Jamaica clamps down on inmates recording songs

first_imgToday is March 1. We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community.Palm Beach County has taken another step to regulate the services provided to residents by certified nursing aides, CNAs, usually referred to as caregivers. Based on the new regulations, effective today –  caregivers who are not licensed by the county will be subject to a hefty fine, and could face the possibility a 60-day prison sentence.Measures aimed at strengthening security in correctional institutions across Jamaica, have been outlined by the Junior Minister of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr. The stance taken by the Ministry will also stamp out the practice of inmates recording songs and smuggling them into the public space. The ministry says measures are  also being implemented to eliminate the smuggling of cell phones and other contraband.On Wednesday, March 1, a training exercise will take place at Okeeheelee Park in Palm Beach County. The annual exercise will involve simulated response actions and the simulated emergency protective measures that would be implemented if an emergency at the St Lucie Nuclear Power Plant were to occur.In SportsJamaica‘s gymnastics team took top honors in two classes at the Caribbean Fest Gymnastics tournament in Virginia at the weekend. Jamaica’s 11-member team topped both level one and two while finishing runners-up in level three.Here’s What’s TrendingPresident Donald Trump struck on conciliatory tone when delivered his first address to congress yesterday. The president defended several controversial policies while outlining a bold agenda.For tomorrows weather forecastIt will be partly cloudy in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties with a High of 84 degrees and a low of 72.  For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbeannationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!”last_img read more

Elaine Thompson headlines star-studded Jamaica Invitational meet

first_imgElaine Thompson Jamaican sprint queen, Elaine Thompson, will headline a cast of some of the world’s top athletes set to compete at the Jamaica International Invitational Track Meet at the National Stadium on May 20.The double Olympic champion sped to a wind-assisted 10.71 to win the 100 meters, at last year’s meet but this year she will only compete in the 200 meters, the event at which she is also the world silver medalist.World 100 meters hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison will be visiting the shores of Jamaica for the first time. Apart from the US Olympic Trials, Harrison swept all of her 100m hurdles races last year to win the Diamond Race in her event.javon Francis…to lead Jamaica’s men 400 meters chargeOlympic 200 meters silver medalist Andre De Grasse will challenge world 400 meters silver medalist LaShawn Merritt over half a lap of the track, while former world 100 meters record-holder Asafa Powell will be joined by Mike Rodgers of the USA in the marquis event.World and Olympic bronze medallist Shericka Jackson takes on fellow Jamaican Stephenie Ann McPherson in the 400 meters, while Olympic finalist Christania Williams will contest the 100 meters, and Javon Francis will lead the Jamaican charge in the men’s 400 meters.last_img read more

2019 National College Fair provides students, parents with numerous college choices

first_imgMiami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman and Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho meet students from Miami Lakes Educational Center who attended the 2019 College Fair. Once again, Miami-Dade County Public Schools hosted the ever-successful National College Fair, which was held Sunday February 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. More than 10,000 students and parents participated in the four-hour event where representatives from 200 colleges and universities provided answers to questions regarding admissions, financial aid, housing and testing requirements.“This fair provides a great opportunity for thousands of participating students to obtain critical information about academic choices available to them, especially as decisions made today will impact their lives forever,” said School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, who has co-chaired Miami-Dade’s College Fair for two decades.As in previous years, students were able to pre-register to obtain an electronic ID permitting them to request valuable information from the multiple learning institutions.The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools sponsored the free event.last_img read more

A message from Reggae Girlz goalkeeper Nicole McClure

first_imgThank you for coming out to Thursday’s fundraising cocktail reception at The Kimberly Hotel, New York City. I appreciate your generous support of my efforts and that of the Reggae Girlz as we continue preparation for our historic debut at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, this summer.A big thanks to our event sponsors: Bennett BVPL, Dream Castle Villa, Johnny’s Cheesecakes, The Kimberly and D’Marsh Couture, without whom the fundraiser would not have been possible.For those who donated online, wrote checks, contributed cash or in-kind, we thank you for your support.For those who were not in New York and unable to attend the event, you still have an opportunity to make a contribution and support me in my World Cup preparation as we didn’t reach our target. Please click on tickets at the link https://fundraisingfornicolemcclure.eventbrite.com and enter the amount of your donation. Feel free to share the link with your friends, associates, colleagues and well-wishers.Thanks for your continued support!Nicole McClure…first last of attack…last line of defence!Reggae Girlz Goalkeeperlast_img read more

