first_img Share 25 Views   no discussions This cool and refreshing cocktail is perfect for sipping while sitting on the beach or at a backyard barbecue.Vodka, cream of coconut, and sweet-and-sour drink mix combine in a blender with pineapple juice, half-and-half, and lime juice.Crushed ice is added, and the mixture is blended until icy smooth. For a nonalcoholic coconut drink, simply omit the vodka.Ingredients:1/4 cup vodka2 tablespoons cream of coconut2 tablespooons unsweetened pineapple juice2 tablespoons sweet-and-sour drink mix2 tablespoons half-and-half1 tablespoons lime juiceCrushed icePineapple wedges (optional)Maraschino cherries (optional)Directions:In a blender container, combine vodka, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, sweet-and-sour drink mix, half-and-half, and lime juice. Add 1/2 cup crushed ice; cover and blend.Pour into two glasses. Fill glasses with additional crushed ice. If desired, garnish with a thin pineapple wedge and a cherry. Serve immediately. Makes 2 (7-ounce) servings. Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Food & DiningLifestyle Chichi. by: – July 7, 2011 Share Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardenslast_img read more

Jamaican pastor lashes out at ‘injustices’ faced by gays

first_img 83 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img Rev Sean Major-Campbell (right) greets Counsellor of the South African High Commission to Jamaica, Peter Makwarela, after a religious service to mark International Human Rights Day and the life and work of Nelson Mandela yesterday at Christ Church, Vineyard Town, St Andrew. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)Religious leaders have often come out against the lifestyle of homosexuals, also called gays, but one clergyman yesterday defended them, saying he was disappointed that more Christians were not speaking out against the injustices faced by the men, who are often scorned by the society.“How many Christians have you heard calling out for any kind of help for those young men who have taken refuge in the gully,” said Rev Sean Major Campbell, priest at Christ Church, Vineyard Town in St Andrew.He was speaking about an incident last week in which eight men, who police said were members of the homosexual community, were arrested in connection with a series of robberies in and around the New Kingston area.“We need to repent as a church as we have too often been agents of negative silence,” said the Anglican priest.The man of the cloth was speaking during Jamaicans for Justice’s (JFJ) Church Service to commemorate International Human Rights Day and the life and work of Nelson Mandela.Rev Campbell said that he was aware that some members of the group (homosexuals) may have turned to crime, but said that was an issue for the police to deal with.“But do they have any humanity on which we share common ground?” the clergyman asked his congregation made up of regular worshippers, Jamaican human rights officials, and visitors from the South African High Commission.“Who will be the John the Baptist of Jamaica, or will we leave it to civil society to usher in the kingdom of righteousness, peace and justice?” he asked.The clergyman said that the issues with homosexuals were just part of larger problems that Christians needed to speak out against. He said that it was important for Jamaicans, the Church included, to recognise the human rights of all people, bar none.“It is a shame that in a country like Jamaica we are more likely to hear the voice of civil society speaking out for human rights while the Church remains quiet until some issues such as horse racing or Lotto comes to the fore,” he said.Rev Campbell said that Christians would do well to hear the advice of Archbishop of Cape Town, Desmond Tutu, who said that the Christians should not be just pulling out people out of the river, but should be going upstream to find out who is pushing people in.“Has it reached home to us that we are to be agents of justice – a major criterion for an experience of the Kingdom of God?” the pastor asked.Dr Carolyn Gomes, outgoing JFJ executive director, said that she was encouraged by the call for the human rights of all to be acknowledged.She was supported by Susan Goffe, chairperson of JFJ.Goffe said that over time, in many different situations and circumstances, the church had been one of the foremost voices on behalf of the rights of the oppressed and those who are abused, but said that there were others who needed to come on board.“I think that Father Sean’s exaltation to the church to speak loudly and consistently on the issue of human rights is a very timely welcome call,” said Goffe.Jamaica Observer Share FaithLifestyleNewsRegional Jamaican pastor lashes out at ‘injustices’ faced by gays by: – December 9, 2013last_img read more

Legal Affairs Minister speaks of importance of World Intellectual Property Day.

