Alkaline – Not My Cup Of Tea, But!!! – How Subjective Is Art Going To Be???

It is very clear that with certain issues we choose to separate the moral from the legal riding on legality and fighting to alter in the name of human rights.  While others we zoom in on morality solely.  So I put this to you.  Have you seen the video?  I have and let me drop my 2 cents as uncomfortable as it might be for some.

The global platform hardly relies on morality unless lives are lost.  Jamaica is no different.  We ride on equal rights, human rights and the freedom to express doing so on the precipice of morality.  With this video, it depicts ‘real life’, ’real world’ livity that is consumed by the masses.  Dancehall is enjoyed by many from differing walks of life.  Look to political platforms.  They choose when to play certain dancehall music depending on who will be gracing the stage and the mood they wish to vamp up at their rallies.  When the Jesus music comes on it is done so based on who will be gracing the stage and the message they wish to convey about a particular speaker.  All and all the charade is set in motion as a form of manipulation.  The truth of the matter is the songs by most of the popular artistes are enjoyed by professionals, labourers, the unemployed and the youths.  Where they listen and where they socialise to hear and watch the videos is a different kettle of fish.

Reading the article below, I am still searching for the outrage.  Are we not told that we are not allowed into the bedrooms of our citizens?  So the sexual encounter between the female who was clad in a police uniform signifies what to the average person?  Is it illegal for persons to have costumes made in the likeness of the constabulary clothing?  Is it that we are saying sexual encounters, acts are not engaged in by the JCF?  Why was no mention made of the two persons who represented the attorney and the assistant?  Attorney collecting money (raw cash), no paperwork and true to form one might say, emphasised that once the money is paid, all will be well??  What’s up with that??  Let me just say, the bad man who turned out to be a secret agent was rather cute, don’t you think?  Pon a serious note,  I am going to conclude from my own interpretation that he escaped under a hail of gunshots, unlike what happens in real life where the good guy……….the police, hmmph gets killed.  Weaponry – videos are like miniature movies.   Where do the weapons come from that we see in other music videos or movies?   If there was illegality,act on that.  

Pornography is a lifestyle for many, again from all walks of life.  We have had our fair share of pastors who are being hauled before the Courts for their sexual deviancy where the legal not moral law will judge them for now.  Not all women can deem exploitation, just ask them before you dare speak on their behalf.  CHOICE stills rules, and they will tell you that sex sells and they choose to earn a living by selling in any way, shape or form.  Whether that comes from videos, street life, dancing, they are doing their hustle and they will demand their money.

Celebrities’, whether reality stars, actors, musicians, social media vixens, many have gained their popularity and wealth by selling sex for the world to see from 1st world countries.  Sex videos that leaves nothing to the imagination have made a few hall of fame beauties causing our local men to want their women to look, shape and swoon like them.  Check out the latest body shape that you can purchase.   Our men and women again many from all walks of life, in uniform or out of uniform from the podium to the back streets embrace this freedom of expression.   When they choose to ‘bruk out’, what kind of music do you think they are brukking out to???  Give me a break, flaming hypocrites!!!!!!!!

Morality comes from the good book which we have long forsaken opening up the doors to the ‘anything goes’ movement.  Art will forever be art.  If it is your cup of tea, you will appreciate, if it is not, turn off the TV or your radio.  Do not buy or subscribe.  SEX and sex acts are left to those who choose what is acceptable to them or not.  Morality has no place in the bedroom, neither does the law.  In case you forget that is what is being advocated by our politicians, civil society and rights group.  If the law is broken, then prosecute, if not, how another depicts you is according to their truth, and there is nothing you can do about it………That is called secular livity!!!!!!!!

When you take off your uniform, your attire of choice, what you are left with is your naked self, the real you always comes alive.  If you are one of the same, clothed or unclothed then please tell me why you are getting your nickers in a twist.  Kudos to the secret agent, I hope they paid you well and in your escape you and your family were relocated to another country where you can start a new life never looking back on the one you left behind………………………….

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Alkaline video mess

Police Commissioner orders immediate investigation as cops outraged

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, June 25, 201744 Comments

 Alkaline

A video on the YouTube website which claims to feature popular local artiste Alkaline performing a piece entitled After All is causing outrage among members of the police force and has caused Commissioner of Police George Quallo to order an immediate investigation into certain aspects of it.