South Florida Cricket Alliance T/20 Tournament bowled off last Sunday

first_imgIn Port St. Lucie at Girl Scout Friendship Park, St. Lucie took on Southshore. The toss was won by Southshore who decided to take first strike, posting a measly 107 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs. Sylvester Hickey 36 not out and captain Michael Nenbhard 25 were the only batsmen to get into double figures. The pick of the bowler for St. Lucie was John Whitby with 4 for 27 which included a hat trick. Replying, St. Lucie was made to work hard to overhaul Southshore small total as they struggled at 42 for 5  in over number twelve before Richard Louis walked to the crease to partner Charles Reid. The pair added a valuable 31 runs before Richard Louie departed with the score on 73 for 6, with his personal contribution of 18 runs. It was left up to Charles Reid 38 not out  and Elton Tucker Jr. 12 not out to get St. Lucie across the line with two balls to spare. Steve Dutchin also chipped in with 15 runs. Bowling for Southshore, Moxie Gayle 2 for 13 and Michael Nembhard 2 for 27. St. Lucie won by four wickets.Lauderhill Jammers vs. Tropics United at the Lauderhill Sports Park.Lauderhill Jammers 146 All Out. Timmy Surujbally 56, , Gavin Wallace 42 and Gayton Williams 22. Bowling for Tropics, Kimoy Salmon and Marcel Graham each taking two wickets for 16 and 23 respectively.In reply, Tropics made 152 for 3. Bert Davis 47 Not Out, Phillimore David 38 Not Out, Ernie Joseph 27, St. Christopher Brown 22 and Richard Keddon 15. David Brathwaite was the pick of the bowler for Jammers with 2 for 32. Tropics won by seven wickets.last_img read more

Jamaica High School Alumni Soccer & Netball Tournament’s 11th Staging

first_imgLAUDERHILL, Florida – The Jamaica High School Alumni Sporting Network (JHSASN) is excited to announce the 11th annual Labor Day weekend Soccer and Netball tournament.Sports enthusiasts are invited to the Lauderhill Sports Complex, at 7500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderhill, Florida, 33311, this Labor Day weekend; Sunday, September 1st from 10 am to 7 pm and Monday, September 2rd – 10am-9pm, for this not-to-be-missed event.The eleventh annual staging of these soccer and netball friendlies is sponsored by the City of Lauderhill and is hosted by the city’s Commissioner, Howard Berger.  “Each year, the JHSASN tournaments provide a fun and exciting opportunity to celebrate our community’s diversity and emphasize the important cultural bridge that is sports.  It is wonderful to see that the alumni teams also work year-round to create opportunities to support their alma maters and the great enthusiasm shown by attendees for their efforts.  As usual, I am looking forward to another promising, family and community-focused event.” said Commissioner, Berger.Participating teamsPatrons attending the 2019 tournament can expect an extraordinary competition from the alumni teams registered: Kingston College, Calabar, Wolmers, XLCR, Tivoli, Bridgeport, STETHS, Clarendon College, Old Harbor, Herbert Morrison, Ferncourt, Glenmuir, and St. Mary’s College.  Netball teams include Queens, Kingsway, Ardenne, Mavis Bank, Excelsior, Denbigh and St. Catherine High.The teams will compete for the coveted Caribbean National Weekly Trophy and $2,000 in cash, sponsored by Jamaica National Bank. “This year’s netball winners will receive the ‘Grace Baily Award’ trophy,” said the organization’s Founder, Lavern Deer. “The title and cup have been named in honor of JHSASN’s long time Netball organizer, who passed away July 17, 2019, whom we miss dearly.”This year’s sponsors include the City of Lauderhill, JNBANK, Caribbean National Weekly (CNW), Moments Restaurant and Lounge, WZOP radio, Axum Management Capabilities and IRIE FM.  Members of the international media representing the Jamaica Observer and TVJ- Center Circle will also be on site.Admission to the tournament is free and the event is for the whole family.last_img read more

