but most of all a reflective one, keep in mind the ultimate gift of all times, Jesus Christ our Saviour. He is the reason for the season after all!

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Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

All glory and honour to Jehovah who has brought us into another season of celebration. Let us take care to remember those who are in need, those who are ill, those who mourn and keep them in our prayers and bless those we can through words and deeds. Merry Christmas! God bless You All Missionary Monteque

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Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

(Ricinus Communis) The Black Castor Oil Plant is native to Africa, India and Central America and grows wild into a 30-40 foot tree in most of the tropic and subtropic areas of the world. The rich oil is extracted from the seeds. It was cultivated some 6,000 years ago by the Egyptians, who used the oil as fuel to burn in their lamps.

This gift is all inclusive, see it says, which shall be to all people. Every human being ever born is included. Along with the gift of a Saviour came peace and good will toward men. Regardless of our failure,ungratefulness and disobedience, God saw fit to redeem us, the crown of His creation.

The oil is used as a purgative and laxative when taken in teaspoon dosed followed by a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. Black Castor Oil has a very radical effect on the stomach and intestines and is not recommended for consistent intense use or internal consumption in large quantities, especially for children. In fact, caution is recommended when using Black Castor Oil, especially when the use of other herbal laxatives such as senna lpod are more favorably recommended.

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wounds, bleeding stops. Hot Black Castor Oil massaged into the hair will strengthen it and eliminate dandruff, cradle cap crust, lice, fleas and other scalp problems. Mixed with equal amounts of olive oil will blacken hair; mixed with cocoa butter, it will encourage hair growth. The leaves from the plant, made as tea and bathed in will relieve all bodily pains and reduce swelling in the joints Black Castor Oil is a unique highly valued lubricant for heavy machinery, and for making greases, paints, lotions, massage oils, cosmetics like lipsticks, face foundation creams, soaps, and more.

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The Black Castor Oil has been used in ancient times in China as a rub for deformed faces and joints. Warm Black Castor Oil is used for arthritis and rheumatism, and as a bath oil it brings relief to many skin problems (rashes, hives, eczema, burns). In Jamaica, West Indies, the plant is known as Agnus Catus and is used to cure constipation and bodily pains. When the oil is applied to

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Shaggy and Friends, the annual charity concert held by Grammy-winning Dancehall/Reggae artiste, Shaggy, will now take place in January as a result of the upcoming general elections in Jamaica. On December 4, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that general elections will commence on December 29, the day before Shaggy and Friends was originally scheduled (December 30). As a result, promoters of Shaggy and Friends moved the shows date to January 7 on the lawns of Jamaica House in Kingston. The change of date drastically affects the lineup card as internationally-renowned R&B singer, Ne-Yo leads the list of casualties who wont be able to perform at the event. Grammy-winning Reggae artiste, Stephen

New Date For Shaggys Annual Charity Concert

Marley, veteran songstress, Deniece Williams as well as prominent soca couple, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons also wont make the concert given the change of date. However, former Fugees star and R&B legend, Lauryn Hill remains the headliner for Shaggy and Friends along with British Reggae singer, Maxi Priest. Local acts scheduled to perform at the event include Assassin, Romain Virgo, Tami Chynn, Wayne Marshall, Half Pint, Coco Tea and Chino. This will hail as the first Shaggy and Friends concert to take place since January 2, 2010. The annual concert was initially staged in 2009; aiming to raise funds for the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston. The previous two editions of Shaggy and Friends raised over JA$57 million for

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Beenie Man Refuses To Perform At Sting Unless Laing Apologizes

International dancehall star Beenie Man is ticked off at the organizers of the annual Sting concert and has announced publicly via a statement to the press that he will not be doing the show this year unless he gets an explanation regarding disparaging remarks made by Isaiah Laing during a TV interview few weeks ago. How (Isaiah) Laing fi go pon TV and mek dem speech de say we ah old artistes and caan do nothing fi him show? Him no respect the dancehall veterans who help to build the industry in no way. Every year, him attempt fi disrespect we in some way, and mi not doing Sting this year unless Laing come explain to me what him mean by old artiste. If Bounty waan a clash, him haffi link me at some other show, Beenie Man said in a statement. Laing is the CEO of Supreme Promotions, the company which hosts the Sting concert each year. Beenie Man also revealed that in the wake of Laings interview, he was approached by both Elephant Man and Bounty Killer to do a show which they would organize. Killer and Ele come to me up at Suzies and say which part we ah go keep our show. Mi check it out and did a plan fi use Jamalco inna Clarendon and do the show on December 31st. And now mi hear Killer ah say mi a run from clash bout mi fraid a Killer, mi nah run, and mi will clash him at another show apart from Sting. Killer bow too much, look how easy him mek Laing

Gyptian Scheduled To Perform In Time Square on New Years Eve

age of the New Years celebrations on December 31. Regarded as one of the largest New Years celebrations worldwide, over 2 million viewers on average view the Billboard screen in Manhattan for all the performances and happening during the celebration preluding the traditional dropping of the ball at midnight. After he was informed of the news, Gyptian expressed

the hospital and proceeds for next years show will go

towards the construction of a 15-bed intensive care

cardiac unit at the hospital.

bring him in and ah use him fi bring mi in, Beenie Man said. Beenie Man explained that he is not attempting to fight against the Sting concert. Sting is a good show and we need it fi continue fi help buss the next generation of artistes, but mi just no like how dem treat the artistes who inna the industry. Look how me and Killer ah do clash song and ah build a vibes and him come pon TV and just kill the clash song dem right inna the middle of the promotion, and den him ah come draw back fi we after him dun diss we. Mi caan deal wid it no more, Beenie Man said.

