Added by Caribbean Fever on December 31, 2009 at 8:30pm —
PRETORIA, South Africa – It's 8 a.m. and Dr. Theresa Rossouw is already drowning behind a cluttered desk of handwritten HIV charts — new, perplexing cases of patients whose lifesaving drugs have turned against them.
Her cell phone chirps. Her desk phone bleats. She scribbles notes on a planner, spins in her chair, juggles requests about labs and drug regimens.
Rossouw is on the front lines of a new battle in the fight against… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 31, 2009 at 7:55pm —
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The Reality of Life is this, all the things that we seem to be excited about will not save the World from the reality of impending doom.
Although the Earth is two third Water, it is the most critical thing that will cause the human race to go to war and cannibalize each other.
Everybody seems to be taking Life for granted so they care… Continue
Added by Timothy Soloman on December 31, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Dancehall artiste, Spice has come out with all lyrical guns blazing at both the former Portmore Empire artiste, Lisa Hype and MC Nuffy following this week’s Sting concert, Jamworld, Portmore.
Lisa Hype who released a song entitled, Sting Aftermath, immediately following Sting, hurled insults at several female dancehall artistes, predominantly Spice. Spice says:
“Lisa Hype, I mean Lisa Swipe is in no position to utter the words… Continue
Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 31, 2009 at 1:18pm —
OECS leaders pushing their newly signed Economic Union, have been boasting that it will strengthen the integration process both in the sub-region and the wider Caricom.
The economic union treaty, signed 29 December, is expected to come into effect in June of next year.
However, it first has to be ratified by the parliaments and legislative assemblies of the nine OECS member states.
Already, Montserrat (one of three… Continue
Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 31, 2009 at 12:54pm —
A white van without license plates parked in the heart of Times Square caused a security scare Wednesday that rattled New Yorkers and thousands of holiday tourists milling about amid preparations for the city's massive New Year's Eve celebration.
Just weeks after a police-involved shooting in the area, the NYPD blocked off part of Times Square for about two hours starting at 11 a.m., calling in counterterrorism and bomb squads after… Continue
Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 31, 2009 at 12:31pm —
Rebuilding his image reportedly becomes the athlete's motivation in entering the rehabilitation facility in Arizona.
After being hit with rumor that he had an affair with several women while married to Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods has reportedly entered a private, upscale rehabilitation facility in Arizona. According to X17online, a source told them that the golfer "has been there for a few days since his handlers forced him to enter the… Continue
Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 31, 2009 at 1:54am —
Snickers and slurping, sounds of little molasses tone village girls echoing from the belly of an old cotton tree, nestled in the center of a rundown burial ground. Pale tombs clamber around the trunk of the tree. As though the eerie inhabitants who’ve long been forgotten by their earthly love ones are dieing to enjoy the source of the young girls alluring giggles. The girls lily white cotton dresses are adorned with splashes of purple rain drops, dripping from… Continue
Added by Candace Austin on December 30, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said in a New Year's message the "illusion" around President Barack Obama was over and rich nations had left the world on the verge of ecological disaster.
Quoting from both Karl Marx and the Virgin Mary, Latin America's leading critic of US power said only socialist and Christian principles could right the wrongs of capitalism.
"It's not an easy task, I acknowledge," Chavez said in a written message… Continue
Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 30, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Singer/Producer Teddy Riley (formerly of the groups Guy & Blackstreet) is being accused of beating the brakes off of his daughter. According to documents filed by his 18 year old daughter Taja, he beat her with a guitar from the video game Rock Band. She also claims he punched, kicked and bashed her and her older sister before kicking them out. She suffered injuries that included bashes to the temple, bruises on her knee and contusions on her face… Continue
Added by Jamaican me happy on December 30, 2009 at 11:00am —
The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly looking at ties between accused Ponzi schemer, R. Allen Stanford, and several U.S. lawmakers, who allegedly took Caribbean trips funded by the former billionaire.
That`s according to Miami Herald reports. The paper said Democratic New York Congressman, Gregory Meeks, along with Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, chairman of the Republican National Congressional Committee, were some of the lawmakers… Continue
Added by Jamaican me happy on December 30, 2009 at 10:01am —
"LISA HYPE IS NO LONGER PART OF THE PORTMORE EMPIRE..."
KINGSTON, JA (Ms. RAINE INC.): Portmore Empire Leader Vybz Kartel has officially announced that the Portmore Empire is parting ways with Dancehall deejay Lisa Hype. Kartel issues the following statement:
Lisa Hype is no longer a part of the Portmore Empire. The members of the Empire have unanimously… Continue
Added by dumplins on December 30, 2009 at 9:00am —
Di Teacha released a statement discussing his move
"Lisa Hype is no longer a part of the Portmore Empire. The members of the Empire have unanimously agreed to end out professional relationship especially in light of certain 'developments' the have come to our attention regarding her overall conduct, conduct that is not consistent with the decorum expected of a member of the Portmore Empire.
She is incredibly artiste and we… Continue
Added by Omar Hutch on December 29, 2009 at 11:28pm —
An escaped convict on the run from an open prison taunted police on Facebook - by posting a picture of himself tucking into his Christmas dinner.
Crook Craig 'Lazie' Lynch, 28, was serving a seven year sentence for aggravated burglary at Hollesley Bay prison in Suffolk when he absconded on September 24 this year.
Last week it came to light that Lynch has successfully evaded Suffolk police ever since, despite posting regular… Continue
Added by Britt on December 29, 2009 at 6:50am —
HAVANA, Cuba, December 28, 2009 - Cuba's tourism arrival numbers continue to rise even as its Caribbean counterparts continued to struggle in 2009.
Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero, told the country's parliament that visitor arrivals to Cuba were on track to reach 2,425,000 before the end of 2009 - a new record for the country.
The forecast means the communist island would see a 3.3 per cent increase in arrivals compared to the… Continue
Added by runjamaica on December 29, 2009 at 5:31am —
*Following in the footsteps of her mentor Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks has announced an end date to her daytime talk show.
“This will be the last season of The Tyra Show,” Banks tells People.com. “I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years.”
Once the current fifth season is a done deal, Banks says she will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, her N.Y.-based film… Continue
Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 29, 2009 at 4:52am —
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A report says the number of Connecticut residents receiving food stamps has grown by almost one-third over the past year.
Almost 287,000 Connecticut residents receive the benefit under the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. That's up nearly 31 percent from December 2008.
The increase is due partly to the steep recession and also because the federal stimulus program relaxed income… Continue
Added by Englishchic on December 28, 2009 at 11:25pm —
After its staging at Jamworld on Boxing Day, Supreme Promoters, producers of Sting, can no longer claim the title “Greatest one-night show on earth”. There was nothing great about Sting; it was pop dung from start to finish ... and then some.
The promoters were riding on the peace bandwagon, but at no point was there any mention of the peace pact, and worse, former rival deejays Vybz Kartel and Mavado did not appear on stage together… Continue
Added by runjamaica on December 28, 2009 at 10:30am —
Pope Benedict XVI delivered his Christmas Day blessing hours after being attacked by a woman who jumped the barrier at the start of mass in St Peter's Basilica.
The woman was identified as Susanna Maiolo, a Swiss-Italian national with psychiatric problems, who was involved in a similar incident last year, according to Vatican officials. On that occasion, wearing a red sweatshirt similar to the one she wore yesterday, Maiolo jumped the… Continue
Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 28, 2009 at 10:13am —
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