Day: December 14, 2008

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Jamaica One of Six Caribbean Territories in the Top 40 Climate Hot Spots

At least six Caribbean islands – Haiti, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Jamaica, Martinique and Saint Lucia are ranked in the top 40 countries experiencing extreme weather impacts by the 2009 Germanwatch Global Climate Risk Index. In a press conference at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Germanwatch explained that its 2009 Global Risk …

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Christmastime in Old Jamaica: The Teenage Years

As Jamaica modernized, little things started to slip away. Sometime in the early 70s, importation of firecrackers from China was banned after it was discovered that the powder was being extracted from the firecracker by unscrupulous persons to make ammunition for guns. So the festivities during the season were decidedly quieter, and as shopping for …

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Jamaica: A Paradox in Beauty

Situated on the highest hilltop overlooking an overgrown plantation and structures is an unforgettable view. Bethann Carbone’s photos of the Goddess Retreat in Jamaica November 2008 conceives as a door or gateway to a hidden dimension. Despite Jamaica’s virulent violence and ever-present poverty, the contrasts surge in Tsunami proportions when viewing Jamica’s beauty. Indeed, Jamaica …

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The Undoing of Dion – Canada’s Solitudes

Stéphane Dion didn’t know what hit him. One minute he was the leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition as head of the Liberal Party of Canada, being vilified as a potential banana republic dictator grabbing for the premiership outside of the electoral route; the next he was being swept from his job just as mysteriously …

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