Internationally-acclaimed Reggae superstar, Gyptian will perform at the upcoming New Years Eve celebrations at Times Square in New York City. The popular sing jay is one of the headliners slated to perform on MTVs cover-

Portmore Empire singjay, Vanessa Saddler, more popularly known as Gaza Slim, has become the third member of the Gaza group to face a charge in relation to a case involving the groups leader, Vybz Kartel. Gaza Slim, otherwise known as Vanessa Bling, was formally charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to the Clive Lizard Williams mur-

Gaza Slim Charged in Vybz Kartel Murder Case

der investigation. This took place four days after the Empire singjay turned herself in to the Constant Spring Police after she was named a person of interest in the Kartel matter. Gaza Slim predicament resulted from an alleged false police report that she filed on October 29; claiming that Williams, who Kartel and others stand accused of killing, robbed and gun-

his gratitude for the honor during a radio interview; relaying the notion that a Reggae artistes ability to make it upon this kind of international stage shows how far Jamaica and the genre have come. For Reggae and for us as a little island to be far, its a good look. For one of your own to be doing it...how better can it get? It must be better and greater, Gyptian said. butted her in Havendale, St. Andrew. However, law enforcement officials recently insisted that they have a cellular phone containing a text message where Kartel ordered Gaza Slim to concoct the robbery story in an attempt to aid his defense. As a result, Gaza Slim will at least

Xterminator Producer, Philip Fattis Burrell, has died

Philip Fattis Burrell, CEO of Xterminator Records, has died. Fattis, as he was called by most persons in the music business, made his transition on Saturday evening, December 3, after slipping into a coma early that morning. The legendary producer and artiste manager had been a patient at the University Hospital of the West Indies, where he had been admitted two weeks ago after suffering a mild stroke. Mr. Burrell took a turn for the worse last Tuesday when doctors discovered a blood clot near to his lungs. The family of Philip Fattis Burrell wishes to spend this weekend in jail. Gaza Slim joins fellow Empire singjay, Shawn Storm and Kartels road manager, Calvin Moonie Haye and

Cayro Jones as associates of Di Teacha who are jointly charged in Williamss murder. Kartel returns to court on December 19.

t h a n k friends, well-wishers and the staff at the UHWI for their care and support and ask for your prayers at this time. At the time of his death, Fattis was the manager for reggae artiste, Sizzla. He has played a major role in establishing the careers of Sizzla Kalonji, Luciano, Pinchers, Thriller U and Sanchez on an international level. Fattis has also worked with several of reggaes greatest artistes including Beres Hammond, Frankie Paul, Gregory Isaacs, Charlie Chaplin, Capelton, Cocoa Tea, Gentleman and IniKamoze.


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The sentencing of Christopher Dudus Coke, the former Tivoli Gardens strongman, has been postponed until January 17. He faces more than 20 years in prison under the agreement, and while no reason has been given by the Attorneys office for the Southern District of New York, which is handling the case, there is heightened speculation within the Jamaican community that the postponement is linked

Dudus sentencing now Jan 17

Venezuela Turns Over Alleged Drug Lord To USA

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Venezuela has handed a top Colombian drug trafficking suspect to US authorities. The United States had offered a five million reward for information leading to the arrest of Maximiliano Bonilla Orozco, known as Valenciano. Bonilla was captured in Venezuela last month. He was turned over to US authorities at Caracas international airport and led aboard a plane. The US State Department had listed Bonilla among its eight most-wanted

to the possibility of more indictments arising from the case for which Coke was convicted. Coke has been incarcerated for more than a year after waiving extradition rights on drugs and gunrunning charges. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges during an August 31 court appearance after prosecutors presented his legal team with compelling evidence in the case. The evidence included

the planned testimony of several persons from Tivoli Gardens who are incarcerated here on various charges. Since reaching the plea agreement, Coke has written to Judge Robert P Patterson seeking leniency in his sentence.

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Animals and Savages

Thats What Some N.Y.C Police Officers Call Participants In

Brooklyn West Indian Day Parade

Colombian drug traffickers after leftist rebels. US officials say Bonilla sent tonnes of cocaine to the United States through Central America and Mexico, dealing extensively with Mexicos Zetas drug cartel.

Woman Admits To Killing Friend And Leaving Her Under Christmas Gifts
A South Carolina woman confessed to killing a family friend and leaving her body underneath a pile of Christmas presents, and then tried to use her debit cards. Police found Patty White, 40, while riding in a car with her mother, and arrested her after she confessed to killing Michele ODowd, 67, in the victims home. ODowds twin brother discovered her body the under a pile of presents on the same day. There is nothing worse than when you walk inside and find your own sister brutally murdered over a stupid debit card, the brother told WTEV. White had also stolen two of ODowds debit cards and attempted to take money out of her account from at least two ATMs, Jacksonville police said. ODowd let White, a family friend, stay with her when she fell on hard times, police added. No formal charges have been filed against White, they said.

GUYANA - Police say they have found the decomposed bodies of three school children in a mining pit at Sandhills, near the Aishalton Secondary School. They believe the children, whose names have not been disclosed, may have fallen into the pit. Officials say the police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the students who are aged 11 and 12 years. The children were last seen on November 27 during

Bodies Of School Children Found In Pit

Posters on Facebook who identified themselves as cops called participants in the Brooklyn West Indian Day parade animals and savages in a series of offensive entries that triggered an NYPD probe last Monday. Let them kill each other, wrote one Facebook member who posted comments under a cops name, according to The New York Times. I say have the parade one more year and when they all gather drop a bomb and wipe them all out, wrote another, who said he was a police officer. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said he would refer the matter to the departments Internal Affairs Bureau. Those who posted comments said they were angered at being assigned to

the school lunch break. A government official says the bodies were buried immediately because of the state of decomposition but are expected to be exhumed for the pathologist to do examinations.