first_img Share Share 16 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Dominica has joined the world to observe World Intellectual Property Day which is celebrated on April 26.This year the theme is “Designing the Future”.Click here to listen to address: Legal Affairs Minister Ian Douglas delivered this address on today’s observance.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Legal Affairs Minister speaks of importance of World Intellectual Property Day. by: – April 26, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Kitwanie Carbon wins the Tourism Youth Congress organized by Caribbean Tourism Organization

first_imgEducationLocalNewsSecondary Kitwanie Carbon wins the Tourism Youth Congress organized by Caribbean Tourism Organization by: – September 19, 2011 Share 34 Views   no discussions Share Ms. Kitwani Carbon. Photo credit: onecaribbeandiaspora.comRoseau, Dominica – (September 19, 2011) – Winner of the local Tourism Youth Congress made Dominica proud when she represented her country and emerged victorious at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Youth Congress held on September 17, 2011. The Tourism Youth Congress was part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s State of the Industry Conference held from September 16 – 17 in St. Martin. Miss Carbon participated in the Congress as Dominica’s “Junior Minister of Tourism” and presented on promotion of the wellness sector as being critical in enhancing Dominica’s tourism product. Miss Carbon capitalized on the fact that Dominica’s topography makes it ideal for promotion of wellness activities and is well known for its centenarians, thus making healthy living an ideal component of the Dominican tourism product. Director of Tourism Colin Piper and Minister for Tourism Hon. Ian Douglas witnessed Kitwanie’s presentation amongst 10 other “Junior Ministers of Tourism”. Mr. Piper stated that he was quite impressed with the level of preparation that Miss Carbon put into her presentation as it was evident that she had done considerable research on the topic. According to Piper, “Kitwanie showed the ability to think on her feet and propose original ideas in response to the mystery question.” Participating students were allotted three (3) minutes to present on a tourism issue affecting their country and one (1) minute to respond to a mystery question. Kitwanie is a fifth form student at the Convent High School and spent a portion of the summer vacation researching material for the Tourism Youth Congress and seeking the assistance of teachers at Convent High School as well as other community leaders involved in debating and public speaking. Discover Dominica Authority facilitated Miss Carbon and a chaperone’s trip to St. Martin for the event. The management and staff of the Discover Dominica Authority would like to extend sincerest congratulations to Miss Carbon for her success at CTO’s Tourism Youth Congress. During her reign as Junior Minister of Tourism, the Authority plans to involve Miss Carbon in various activities for promotion of Dominica’s tourism product. Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritycenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Ambassador Charles Maynard to receive official funeral

first_img Share LocalNews Ambassador Charles Maynard to receive official funeral by: – May 18, 2012 Share Share Ambassador Charles Maynard. Photo credit: Dominica CentralThe Government of Dominica has afforded the late Ambassador Charles Alexander Maynard an Official Funeral on Tuesday 22nd May, 2012. The Government has declared a day of mourning next Tuesday as a mark of respect for the late Ambassador Charles Maynard, former Member of the House of Assembly and Dominica’s Ambassador to CARICOM and the OECS.The Dominican Flag shall be flown at half staff on all public buildings in the State on the day of the funeral – Tuesday 22nd May, 2012.Ambassador Maynard will be remembered for his significant contribution to Dominica’s political, economic and social development for the greater part of his life. Ambassador Maynard, won the Soufriere constituency on the Dominica Freedom Party ticket in 1985 under the leadership of the late Prime Minister, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles. He was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Tourism, Trade and Industry. In 1990, he again contested and won the Soufriere Constituency and was re-appointed in the same portfolio until 1995.For his services to the state, Ambassador Charles Maynard was awarded the Meritorious Service Award in November 1975 by the Government of Dominica.He was an outstanding patriot who will be remembered for his assiduous dedication and service to Dominica and the Caribbean. His Excellency, the President and Mrs. Liverpool, the Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit and other Members of Cabinet, Members of the House of Assembly and other Government Officials are expected to attend the Official Funeral Service for Ambassador Charles Alexander Maynard.Public viewing of the body shall be from 2:00 p.m. to 2.55 p.m. at the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in Goodwill on Tuesday 22nd May, 2012. The Official Funeral Service will commence at 3:00 p.m. The late Ambassador Charles Maynard will be laid to rest at the Roseau Roman Catholic Cemetery.All Official Mourners are requested to be in their seats no later than 2:45 p.m. on that day.In addition, parking will be available on the Pottersville Savannah adjacent to the St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, for persons wishing to attend the funeral.Press Releasecenter_img Tweet 36 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Options to Growth

