Day: May 10, 2008

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New CEO headed to FirstCaribbean

John D. Orr  The six year-old FirstCaribbean International Bank has announced its first leadership change with CEO, Charles Pink stepping aside to be replaced by John D. Orr, a FirstCaribbean Board member and a senior CIBC executive. “It is with great sadness that I see Charles leave the company, although I understand his desire to …

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Jealousy in Jamaica’s tourism industry?

“Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce President Pauline Reid to Lobby Government to reconsider completing second city’s stalled deep water improvement project prior to giving go ahead for Falmouth pier development Plan,” or so the headlines read. Ms. Reid’s recent comments which have been widely reported in the media were thought-provoking, considering the vast potential for …

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The Frats Quintet: Jamaican Music Before the Ska Years

In the years before reggae and rocksteady and ska put Jamaica on the world musical map, mento and folk ruled the roost and the top folk exponents of the day were the Frats Quintet. None of the Frats Quintet members were formally trained in voice dynamics. They sang for the love and appreciation of the …

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