Bronx, NY - Thirty-four people are facing charges of conspiring to sell crack cocaine in and around two housing developments in the Bronx. The suspects allegedly operated out of the Allerton Avenue Co-ops and the Parkside Houses. Nineteen were arrested, eight are already in custody on other charges, and seven are still on the loose. Officials at the U.S. Attorneys Office say since

34 Suspects Face Charges In Bronx Drug Bust

the parade. They apparently used real names, in keeping with Facebook policy, and some identified themselves as officers. One of the writers identified himself as Nick Virgilio, a police officer. Lawyers Benjamin Moore and Paul Lieberman used the Facebook diatribes in their defense of Tyrone Johnson, who was acquitted of gun possession charges last month. The lawyers found that the Facebook profile of the arresting officer, Sgt. Dustin Edwards, showed he belonged to a group formed for N.Y.P.D. officers who are threatened by superiors and forced to be victims themselves. The NYPD bars officers from making discourteous or disrespectful remarks about race or ethnicity. 2006, undercover officers have made more than 150 purchases. These numbers took the neighborhood by surprise. It was shocking because usually its a quiet neighborhood. We usually dont see anything out here. Its very quiet, nice neighborhood, said one resident. About 500 grams of the drug were seized during the operation.


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Its so easy to love some one, but when it comes to trust theres always this big stumbling block. As one of our popular reggae artist BUJU BANTON said ITS NOT AN EASY ROAD. To trust someone is not easy. Theres this myth that says, Trust is based on love and affection, but if that was so why are there so, many broken relationships. Probably its all based on charisma. So lets see how much you trust your mate? Answer (True) or (False) 1. (S)he always stick with emotional integrity. (T) (F) 2. Heaven knows who else (s)hes sleeping with. (T) (F) 3. Ive kept secret out of guilt or fear of losing you. (T) (F) 4. (S)he afraid of confronting (s)he about the past. (T) (F) 5. Whenever (s)he speaks I am finding it hard to believe. (T) (F) 6. (S)he is afraid to let others know about our relationship. (T) (F) 7. (S)he ignoring me means (s)he is seeing someone else. (T) (F) 8. (S)he is putting our relationship on break because of some minor issues. (T) (F) 9. (S)he is not comfortable with me around the opposite sex. (T)(F) 10. (S)he keeps check on my whereabouts, phone calls and emails constantly. (T) (F) 11. To avoid getting hurt (s)he have a lover or two on the side. (T) (F) 12. (S)he tells me he loves me but takes one month or two to see me. (T) (F) 13. I can feel the connection when we kiss, hug and make love. (T) (F) 14. When (S)he past all of a sudden becomes a treat. (T) (F) 15. (S)he fantasize about other partner during sex. (T) (F) 16. (S)he sometimes feels jealous when partner is too loving and friendly with the opposite sex. (T) (F) 17. Your partner shares most personal information with you. (T) (F) 18. (S)he says (s)he has to work late every night. (T) (F) 19. Do you search each other phone and becomes suspicious when he speaks softly. (T) (F) 20. (S)he accuses you of having an affair. (T) (F) 21. Is your mate always truthful or you doubt his/her response. (T) (F) 22. (S)he is always tired when it comes to making love. (T) (F) 0-10 points - Tentative Trust One or both of you have likely had some form of emotional break down but a counselor can help determiner whether its wise to move forward or let go. 10-20 points - Total Trust Its hard to place your complete trust in someone, but having a soul mate and putting your all into him or her is healthy and thats what makes us human. Just remember if you cant trust yourself there is no way you can trust others. Father Linkage seh: Live right, act right, stay right so your relationship will be all right. BBM Pin: 22bb48ac

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ing, cheering crowd as Chris Howell warmed the crowd. The Whistle Man outfitted in clownish green suit and red tie relaxed the crowd and gave all a belly laugh with his antics. As soon as Sanchez got on stage and opened his blessed mouth, he had the crowd screaming, (mostly the ladies), dancing and singing along to his hit songs and covers. For a moment, Sanchez stirred the multitude into a revival frenzy as he belted

Sanchez Wooed Crowd at Macedonia

mpeccably dressed in his trademark dangling chain, suit and bowler hat, Kevin Jackson, aka Sanchez wooed his fans to their feet at the Culture in the City Event, Sunday, December 4, 2011, at the Macedonia Community Center in Mount Vernon New York. What a night it was despite the uninspiring and disappointing performance of the much touted Khago. It almost felt like something was amiss. Though Khago Nah sell out mi fren dem, he surely sell short on his fans. All was easily forgiven from the fun-lov-

out spiritual choruses one after the other. Oh my goodness, no it cant be! Yes it was Flourgon who joined Sanchez onstage. It was a refreshing treat. Though it is clich to say, confession is good for the soul, I must shamelessly admit, even I could not resist cavorting and shaking my bam-bam that the good Lord gave me. Without missing a beat and seeming not to grow weary from all his Pocomania prancing, the singing night-

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ingale easily mesmerized the crowd with more love ballads and reggae hits. If one should ask the question, can one get enough of Sanchez? The resounding answer from a blissful audience would be NO! On that note, it can be safely quoted from one of John Heywoods poem-- All is well that endes well. More Pictures on page 13


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Inspirational Insight on Dreams Deferred Have you ever felt like the product of a dream deferred? Are you feeling empty and incomplete? Do you feel like your dreams left in the moment of here today and gone tomorrow? I wonder when is the appropriate time to face the music and surrender? Is it when you feel like a cage bird forgetting the taste of freedom? Come to think of it, could the experience of failure trick our heart to accept defeat? I beg to differ, for true passion doesnt settle for feeling incomplete. Instead it fights with death until it succeeds. For, when it seems like all hope is lost, the things were born to do elevate us until

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were restored to that purpose. This is of course if we accept the challenge to believe and give our all to achieve. If you have, soon youll realize our trials were preparation of determination to excel. Nothing more and nothing less; unless you love to complicate things. Go ahead, test my words, dont procrastinate or complaints; stay focus and when your dreams get launch dont forget to give God the praise. With Love, VisionsOf.Us Word of the day: Job 6:8 Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!