first_img Tweet NewsRegional Options to Growth by: – June 20, 2012 20 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Melanius AlphonseThe budget statement and its failure to provide a clear vision for Saint Lucia coincides with yet another call for a sustainable and integrated action plan, that would boost confidence for Saint Lucia and usher future economic success. The article “Government debt policy too uncertain, says St. Lucia economist” Maxim Auguste, illustrated another practical option and a sound knowledge base on developing economies and urge policy makers to “make it happen.” His observation and option to microfinance and social business initiatives are critical for Saint Lucia’s growth and development that synchronize an integrated action plan. Without an integrated plan of government, business and the wider economy, Saint Lucia will not reach its goal to create sustainable jobs for the more than 24,000 Saint Lucians who are looking for work.And with the continuing expansion of the public service, high inflation and high deficits, Saint Lucia will continue to struggle. For example with EC$32.6 million owned to Inland Revenue in Hotel Accommodation Tax, government has missed an opportunity to acquire equity on behalf of the people of Saint Lucia, provide jobs and grow the economy.More so, the options by government to forego millions and discount outstanding payments to the Inland Revenue are cause for concern – and on the verge of the implementation of 15 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) coupled with the requirements to collect and remit taxes to the Inland Revenue, the wrong message is being sent. Already, government and the VAT implementation team has not yet explained what the indicators are and why the VAT threshold of EC$180,000 has been affix.In order to attain that threshold, the research team had to have come up with business intelligence that a sizable number of the business community in Saint Lucia makes over EC$180,000 a year.If that is not the case then the threshold of EC$180,000 is high and encourages creative accounting.“In building opportunities for our common future” the current 68.9 percent debt-to-GDP ratio as of March 31, 2012, means that Saint Lucia is not competitive in the global market place.As a result, to grow the economy the platform upon which to operate and build must be re – establish. That’s why the options to grow Saint Lucia’s economy must comprise an affordable and deep-seated module to re-position Saint Lucia’s future economic success.The current economic pillars of – tourism, agriculture and financial services are not captivating enough and a better composition of agriculture, agri-business and manufacturing, micro enterprise (SME’s); and development centers to attract foreign investors and financial services, infrastructure development and tourism – needs to be reformulated.The main components of inflation are raising food and fuel prices, -therefore, the supply of affordable transportation, waste management, infrastructure services, food, water, and energy supply at a fair rate is a cornerstone of economic growth, that does not need government to micro-manage business and the social sectors. Even with the requirements of business, government and social leaders who must deal with the deficit problem and the economic growth problem at the same time must enact policy that will encourage growth.For Saint Lucia to move forward, private enterprise must take the lead and government must roll back to its appropriate place of limited role and not create monopolies and additional bureaucracies such as STEP, YEP, NICE, SMILE, LEAP, and TIPPER.In addition, further discipline and clear timelines are necessary to help build value and confidence in the Saint Lucian economy, such as; A reduction in the size and cost of government; and any IMF renewal agreement; The national debt of EC$2.2 billion and the cost of servicing the national debt must be reduced; And the creation of public – private partnerships, small business and development centers are paramount.Local and foreign investment grows the economy over government investments – therefore the focus must be, to encourage private sector strategic investments of capital projects that will power the future engines of innovation and break out of low growth with sustainable jobs.In this regard; An equitable tax policy; the ratification of the labor code and the rule of law must apply; There is greater need to make business development financing, capital financing and equity financing accessible – as well as a clear plan to empower cooperatives and pension funds, encourage greater local savings and Diaspora investment options; The trade deficit and the supply chain are unsustainable; in excess of EC$400 million – a claw back of at least 30 percent is immediately required in order to have a significant impact; Along with provisions for a robust price control policy where business can compete fairly, to offer the best prices within a reliable and sustainable system. With regards to the arguments and the status quo of business as usual, – the current course of economic growth and development in Saint Lucia is not going to reach the goal of sustainable jobs and economic growth. That must change!Fortunately, Saint Lucian has fresh buds and a lot more expertise and ideas to offer towards a new economic approach to change the current course. The time to create sustainable jobs and economic growth is now.But time is critical.By: Melanius Alphonselast_img read more