The video which is making the rounds on social media, along with its position on YouTube, shows individuals smoking ganja, brazenly toting guns, cursing, and interspersed with a sex scene where a woman dressed in police uniform is performing salacious and explicit sexual acts with a character in the video.

In addition, there are others in the video dressed in police uniforms. The video also shows what appears to be a marked police vehicle.

It is understood that Commissioner Quallo has given specific instructions that those individuals dressed in police uniforms be found and statements taken immediately. He has also directed that the marked police vehicle be checked to see if it is indeed part of the official police fleet.

As a result of especially the sex scene and the open carrying of guns featured in the video, many policemen and women are taking the position that they will not be carrying out any duties at events where Alkaline will be performing in the future.

The Jamaica Observer understands that it is the sex scenes which are the main cause of concern for members of the police force. One policeman who saw the video described it as a total denigration of the Jamaican woman.

“If there is any truth to the video, then it is very bad. I am particularly outraged by how our women are portrayed in the video, and then again, to be openly displaying guns like that is wrong, it is sad,” a policeman who asked that his name not be used, said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Clifford Blake, when asked by the Sunday Observer to comment, said that he had seen the video and was well aware of the stance taken by some of the force’s members.

“I have been called, and I have met with several policemen and women who have expressed their outrage and indignation at the video.

“At this time we have no official response, suffice it to say that the commissioner had ordered an investigation and I am in the process of dealing with that investigation. I can inform that already some statements have been taken,” DCP Blake said.

The Sunday Observer could not reach Alkaline or any member of his management team for a comment.

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Politics Or Politriks – Is There A Difference? – JamRoc And The Buggery Law

Foot and mouth disease causing diarrhea is so common in many circles, it leaves you in absolute wonderment.  Wonderment at how fast they wheel n come again, with a straight face.  Apparently there is a special kind of high they receive from the podium at the applause, salute and cheers when utterances appear to be of one accord.  So it is we have the Minister of Justice in fine fashion stating his personal opinion and dare I say morality on the issue of ‘buggery’.

“Let me make it very clear, I do not believe that the anus is a sexual organ. I am against homosexuality (loud applause), quite frankly I believe it’s wrong but at the same time I believe it’s equally wrong for anyone to promote homophobia (hatred of homosexuals)…” he said.

Homophobia definition the oxford, ‘Dislike of or prejudice against homosexual people’.  (I guess Jamdown has PHOBIA against itself as whole heap a people are prejudice gainst dis, dat, an every striking ting dem deem a crosses; who or what suffers more??).  Hmmph, moving on I daresay there may be those who deem the opinion on the anus not being a sexual organ to be homophobic.   When it comes unto this topic, there is rarely consensus as to what homophobia is.  To hell with the definition according to the dictionary, it is a ‘feeling’, an interpretation of others opinions that causes the term homophobia to be cast around on the Roc.  If enough people sey suh den wi homophobic.  Forget about classism that is experienced, shadeism that believe it or not some persons take to bleaching their skin with a view of becoming more marketable.  Those are insignificant because globally it is all about human rights that is subjective whether you want to accept it or not.

The BEAST that is crime is the biggest fish of them all, no pun intended is where energy, financial resources, abrogation of some human rights must be focused on heavily in Jamroc.  No use singing the same sankey re cooperation from citizens.  This is not the USA.  The Roc cannot provide witness protection, cannot pay any informer sufficient funds to bury himself and his entire family when all hell bruk loose.  Get that out of your minds and stop the silly speeches.  Government, the military and full support from the Opposition in declaring war on the criminals is what must be Jamaica’s top priority.  Take back this country unless you are afraid to do so.  Get the military out for 24 months and show them who is BOSS.  Show dem sey u nuh fraid a nuh duppy, no coffin, no obeah.  Who waan oil up oil up as who u serve bigger and badda dan dat!!!!!!!  Can those professing to love this country in government, opposition and civil society agree to extreme measures to deal with extreme lawlessness?????????

Referendum on the buggery law will be welcome, yet not at this time as on the top 5 list of priorities, it does not come close.  Anyone who thinks otherwise, I suggest if you live on the Roc, wake up from your self-induced coma, read the daily papers, and watch the news.  You will realise it is not a movie that is being filmed on the Roc to that of ‘Scarface’ rather day to day activities with the masses ducking, diving, or praying for coverage morning, noon and night.

