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Featured Blog Posts – December 2009 Archive (67)

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


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

*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

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

Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X and Chairman Emeritus, Inner City Broadcasting ( WBLS, WLIB ) dies at 89

Political heavyweights share the stage:(l. to r.) Rep.Charles Rangel, Percy Sutton and Mayor David Dinkins

Dahved Levy: Percy Sutton was a HEAVYWEIGHT with a LIGHTWEIGHT approach, because of him there was an outlet for Frankie Crocker, because of Frankie Crocker there is Dahved Levy.

Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and… Continue

Added by Dahved Levy "rocking you" on December 27, 2009 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Mary J. Blige demands ex to pay up and leave her alone

Mary J. Blige Reportedly Owes The IRS 6.5 Million In Back TaxesMary J. Blige demands ex to pay up and leave her alone entertainment 1x1.trans

Mary J. Blige wants her estranged husband to pay his half of the debt that they shared together while married.

According to TMZ, new legal documents suggest that Blige and Martin “Kendu” Isaacsare $11,622,614 in debt, with a lot of that…


Added by runjamaica on December 26, 2009 at 1:30pm — 84 Comments

Golding's gift - PM rolls back, adds new tax measures

Prime Minister Bruce Golding last night announced a roll back of the General Consumption Tax (GCT) items, which currently do not attract the tax.

This means that items like, breads, bulla, crackers, salt, eggs, cooking oil and sanitary napkins will continue to be tax-free.

The rolling back of the GCT on the basic items is only part of the changes the Government has made to the new tax package, which takes effect on January… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 25, 2009 at 1:15am — 1 Comment

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are to change their names.

Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are to change their names.

The couple, who married in April 2008, are to take on both of their respective surnames in order to keep the 'Crazy In Love' star's parental line from dying out.

Jay-Z - whose real name is Shawn Carter - will now be known as Shawn Knowles-Carter, while Beyonce is to become Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "They want to keep Knowles… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 24, 2009 at 4:48pm — 36 Comments

Crying, chaos aboard flight AA331, Erica recounts what happened from take off to landing then the crash at Jamaica's airport.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

HOTLINE NUMBERS FOR AA PASSENGER JA CRASH: 1(876) 501-9522 and 1(876) 836-5900

I was on flight AA331 to Kingston. There was turbulence the whole way. The flight was overbooked and there was a long standby list of Jamaicans wanting to get home for Christmas.

I walked into the crowded plane last, that is before they started boarding the standbys. A delay was announced.… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Police probe drug racket at international airports

The Narcotics Police are on Tuesday afternoon probing what they believe is a major drug network operating at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA).

The probe was sparked by last week's arrest of four employees at the airport and the seizure of nearly one hundred pounds of ganja.

An Air Jamaica Customer Service agent and a Customer Service agent employed to Jamaica Dispatch Services Limited are among those… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on December 24, 2009 at 1:18am — 5 Comments

‘Restaveks’ a name given to slave children in Haiti, it's reported that they are more than 250,000 children as slaves and most of them abused!

Poverty has forced at least 225,000 children in Haiti's cities into slavery as unpaid household servants, far more than previously thought, a report said Tuesday.

The Pan American Development Foundation's report also said some of those children — mostly young girls — suffer sexual, psychological and physical abuse while toiling in extreme hardship.

The report recommends Haiti's government and international donors focus efforts on… Continue

Added by Dahved Levy "rocking you" on December 23, 2009 at 2:39am — 4 Comments

Man Files Lawsuit Against Lawyer For Biting Off Part Of His Nose And Swallowing It

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (NBC) -- A Memphis attorney has admitted to biting off part of a man's nose during a confrontation at a popular Midtown restaurant.

According to a lawsuit filed by Greg Herbers, Mark Lambert bit off and swallowed part of his nose during a dispute last June at Dish on South Cooper Street.

Lambert is a trial attorney with the Cochran Firm.

The incident at Dish began in the men's room when Herbers became… Continue

Added by dumplins on December 23, 2009 at 2:10am — 2 Comments

Rihanna's Boss L.A Reid Not Happy With Ranchy GQ Photoshoot: '' Put Some F--king Clothes On ''

CelebrityMania: Rihanna has been reported getting into trouble with her record label after she poses in nothing but a skimpy pair of shorts for the cover of GQ magazine's January 2010 issue. According to Star Pulse, the 21-year-old Barbadian beauty has faced the wrath of her record label boss Antonio "L.A." Reid since the photoshoot was so raunchy.

The "Russian Roulette" hitmaker herself has admitted things got so steamy on the photo set… Continue

Added by Wendy on December 23, 2009 at 1:52am — 14 Comments

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