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December 13 2011 - January 2, 2012


Democratic Republic Of Congo, 2nd Democratic Election In 51 Years

KINSHASA, Congo In 51 years history, Congo just held his second democratic election and the first to be organized entirely by the government instead of by the international community. Congos President Joseph Kabila won another term in office, the election commission said Friday, defeating the main opposition candidate whose supporters vowed to take to the streets. Plumes of smoke smudged the skyline as tires were burned outside tabulation centers. Joseph Kabila won with 49 percent of the 18.14 million votes cast; while longtime opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi had 32 percent, according to the final result released by election commission chief Daniel Ngoy Mulunda. The rest of votes were split among more than a halfdozen other candidates. The temperature in the capital of Kinshasa is very high. The followers of the main opposition candidate Etienne Tshisekedi are still speculating on what to do, while the followers of Joseph Kabila are rejoicing on the streets under the surveillance of the army International observers said the vote was flawed but stopped short of calling it fraudulent. Most say irregularities across sub-Saharan Africas largest nation werent enough to change the outcome of Congos second democratic election. But many opposition supporters believe Tshisekedi won, setting the stage for a confrontation. The opposition accuses international observers and the international community of supporting the 40-year-old Joseph Kabila. U.N. SecretaryGeneral Ban KiMoon called for any differences regarding the provisional results of the polls to be resolved peacefully through available legal and mediation mechanisms, according to a statement Friday. The U.N. chief condemned any acts of violence, and reiterated his call for calm, urging all candidates and their supporters to exercise restraint. The French Foreign Ministry released a statement Friday urging the candidates who context the provisional results to do so through legal channels. France calls on all Congolese political players to show restraint and a spirit of responsibility, it said. France will condemn any incitement to violence. Britains Africa minister Henry Bellingham said in a statement Friday that he welcomed the publication of polling station data. This is an important step towards ensuring the transparency of the process. Election violence killed at least 18 people and left more than 100 wounded. Most of the deaths were caused by troops loyal to president Kabila, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. Kabilas father Laurent

African Vibz

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By African Prince

Station executives looking for new home to broadcast the program NY based Caribbean Lifestyle Media (CLM TV) which made its debut on the Caribbean International Network (CIN), channel 73 (WNYC-TV) in Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens on Sunday, January 7, 2007, recently aired its last program on the network. CLM TV co-producer Clement Hume said the executive team was informed that its contract with CIN TV was not being renewed in an email from network head honcho Stephen Hill.


It came as a total shock and surprise when we were informed that the plug was being pulled in two weeks Hume indicated. Truth be told, all locally produced programs here in NY were created by individuals who have made significant sacrifices, whilst the owners of CIN reaped all the financial benefits. Earlier this year CLM TV team became the first NY based Caribbean TV producers, to be awarded a USA Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY-6) for outstanding contribution to the Diaspora.

Dear Friend/Colleague,

Just want to let you that I will be embarking on a Mission of Compassion Trip to Rural Ghana in early March 2012. This will be a huge undertaking. We will be feeding

Medical Mission
the hungry, empowering the poor and caring for the sick. We are still in need of medical items, clothing and nonperishable food items. Please see below for needed items. If you would like to contribute, please send do-

Kabila had seized power of the nation, then known as Zaire, after overthrowing dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in 1997. Laurent Kabila was assassinated in 2001 and his son Joseph took over this vast, mineral-rich country in the heart of Africa. Kabila was then elected president in 2006 in a vote overseen and organized by the U.N. Congos enormous geography has proved challenging both for the electoral commission organizing it as well as for the countrys government. Its rain forests in the east still harbor vicious rebel armies, including remnants of the Interhamwe, the militia responsible for Rwandas 1994 genocide. Congo has survived two civil wars, which together pulled in nine neighboring countries more than a decade ago. Even though Congo is the size of Western Europe, it remains one of the globes most impoverished nations and was recently listed last on the United Nations worldwide index of human development. The election results must now be approved by the Supreme Court. nations to me at: Shannon Simpson All Care Living Assistance Services 10 Fiske Place, Suite 229 Mt. Vernon, NY 10550 Re: Mission of Compassion Happy Holidays!


December 13 2011 - January 2, 2012

By Howard Renrut


From multi platinum hit-mak- Artistically, Photographicall, NYC Crooner Singer Elvis D On ers to the freshest new sounds Journalistically. Boomshots is about A Musical of the Kingston streets and clas- to change the game. Mission For sic roots rock reggae, CERTIFIED 2012 BOOMSHOTS hits you with the raw Boom Tony On Tour With New York uncut. The albums classic throw- Khago. Making Strides With based reggae back is Penitentiary by the late, Yellowman Collab singer Elvis D is hoping to take on the world in 2012 and stamp his authority as a singer of class. Last year, the singer garnered the spotlight for pooling resources with DJ Lushy Banton and Sheila Hylton on a tribute song titled Black, Gold & Green that celebrated the astonishing prowess and the accomplishments of Jamaican athletes worldwide. Earlier this year, Elvis went back in studios and recorded some hot new songs that are enjoying rotation on radio stations in the tri-state area. I am extremely happy with the positive feedback I have been getting for the new tracks that I have recorded. I am hoping for a much bigger year in 2012 and beyond he said. A few of the songs are making strides here in NY and on the Richie B chart in Jamaica. Among his most recent recordings are She Is My Girl, She Want It, Love How You Touch Me and a hot ballad titled Name & Number featuring female singer Levantay. Elvis biggest career hit, a lovers rock ballad titled Party Time enjoyed heavy rotation in the tristate area. The song was the lead single from his debut album Perfect Vibes. A energetic performer, he has graced the stage at a number of festival and special events in the USA. He recently appeared as a detective in the Jamaican movie Total Corruption. This is my first movie and I am looking forward to doing many more in the future he said.