Only a few are able to flip the script when they travel outside of this country to give speeches.  Some may call it political correctness in season, I call it the twins who are inseparable, politics and politriks………….

While we knock morality, every reason you say to someone it is against the law ie do not kill, steal, rape, etc or to say, it is wrong, is based on some form of morals.   Question, where does this moral guide comes from, where did it originate, its roots, its foundation?? 

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Chuck: Buggery law will only be changed by a referendum

(Jamaica Observer) Friday, June 16, 2017 37 Comments

 JPs pay attention at yesterday’s training seminar at Beadle’s Hall in Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth. (Photo: Ainsley Clarke)

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – Justice Minister Delroy Chuck yesterday reiterated the Government’s position that Jamaica’s contentious buggery law will only be changed by a referendum.

However, while insisting on what he said was a personal position that homosexuality is morally “wrong”, Chuck questioned whether it was the business of the law to determine right and wrong of private sexual conduct.

“The Government’s position is clear and I will repeat it, the law will not be changed, save and except by a referendum. The buggery law will never be changed unless a referendum so decides,” Chuck told justices of the peace during a training seminar at the Beadle’s Hall in Santa Cruz.

Responding to what he said were questions being asked about his own position, the minister said: “Let me make it very clear, I do not believe that the anus is a sexual organ. I am against homosexuality (loud applause), quite frankly I believe it’s wrong but at the same time I believe it’s equally wrong for anyone to promote homophobia (hatred of homosexuals)…” he said.

He argued that people had a right to their own views and positions on issues. “…Once they do not infringe… your rights and freedoms we must respect them. In a democracy differing views must contend,” he said.

Chuck’s comments came against the backdrop of harsh criticism directed at him for reportedly suggesting that the church and faith-based groups were hindering the push to repeal the centuries-old buggery law, considered by many to be a breach of basic human rights.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that buggery as well as other issues, such as a proposed move away from the British Privy Council to the Caribbean Court of Justice as Jamaica’s highest court, will be decided by referendum.

Questioned by journalists yesterday, Chuck said the Government had no clear time frame for the proposed referendum nor was it a priority given the many problems facing the country.

“The PM has in mind referendum on several areas but I suspect that those will come towards the end of the parliamentary term because there are so many things that need to be dealt with; we are concentrating more now on economy and crime… and so matters like referendum are not really top priorities at this time,” he said.

Asked whether in fact there could be no referendum in the current term, Chuck said: “I don’t know, the truth is that referendum for CCJ, to remove the Queen (as Jamaica’s Head of State), to remove the buggery law and others … these are absolutely needed but I don’t see it immediately,” he said.

Chuck told the JPs that while Christian churches considered homosexuality immoral, so too were premarital sex and adultery and even cigarette smoking, though such behaviour was not criminalised.

“I acknowledge that the churches, in particular, take the view that they must promote Biblical teaching… But let us face it, premarital sex is immoral, adultery is immoral and at one time those were criminalised. I don’t think that the Church would now ask that they be criminalised,” he said.

“Buggery I say is wrong but where do we draw the line in private morality. Is it the business of the law to peep in people’s bedroom and say what they are doing in the privacy of their bedroom is wrong?” Chuck asked.

“… The Church of which I am a part must lead in love and compassion. We might disagree and condemn certain lifestyles, but bigotry, discrimination and the denial of human and social rights must be rejected … democracy deserves more, Jamaica is better than that,” he said.

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Handling Hypertension Naturally by Dr Tony Vendryes

(Jamaica Gleaner) Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 6:00 AM

Guard against high blood pressure.
Choose fruits and vegetables.
Exercise is a must.
Hypertension is a medical disorder commonly known as ‘high blood pressure’ or ‘pressure’ that affects millions of people worldwide. Research indicates that about one third of Jamaicans over age 35 have high blood pressure, and its prevalence increases with advancing age.

But what is high blood pressure? Blood circulates through the body along a series of pipes (arteries) by the pumping action of the heart. The pressure created in the arteries is measured and expressed in millimetres of mercury (mm. Hg) as two figures. The top figure is called the systolic pressure. It represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart pumps or beats.

The lower figure is called the diastolic pressure, and represents the pressure in the system when the heart relaxes in between beats.

A blood pressure reading may be represented as follows:

140 – systolic pressure

80 – diastolic pressure

Blood pressure is currently considered normal when the systolic pressure is below 120 mm. Hg and the diastolic is under 80 mm. Hg.