Presidential Aspirant Sanusi Warns SLFA Against Election Postponement

first_imgSource: Soka25eastRelated A presidential aspirant in the forthcoming Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) elections, Sanusi Bruski Kargbo, has warned the president Isha Johansen-led board against postponing the football house polls billed for next month.According to Sanusi, who was formerly an ally of the incumbent, the board will only be given the grace of two weeks to conduct the SLFA elections after the expiration of their term on August 3, 2017.Sanusi was speaking during the ceremony organised for him to officially declare his intention to run for the SLFA presidency. The ceremony was held at the Victoria Park, Freetown on Friday.In his words, the East End Lions F.C chairman said: “We are getting rumors from the Isha led constituency of their proposed bid to FIFA in postponing the elections till December. We are giving them a clear message now that they only have a limited time at the Secretariat until 3rd August when their term expires as per the constitution.”“I will send this message to you all, when elected as the next SLFA president, I will not be going for any revenge or be sparring with anyone, I will be the unifier for our beautiful game. My main aim will be to restore Sierra Leone back to its place in Africa and the World at large,” Sanusi further added.He promised to influence companies based in the country to financially support the game. The multi construction businessman said: “I will also ensure that we seek consortium sponsorship with companies operating in the country to support the game.”Incumbent president Isha Johansen has not declared her intention to run for the seat again officially though Chris Kamara, her Secretary General, says she’s in the presidential race in addition to being the favourite for the SLFA top job. However it is widely believed that Sanusi’s decision to run is a big blow in her quest to retain the seat she won in controversial style in 2013.last_img read more

Ogenyi Onazi Reveal Planned Move To England In January

first_imgSuper Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has revealed plans for a possible move to England “in the next transfer window” as he discusses his failed transfer to Birmingham City last summer.24-year-old Onazi, who currently plays for Turkish club Trabzonspor, almost joined English Championship side Birmingham City last month but was denied work permit.Speaking to the BBC, Onazi said: “Every disappointment is a blessing. I’m not disappointed,”We are getting closer.?????? pic.twitter.com/dWOKAWD1aA— Onazi Ogenyi Eddy (@OnaziOgenyi) September 5, 2017“Somehow you can call it disappointment because there was an opportunity for me to go to England to start another life, another football entirely, but nevertheless there is never a dull moment.”Onazi has been an integral member of the Super Eagles for almost five years, playing in all four of Nigeria’s games at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and also helped Nigeria to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.He continues: “I believe in the next transfer window it’s going to happen. Now we know what we need to do to make everything happen.”“I can only keep working hard to help my team now; I know and believe by the special grace of God it’s going to happen soon.”RelatedWork Permit Denial Jeopardize Onazi’s Move To Birmingham CityAugust 16, 2017In “National Team”Ogenyi Onazi Secures Move Away From TrabzonsporJanuary 15, 2020In “National Team”We Are Preparing Very Hard For Russia – Onazi (Video)March 27, 2018In “National Team”last_img read more

