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Caribbean Fever's Blog – February 2012 Archive (76)

Antiguan born judge Margo Kitsy Brodie is the first Afro-Caribbean jurist to sit in US district court.

Margo Kitsy Brodie was confirmed Monday as a Brooklyn Federal Court judge, becoming the first Afro-Caribbean-born jurist to sit in US district court.

The US Senate voted 86 to 2 to approve Brodie, who was nominated by the White House in June.

Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, noted before the vote that Brodie had…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 29, 2012 at 10:38pm — 3 Comments

Prince Harry Heading Back to Caribbean

Prince Harry beat Usain Bolt in 100m sprint: Royal takes gold in Jamaica [VIDEO + PICS] / Prince Harry to visit Jamaica next week and is expected to race Usain Bolt. prince harry He will be travelling on behalf of the Queen on this trip, according to a statement from Kensington Palace.

The announcement that Prince Harry will visit Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — 29 Comments

T&T envoy to NY tells Afro-Trinis: Learn more about your culture

Consul General Rudrawatee Nan Ramgoolam, centre, with members
of the Orisha faith at Black History Month celebrations.
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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 29, 2012 at 9:59pm — 3 Comments

Popcaan collaborates on new track with Snoop Dogg

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Breakthrough Dancehall superstar, Popcaan continues to add to his international resume as he’s reportedly landed another collaboration with a prominent American rapper.

On February 17, Popcaan released the official remix of his number one hit, Only Man She Want, which featured internationally acclaimed Jamaican-American rapper, Busta…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 29, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Jamaican dollar to lose more value - Analysts

Jamaican currency - Photo.

Analysts are predicting that the Jamaican dollar will continue to lose value against the US dollar over the next few months.



At the close of trade yesterday, the selling rate for the US dollar inched closer to the J$87.00 mark settling at $86.98.



The selling rate for US$1.00 was J$86.98.



Financial analyst, Dennis Chung…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 29, 2012 at 3:30am — 8 Comments

Son of Skatalites member killed hours after collecting award for band

 
Hours after collecting an award on behalf of his father's band, the legendary Skatalites, Okeene Brevett was shot dead in his home community of Seaview Gardens early Sunday morning. Brevett had attended the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) Awards at Emancipation Park Saturday night on behalf of his father Lloyd Brevett, who is too old and frail.
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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 29, 2012 at 3:06am — 6 Comments

Guyana fishing industry creating positive economic impact

image Fishing industry provides significant foreign exchange earnings, with exports valued at GY$10 billion over the last three years.

 

Guyana’s fishing industry is paving the way for that country to achieve its Millennium Development Goals of feeding its people at international standards.



Agriculture minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 28, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Plane with 71 people aboard forced to make emergency landing at Newark Airport

Newark Liberty Airport has reopened after a United Express flight from Atlanta made an emergency landing, forcing an hour-long shutdown.

There were no reports of injuries among the 71 people aboard.

Authorities say Flight 5124 landed around 6:20 p.m. Monday,…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 28, 2012 at 1:59am — No Comments

US-COURT-Michael Jackson’s [Grenadian-born, Trinidadian-raised] doctor to stay in prison for appeal

Dr Conrad Murray, pictured here during his manslaughter trial, was born in Grenada and raised in Trinidad

Dr Conrad Murray, pictured here during his manslaughter trial,

was born in Grenada and raised in Trinidad

LOS ANGELES, California, Feb. 26, CMC – A Los Angeles judge has ruled that Michael Jackson’s Grenadian-born doctor must remain in prison while he appeals his manslaughter conviction in the American pop icon’s…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 28, 2012 at 1:45am — 7 Comments

Taxi Driver beaten for stealing goat

 
Cornell Francis, 28, of a Westmoreland address was fined $70,000 or nine months imprisonment for larceny of a goat.
 