There is however an ongoing debate among doctors as many factors like age, stress levels and gender may influence ‘normal’ blood pressure.

What causes hypertension?

Contrary to popular thinking I consider high blood pressure as more of a symptom than an actual disease.

Underlying medical conditions like kidney disease, hormonal imbalance or medication cause less than 10 per cent of the cases of hypertension. The other 90 per cent results from an unhealthy lifestyle. Common lifestyle culprits include:

• A diet high in unhealthy fat, processed carbohydrates and salt and low in fibre and nutrients.

• Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle

• Chronic stress and cigarette smoking

I regard hypertension as a symptom of a sick circulation. In any plumbing system, if the pipes become corroded, narrowed or blocked, the pressure must increase for flow to be maintained. So with the human circulation, hardening of the arteries, narrowing and blockage of blood vessels by a process called atherosclerosis is a major underlying cause of high blood pressure.

The actual high blood pressure reading is a signal, a warning light that the pipes (arteries) are unhealthy. People do not just die from high blood pressure. They suffer and die from the results of the diseased circulation that contributed to the elevation in pressure.

The main organs that suffer are the brain – brain damage and strokes, the heart – heart enlargement and heart failure, the kidneys – kidney disease and renal failure and the eyes – visual impairment and blindness.

Treat the cause

Most cases of hypertension can be treated effectively by changing one’s lifestyle. This is the first line of treatment and along with nutritional supplements and herbs is an effective and safe way of correcting high blood pressure.

Blood pressure medication is sometimes indicated, but in my opinion should only be used as a secondary line of treatment.

Just taking ‘pressure tablets’ as soon as one is diagnosed with high blood pressure is rarely indicated and only in very severe cases, as this approach only treats the symptoms and does not address the underlying cause.

These drugs may sometimes lower the blood pressure reading, but do not correct the underlying circulatory dysfunction.

The chronic use of blood pressure medication is associated with many problems and more drugs often needed to treat the side effects of the ones originally prescribed.

Take these actions for 90 days and be inspired by the results

A natural plan: Start by believing that your high blood pressure can be naturally managed and reversed and commit yourself to make the following changes in your life for the next 90 days. The shift in your blood pressure will inspire you to continue.

Change your diet: Switch to a diet of healthy protein, low animal fats, and lots of fresh vegetables, fruit and whole grains. Restrict or eliminate meats, dairy products, sugar, white flour and fried foods. Use sea salt in moderation. Drink lots of water.

Control your weight: Correct abdominal obesity. Excess fat around the waistline predisposes you to high blood pressure. A waist measurement of over 34 inches in a woman and over 39 inches in a man increases your risk for hypertension by 500 per cent. Start a weight loss programme that places a major emphasis on balanced nutrition. I recommend ‘The Cellular Nutrition Programme.

Detoxify the body: Do a cleansing programme to detoxify the body of harmful impurities – a combination of herbal cleansers and/or colon irrigation is an effective approach. Avoid polluting your system with cigarettes, excess caffeine, alcohol, highly processed foods, unclean air and water.

Exercise regularly: Exercise is vital and has many benefits. I recommended that you do some form of aerobic exercise (walking, jogging, cycling, swimming) for 30 minutes, three times per week. On the other days, do some resistance exercise, such as weight training, yoga or floor exercises.

Take supplements: Supplements have an important role in blood pressure control. Take a full spectrum multivitamin and the antioxidants A, C, E and Selenium (ACES). Add magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, garlic, Hawthorne berry and coenzyme Q10.

Manage stress: Learn to manage stress, as it is a very common, often overlooked cause of high blood pressure. Yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques are extremely useful strategies for high blood pressure. They help correct the underlying imbalance in the nervous system. Herbs that help with stress include Kava, Valerian, Tang Kuei, Siberian Ginseng and St John’s Wort.

Consider Chelation Therapy: This is an alternative medical treatment that effectively reverses the hardening of the arteries associated with high blood pressure. It removes excess calcium from the blood vessel walls and promotes the elimination of harmful heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and aluminium. It is also a powerful anti-ageing therapy administered by physicians trained in chelation therapy.

Monitor your blood pressure: If your pressure is elevated, check it once per week and keep a record to share with your doctor. This is more useful than single occasional readings done at the doctor’s office. Invest in your own machine and learn how to use it. Avoid the temptation to obsessively take your blood pressure several times per day.