Twelve40’s Andy Jarrett – Enhancing white label lottery solutions

first_img Share Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya June 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Kenya Finance Bill carries tax rescind waiting on Kenyatta approval  June 25, 2020 White label lottery providers Twelve40 have already seen two key expansions to their platform in 2018, as well as having a keen and active interest in new markets, and Africa in particular.The firm, who also produce instant win titles to complement their lottery offering, have recently announced a duo of new deals to integrate virtuals, via VSoftCo, and sports betting games, through Spiffx, into their platform.The firm’s CEO Andy Jarrett has been speaking to SBC News, addressing the importance of white label solutions for operators, in light of many jurisdictions now becoming regulated: “Simply put, a white label platform is a cost-effective way of entering the lottery market with a solution tailored to the needs of the target market. “Capable of handling everything on the technological side of the business, an efficiently-delivered white-label lottery platform provides local operators with the freedom they need [to] focus on their brand and market positioning in a newly-regulated jurisdiction.“Additionally, white label platforms can take care of all aspects when it comes to regulation and payments provision, further alleviating costly and time-consuming burdens from an operator’s shoulders. “We are witnessing promising signs of regulation taking hold in emerging regions such as Latin America and Africa, and white label platforms can hold the key to providing operators with all the technical and regulatory tools they need to compete.”Regarding new markets, Twelve40 has a significant and active interest in Africa, where it powers the nation’s largest lotto jackpot through AfroMillionsLotto. With the continent very much a hot topic, and displaying a huge possibility for growth, Jarrett went on to discuss how important Twelve40’s presence is and how it plans to capitalise on its enormous possibilities: “We are consistently in the process of assessing opportunities to become involved in new markets across the globe, and we were delighted to sign with Ofertas365 to provide the continent’s largest ever jackpot. “The flexibility and speed to market that our platform provides our partners with were the key factors in securing such an important agreement, and this is core to what we offer our partners across the globe. We are delighted to be growing our commercial footprint across Africa, and this is where a platform approach stands out.  “Emerging markets have their own unique cultures and demands, which bring their own intricacies, and this must be reflected by operators in order to engage players.  “Many of these aspects are subtle, but they can prove fundamental to the way a site operates. Indeed, trust is a significant factor and there are several ways to build that across individual markets.”  Jarrett added: “The obvious example of differentiation in Africa is payments. Kenya, for example, is synonymous with M-Pesa, but across the continent there are a multitude of payment options that you will not see elsewhere.  “As a platform provider we have worked with a number of operators across the region, and have harnessed this experience in becoming highly attuned to region’s varied requirements. Put simply, we set ourselves apart by delivering understanding alongside unparalleled speed to market.”Operating in such a saturated environment, Jarrett went on to discuss how you ensure a sector remains modernised and appealing, as well what techniques can be employed in order to further drive player engagement: “There are a number of factors at play when it comes to driving long-term player engagement in the lottery sector. “It is worth remembering that no two jurisdictions are the same when it comes to the experiences that their players are looking for, and in that sense it is important to be in constant dialogue with operators in order to ensure that fluctuating customer preferences are being met in the most efficient manner possible. “In emerging markets there are cultural norms that must be taken into account, developing middle classes driving the adoption of certain aspects such as smart phones, which of course widens the potential for content, but there are still technical constraints to be mindful of.  “These factors combine to create a road map for entertainment delivery. Content needs to be engaging, responsive and delivered within the constraints of the operating environment.” Related Articles Submit Share BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020last_img read more

SportPesa showcases its intensity with ‘Take Every Opportunity’

first_img BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Kenyan betting group SportPesa has launched its first UK multi-media marketing campaign ‘Take Every Opportunity – #Makeitcount ’ developed under the creative guidance of sports marketing agency Chime Sports London.Launched this week across BT Sport football programming (EPL & Champions League matches) SportPesa marketing details that it seeks to showcase the high intensity the new betting brand will bring to the UK betting scene.Developing SportPesa’s UK profile, Chime Sports highlights a number of the bookmaker’s sponsorships (Everton FC) and charity initiatives (Kits For Africa), displayed in the campaign’s narrative.Backing the launch of ‘Take Every Opportunity’ Shaun Simmonds, Head of Marketing for SportPesa said:“SportPesa is passionate about sport and taking every opportunity. Our brand positioning is at the heart of everything we stand for, whether it’s supporting professional or grassroots clubs, our Kits for Africa initiative, or providing unique global opportunities for African and European clubs to play each other Share Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya June 19, 2020 Kenya Finance Bill carries tax rescind waiting on Kenyatta approval  June 25, 2020 Submitlast_img read more