Newfoundland, Caribbean Collab On Music Fusion TV Project

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A report by Kimberley Small for Jamaica’s Gleaner.

A crew of three has been island-hopping across the Caribbean on a mission to capture the various sounds and presentations of emerging recording artistes, with the support of the governments and film industry of Newfoundland and Labrador. From The Bahamas, Barbados, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, and now, Jamaica, Fabian James, Wes Holmes and Rick Hollett, have filmed 40 emerging Caribbean recording artistes for the third season of Club One New Releases.

By way of a social media competition, a panel of independent judges consisting of Ibo Cooper, Mikey Bennett, Simone Harris, and Seretse Small narrowed the Jamaican audition pool for the third season of Club One New Releases to a final 10. They are, Feluke, Adahzeh, Iceman, Jason Warton, Alexandria Love, Jamila Falak, Skygrass, Anna Miriah, The Sky Is Broken, and Indie Allen.

“The fusion part of what we do…

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Changing Weather Patterns Affect Global Sugar Production – Jamaica At Lowest Production Since 1935

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A report from Jamaica’s Gleaner.

The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) is reporting that global sugar production has been disappointing this year, mainly due to changing weather patterns. The SAC said the outcome is that for the rest of 2016 and 2017, there will be a five-million tonne deficit internationally, which will result in higher sugar prices.

At its 165th Annual Board Meeting held in Kingston last week, the SAC directors also reported that production in the Caribbean Region has been similarly affected, with Jamaica reporting its lowest sugar production since 1935. However, the SAC said that notwithstanding these challenges, the SAC members produced just over 450,000 tonnes of sugar for the 2015-2016 crop. The SAC members are the Barbados Agricultural Management Company, Belize Sugar Industries Limited, Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc, and the Sugar Manufacturing Corporation of Jamaica Limited.

The association’s board, chaired by Jamaica’s Karl James, stated…

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Assembling the Dragon

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We give her wings, knowing
she will leave us. Knowing she

will take all this glorious bold
jade skin and match it to the sky.

We etch her scales with salt
and sea and sorrow and hope,

knowing she will ache and sing,
knowing she will conquer, smile.

We weave her teeth with words
and wind, knowing she will stretch

out tongue and taste the sour,
savor the sweet. We know she’ll

breathe fire, leave ash in her wake,
wake the dawn with her roar, score

the earth with her scorch-sting. We
feel her heat, her unsprung heart,

the way it stops and starts and fears
no thing. We play with light and dark

and quiet sparks and bright crimson and
small slow indigo sway. We know she’ll

love and hate us. We fold and form and
plant and poem and make her anyway.


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The Council Of Nicaea

The Council Of Nicaea

Thought Provoking Perspectives

th (11)I think most of Black people know that they are the most religious people on the Planet. They have given more and gotten less for their devotion than any other people, yet most still believe in that which was created by Europeans. Recently, Trump announced that a hundred black preachers from across the country plan to endorse him for president. If this does not tell you that donations, rather than pray works I don’t know what does. These people should be called traitors to both God and the black church.

The believers of the Christian faith faith is so devoted that most can’t see what’s in front of their face, and black people will out Pope the Pope! Interestingly enough, most of Christianity practiced was imposed upon black people was stolen from the African culture. I might add two things here: Jesus was not a Christian in his life and there…

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