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Ode To Usain Bolt – The G.O.A.T – Better Believe It!!!!!!!!

Thank you to my fellow countrymen who gave this royalty of track n field a tribute befitting for the man who has represented us first class.  Usain Bolt has shown the world how to rise above obstacles, negativities, doubters, haters, ridiculers and still accomplish what others say has never been done before.

A fellow who has graced our presence for the past 12 years, growing up before our eyes.  The phase of teenager, the twenty’s, doing what most of us did at some point in our lives, yet delivering on the biggest stage of his profession.  To follow Bolt and not notice his mind and personal development is unfortunate.  The ability to focus when the world has an opinion, positive or negative is not an easy feet to rise above and still WIN; not to mention his injuries.  Majority if they hear negativity coming from a couple persons about them, they are doomed, crushed for what seems like eternity.  Imagine, living through that.  Living through the cynicism cast on the sport that you love in the wake of drug scandals during that decade.  Bolt managed to surpass all in his relatively youthful development.  An accomplishment I must say is worth taking note of.

Usain Bolt is as original in his entertainment of the crowd and photogs as he is in his aura.   You see every interaction and engagement he takes them on worldwide.  He has learnt gratitude at an early age, and it is inevitable when you hear him speak.  He recognises those he loves, those who he entertains and as a true Jamaican, he is most thankful to his ‘people’.  It all started right here on home soil, so how fitting is it for Usain to close out in front of his ‘people’, on home soil.

Bolt captured, titillated, mesmerised the World.  For my own part, the excitement that he brought to the sport was more than I could hope for as every win, every loss, was felt.  He raised our flag high, he is Brand Jamaica. What more could a nation ask for of this young man from a modest background with parents who believed and instilled discipline into him.

Bolt clocked out at 10.03.  I suggest you refresh your memory as to the significance of this time.

Usain Bolt, a beauty to look at, beauty to watch.   He commands a crowd with his presence as he is simply fun, respects his FANS, and knows they are very much a part of his success as his own talent.  There are many things we can learn from a Usain Bolt, the most important for me is GRATITUDE.    Always, always ensure you say ‘thank you’.  That is one attribute MONEY cannot buy!!!!

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Bolt says farewell in magnificent style #OneLastBolt

 (Jamaica Gleaner) Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 6:52 PM
Usain Bolt – Gladstone Taylor Photo
Like he has done so many times before, Usain Bolt crossed the finish line in front, as he closed the book in what was his final race on local soil at Saturday’s JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium.

But not before his usual theatrics at the start.

A ‘To di worl’ pose as he was being introduced, Mo farah darting on the infield, GoPro camera in hand to get his vantage point of the historic moment; it was the sort of end everyone expected and the fireworks that met his 10.03 seconds win at the finish line was symbolic of the most exciting career in track and field.

Javaughn Minzie was second in 10.15 with Nickel Ashmeade running third in 10.18.

“I really appreciate you guys for coming out and supporting me. After my friend’s death it was really hard for me, I have never been through something like this, I had to take some time but I knew what I had to do and I knew Germaine (Mason) would want me to do this. This was special,” said Bolt after his event.

“There are no words, from World Juniors the support that I have been getting from Jamaica has been remarkable. I could not have done this without my parents, my friends, my best friend NJ, I want to thank Jamaica, I never expected this. It’s big to see everybody turn out, it shows that they appreciated what I did and it was a honour for me,” Bolt added.

It wouldn’t be a Bolt 100m without a poor start and so-so first phase, but as he has done over the years, the big Jamaican took control of the field and powered home, returning to kiss the stadium track before addressing the crowd.

Yohan Blake got his share of the limelight with a 9.97 seconds win in his 100m event leading from start to finish to get the better of Akani Simbine, 10.00 and Keston Bledman, 10.22.

“It has been going really good for me. Usain told me before I came out here, ‘Blake stay patient’ and that’s what I did,” said Blake.

Wayde van Niekerk set a world leading time of 19.84 seconds while winning the men’s 200m event.

The South African 400m world record holder was in complete control, ahead of Rasheed Dwyer, who was second in 20.11 seconds.

Fellow Jamaican Warren Weir placed third in 20.18 seconds. His Racers Track Club Teammate, Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain was fourth in 20.22 seconds.

World champion Danielle Williams, 12.81 was second in the 100m hurdles behind Sharika Nelvis, 12.78 with Sally Pearson, 12.83 running third.