Rangers sign Romania legend Gheorghe’s son Ianis

first_img Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueIncredible Underwater Objects Surrounded By MysteryThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth Rangers have bolstered their attacking options before the transfer window closes with the signing of Ianis Hagi.Advertisement Hagi – who will wear the No 7 shirt – has joined on loan from Belgian side Genk until the end of the season, with Rangers having an option to make that a permanent one in the summer.‘It is a great honour to play at such a huge club,’ the Romania international said after signingSpeaking to RangersTV, the Romania international said: ‘It is a great honour to play at such a huge club with a lot of history and I am looking forward to meeting everyone in the club and I can’t wait for the first training session.‘Being in such a huge club and having this mentality of winning every game made me take this decision and I am really happy.’Hagi gives a thumbs up after landing at Edinburgh Airport prior to signing for RangersRead Also: Arsenal complete signing of Soares from SouthamptonIbrox manager Steven Gerrard is pleased to capture the playmaker as he looks to dethrone Celtic and win the Scottish Premiership.‘We are delighted to be able to add Ianis to the squad of players for the second half of the season,’ he said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 21-year-old is the son of Romania legend Gheorghe – and Rangers supporters will hope he can make a similar impact on the pitch to that of his father during his playing days.last_img read more

Wilder blasts corner for throwing towel against Tyson Fury

first_imgDeontay Wilder wished his corner had not thrown in the towel against Tyson Fury. The Brit dethroned Wilder in devastating fashion to become the new WBC champion and stake his claim as the world’s best heavyweight. Deontay Wilder was knocked down twice by Tyson Fury Wilder suffered a burst ear drum under a barrage of punches and the American admitted he was disappointed his corner pulled him out of the fight. ‘I’m doing good. Things like this happen,’ Wilder said. ‘The best man won tonight, but my corner threw in the towel and I was ready to go out on my shield. ‘I had a lot of things going on heading into this fight. It is what it is, but I make no excuses tonight. I just wish my corner would have let me go out on my shield. I’m a warrior.Advertisement ‘He had a great performance and we will be back stronger. ‘Even the greatest have lost and came back, that is just part of it. Fury is now the WBC champion Read Also: BREAKING: Fury beats Wilder to become WBC heavyweight champion‘You just take it for what it is. I can make no excuses tonight. I had a lot of complications. ‘But we’ll come back stronger next time around. ‘This is what big-time boxing is all about, the best must fight the best. I appreciate all the fans that came out and supported the show, and I hope that everyone gets home safely.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Best Cars Of All TimeTake A Look At The Celebs Who Lost Their Money And Why18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Football will win this battle over Coronavirus – Adepoju

first_img The global plague has forced the postponement of all sport, including the Premier League, Serie A, and La Liga. In a series of tweets, the former Nigeria international who is one of the La Liga ambassadors has issued a plea for everyone to stay safe while assuring the beautiful game will be back soon.Advertisement Ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju, is confident that the deadly virus called Covid-19, which is currently ravaging the whole world, will soon vanish away. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson “A world without football is like an airplane without a propeller. The last few days have been one of the most boring in my life because footballing activities are suspended,” Adepoju tweeted. “If we adhere to the simple health rules, we will kick this mammoth out and football will be back again. One thing I’m very sure of is that we will win this battle. Peace is unto you all. Read Also:Laliga Okay for Youngsters, says Mutiu Adepoju “Coronavirus is temporary, football remains for life so let us all stay alive to enjoy football.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

San Carlos ‘trike’ drivers now responders

first_imgAccording to Alingasa, they prioritizedrivers in the conduct of this training since most accidents occur in thestreets. CDRRMO head Joe Alingasa shared the localdisaster council will issue identification cards and reflectorized vest toqualified drivers as certified first aid responders. BACOLOD City – Thirty members of theSan Carlos Tricycle Operators Drivers Association (SACATODA) in San CarlosCity, Negros Occidental are now equipped first aid responders after completingthe standard first aid and basic life support training. These drivers received certificates withtwo-year validity as proof that they are capable of conducting first aid tovictims involved in road accidents. According to the City Public InformationOffice press release, the SACATODA drivers were the first batch to finish thetraining held every weekend from Aug. 24 to Sept. 7.center_img The training, which formed part of theCity Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) Road SafetyProgram, aimed to equip motorists in giving immediate assistance to passengersduring emergencies on the road. He likewise urged public utilityvehicles, pedicab, motorcab and habal-habaldrivers to undergo the same training to utilize them in case of accidents. Meanwhile, city mayor Renato Gustilo ledthe sticker placement on “motorcabs” indicating the drivers’ capacity toperform first aid. (With a report fromPIA/PN)last_img read more