Jamaican highway to be renamed to honor former PM

first_imgThe North-South Highway, linking Kingston and Ocho Rios, is to be renamed in honor of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga.Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement last week, at a ceremony to re-dedicate the Bustamante Museum in St. Andrew. Holness said the decision was made by his Cabinet on Monday.He said the rationale for naming the segment of the highway after Seaga includes the fact that the former Prime Minister was instrumental in the development plans for both Downtown Kingston and Ocho Rios. Since the Highway links both places it’s only fitting.However, the opposition People’s National Party (PNP), has hit out against the decision.Members of the party say Seaga was not instrumental in the building of the highway.They have suggested that the honor should have instead been bestowed on Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.last_img read more

Publix Cook-off brings fire to the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival

first_imgTwo-time champion Local 10’s Todd Tongen is looking to hold on to his title in the Publix Culinary Pavilion, accepting the challenge from South Florida entertainment maven turned morning anchor, NBC 6’s Roxanne Vargas. Markham Park, Sunrise is the place to be this Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11 for the Biggest Caribbean Food Festival in the USA! The Festival will be celebrating 17 years of hot and spicy flavor, culture, entertainment, and just about everything you want in a fantastic day of Caribbean food, fun, and family. Public Culinary Pavilion The Publix Culinary Pavilion, one of the event’s hottest features, lures festivalgoers year after year to experience fierce cooking competitions and mouthwatering foods. This year, two of South Florida’s premier news anchors will face off in the Celebrity Quick Fire Challenge. Todd Tongen defending title WSVN 7 sports director Donovan Campbell and Miss Jamaica Universe Emily Maddison will also be putting their cooking chops to the test in the Celebrity Quick Fire Challenge.Miss Jamaica World Beach BeautyMiss Jamaica World Beach Beauty 2009 Kamila McDonald – an accomplished sports nutritionist and personal trainer – will be jetting in with her mini-me for a quick mommy-and-me cooking demonstration sure to excite the taste buds. Then, Straight Outta Raleigh, North Carolina are food artist Treisha Hall and her partner Executive Chef Ken Dixon. They can’t wait to showcase their Jamaican Mi Creole Couples Cooking Demonstration for those who enjoy cooking together.Never a shortage of talent and culinary delights, the Publix 2018 Cook-off parallels all the amazing action taking place under the main tent. Returning 2017 champion Chef Troy Tingling is fired up and ready to take on four new challengers vying for the coveted Dutch Pot trophy and cash prize winnings. Variety of cultural presentations You can’t afford to miss everything this festival has to offer-authentic foods, extraordinary cultural presentations, and memorable performances from musical giants such as Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, The Mighty Diamonds, as well as popular artists like Ding Dong and L.U.S.T. So, grab your tickets early, bring the family, friends, and neighbors out for a day of family fun, fantastic food, and non-stop entertainment. For those looking to indulge in a more exclusive experience, VIP Vibe offers the best of everything-including a prime viewing area in front of the main stage, elegant décor, delectable gourmet tapas, unlimited drinks, a full bar, and VIP parking. For general admission, kids 10 and younger are free!Tickets are now on sale at the festival’s official website www.JerkFestival.comand are also available at retail outlets in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The 17th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival is presented by Jamaican Jerk Festival USA, Inc. in association with Partners for Youth Foundation. Sponsors are Grace Foods, Publix Supermarkets, Western Union, The Jamaica Tourist Board, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Visitors & Conventions Bureau, Guinness, Chen Medical Senior Centers, WAVS 1170, National Weekly, and VP Records.center_img The returning champion is encouraged and had this to say, “This year I will be going for a three-peat at the Jerk festival. While I may have been born in Minnesota, I have jerk and curry running through my veins and have been told I am a Jamaicasotan! Respect!” Can Tongen’s jerk dish back up his talk or will Vargas deliver an upset with her cooking skills?last_img read more

Jahmiel Tackles Social Injustice In New Single “We Feel The Pain”