Demish Gaye continued his fine form with a 44.73 seconds run in the men’s 400m. Lalonde Gordon was second in 45.18, while Machel Cedenio took third place in 45.57 seconds.

Farah delighted the crowd by crossing the line first and with a signature Bolt pose as he won the men’s 3000m in 7:41.20 ahead of Pat Tierman, 7:41.62 and Jamaica’s Kemoy Campbell, 7:41.87.

Willy Tarbei pulled off one of the talking points of the night when he pipped world record holder David Rudisha on the line to win the Men’s 800m.

Tarbei finished in 1:44.86 ahead of his Kenyan teammate Rudisha, who clocked 1:44.90 seconds. USA’s Erik Sowinski took third in 1:45.27 seconds. Jamaicans Chadoye Dawson, Daniel Glave and Sadiki White, were fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

Shamier Little won the women’s 400m in 54.21 ahead of Dalilah Muhammad, 54.59 and Ristananna Tracey, 54.61.

Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts produced a stadium record, 14.31m to win the triple jump event.

Christian Taylor took the male equivalent in 17.20m with Allyson Felix running strongly for the women’s 400m win with a time of 50.52.

World Junior champion Jaheel Hyde turned a good performance to finish second in the men’s 400m.

Hyde, who ran a personal best 48.52 at the Jamaica International Invitational on May 20 also at the National Stadium, finished second in 48.82. The race was won by Quincy Downing of the US in 48.13. Jonny Dutch of the US was third in 49.00 while fourth went to Jamaica’s Roxroy Cato in 49.43.

“I am pleased with my performances so far this season as I am running much better than last year, as I am consistently running 48 seconds, compared to last year. I am healthy and I am looking forward to trials as I think I am on the right path”, Hyde said.


Bolt wins in glittering send off #OneLastBolt #MakeItLegendary

(Jamaica Gleaner) Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 6:22 PM

Usain Bolt celebrates after his 100m win at the Racers Grand Prix. – Gladstone Taylor Photo
The legendary Usain St Leo Bolt said goodbye to the National Stadium in fine style, when he left the rest of the field in his wake in the 100m Salute To A Legend race at the JN Grand Prix this evening.

Bolt clocked 10.03 ahead of Javaughn Minzie, second in 10.14, and Nickel Ashmeade third in 10.17 seconds.

Bolt never looked like being beaten on the night he got an emotional send off in front of a packed house at the National Stadium and as he lit up the track, a magnificent fireworks display followed for the man who lit up track and field around the world for the last 17 years.

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Goodbye!

Bolt challenges Rudisha, Farah, Van Niekerk to 500m dash

(Jamaica Observer) Sunday, June 11, 2017

Usain Bolt addressing the media at a JN Rcers press conference at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Thursday. The American athlete Allyson Felix is at at right. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)

Sprint king and triple world record holder Usain Bolt has proposed an enticing 600m clash between himself, 800m record holder David Rudisha and distance King Mo Farah.

But after serious consideration, Bolt reduced the distance to 500m and included 400m world record holder Wayde Van Niekerk.

Bolt raised the possibilities while the athletes fielded questions from the media at a JN Racers Grand Prix press conference on Thursday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel.

Bolt, Rudisha, Farah, Van Niekerk, Allyson Felix, Christian Taylor and Sally Pearson all shared the stage at the same time in an interactive question and answer session.

“I have two questions, one to Wayde. Do you feel like you can run 42 seconds?” Bolt asked. After a little hesitation, Van Niekerk replied: “Of course.”

“That’s what I like,” Bolt added.

Last year after training with Van Niekerk, Bolt encouraged and even predicted that the South African would erase Michael Johnson 400m world record of 43.18 seconds set in 1999.

Bolt then turned his attention to his very good friend, Britain’s Mo Farah, who twice won the 5,000m and 10,000 at two consecutive Olympics.

“This is for Farah. What do you feel, me, you and Rushisha, who would win?”

Farah, sitting between Sally Pearson and Van Niekerk, burst out laughing.

“Farah replied: “600… I think I got a better chance, I think because of my endurance.”

Bolt then interjected and reminded Farah that the race would also include Rudisha.

“Oh sorry, I thought it was just me,” said Farah laughing. “That completely changes things. That turns the table around. Rudisha would be pretty strong because the guy has run 1:40 minutes for 800. He would jog and still have us.”