New York Vibes

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New Dancehall Reggae Compilation Featuring Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Buju, Mavado, Sean Paul & Fambo

21st Hapilos Distribution has just released the debut single from the highly anticipated new compilation album, CERTIFIED BOOMSHOTS Vol. 1. This is the first of a series of compilations officially endorsed by Boomshots Magazine.

great Gregory Isaacs. Buju Banton, Reggae singer Boom Tony is livPopcaan, Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Tarrus Riley, Sean Paul, Supa Hype, ing large and loving it! Tony was in I-Octane, Wayne Marshall and NY last weekend with dancehall Shaggy are among the other acts on artiste Khago for a special performance in Mt. Vernon. the compilation. Tony is also enjoying an up Our aim is to continue to help surge in his career with two new our genre get the maximum visibil- singles - Woman Deserve The Best ity it needs in or- and Stop The War featuring der to reach con- Yellowman. I feel honored to have sumers across the world, says Johnny had the opportunity to Wonder, executive record a song with King vice-president of Yellowman. Yellowman is a musical icon and someone 21st Hapilos. The reggae in- that I have admired for a dustry veteran founded the compa- very long time, said the arny to continue his lifelong mission tiste on his Yellowman colof carrying the music of Jamaica to lab. the four corners of the earth. Our Certified Boomshots compilation is what the December 13th 2011 January 2nd 2012 games been missing. Were going to shake things up all TW: This Week, LW: Last Week, WOC: Weeks on Chart around the world. TOP TEN DANCEHALL SINGLES Boomshots is the first TW LW WOC publication to recognize the 1 1 15 Blood A Boil Khago TJ Records profound impact of dancehall 2 4 12 Wife A Wife Lady saw - TJ Records sound system culture as the 5 7 Mi Property Lady G G String Productions DNA of worldwide youth cul- 3 ture. Our mis4 2 16 Delilah Mavado Mansion Records sion is simple, 5 3 13 Wedding Crashers Sean Paul &Future Fambo Western Ent really, says 6 6 3 BBM Broadcast Tony Matterhorn - Darkside Boomshots founder and 7 8 3 Good Good DAngel Good Good Production Editor In Chief 8 7 9 Talk Kiprich DJ Frass Production Rob Kenner. 9 10 3 Iyahana Hot Slims Bounce We just want to break down 10 1 1 Woman Iyahblazze House of Leeds Records the walls of musical apartheid, and place dancehall culture where it TOP TEN REGGAE SINGLES LW WOC belongsat the center of ev- TW 1 1 13 A House Is Not A Home Freddie McGregor Steely & Clevie Pro erything. The time is long over2 2 16 When Im With You DaVille Tads Records due for this music and this 4 9 Seal The Link Chino Di Genius culture to get the respect it 3 3 14 One By One Laza Morgan feat. Mavado Electra Records deserves, says Kenner, whos 4 written about reggae and 5 6 3 He stopped Loving Her Toady Beres Hammond-VP Records dancehall music for publica5 8 I Love Ya Ed Robinson E2 Recording Inc tions like Complex, Billboard, 6 7 3 California Romain Virgo VP Records The New York Times, InStyle, 7 VIBE, Spin, and Ego Trip. 8 8 2 Collide Singing Melody The prototype issue of 10 2 Chalice Guinney Pepper Love Injection Production Boomshots magazine is being 9 9 15 Distant Love Crisopolis RPR Music Productions published by RJK Media LLC, 10 and will available in print New Corner Stone Jermaine Michael Stashment Records and digital formats by the Nah Complain KyenieBorn Free label end of 2011. Our boomshots New bust musically, says Kenner.

Linkage Charts

The tracks have been getting rotation in Jamaica. Micheal Jones from Wagon Works Music which is handling distribution said the songs have also been making inroads on stations in Florida, Connecticut and even in Canada. We kicked off the promotions in Jamaica and here in the north east and music lovers are warming up to them, Jones said. Boom Tony, who now calls California home, is no stranger to the industry having first recorded for his uncle Mikey Zapow of the renowned Zapow Band. After migrating to the US in 1994, Boom Tony snagged spots, performing on some of the major concerts in California. Presently he is in studio working on his debut album Top Klass which will include the two new singles.


December 13 2011 - January 2, 2012


Incentives for Investing: SUBSIDIZED LAND PREPARATION - In an effort to reduce the capital costs incurred by agro-investors/agro-businesses, the government has acquired agricultural machines and equipment. The services of these machines and equipment are made available to agro-investors/agrobusinesses at a subsidized rate.

We are forming a community and we are looking for Jamaicans abroad to invest back a yard, through Agriculture. For more information call 914 434 4205

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Invest in Jamaica

Bro Gary Seh

SUBSIDIZED IRRIGATION - In an effort to mitigate against the adverse effects of drought and the high cost of irrigation on the development of the sector, the Ministry has sought to provide further support through the subsidization of irrigation. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT - The research and development arm of the ministry is equipped with the resources and technical competence and provides oversight and support to new agricultural initiatives.

All de woman dem who believe inna dem self, dem new name a Puttis.


Venroy Nairne,
President of COTTON TREE TOYS FOR KIDS organization. A native of Union, Balaclava, in the Parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, West Indies. In retrospect of my childhood days growing up in St. Elizabeth I realized that there was no system in place for our youth who were not privileged to get toys and gifts to brighten their smiles at Christmas time.

INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR APPROVED FARMERS - Section 36(d) of the Income Tax Act 21 of 1982 was enacted for the purpose of encouraging agricultural production by granting income tax relief to any person engaging or proposing to engage in a prescribed agricultural activity. A prescribed agricultural activity is any activity which the Minister of Finance prescribes by Order in the Jamaica Gazette.

THE EXCHANGE CONTROL ACT - The Government of Jamaica has no restrictions on the movement of foreign currencies flowing either in or out of Jamaica. This Act facilitates the free movement of capital to other countries, whether for investment or repatriation purposes.

