Jamaican Poetry: My Black Story

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe I stand in my skin And I ponder within Of my history Of my story. The foundation of me Which I forget so easily Of my history Of my story. Those who struggled Those who fought for my freedom For our freedom. Now it is … Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: My Black Story

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Carrageenan – This Cancer-Causing Ingredient Probably Sits in Your Fridge

Attention all only-organic eaters: I'd like to have your attention in particular as you might have read this title and thought, "I bet whatever ingredient it is isn't in my fridge! I'm the healthiest eater I know!" With all due respect, you might be mistaken as the ingredient I'm about to address appears in a plethora of organic … Continue reading Carrageenan – This Cancer-Causing Ingredient Probably Sits in Your Fridge

Jamaican Gambling: How to Plan a Gambling Vacation

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe Planning a vacation trip is an exciting event. A gambling vacation is equally entertaining and exhilarating. People who are planning a gambling vacation should keep a number of factors in mind. As you will be spending money, extreme details should be revised about … Continue reading Jamaican Gambling: How to Plan a Gambling Vacation

Reminiscing on Jamaican CashPot and Lotto Game: Advice on how to deal with Pathological Gambling

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe There is a double-sided hypocrisy in Jamaica and that is the allowance of Jamaican Lotto and Jamaican Cashpot games; but on the other side the strong aversion to building and allowing casinos to develop. either way, there will be people who become addicted to both … Continue reading Reminiscing on Jamaican CashPot and Lotto Game: Advice on how to deal with Pathological Gambling

Jamaican Gambling: How to Use Gambling Losses as a Tax Deduction

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2015, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe A lot of people have to file their Taxes every year. This is a mandatory requirement by the US government.  They must report their earning and expenditure, and submit slips and receipts as proof. The US government is very strict about its Taxation … Continue reading Jamaican Gambling: How to Use Gambling Losses as a Tax Deduction

Why are we tolerating child prostitution and forced prostitution in the United States?

To bring a little perspective on how destructive child prostitution is to the girls forced into it, I have heard, in a rare radio piece about this issue, that the life expectancy for many of these girls is just 22 years. So, death, at a very early age, is what awaits them after they have been forced to have sex with as many as ten to fifteen “customers” per 24 hour period for several days each week.

As Americans have a proclivity for lecturing the rest of the world on the subject of human rights, to avoid hypocrisy and to do the right thing, we need to act to eliminate the gross violation of these girls’ and young women’s human rights and of their dignity as human beings.
Regrettably, the demand for child prostitution remains high in our society. This is in itself a (damning) indictment of our culture. Let’s stiffen the penalties for the consumers of child prostitution, and more vigorously pursue and bring to justice the suppliers of it (organized criminals).

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JUNE 15, 2012

Why are we tolerating child prostitution and forced prostitution in the United States?

Okay, this is not a news item in the sense that this appalling evil is not new in the US. What is news – or ought to be news – on the TV, radio, Internet, etc. is that there still has not been much reduction, not to mention eradication, of child prostitution and forced prostitution in the United States here in 2012. In recent months, I have heard of news stories about this ongoing atrocious injustice in Atlanta and in Las Vegas. It is widely known to be a chronic problem in the immigration depots of New York City and San Francisco. Forced…

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Jamaica’s Health Minister Fenton Ferguson bashes Opposition over chikungunya claims

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Health Minister Fenton Ferguson has rebuked political opponents for what he says are attempts to create panic with alarmist pronouncements about the chikungunya virus. "I see the last couple of days that there are elements within the Opposition, and more so elements in opposition in eastern Jamaica, trying to use … Continue reading Jamaica’s Health Minister Fenton Ferguson bashes Opposition over chikungunya claims

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PAHO warns of heightened chikungunya, dengue threats | CIDRAP

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) yesterday urged its member countries that have mosquitoes that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses to step up their vector control programs in advance of a possible increase in infections. The recommendation from PAHO, the World Health Organization's office in the region, comes in advance of the peak transmission season … Continue reading PAHO warns of heightened chikungunya, dengue threats | CIDRAP

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Haiti gets 6 million kits to treat mosquito-borne chikungunya virus | CTV News

The Associated Press Published Wednesday, September 10, 2014 2:53PM EDT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti has received a large shipment of treatment packets to help it deal with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya amid a rainy season expected to result in a surge of new cases in the country, officials said Wednesday. … Continue reading Haiti gets 6 million kits to treat mosquito-borne chikungunya virus | CTV News

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41 suspected cases of chikungunya in St Ann – Latest News – JamaicaObserver.com

ST ANN, Jamaica -- As of September 6 St Ann has had 41 suspected cases of Chikungunya, Dr Francine Phillips Kelly, acting Chief Medical Officer for St Ann told the St Ann Parish Council on Thursday. “The cases are coming in fast and furious,” Dr Phillips Kelly said. She explained that there is a cause … Continue reading 41 suspected cases of chikungunya in St Ann – Latest News – JamaicaObserver.com

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Three additional Chikungunya cases confirmed; total now at 24

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Three additional cases of the Chikungunya disease were conformed in Jamaica on Thursday September 4, the Ministry of Health has reported. The Ministry has so far confirmed a total of 24 cases for the country. Of this number 21 are from local transmission, two imported and one considered cryptic due to the … Continue reading Three additional Chikungunya cases confirmed; total now at 24

Jamaican Government pledges to continue search for airplane of Portland coast

PORT ANTONIO, Portland — As the search continued for the private aircraft which crash-landed some 14 nautical miles off the northern coast of Portland on Friday, the main search agency, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has stated that no debris from the plane has been found. The disclosure followed a day of extensive searching by … Continue reading Jamaican Government pledges to continue search for airplane of Portland coast

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Chikungunya cases being under reported in Jamaica, says Baugh

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Opposition Spokesman on Health Dr Kenneth Baugh says that the relevant authorities including the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and the Ministry of Health are not taking the growing outbreak of Chikungunya seriously.According to Dr Baugh, the number of cases being quoted by the Health Ministry are not credible.“Many more people … Continue reading Chikungunya cases being under reported in Jamaica, says Baugh

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Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Reblogged Scientists have taken the first steps to developing a vaccine for chikungunya — an emerging mosquito-borne virus that has infected more than a half million people in the Western Hemisphere this year. About 600 Americans have brought the virus to 43 states. The study was small. Only 25 people were given the experimental vaccine. … Continue reading Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

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Trinidad calls for CARICOM meeting on Ebola and Chikungunya threat

Reblogged PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago has called for a meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders to discuss a coordinated response to the public health threats posed by the Ebola and Chikungunya viruses. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, responding to an advisory issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) said Port … Continue reading Trinidad calls for CARICOM meeting on Ebola and Chikungunya threat

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Jamaican Health : UWI reports chikungunya case on Mona campus

Reblogged THE University of the West Indies, Mona was yesterday scheduled to fog the campus as well as a 500-metre radius into the surrounding community following confirmation of a chikungunya case there. No information was given about the chikungunya case and university administrators were not immediately available for comment on the matter. It was also … Continue reading Jamaican Health : UWI reports chikungunya case on Mona campus

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U.S. mosquitos spreading Chikungunya, the excruciatingly painful disease that tore through the Caribbean

Reblogged Health officials are reporting that for the first time, U.S. mosquitos are spreading a virus that has been tearing through the Caribbean. Two people in Florida have domestically acquired chikungunya infections, officials said. In both cases, they said, a person infected with the virus after visiting the Caribbean was then bitten again by an … Continue reading U.S. mosquitos spreading Chikungunya, the excruciatingly painful disease that tore through the Caribbean