Bolt then turned the question to the soft-spoken Kenyan star Rudisha. “What do you think?”

Rudisha smiled, before saying: “600m, I think I would have a lot of advantage when it comes to 600 because I do sometimes 400m and 800. So I am right in the middle and Mo, I don’t think you have a chance there. For 600m, I already have the fastest time of 1:13 minutes,” said Rudisha.

Bolt was then asked what are his chances of winning that 600m clash.

“How do you mean? What chance?” the 100m and 200m world record holder asked.

“My coach will tell anybody. if I really took this 400 seriously, sorry Wayde, but I would be the world record holder right now,” said Bolt.

“But now that I think about it, I might have to drop it (600m race) down to 500 then we can add Wayde to the group and it would be a good run,” he added.

Meanwhile, a race between Bolt and Argentine football star Lionel Messi was proposed. One without a ball and one with a ball.

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  RacersGrandPrix: Bolt thanks fans, athletes for support

(Jamaica Observer) Saturday, June 10, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The legendary Usain Bolt had much appreciation for the fans and athletes who turned out this evening for the second staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Bolt, who ran his final competitive race on home soil a short while ago, said “There are no words to describe it; from world juniors the support that I have been getting from Jamaica was huge and I never thought that I would get this high in track and field.

“I must give God the glory, this is a atmosphere that I never expected. The stadium is packed and I really appreciate it. For me it is big to see everybody turn out to show their appreciation for what I have done and it’s always an honour.”

The eight-time Olympic champion also expressed thanks to the athletes who turned out for the event.

“I want to thank them (participating world and Olympic champions) for coming out and showing their support. It’s an honour when great athletes support great athletes so I want to thank them for that,” he said.

Bolt is regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time and will be retiring after the IAAF London World Championships set for August 4-13.

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What the athletes say about Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt (right) and his coach Glen Mills having a good time at the second staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium on Saturday night. The meet celebrated the achievements of the world's fastest man, who intends to retire after the London World Championships in August.Usain Bolt (right) and his coach Glen Mills having a good time at the second staging of the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium on Saturday night. The meet celebrated the achievements of the world’s fastest man, who intends to retire after the London World Championships in August.

A number of Jamaican and international athletes turned up at the National Stadium on Saturday night and took part in the second staging of the JN Racers’ Grand Prix, a farewell to eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt.

The 30-year-old  Bolt did not disappoint the sell-out crowd as he marked an emotional farewell  by winning his final race on home soil.

He easily won the ‘Salute a Legend’ race in his first 100m of 2017 but admitted to a rare attack of nerves.

The meet dubbed ‘Salute to a Legend,’  celebrated the achievements of the world’s fastest man, who intends to retire after the London World Championships in August.

Olympic champions Wayde van Niekerk, David Rudisha, Mo Farah, Christian Taylor and Allyson Felix all made the trip to pay tribute to the sport’s biggest star.

Loop News reporter Job Nelson was at trackside and he garnered the views of some of the participating athletes, about Bolt and his legacy to track and field.

Below are what they had to say:

Sally Pearson of Australia (sprint hurdler)

I don’t know him that well but I know that he has been absolutely fantastic. He has really put our sport back on the map again. He will be surely missed but I think he has left a legacy that inspires the next generation coming through and keeps our sport alive for the future.

Hansel Parchment of Jamaica (sprint hurdler and national record holder)

Usain is one of the best for track and field. He has given so much and we have so much to give thanks for. I don’t know (if) anybody can top what Usain has done, but we have to give God thanks for somebody like Usain Bolt for track and field. I have a few memorable moments of Usain,  seeing him run 19.19 in the 200 metres, that was unbelievable.

Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago (sprinter)

We are going to miss him. He has done a lot for the sport and it is not just track and field. Globally, I walk on the streets, people will ask me, ‘do you know Usain Bolt’? And I live in the United States. So it is just a really good thing to know that he has put us on the map and he will be surely be missed. I feel like his first year (was the most memorable for me).

To see him come out in the 100 metres and running 9.6 seconds. I think people really expected him to do well in the 200, but the 100, I didn’t see it coming.  I was here (in Jamaica) in 2002 for the World Juniors and I saw him winning the 200 metres in front of his home crowd and that was something special.

Akani Simbine of South Africa (sprinter)

He has done so much for the sport. It is great that we can actually come here and do this honour for him. He inspires me and inspires a whole lot of other athletes.

