Over 200 Canadians infected with ChikV – News – JamaicaObserver.com

OTTAWA, Canada (CMC) – Canada’s health agency says more than 200 Canadians have been infected by the chikungunya virus that has affected thousands of people in the Caribbean. On Tuesday, Health Canada reported that 201 Canadians have been infected with the mosquito borne virus. Eric Morrissette, a spokesman for Health Canada, said the cases have … Continue reading Over 200 Canadians infected with ChikV – News – JamaicaObserver.com

Côte d'Ivoire forwards Gervinho and Didier Drogba - Côte d'Ivoire 2 vs 1 Japan

The World Stops for 2014 Fifa World Cup – June 14 – 15, 2014

This weekend, my world stopped and I was lazy Jane for 48 hrs. The clothes were washed but not packed. Breakfast and Lunch became Brunch. The bed was stripped, but barely made. I skull a date or two and chatted with like minded, female shorts watching fans; who swooned over the Swiss and French men. … Continue reading The World Stops for 2014 Fifa World Cup – June 14 – 15, 2014

Jamaican farm workers in Canada

Jamaican Lifestyle: One Love – A Jamaican Story of the life and sacrifices of Jamaica’s Farm workers to Canada – Part 3

Article first posted on Live Beyond Yourself: I have shared a bit of the history of how our church reached out to the Caribbean farm workers in our community, and how that led to my recent visit to Jamaica (http://timarnold1.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/one-love-a-jamaica-story-part-one-of-two/).  I also tried to explain the highlights of my Jamaican adventure – the awesome country … Continue reading Jamaican Lifestyle: One Love – A Jamaican Story of the life and sacrifices of Jamaica’s Farm workers to Canada – Part 3

One Love – A Jamaican Story of the sacrifices of Jamaica's Farm workers to Canada

Jamaican Lifestyle: One Love – A Jamaican Story of the life and sacrifices of Jamaica’s Farm workers to Canada – Part 2

Reblogged from Live Beyond Yourself: As last year’s agricultural season came to an end and I had to say goodbye to my migrant worker friends who were returning home to Jamaica, it became clear that I needed to visit them.  There was an element to our friendships that seemed uneven – they’d gotten to know … Continue reading Jamaican Lifestyle: One Love – A Jamaican Story of the life and sacrifices of Jamaica’s Farm workers to Canada – Part 2

map of Jamaica

Jamaican Lifestyle: One Love – A Jamaican Story of the life and sacrifices of Jamaica’s Farm workers to Canada – Part 1

Article first posted on Live Beyond Yourself: I’m sitting on a plane, flying over Cuba, on my way back to Canada.  My week in Jamaica has exceeded any expectations I could have had.  I am so full.  I think if I had to sum up what I’m feeling, it would be best described by a … Continue reading Jamaican Lifestyle: One Love – A Jamaican Story of the life and sacrifices of Jamaica’s Farm workers to Canada – Part 1

Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson: The Dirtiest Race in History

From: That 1980s Sports Blog Richard Moore's account of the 100m final at the 1988 Olympics is perfectly planned, painstakingly researched, and brilliantly told When I started writing this blog eighteen months ago, there were numerous sporting events that immediately sprung to mind when I considered which topics to cover. One certainty was that at … Continue reading Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson: The Dirtiest Race in History

Jamaica Military Tattoo 2012: Taking a closer look at the Displays

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe The  Jamaica Military Tattoo 2012 was kept for four nights, from the June 28 to July 1, 2012. It was hosted at the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Polo Field inside Up Park Camp. The event was repeated each night to accommodate the large crowds who showed up to … Continue reading Jamaica Military Tattoo 2012: Taking a closer look at the Displays

Jamaica Military Tattoo 2012: Canada, Guyana, Bermuda, Trinidad, England, China, Jamaica Military and Constabulary displays

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Jamaicans were in for a treat when they showed up in their thousands to experience the Jamaica Military Tattoo 2012 taking place at Up Park Camp. The visual and musical feast provided a plethora of cultural and military displays; including sea rescue, fire rescue, hostage … Continue reading Jamaica Military Tattoo 2012: Canada, Guyana, Bermuda, Trinidad, England, China, Jamaica Military and Constabulary displays