In 1996, I launched my first Christmas treat for the children. The organization provides an estimated four hundred (400) gifts to children every year. We salute Mr. Nairne for giving back to his community in Jamaica and putting a smile on hundred of childrens faces. Visit their website at www.cottontreestoysforkids.com

Below are 2 more points, check the next issue of Linkage Linkz for more points. 1. Adding value to primary production and canning the excess/Tourism/ School Feeding Programme To promote the value-added agenda, RADA will work in tandem with the Social Development Commission, (SDC), and the Parish Councils in each parish to select one unique product to that parish to commercialize. As part of this initiative, RADA will also enlist support from the Jamaica Business Development Center, public health authorities, the Scientific Research Council, PMOs, and the Private Sector. establish a Clearing House for tourism - to solve payment and quality issues between farmers and hoteliers the Ministry will also facilitate inter-agency dialogue to incorporate locally grown produce in the Government operated School Feeding Programme 2. Yam/Banana/Traditional crops/ Spice Industry Development Programme resuscitate and place greater emphasis on producing traditional crop. pest and diseases research and control; prolonging the shelf life market development

The agricultural sector plays a critical role in feeding our society, but we do not produce sufficient quantities to satisfy our demand. As a consequence, our food import bill averages between US $700 - 800 million dollars. This Nine (9) Point Plan is a first step in addressing some of the problems in the sector in the short to medium term (over the next 12 months).


December 13 2011 - January 2, 2012


The Financial Corner

Tyrone Senior
thing you are going to be doing all the time. Here is the 3 step process:

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3 Step Process To Stop You From Overspending This Christmas.

reetings my sisters and brothers and welcome to another financial corner. Christmas is fast approaching and you the consumers are on a spending high. In todays edition of the financial corner I am going to reveal a strategy you can use to stop yourself from overspending this Christmas. Gone are the days of using cash to purchase goods and services. Almost everybody is using credit cards and debit or bank cards these days. This Christmas I encourage you to welcome the old days of Christmas shopping. I suggest that you leave your credit cards and debit cards at home and use cash. Most experts warn against this because its not suggested for you to walk around with cash. However, being an adult, you will just need to be extremely careful. Besides, this is not some-

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Step 1. Get a box of envelopes from the 99c store and on each envelope write down the names of everybody you are buying gift for this Christmas and the amount of money you intend to spend on the gift for each person. Get a separate envelope and on that envelope write extra. Step 2. Go to the bank and withdraw the total amount of money you intend to spend on gifts, and then place the money in each envelope by amount for each person you intend to buy the gift. Step 3. Remove all your debit cards and credit cards from your wallet or purse. Leave them at home, and then go shopping with your envelopes. Whatever change you get while shopping put

in the envelop that says extra. Recent statistics have shown that 96% of the population plan to buy gift this Christmas up from 90% last year. This of course will help to boost the economy. However the sad thing is that most of these individuals will not be using a budget. My sisters and brothers if you follow these steps you will be surprised to see how stress free you will be come January 2012. For more info visit this link http://hishermoneytalk. com/money-saving-tip/

I will be a green card holder for four years coming March. I am currently engaged and will be getting married next June. My fianc has a US visa and is able to travel back and forth from Jamaica to the United States. I would like to know, should I start filing for him right after the marriage or should I wait until I have my citizenship? When is the right time to file for him? In the event that I file for him right after wedding, would that terminate his visa? Best Regards, M. Bailey Dear Ms. Bailey, Thanks for your kind words and congratulations on your upcoming wedding.

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high-quality schools. Inspired by his first visit to Haiti in 2009, Stiller began a unique fundraising campaign, Stillerstrong, which raised more than US$300,000 for school construction. Stiller expanded his commitment to Haiti in 2010 and has been supporting the reconstruction of schools after the earthquake. Two of these schools will be completed and serving more than 600 primary and secondary students by the end of this calendar


en stillers philanthropic organization, the Stiller Foundation, has announced a partnership with the Digicel Foundation to build schools in Haiti to help support the countrys education system. The Stiller Foundation has been working to rebuild schools after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The Stiller Foundations primary mission is to promote the education and well-being of children through initiatives that develop and support

Digicel Partners With Ben Stiller Foundation For Charity

year. The Digicel Foundation, founded by Denis OBrien, chairman of cellphone operator Digicel Group, has supported education projects in Haiti since 2007. The Digicel Foundation has built 70 schools across the country and plans to build another 80, mostly in rural areas. The foundation has also focused on improving education quality in the past through teacher-training initiatives.

Getting married will not automatically cancel your fiancs visa. Having a visa gives a person the permission to legally travel to the US border and ask for permission to enter. This means that anyone with a visa can be denied entry at any time. Once you are married and your husband travels to the US, he should be prepared to answer all questions asked by the Customs officer truthfully. He should also be prepared to prove to the officer that he has no intention of

overstaying his visit in the US, that is, that he will visit and return to Jamaica. If your husband is employed in Jamaica, he should travel with proof of his Jamaican employment and other documents that will show that he has ties to Jamaica that he cannot just abandon. If asked who he is visiting in the US, he should truthfully tell them his wife. Sometimes people believe that they should give answers that will help their situations but are not truthful. In the immigration context, that is considered immigration fraud and will prevent you from obtaining permanent residency unless you can obtain a hardship waiver. As a permanent resident for four years, you are at least one year away from qualifying to file for citizenship. After filing for citizenship it can take up to two more years for you to be interviewed and maybe another few months until you are sworn in as a citizen. Although on average it takes about six months from filing to the naturalization interview, it can take up to two years. With that in mind, you should immediately go ahead and file for your husband once you have your marriage certificate in hand. Currently, it is taking about three years for a visa to become available for the spouse of a green card holder.


December 13 2011 - January 2, 2012


Vitamin D deficiency may be causing Black People in the Diaspora to die more from Cancers, Diabetes, and Heart Diseases.

