www.muzikspace.com - The Colombian city of Cartagena is trying to plan ahead as scientists say cities nearer the equator, where temperatures are already higher, are at greater risk if global warming isn't checked. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Assets worth nearly $70 million of a former Caribbean banker accused of ripping off more than 375 investors, hit the auction block Wednesday.
The cars, art, jewels and wine fine of the missing 58-year-old William Wise of the Caribbean-based Millennium Bank have been ordered auctioned in a move to recoup some money to repay investors.
The Rockingham-based Iron Horse Auction Co. of North Carolina is conducting the auction under a federal court order. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The privately-owned, social-networking Web site, Facebook, is being considered for use to post photographs and other information about wanted criminals. Acting Police Commissioner James Philbert said so during Tuesday’s launch at the Marriott, Invaders Bay, of Crime Stoppers Caribbean Most Wanted. Philbert said improvements to the official Police Service Web site and other online media also were being considered to disseminate information about criminals and receive assistance from the public in the fight against crime. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - NEW legislation will not make Jamaica's children safer if Government does not uphold its own laws and if citizens fail to hold leaders who do not fulfil their obligations accountable. This is the view of Dr Wess Stafford, president of international child advocacy organization Compassion International. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Claiming Jamaica appears close to defaulting on its debts, ratings agency Moody's Investors has downgraded the country's local and foreign currency bonds from B2 to Caa1 with a negative outlook. Yesterday, Moody's said delays in reaching an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) factored in the downgrade. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Michael Jackson`s Caribbean-born doctor has reached a deal that has allowed him to keep out of jail. Dr. Conrad Murray on Monday reached a deal in his child support case brought against him by the mother of his son, Nenita Malibiran of Santa Clara County, California. Murray avoided time in a Nevada jail by coughing up a few hundred dollars in child support yesterday. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Heirs of the Jamaican reggae legend are plunging into the global trademark wars, seeking to enforce their exclusive rights to an image that has grown steadily in scope and appeal since the Jamaican superstar died of brain cancer in 1981 at age 36. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - A British pilot thought to have been killed when his plane plunged into the Caribbean sea is being credited for saving the lives of all nine passengers on board. Robert Mansell, 32, originally from Knowle in the West Midlands, had to ditch his light aircraft in the water off the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire when its right engine failed. All the passengers managed to escape after the controlled emergency landing and were left floating in the sea until they were picked up by a cargo ship crew. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The New South Wales Blues think-tank are little apprehensive of Trinidad & Tobago team as the Caribbean game is little bit different from others.Skipper Simon Katich said the Caribbean team goes all out right from the first ball. “They are pretty fearless. We are bit more structured and set a platform for targets,” he said. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - A plume of inky black smoke loomed over the island, forcing the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to divert plane traffic and keeping school children at home. Authorities warned that more tanks could explode before the fire is extinguished. The cause of the explosion at the Caribbean Petroleum Corp. in the suburb of Bayamon was unknown. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Feuding drug gangs opened fire in a crowded bar in Puerto Rico over the weekend, killing eight people, including the unborn child of a pregnant woman who was wounded, police said on Monday. A 9-year-old girl was also among the 20 injured. The shooting at the La Tombola bar in Toa Baja, a suburb of the capital San Juan, was one of the worst in the history of the U.S. Caribbean island territory, which is a transit point for drugs being smuggled to the United States. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - KINGSTON, Jamaica — It takes just 15 minutes to set up an underground church. Two boxes and a white sheet make up the pulpit. The altar is a card table. Folding chairs constitute the pews. Then Rev. Robert Griffin, a solidly built gay American minister in his mid-40s, unpacks a battered cardboard box; inside is a wooden chalice, two candle holders, a communion plate and a dog-eared copy of the King James Bible. Add a pianist warming up on an electric keyboard and suddenly an empty meeting room is transformed into the Kingston branch of the Sunshine Cathedral, Jamaica’s only gay church. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - KINGSTON, Jamaica - The world's fastest man has received one of his Caribbean homeland's highest honors. Usain Bolt received the Order of Jamaica award during Monday's heritage celebrations in Kingston. At 23, Bolt is the youngest person to receive the honor. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - After facing extradition from Jamaica for more than a year, triple-murder suspect Davion Parson has finally been brought back to Polk County, but prosecutors had to agree not to seek the death penalty. The 21-year-old former Lakeland resident was booked Sunday into Polk County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder, jail records show. During a brief Monday hearing, Polk County Judge Robert L. Williams Jr. denied bail for Parson. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey has revealed he qualifies to play for Scotland or the country of his birth, Jamaica. However, the 22-year-old could end up playing for Scotland as his mother was born in Kilmarnock. He told skysports.com: "Of course everyone's childhood dream is to play for their country. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The Silver Ferns' growing confidence in their combinations, and a steely resolve under pressure, was rewarded with a 61-56 netball win over Jamaica in Kingston today (NZT). The New Zealanders were pushed right to the final whistle in the first of two tests, but refused to be shaken and secured the hard-earned win with a perfectly timed five-goal run in the closing five minutes. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Antigua and Barbuda will seek support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after agreeing the outlines of a fiscal consolidation program, the government of the twin-island Caribbean state said on Friday. Like other small Caribbean economies, the nation of around 85,000 people has been feeling the impact of the global economic downturn, which has reduced tourism revenues and financial remittances across the region. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Bounty Killer is in trouble with the police again. Authorities have charged him with marijuana possession after a traffic stop in New Kingston. The entertainer whose offstage name is Rodney Price already is being prosecuted on previous charges of illegal possession of a firearm and unlawful wounding and assault. Police said in a statement Sunday that Price was found with a small bag of marijuana on Thursday. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Costa Rica’s Fernando Aguilar was the expert on duty for an ITTF Basic Umpires and Referees Course, organized under the auspices of the ITTF Development Program, in the Caribbean island of Barbados in early October 2009. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - W's charmed run of touring India but avoiding Indian teams has continued for the second round of the Champions League Twenty20. Reigning Indian Premier League champion Deccan's inability to defeat Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday night sealed the Chargers' exit from the tournament, which pleased Blues coach Matthew Mott. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - A general strike in Puerto Rico by public workers protesting government layoffs gripped the capital's financial district on Thursday, shutting many businesses and schools and disrupting some official agencies. Labor unions in the U.S. Caribbean island territory called the 24-hour strike to protest the firing of thousands of workers by the government, which is trying to shrink a $3.2 billion budget deficit. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Deejay Buju Banton yesterday met with four members of San Francisco's gay community in what is being seen as a move to discuss the continued cancellations of the gigs at various points on his Rasta Got Soul tour of the United States, due to pressure from gay rights groups. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The fastest man in the world is a slow walker. Usain Bolt is tired, understandably, after an early-morning flight from Kingston to New York. He drags his tall bones along Broadway, past commuters and tourists who have no idea that this is one of two men who rescued the Beijing Olympics. Bolt won three golds in Beijing. Michael Phelps won eight. Both men set records, captured our imagination. Phelps won more races. Bolt won them with more flair. They have never met, although Bolt says he and Phelps will cross paths finally at a Jamaican Super Party in December. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Prime Minister Bruce Golding yesterday broke his silence on what seems, at least from the outside, a Jamaica stand-off with the United States over that country's extradition request for Tivoli Gardens area leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke on drugs and gun-related allegations.
Golding, who was addressing Jamaica Labour Party supporters at the Jamaica Conference centre in Kingston, said to thunderous applause that the country had a right to protect its citizens. more...()
www.dailymail.co.uk/trav... - St Lucia's carnival clogs the streets of its principal town, Castries, for the best part of 24 hours, snaking like some sinuous bejeweled serpent through its heaving streets.The colors are dizzying, the heat broiling and the din head-spinning, and we all enjoy it: that's middle-aged Iain and me, plus Amy and her friend Megan, both 17, who are courteously propositioned by posses of local boys all afternoon. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - The Net International Reserves (NIR) of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) was boosted to some US$2 billion, or 16 weeks worth of imported goods and services, Tuesday (September 1), after an injection of J$3.6 billion in budget support grants from the European Union (EU). more...()
www.muzikspace.com - After being pushed close to the finish line in the 100 on Sunday by Tyson Gay as Bolt won in a record-setting 9.58 seconds, Bolt had to do the pushing himself in the final straightaway of the 200 on Thursday. Running alone — strikingly alone — in lane 5 in the final straightaway, he showed no interest in cruising to the finish. Instead, he sprinted through, and the result was a time of 19.19 seconds: 11-hundredths of a second faster than the world record he established a year ago at the Beijing Olympics. more...()
www.muzikspace.com - Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt confirmed his status as the fastest man on the planet by powering to gold in the World Championships and smashing the world record in Berlin.A year to the day in which he stunned the world by sauntering to the Olympic title, Bolt was once again a cut above his nearest rivals and the stars of yesteryear as he crossed the line in a stunning time of 9.58 seconds in the fastest 100m race of all-time. more...()
IRIE JAMBOREE North America's Award Winning Premiere Reggae Festival welcomes HUMBLE
North America's premiere festival the award winning Irie Jamboree welcomes Canada's Artist of the Year Humble to their 2009 lineup. Making his name and music known internationally Humble stood out as a "Must Have" for this years multi award winning festival stage.
Garnishing Canada's most prestigious award for the "Best Reggae Recording", Humble holds the 2009 Juno along with his most recent award presented at the 3rd Annual Reggae Music Achievement Awards. Recognized as the "Artist of the Year" this proved to be a fitting title for Humbles music and success.
Humble has performed on all the major festival stages in Canada and looks forward to performing for all his loyal fans that support and requested his presence in NYC. Proud to be chosen for this years 2009 lineup Humble will share the stage Labor Day Sunday with Sean Paul, Mr Vegas, Chino, Assassin, Laden, Spice, Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Freddy McGregor, Bush more...()