first_imgIn a recent release by Jamaican recording artist, Jahmiel, he tackles worldwide social issues in a creative and profound manner. The newly released single titled “We Feel The Pain” lashes out at the constant injustice lower economic class of people face worldwide.  The ‘Greatman’ continues to prove his growth as an artist turning his new work into a musical masterpiece highlighting the oppression of the less fortunate whether living in the ghetto, being of a minority or being of a lower socioeconomic class. Showing his frustration in the visuals and on the track, you hear and see Jahmiel passionately plea to the people that they are living in an open prison and their lives are not a priority to government.The world is like a open prison, cah we no have no freedom / Police kill a innocent youth Weh no strap, so dem give him gun / We know dem plan up fi rule and control everything/ Dem Nuh wah we Mek it out, dem Nuh wah Fi see we a win/ Yeah we see dem smile , but that no genuine/ Government no give a f### Bout our living/The single not only invites listeners to realize the struggles many face throughout the world, but Jahmiel also appeal for people to regain the power and awaken the power within themselves.The system nah no heart/ So me no wah you Tek dem serious when dem talk/ A better fi me and you that dem no win/ Cause when dem keep we down, a we dem profit offa/ No trust dem food youth a better you go plant/ Inject dem chemicals fi keep we lifespan short/ The people have the power so me wah you know that/Dem plans can’t work if me and you stop.In popular music today singing anything but a love song or about the monetary success in life sometimes constitute a risk. And tackling complex issues like class, race or the environment in a song can especially be a hard sell. Jahmiel taking this step in a time of intense debate, social issues driving the news cycle, presidential campaign, music that choose to take this direction is more vital than ever.Directed by Buss Weh films the video provides a heartfelt visual of global injustice to youths, minorities, police brutality, and social economic injustice. Jahmiel is seen with a rope around his neck and chains around his feet, symbolizing being enslaved, you also see various cutaways of worldwide events of people suffering, 9/11 and misuse of power. The ideological fuel that freedom isn’t free is one that many activists have been educating for a long time and for Jahmiel the message needs more voices. At the end of the visual you will see Jahmiel removing the ropes and chains symbolizing the people regaining the power.last_img read more

Yvette D. Clarke Says House of Representative Has Enough Votes to…

first_imgYvette Clarke NEW YORK, CMC – Caribbean American Democratic Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke says the US House of Representatives has enough votes to impeach President Donald Trump, as efforts continue in the impeachment probe.“In all likelihood, we have the votes,” Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation on Saturday, stating that 236 members of the House of Representatives have “indicated that they support the inquiry.”A simple majority vote by the full House of Representatives, where Democrats outnumber Republicans 235-198 (in addition to one independent and one vacant seat), would be required to impeach Trump, according to the US Constitution.At present, six US House of Representatives’ committees are probing Trump’s alleged misconduct that could result in impeachment. Clarke, the representative for the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, said, while Democrats are confident of the votes to impeach Trump, they are going through the formality. “The committees have subpoenaed witnesses,” she said. “Then, it’ll (process) eventually move to the floor (for the vote on impeachment).“It’s a matter of building the case,” Clarke added. “We are making sure that the American people are fully informed (about Trump’s alleged wrongdoings).”If the House votes to impeach the president, the articles of impeachment go to the Senate for trial, at which the chief justice of the US Supreme Court presides, the US Constitution states.It says that two-thirds of the members of Senate are required to convict the president. If he’s convicted, he’s removed from office.However, Trump may have history on his side, because no previous impeachment inquiry has resulted in a conviction in the Senate. Former US presidents Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson were acquitted in the Senate.  Former President Richard Nixon resigned before the House voted on impeachment.Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, on September 24, initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Trump in the wake of revelations that Trump and top administration officials had allegedly put pressure on leaders of foreign countries, primarily Ukraine, aimed at advancing the president’s personal interests.A whistleblower report, which has implicated Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani and US Attorney General William Barr, has alleged widespread abuse of power and cover-up by Trump and his administration.The report also alleged that Trump and Giuliani pressured the Ukrainian Government to probe former US Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Joe Biden is among the leading Democratic candidates for the 2020 US Presidential Election.last_img read more