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Written By: NuSpecies Corporation

undreds of epidemiological, clinical studies and scientific research (Studies) by reputable, global medical organizations theorize that Black People in North America, Europe and the Caribbean (Diaspora) are plagued by and die more from certain Cancers, Diabetes, High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure than Whites. NuSpecies recognizes that while clinical studies are well-intended, they are not without flaws. NuSpecies has been helping thousands of NuSpecies clients (NuSpeciesians) and we have had considerable anecdotal proof that Vitamin D is a major factor in Diasporans health. Probably 60-80 percent of Diasporans, children, young men and women included, are believed to suffer Vitamin D deficiency and related low blood count (in many cases the deficiency is chronic). About 80 percent of Black Women are believe to have or will have fibroids or uterine disorders, among other Breast and reproductive organ problems much too early in life. Likewise, most Black Men are believed to prematurely suffer from some forms of Prostate disorders (urine frequency, urine burning, enlarged Prostate and Prostate cancer) much too early in their lives. Prostate cancer is perhaps the number one killer of Black Men outside of Africa. It is believed to be the number one killer of Jamaican men. Prostate cancer is contracted from ages 30-60 but the typical age at which this disease should strike is 80-90. This means that the glands and organs of Diasporans are aging too prematurely. Some of these theories definitely support NuSpecies anecdotal evidence but NuSpecies own discoveries are not absolute proofs. After consulting with and subsequently providing frequent guidance to thousands of NuSpeciesians who are Black, and consistently observing vast health improvements, we conclude that Vitamin D deficiency seems to play a major role in Black Diasporans degraded health and premature death. The health conditions range from the common cold to Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Cancers, and Arthritis among numerous other health disorders. NuSpeciesians come to NuSpecies for assistance in cleans-

ing and detoxifying their bodies. M a n y NuSpeciesians in thousands of testimonials on varying diseases have reported amazing health results as early as a week, as late as three months. NuSpecies invented and created NuSpecies herbal and plant extract formulas with advice from scientists, doctors and herbalists. To guarantee utmost quality in the formulas, NuSpecies added sufficient amounts of Vitamin D sources and enzymes among our numerous proprietary formulations. After years of observing these health improvements, we conclude that NuSpeciesians health improvements are due largely in part to NuSpecies added selections of Vitamin D, enzymes and NuSpecies secret formulation. We are pleased to make this Vitamin D knowledge freely available. See nuspecies.com for more details. Check your Vitamin D and blood count levels with your doctors. A high quality Vitamin D should have both Vitamin A & D and be in Cod Liver Oil. Vitamin D products can be toxic and unsafe; many are synthetic or obtained from pond-raised fish fed with synthetic pellets. The wrong supplement can cause more harm than good. Humans require Vitamin D for all glandular and body functions. Diasporans diets are often rich in animal flesh, dairy products, processed or fast foods (diets of proteins, fats and cholesterol). Vitamin D deficiency is unfortunately far more pernicious with any of these diets. Human glands are very fatty tissues, especially the Prostate and Breast glands. Unused and higher level of cholesterol is a major promoter of Prostate cancer development and aggressive progression or metastasis. Cholesterol promotes tumor cell growth! While NuSpecies does not necessarily, entirely endorse the Studies, NuSpecies anecdotal observations do support them.

For more information and for a free consultation, please call 1-888-5483150 or visit us in Mt. Vernon at 7A E. Prospect Ave. or in Elmont at 21-35 Linden Blvd at the corner of 240th St. Working with NuSpeciesians is a labor of Love; we enjoy serving you.


December 13 2011 - January 2, 2012


Jamaica Heading to 2014 Ice Hockey Olympics

Jamaica is well set to field an ice hockey team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Moscow, Russia. Through the efforts of the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Team, a non-profit organization based in Colorado, which received the endorsement of the Jamaica Olympic Association, this Caribbean island will assemble a squad of highly skilled players of Jamaican heritage who currently play all over the world. Inspired in part by the Jamaica bobsled team, the JOIHT is planning what they have described as an unprecedented undertaking to bring much-needed diversity to a sport dominated by other cultures. The JOIHT will not require financial support from Jamaicas already cashstrapped coffers, but have budgeted that to achieve their goals it will cost about

Barbados Football Association Head To Enter CFU Race

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US$1.7 million, money that they claim they are well on the way to acquiring. We have some funding sources in place. Members of our team are on the boards of major banks in the United States. We have celebrities, we have sports figures. We just spoke with a prominent Jamaican hockey player in Canada who has pledged his support. We have so many people who are willing to come on board financially, and we are also going to make Jamaicans all over the world be part of it, if they want to contribute.



Now that Usain Bolt has read the London Olympic schedule, he doesnt sound too keen on running the 4x400 next year
As pinpointed in this space a few weeks ago, the 4x400 final is near the end of a five-day sequence of nonstop sprinting facing the tall man in London. While the 100 is contested on day two and three of the Games, he runs the 200 heats, semis and finals on days five, six and seven, and with the 4x400 final and the 4x100 final following on days eight and nine. He wouldnt have to worry about being too tired for the 4x100, where Jamaica are the defending champions and world record holders. With the schedule as it is, he may have to choose between the relays. As things stand, Jamaica can probably win the 4x100 without him. The team won without Asafa Powell in Daegu at the 2011 World championships and Powell is a super anchorman. With a fit Powell, World champion Yohan Blake, speedy Nesta Carter and reliable Michael Frater, Jamaica has the speed and batonpassing skill to beat the world. The 4x400 is a different matter. Only Jermaine Gonzales met the World Championships 400-metre A qualifying stan-

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP): The Athletics Federation of Nigeria says retired sprinter Sunday Bada, a former Olympic medallist and indoor world champion, has died Federation President Solomon Ogba told The Associated Press that Bada died on Monday December 12, 2011, in Lagos. He said the circumstances of his death were still unclear. Ogba said Bada, who was working as the technical director of the federation, was very healthy as far as he knew and had recently attended a Nigeria Olympians Association meeting. Bada was a member of the Nigerian team that won silver in the 4x400-meter relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He also took gold in the 400 at the 1997 World Indoor Championships in Paris. You are taller in the morning: Throughout the day, the cartilage between your bones is compressed, making you about 1 cm shorter by days end.

