‘Never complain, never explain’... but never again will Prince William use family mantra
The Duke of Cambridge’s unprecedented statement about the future of the Commonwealth reflects his belief that the Royal family’s “never complain, never explain” mantra is outdated, aides have revealed.news.yahoo.com
Jamaica PM tells royal couple island will seek independence
Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told Prince William and Kate that the British commonwealth intends to become independent in an unexpected announcement that comes as other countries consider cutting ties with the monarchywashingtonpost.com
Inner Circle Remembers Reggae Superstar, Jacob “Killer” Miller
[SOUTH FLORIDA] – Today marks 42 years since the death of reggae star Jacob Miller. Jacob “Killer” Miller died on the 23rd of March 1980. The singer had recently just returned to Jamaica from Brazil where he and his best friend Reggae Superstar Bob Marley had helped launch Island Records new office. Jacob Miller had a prolific musical career in the 1970’s. Jacob “Killer” Miller died at the young age of 27.sflcn.com
William and Kate arrive in Jamaica amid protests
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have landed in Jamaica on a visit to boost ties with Commonwealth countries. Jamaicans protested in front of the British High Commission in Kingston just hours before Prince William and Kate arrived. (March 23)news.yahoo.com
William and Kate, touring the Caribbean to celebrate the queen’s jubilee, draw anti-colonial protests and demands for reparations
The tour was billed in the British press as a “charm offensive” to dissuade Caribbean realms from joining Barbados in casting off the monarch and declaring republics.washingtonpost.com
Gulf states on high alert for possible hurricane hit early next week
Tropical Disturbance #1 is very close to reaching tropical depression status, and possibly it will jump right to Tropical Storm Ida. Turning of the air is evident. Hurricane Hunters will investigate the system today to see if an organized circulation has formed.
Jamaica faces marijuana shortage as farmers struggle
Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers have caused a shortage in the island’s famed but largely illegal market that experts say is the worst they’ve seen. “It’s a cultural embarrassment,” said Triston Thompson, chief opportunity explorer for Tacaya, a consulting and brokerage firm for the country's nascent legal cannabis industry. Jamaica, which foreigners have long associated with pot, reggae and Rastafarians, authorized a regulated medical marijuana industry and decriminalized small amounts of weed in 2015. “It destroyed everything,” said Daneyel Bozra, who grows marijuana in the southwest part of Jamaica, in a historical village called Accompong founded by escaped 18th-century slaves known as Maroons. But farmers and activists say weed sold via legal dispensaries known as herb houses is out of reach for many given that it still costs five to 10 times more than pot on the street.
Bond film 'No Time to Die' delayed again because of virus
FILE - In this Thursday, Apriil 25, 2019 file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for photographers during the photo call of the latest installment of the James Bond film franchise, in Oracabessa, Jamaica. Producers of the forthcoming James Bond thriller say the film's release has been delayed again, until the fall of 2021, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The official 007 Twitter account said late Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 that the 25th installment in the franchise will now open on Oct. 8. The film from director Cary Joji Fukunaga stars Daniel Craig as 007, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas. After the latest Bond delay was announced, Sony said it was pushing back several of its scheduled spring releases.
Post-Tropical Remnants Of Delta Continue Weaken, As The Heavy Rainfall Threat Diminishes Late Sunday Night
Location 90 miles S of Knoxville Tennessee Wind 15 mph Heading E at 15 mph Pressure 29.77 Coordinates 84.1W, 34.5NDiscussionAt 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Delta was located near latitude 34.5 North, longitude 84.1 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east near 15 mph, and this motion is expected to continue tonight and Monday morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 15 mph (30 km/h) with higher gusts. Some further weakening is possible tonight as a new surface low develops in the Carolinas, and Delta's surface low is expected to be absorbed by this new low pressure area on Monday. Moderate to major river flooring will continue across the Calcasieu and Mermentau river basins in Louisiana through much of next week
South Florida feels massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake centered near Cuba
MIAMI – People all over Miami say they felt buildings swaying after a massive earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude was centered between the island nations of Cuba and Jamaica on Tuesday. The initial tremor was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, including one measured at magnitude 6.1. Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell says those in eight buildings in the Brickell and downtown areas self-evacuated and the building department was onsite. Here is the latest from the @CityofMiami EOC regarding the effects felt in #Miami related to the 7.7 magnitude #earthquake that hit near Cuba and Jamaica. A 7.7 magnitude earthquake is considered a major earthquake that can cause serious damage.
Celebrate Peter Tosh's Music In Kingston!
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Celebrate the music of the legendary Peter Tosh with a FREE FESTIVAL on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Pulse Centre in Kingston, Jamaica! Artists who will be performing live include Andrew Tosh, Kymani Marley, Luciano, Rygin King, Bushman, Jesse Royal, Jah9, Chris Martin, Etana, Jah Cure, The 809 Band and many more! For tickets or more information click here. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Poster for James Bond 25 'No Time To Die' revealed
The wait is almost over for the latest James Bond movie, with a new film poster released this weekend. The picture, unveiled on social media to celebrate global James Bond Day, shows current 007 Daniel Craig looking moody and focused in a(CNN) - The wait is almost over for the latest James Bond movie, with a new film poster released on Saturday. The picture, unveiled on social media to celebrate global James Bond Day, shows current 007 Daniel Craig looking moody and focused in a tuxedo, framed against a blue wall. The latest in the Bond series is hotly anticipated, as it is Craig's last outing as the on-screen spy. Bond's return to Jamaica sees the spy back on familiar ground as the first Bond film 1962's "Dr. No" and 1973's "Live and Let Die" were filmed there.
On this day: October 30
2002: Rapper and musician Jam Master Jay, the DJ of the legendary rap trio Run-DMC, is shot and killed in a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens, New York. The shooting of the 37-year-old rap star, whose real name was Jason Mizell, remains unsolved more than a decade later. Hide Caption