Assistance for Jamaicans Stuck in the U.S. With An Expired Visa…

first_imgAdditionally, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks says the embassy is working to assist“out-of-status” Jamaicans stuck in the U.S.“We’re actually asking persons who are in that situation to contact us at the embassy and we’re responding by e-mail to explain what they can do if you are potentially out of status”, Marks said at a recent digital town hall.“The USCIS and the embassy in Jamaica, they have assured us that they are prepared to work with persons because clearly they know that you’re not able to travel at this time.”Marks did, however, warn that Jamaicans must be able to prove that they made plans to leave the United States before the travel restriction to avoid cancellation of their visa.“It’s important that you show that you had made arrangements to leave by a certain time if your visa would have been up during this period, and if you’re in other situations where you need to apply for extension you’re encouraged to go ahead and still apply online. So we have a whole set of information to share for persons so that they know what they can do for their particular situation, whether they’re visitors or students or workers,” said Marks.According to the USCIS’ website, discretion is applied in the event of “natural catastrophes and other extreme situations”, which sometimes affect the processing of USCIS application, petition, or immigration request.It said when applying for an extension or change of status due to a special situation that prevented a planned and timely departure, “we may take into consideration how the special situation prevented your departure. If you do not apply for the extension or change of status before your authorised period of admission expires, we may excuse the delay if it was due to extraordinary circumstances beyond your control”.Marks said that it is critical that Jamaicans, who are out of status, or will soon be out of status, “send a note to the embassy so we can respond to you”.The ministry of foreign affairs has advised for all persons with queries to contact the Embassy or Consulate if you need help.WHERE TO APPLY FOr VISA EXTENSIONS:United States – https://www.uscis.gov/visit-united-states/extend-your-stayCanada – https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/extend-stay/apply.htmlUnited Kingdom – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residentsEuropean Union – https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/coronavirus-what-to-do-if-you-get-stuck-in-the-eu/ KINGSTON, Jamaica – If you are a Jamaica that is currently stuck in the United States with an expired or almost expired visa due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, it is possible to get a visa extension.Hundreds of Jamaicans were left stranded in the United States and other countries after Jamaica closed its borders to incoming passenger flights on March 24. While Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that the country is considering to possibility of re-entry, there is no timeline yet as to when widescale re-entry will be allowed in the island. This means that scores of Jamaicans will be unable to go home anytime soon.Jamaica’s minister of foreign affairs, Kamina Johnson-Smith has urged all Jamaicans in the US, Canada, UK or Europe whose visa might expire to apply for an extension as there is no blanket waiver.last_img read more

Florida Surpasses 200,000 Cases of COVID-10

first_imgAn increase in safety measures is now expected to follow after the implementation of the mask orders, closure of bars and the limitations on restaurant hours in the South Florida counties. Florida has now become the third state in America to surpass 200,000 cases, following New York and California. The state is now up to 200,111 confirmed cases. Florida also reported 29 new deaths on Sunday with a total of 3,832 COVID-19 resident deaths. For the third consecutive day on Sunday, Broward County set a single-day record with 1,664 new cases. Miami-Dade’s increases were 2,282, a day after marking a new county high with 2,418 new cases. There were five new deaths in Miami-Dade County, three in Broward and one in Palm Beach County. A new all-time high COVID-19 record was set on Saturday, with 11, 458 cases and on Sunday, 10,059 new cases were reported. Over the weekend, while Florida residents celebrated the fourth of July with limited activities, the state recorded over 20,000 new cases of COVID-19. last_img read more

European League wrap: Five-star Liverpool conclude perfect Premier League weekend

first_imgRelatedEuropean League wrap: Manchester clubs holds the ace in England, big five win in ItalySeptember 18, 2017In “England”European League Round-Up: Chelsea Stunned At Home, Marseille Extend Winning StartAugust 13, 2017In “England”European League wrap: Top guns dominate European leagues, Borussia Dortmund stumble yet againOctober 28, 2017In “England” Esultanza Mauro Icardi Inter 3-0. Celebration goalMilano 6-11-2016 Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – Football Calcio Serie A Inter – Crotone. Foto Giuseppe Celeste / InsidefotoENGLANDManchester United defeated Leicester City 2-0 thanks to two second half strikes from substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini. Romelu Lukaku passed up a big chance to net in his third successive league game when he missed from the spot, but the Red Devils made their superiority count, on a day Henrik Mkhitaryan recorded his fifth assist of the season, ensuring Manchester United finished the round with the league’s only perfect record to maintain leadership position.Champions Chelsea appears to have overcome the opening day shock home defeat to Burnley, when they defeated Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. First-half goals from Spanish international pair, Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata ensured Chelsea remains unbeaten and yet to concede a goal against Ronald Koeman and his Everton team since he took charge of the Toffees last year.Tottenham Hotspur failed to break the Wembley Stadium hoodoo, no thanks to Chris Wood’s added-time equaliser which handed Burnley a share of the spoils 1-1 away from home against last season’s runner-up. Dele Alli put Spurs in front in the 49th minute capitalising on his own initial effort, Harry Kane failing to extend the lead when presented with opportunities. Substitute Wood put the dagger in Tottenham’s hearts with his 92nd minute leveller, securing Burnley’s fourth point on the road this season.Liverpool earned a comprehensive 4-0 win over Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday, a win which threatened to be overshadowed by some comical goalkeeping by Loris Karius. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and substitute Daniel Sturridge all grabbed the goals in a smashing Reds performance which surely must have gotten the attention of the rest of the league.ITALYAC Milan playing their first home league game of the season defeated Cagilari 2-1, though the result and performance could have been more comprehensive considering the huge summer investments made by the owners. Patrick Cutrone put Milan ahead, but Joao Pedro levelled for the visiting team in the 56th minute. Suso netted the winning goal for AC Milan in the 70th minute, securing the Rossoneri six-out-of-six points for the season.Champions Juventus were given a scare away at Genoa but eventually triumphed 4-2 in a six-goal thriller to continue their winning start to the season. Miralem Pjanic scored an own goal to hand the home team the lead in the first minute, before Andrey Galabinov extended the lead from the spot in the seventh minute. The champions rallied back through Paolo Dybala’s hat-trick and Juan Cuadrado’s goal in between to complete a massive turn around.Inter Milan flexed some real muscles, passing their first major test of the season 3-1 away at Roma. Edin Dzeko gave Roma a 15th minute lead but there was no stopping Inter Milan who scored three goals in the final 23 minutes through Mauro Icardi’s brace and Matias Vecino’s goal.last_img read more