Sprinter Sunday Bada Dies At Forty Two

Ronald Jones has emerged as another candidate for the vacant position of president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU). A local newspaper reported yesterday that Jones, the president of the Barbados Football Association (BFA) and the Barbados minister of education, is soon expected to announce his candidacy for the vacant CFU position. The newspaper said David Hinds, general secretary of the BFA, will also challenge for the same position at the CFU after incumbent Angenie Kanhai of Trinidad & Tobago resigned earlier this month. The positions on the CFU executive have become vacant, following the cashfor-votes scandal in which several key figures were implicated.

World No.1 Donald Handed PGA award

World number one Luke Donald has been named the PGA Tour Player of the Year for 2011 after a season which saw the Briton achieve historic success in the U.S. and Europe. The 34-year-old became the first player to finish top of both the European and PGA Tour money lists by coming third at the season-ending Dubai World Championship last weekend. The recipient of the award is decided by a players vote, with Donald given the honor after registering 14 top-10 finishes in 19 PGA Tour events including two tournament victories. Another player rewarded for a fine season was American Keegan Bradley, who was named Rookie of the Year after a breakthrough campaign which saw him clinch Augusts

dard of 45.25 seconds in 2011. Hopefully, Ricardo Chambers will be back to his 44.50 form in 2010, but that wouldnt scare the USA. The Americans dominate the event and hold all important 4x400 titles, indoors and outdoors, junior and senior. Eye-opening relays If Jamaica wants to challenge the Americans in the 4x400, Bolt will have to run. He ran 44.4 at the 2004 Penn Relays not long after his world 200-metre junior record of 19.93 seconds at the Carifta Games, and 44-flat at the 2010 Gibson Relays in two eye-opening 4x400 relay carries. Many suspect that the IAAF, the governing body for world athletics, moved the 4x100 to last because of Bolt. Apparently, the decision makers wanted him to open the show, in the 100, and close it, in the 4x100. Now that it is publicly known that he wants to chase four gold medals in London, its time to change the schedule back.

Incredibly Weird Fact About The Human Body

PGA Championship in addition to the Byron Nelson Championship in May. Donald is the first British player to claim the honor in its 21-year history and the first European since Irishman Padraig Harrington in 2008. In addition to U.S. success, Donald also dominated in Europe with three tournament wins and 10 top-10 finishes.


December 13 2011 - January 2, 2012



Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.

Fun and Facts

USA: Its time for a perm. TnT: Gyul, you head need straightening bad. You dont see all de gren-gren showin. USA: I have a stomach ache. TnT: Oh my belly gripein me. USA: He has no manners. TnT: He dont have no broughtupcy.

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One Sunday Morning

The doors burst open; a black cloud rolls in with the devil in its midst. People jump out of the pews and run outdoors, screaming all except for two people. One is the Pastor, the other is a West Indian. Satan is a bit perplexed. He points to the Pastor and says, You! I can understand why you didnt run away, you are in your Lords house, you preach against me everyday and you arent afraid of me. But YOU (points to the West Indian), why didnt you run out scared like everyone else?

I am is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.

Sunday morning in Bedford Stuyvesant, New York. The church is packed and the devil decides to pay a visit.

USA: WOW! He has such a bad body odor TnT: You doesnt bade? You smelling stink!

Things A Jamaica Would Never Do

You ever see a Jamaican acting on big screen going into a haunted house and asking... Trevor you in deh? If him foolish enough fi go into the haunted house him and the duppies can fight it out in the house. You ever hear a Jamaican man say no honey...no need to cook rice and peas with oxtail and a little chicken pon a Sunday...... mek we order in a pizza nuh? Try you best.....not pon yu life. You ever see a Jamaican come to work and tell everybody there business, how they never bathe this morning, just brush their teeth and wash face....

The West Indian crosses one leg over the other and replies, See one, see de other! I been married to you sister for 36 years!

Border Crossing

A St Lucian Fireman

A St Lucian fireman came home from work one day and said to his wifey, know something, we have a wonderful new system at de fire station Bell 1 rings - we put on our jackets Bell 2 rings - we slide down the pole Bell 3 rings - we jump on the engine and were ready to go When I says Bell two you jump on the bed. From now on when I says Bell One me want you to strip naked. When I says Bell three were going to make love all through the night. The next night he came home and shouted Bell one and she stripped naked Bell two and she jumped on the bed Bell three and they started to make love. After a few minutes the wifey yelled out Bell four! What de hell is bell four? The fireman yelled.

A California Highway Patrolman pulled a car over and told the Guyanese driver that, because he was wearing his seat belt, he had just won US$5,000 in the State safety competition.

So, what are you going to do with the money? asked the policeman. Well, I gwan get a driver license, he answered with pride and jubilation. This commotion woke up the Barbadian guy in the back seat. He took one look at the cop and moaned, Oh shit-rass, we go a foreign and get catch in a car we thief. At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk and a Jamaican voice yelled out, Hey! I man mek it krass de barda yet?!

Oh, dont listen to he. yelled the Trinidadian woman in the passengers seat. He always a smart ass when he drunk.

She replied Roll out more hose man, roll out more hose, you aint nowhere near de fire!


December 13 2011 - January 2, 2012


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Bob Marleys Family Sues Bobs Brother Over Use of the Marley Name
Bob Marleys widow, Rita Marley is upset with Bobs brother for using the family name to sell everything from concerts to fish, poultry, energy drinks and booze, and shes suing to stop him. Rita Marley and nine of Bobs kids filed a federal lawsuit against Richard Booker, Bobs brother from another father for trademark infringement and unauthorized use of Marleys likeness. According to the suit, Bookers been real busy, registering the trademark Mama Marley to sell among other things fish, fish and chips, fish cakes, fish croquettes, fish fillets, fish mousse, and fish sausages. In addition, the suit claims Booker is using Marleys name and image to market an annual concert in Miami, known as the Nine Mile Music Festival. Nine Mile is the Jamaican village where Bob was born and is now buried. Bobs family says they have the rights to all things Marley and want all of Bookers profits. They also want a judge to order Booker to stop all future use of the name. Interestingly, next years headliners at that Nine Mile Music Festival include Stephen, Damian and Julian Marley all plaintiffs in the suit.


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