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December 2009 Blog Posts (150)

South African doctor sees drug-resistant HIV

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 — No Comments

What About Reality? Water Is Life, Not (entertainment)

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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 — No Comments

Dancehall reggae artist Spice has come out with all lyrical guns blazing at both Lisa hype and MC Nuffy

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 — 8 Comments

The economic union treaty is signed, what's next?

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 — No Comments

Suspicious white van causes bomb scare in Times Square

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 — 1 Comment

Tiger Woods joins sex rehab

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 — 4 Comments

Propping Sorrow

Propping Sorrow

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 — No Comments

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said "Let's not kid ourselves, the Obama illusion has finished"

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 — 6 Comments

Teddy Riley On The History Of New Jack Swing, Revealing Truths About Bobby Brown, Guy + More

Teddy Riley from the groups (BlackStreet & Guy)Accused of Attacking His Daughter With Guitar (Over his Girlfriend?) …


Added by Jamaican me happy on December 30, 2009 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Feds Looking At Caribbean Trips Paid For By Stanford

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 — 1 Comment


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 — 17 Comments

Lisa Hype kicked out of Portmore Empire

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 — No Comments

*Hilarious* Escaped Convict Craig 'Lazie' Lynch Creates & Updates Facebook Page Taunting Police

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 — 9 Comments

Cuba Tourism to Set a Record

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 — 2 Comments

TYRA ANNOUNCES END OF HER TALK SHOW: TV-mogul to focus on her film production company after final episode this spring.

*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 “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 — 16 Comments

Food Stamp Program Enrollment Jumps in Connecticut........

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 — No Comments

Sting 2009 really missed the clash between Kartel and Bounty although they all performed

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 — 5 Comments

Pope Attacked By Crazy Woman During Christmas Mass ( VIDEO )

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 — 3 Comments

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