Premier League Defences Beware! He Is Back After Horror Car Crash

first_imgManchester City have received a big boost in their quest for honors this season after star striker Sergio Aguero returned to light training on Tuesday.The 29-year old Argentine forward suffered a rib injury in a car crash in Amsterdam and was subsequently ruled out for several weeks.He has however returned to training 11 days after the Amsterdam incident.According to Manchester City, the Argentina international will “build up his fitness in the coming days as he edges towards a first team return”.Aguero would be hoping to add to his tally of 176 goals when league leaders Manchester City welcome Stoke City to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.The former Atletico Madrid forward is one goal shy of Eric Brook’s all-time City record of 177 goals.RelatedManchester City’s Sergio Aguero Involved In Car CrashOctober 16, 2019In “Europe””Thanks to wearing a seat belt…” Aguero opens up on Amsterdam car crash.October 13, 2017In “England”Another Injury Blow For Manchester City! Striker Suffers Fractured Rib After Car Crash – ReportsSeptember 29, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

Busy Playtech BGT completes full deployment of Coral retail omni-channel software

first_img Submit Share Related Articles Share John Pettit – PBSUpdating the market, Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has confirmed that it has completed the full deployment of its proprietary omni-channel sports betting technology across Coral UK estates (part of Ladbrokes Coral Group).The full deployment, sees PBS now provide terminals and software on more than 3,000 terminals within Coral’s retail stores, which have been integrated with ‘Coral Connect’ customer rewards systems.Richard Lang, Ladbrokes Coral’s Retail Commercial Director, commented on PBS’ deployment: “I’m very pleased to have agreed with PBS to extend our SSBT footprint across the Coral estate with the introduction of over 450 Connect tablets. This offering further enhances our retail offering, as well as supporting our multi-channel focus.”“We believe strongly in utilising best-in-class technologies and PBS deliver us the best digital, retail offering around, providing an improved experience for our sportsbook customers.”John Pettit, Playtech BGT Sport’s UK, Ireland and Australia Managing Director, was pleased to have finished the project, in what has been a busy H1 period for Playtech’s sports betting division.“We are delighted to have supported Coral in extending their self-service estate with the roll-out of PBS software on Connect tablet-based terminals. This is also a huge vote of confidence from such a heavyweight retail operator.” Pettit detailed“Our terminals and software solutions are re-shaping the betting shop industry as bookmakers realise the benefits of digitising the retail space, both to their bottom line and their user experience.”This week UK independent bookmaker Betfred detailed that it had expanded its retail SSBT integration with PBS, which will see the firm integrate a further 570 betting terminals before the start of this August’s European football season. GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020last_img read more

Cherry restructure of ComeOn sees Jonas Wåhlander depart as company MD

first_img Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 StumbleUpon Updating the market, Stockholm-listed industry games and software supplier Cherry AB has announced that it has moved to restructure igaming subsidiary ComeOn’s senior management team.Its decision sees Jonas Wåhlander step down as Managing Director of ComeOn Malta Ltd with immediate effect.During H1 2017, Cherry AB governance completed its full acquisition of ComeOn! enterprise for a total consideration of €280 million. Cherry indicated that it would move to consolidate all its B2C igaming assets under the ComeOn domain.Updating corporate stakeholders, Anders Holmgren, CEO of Cherry AB commented on ComeOn management changes:“The integration process in our Online Gaming business area has reached a point where we now want to intensify our growth ambitions and further strengthen ComeOn!’s market position. Following a period of internal focus, it is time to take advantage of the strength that exists within the company.“We have begun the recruitment of a new Managing Director for ComeOn! and the new management team comprises several people with experience from ComeOn! from the company’s inception. They will take the company to the next level in terms of earnings and market focus. The fact that several of them are also shareholders in Cherry AB will benefit development,” Related Articles Share Submit Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more