Barrington Holmes, a farmer, and owner of the goat, testified that on October 20, last year, he received information which led him to go on a search for his 33 goats.Holmes stated that he saw his black goat in the trunk of a…
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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 28, 2012 at 1:25am — 1 Comment

Terrell Owens Losing 2 Condos To Foreclosure Despite Having Earned $80 Million Playing In The NFL

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 28, 2012 at 1:09am — 11 Comments

UPDATE: Gunman kills 3, injures 2 in school shooting

A student gunman opened fire with a handgun in the cafeteria of a high school near Cleveland on Monday, fatally wounding one boy and injuring three other boys and one girl before he was chased from the building by a teacher and gave himself up, police said.

The injured students were rushed to area hospitals where a boy identified as Daniel Parmentor, 17, died at MetroHealth System in Cleveland. Parmentor, a high school junior, went to a nearby vocational school where…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Man stabbed at Trini Carnival

A young man believed to be in his early twenties, was stabbed at the close of Carnival Tuesday's Parade of Bands at Queens Park Savannah.

The victim was seen staggering across the stage bleeding from a wound to his neck and a blow to his head. He was taken to the ICU at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
According to hospital sources, he was treated and…
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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2012 at 7:15pm — 23 Comments

Highway protesters picket PM’s home in TnT

Heavily-armed police officers guarding the entrance to the Prime Minister’s
home on Saturday night.

 

Security was increased at Prime Minister Kamla-Persad-Bissessar’s private residence on SS Erin Road, Phillipines, Saturday night, after a large group of demonstrators staged a protest there over the $7.5 billion highway from Golconda to Point…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2012 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Owe The IRS Nearly $500,000 In Unpaid Taxes

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are in deep trouble with Uncle Sam. The couple owe $492,583.49 in unpaid taxes according to TMZ.



It seems they forgot to file their income taxes for 2009 and 2010 resulting in a lien being issued on their property.…



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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2012 at 8:46am — 3 Comments

Sacha Baron Cohen Dressed As ‘The Dictator’ Spills Urn Of 'Kim Jong Il's' Ashes On Ryan Seacrest At The Oscars [Video+Pics]

You gotta give it to Sacha Baron Cohen, he knows how to promote a movie. The actor showed up on the red carpet of the Oscars Sunday night dressed as Admiral Aladeen from his upcoming movie The Dictator. Flanked by two female "security" members, Cohen was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest.

 

“It gave me the opportunity to bring my dear…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 27, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

West Indies Cricket Board is rude says Jamaican Prime Minister

Jamaica's Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller.

Jamaica's Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller.

 

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller has lambasted the leadership of the West Indies Cricket Board as being “crude and rude”, and says she plans to take up the issue of its behaviour at the CARICOM level.

She was…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 26, 2012 at 8:17am — 3 Comments

Reggae Artiste 'Pressure Buss Pipe' known for the hit single 'Love and Affection' was shot!

 
Reggae Artiste Pressure Buss Pipe, known for the hit single 'Love and Affection' was reportedly shot in the leg on the island of St Thomas recently.
 
According to reports, Pressure was a bystander in a deadly drug war which resulted in him being shot in his leg, while an unidentified man was shot in the…
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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 26, 2012 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

'COKE' thanks God for acquittal [VIDEO]

LEIGHTON 'LIVITY' Coke reportedly fought three soldiers during violent resistance, says JDF/Dudus Coke's BROTHER 'Livity' Coke BEATEN to near DEATH in PRISON A day after he was acquitted of gun charges in the High Court Division of the Gun Court on Wednesday, Leighton 'Livity' Coke had a few things he wanted to make public. According to Coke, he is not the…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 26, 2012 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

Jim Jones Tears Up Talking About Cam'ron & Dipset Relationship, Talks Signing To Jay-Z's Roc Nation, Max B & More On FunkFlex (Video)

Jim Jones Says Arrest For Suspended License Was Bogus. Says Cops Asked Him To Move Car He Wasn't Driving/Jim Jones Maced and Arrested by Police After Casino Brawl [Video Inside]

Jim Jones signed with Jay Z's Roc Nation this week and then sat down with Hot 97 host Funkmaster Flex for an emotional interview.…

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Added by Caribbean Fever on February 25, 2012 at 9:00pm — 14 Comments

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