Backstage after her performance, Chin chose to keep her private matter private, but she did tell Zap2it that her moment on stage offered a catharsis of sorts. “I’m feeling good,” she says. “I feel like I left it there and that was very therapeutic for me. Very, very therapeutic.”
Chin admits there was a certain trepidation regarding the bare approach to the song, which coach Adam Levine was insistent about. “So for me, I just made a decision to just go there and even if it wasn’t technically the best performance to give, I can’t deny what was going on in here,” she says with her hand over her heart. “And most importantly, I wanted it to end on a hopeful note because ultimately, even though the song, in the beginning it may be a little bit more ‘When you’re weary,’ I wanted it to end on ‘Sail on and shine. Your dreams are coming through.’ There’s always a silver lining, no matter what you’re going through in life.
“I mean, classic example, I found out the very next day after hearing [the bad news] that one of my girlfriends who’s been trying for a while is finally pregnant. So there’s always, always a silver lining to everything in life, you know? So, I wanted that to be not just about the emotion and whatever … but there’s hope.”…More at ‘The Voice’: Tessanne Chin talks ‘therapeutic’ semi-finals … – Zap2it
Trinidad Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar claims that she has not seeing any evidence that Trinidad immigration officers acted inappropriately in the controversy surrounding the deportation of 13 Jamaicans from her country. The incident threatens to derail already strained relationship between the two countries as Jamicans wordwide are calling for the boycott of Trinidadian goods and services exported to Jamaica.
“Until any further evidence comes forward, based on that report it appears we are in compliance with the law,” the Express reported Persad-Bissessar as saying yesterday.
Despite her strong position, however, Persad-Bissessar has advised Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Dookeran to travel to Jamaica in order to have discussions with his “counterparts” to address the issue.
She has also signalled her intention to hold discussions with Trade Minister Vasant Bharath over the threat of a boycott of Trinidad and Tobago products in Jamaica, in response to last week's deportation….More at T&T PM backs deportation of 13 Jamaicans – Jamaica Observer
The Jamaica Tourist Board is now giving Sting (Greatest One Night Reggae Show on Earth) the well deserved rspect it long sought by becoming one of its sponsor. Great News for reggae music.
The revelation of Sting's partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board was made on Monday evening at the Jamaican leg of the launch hosted at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.
According to Jason Hall, the deputy director of the JTB, Sting is an iconic Jamaican event which attracts visitors to the island. He also said the tourist board was not part of the event for many years; however, he hopes the budding relationship will last for many years to come.
“I just want to say that events on a whole are very critical to the tourist board not only attracting people to come to the destination, but also the media that comes here generates volumes of public debate for the destination. Sting is such an iconic Jamaican event and, in that regard, we are very excited to be on board this year, and I think the guys are doing something veryspecial,” Hall said….More at Jamaica Tourist Board finally gets stung – Inks sponsorship deal with Sting … – Jamaica Gleaner
It is sad how one because, of their can bully another to get what they want without being stopped by anyone and to prevent other from getting what they want by stopping them, and allowing their friend to have what they want if it is ok with them. This is how this world runs the powerful destroys the powerless. Jamaica is known for Reggae music, wonderful beaches, fast runners, Read More…
Jamaican Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes the double at the 2013 IAAF award for top man and top woman. Jamaica has once again showed the world that wi lickle but wi talawa.
Many people may not be aware that Jamaica is the third country that has accomplished such an outstanding achievement of having both award recipients from the same country. America the first in 1988 when Carl Lewis and Florence Griffith Joyner won, British the second county in 1993 when Colin Jackson and Sally Gunnell takes the award home and now Jamaica in 2013.
Jamaica has even gone further in history due to the fact that the fastest man in the world has set the record for being the person that won the most IAAF title. Winning five IAAF title is a great accomplishment not only for Usain but for every Jamaica.
Congrats again Usain and Shelly-Ann please continue to keep our flag flying high.
Andrew Holness staved off a strong challenge from Jamaica Labour Party Deputy Leader Audley Shaw to hold on to the leadership of the party. Holnesss settles the argument about who the labourites want to lead them.This is the first time in the part’s 70 years history that a leader has to fight for his position.
Holness, 41, trounced the 61-year-old Audley Shaw polling 2,704 votes to the 2,012 received by Shaw.
“This is a great day for democracy in the Jamaica Labour Party, I want to congratulate the leader of the Jamaica Labour Party Mr Andrew Holness,” said Shaw.
“We have been re-energized and we are showing to all of Jamaica that we are a democratic Jamaica Labour Party,” the outgoing deputy leader said….More at Andrew Holness wins JLP leadership election – Go Jamaica
Will today mark the end of ‘Rey Rey’ politics for the Jamaica labour party (JLP)? Andrew Holness, present leader of the JLP and Vice president Audley Shaw will go at it today to see who will be voted in to lead the 70 year old Jamaica labour Party. According to historical reports surprising to many this will be the first time the party has a contest for a leader. The leaders have always been automatically chosen ushered in or chose themselves without challenge. Whoever wins this should be good for the JLP and the country on a whole.
In the final analysis, political observers are at one that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is likely to be the real winner after the dust settles – not Andrew Holness, who is keen on extending his two-year reign, or Audley Shaw, who is bent on taking over.
According to some political analysts, it has been a duel of style rather than substance, with the colourful Shaw taking the challenge to the conservative Holness.
appeared, in large measure, to be of secondary importance throughout the campaign, as the candidates and their teams pandered to the wider populace through the media….More at JLP leadership campaign: ‘Rey rey politics’ – Jamaica Gleaner
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Students from some of the toughest neighborhoods in Jamaica's capital hunched over school desks, clacking wooden dominoes, pausing to ponder their next move and razzing opponents with good-natured taunts.
“Look out, here comes the end of the game! Nobody can stop it,” said 20-year-old Chevon Brown as he boisterously slammed down a dotted tile, or “bone,” and grinned.
These young men and women aren't just killing time. A government program is teaching domino strategies to inner-city teens and 20-somethings from gang-steeped areas in the hopes it will keep them from becoming crime statistics or give in to despair at a time when youth unemployment stands at 38 percent and good opportunities are scarce….More at Jamaica Students Learn Life Lessons From Dominoes – ABC News
“Jamaica is still trying to place itself in a respectable financial position by meeting the goals that the dreaded IMF set for the country. Despite many difficuties and the hardsip face by ordinary people there seems to be some lights at the end of the tunnel. The government just have to make sure that it stays on track and don’t fall behind as they always do.”
Jamaica has successfully passed its first review of a debt restructuring program under the International Monetary Fund, the institution said Monday.
“Overall program implementation,” said Nayouki Shinohara, IMF deputy managing director and acting chair of the board, “has been strong, despite the weak economic environment.”
Earlier this year, a deeply indebted Jamaica was forced to call in the Washington-based financial institution for up to $958 million in loans to help turn around its sinking economy….More at Jamaica passes IMF test – MiamiHerald.com
Growing up in Jamaica there are certain things that as we grow we should be able to accomplish .School work is a must no if and /or but where that is concern.
In addition to school work we have to learn how to wash (not with washing machine) iron, clean and cook by age 10 or so. Everything have to be done properly especially when it come to the cooking. Member say s no dutty pot a real cooking.
My toughest task was to cook cornmeal porridge and Read More…