Yohan Blake of Jamaica (sprinter)

I cried a little because of the fact that we have been through so much in training and for his last year, to be this year, it is sad. My favourite moment is when we took the one, two at the Olympics. He will leave a size 19 to fit and it is going to be hard to fit and I tried to squeeze my foot in it and it hurt up.

Wayde van Neikerk of South Africa (400-metre world record holder)

I love his character and the way he lives by example. I think he is definitely someone we can learn from.

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American Pyscho Have Nutten Pon Wi- Damn Bwoy Bury Dem Ina House An Mek Tomb

It dehya, wen mi tell u sey it deyha, it dehya to neck back, This is no joke, this is as real as the sun shines and the rain falls.  Do not even attempt to figure out what made this evil, nut cracker decide to carry out this demon possessed act.  What you must come to accept is that demons are living inside the bodies of humans and it is what it is.  Okay then you come up with something better to explain this insanity that has been unleashed on the Roc?

Bun a gwaan from before time memorial, and it will continue until end of times.  It cannot be the bunning alone that is contributing to this.  If it is all about the bun, then our male species are beyond weak.  I will not accept that as our men are lion kings, come on now, and we cannot insult.  It will indeed be tragic if it is believed that 7 out of 10 men will brutalize, kill their women once they find out that they were ‘bunned’.   Wi soon nuh ave nuh ooman!!!!!  Joke, joke, joke.  Ease and settle yourself.

Let us get serious now. I still maintain the male ego cannot dictate whether a woman lives or not due to her suspected infidelity.  Even if jacket deh bout.  There is more than that, and I deem it to be spiritual.  What we are now facing on Planet Earth is above us and it is my humble opinion we look above and not on the surface or below.  Our women may need to start choosing carefully their intended partner.  They may have to get some history on the family tree, as sick head can have di sexy body, dollars, bag a charm.  Hidden amongst all those is the weaponry of evil thoughts and intentions if you ruffle the feathers. 

 

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Police to demolish tomb inside house in search of missing mom and child

(Jamaica Observer) Wednesday, June 07, 2017 76 Comments

 Police set up a work tent near the house in Negril yesterday. (Photo: Philp Lemonte
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — The police will this morning demolish a tomb constructed inside a house where the remains of a missing mother and her daughter, who are feared murdered, are believed to be buried.“The scene will be processed tomorrow (today) and the tomb demolished,” a police source told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

The police have identified the missing woman as 24-year-old Chantel Dyer and her daughter, Orlandi Miller, 3, of Pee Wee Lane, West End in Negril.

The Observer was informed that the police received a report Monday evening that the mother and daughter have not been seen since late April.

The woman and her child reportedly lived at the house where the concrete tomb is constructed.

Residents strongly believe the mother and child have been murdered and buried inside the tomb situated in a rear room of the house.

Yesterday, curious residents thronged the street near the house which police encircled with yellow crime scene tape.

The police who went to process the scene yesterday are said to require additional tools to demolish the tomb.

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What A Ting Reach Dah Jamaican Bredda Yah, Ummhmm

Financial problems in your 20’s, married with a husband and a 10 month old child.  Your only solution being the mother is to hire a hit man, kill your husband, collect on the life insurance of under US$1 million and live happily ever after.   It really cannot be you were that angry due to your husband’s infidelity.  After all, you plotted with your lover and on the third attempt was successful in having him killed.

I do believe there are those amongst us who are born to kill, and are born evil.  Generation curse is not only evident in conflicts or habits.  Killers or those who have the propensity for extreme violence can be found in the family tree.  We talk about the family of drunks, or the family of abusers.  I put it to you, there is the family of killers.  They may skip a generation or two, still traces of the bloodline is strong.  That is why I say, once you identify your bloodline and take note or certain behaviours or hear of stories of what took place generations before.  It is advisable for you to assess your own habits, behaviours and face the reality that you need to destroy that generation curse for your own safety and wellness.

For the life of me, I cannot see how living in the land of opportunity.  A married couple with a 10 month old child.  Wife in her 20’s made the decision after money woes and infidelity on the part of her husband to have him killed.  At no point in time after the 1st, 2nd attempt did she wake up and say, HELL NO…..let me leave his ass.  Instead she pursued, having him executed in their own home the 3rd time.  That is sheer evil…………….you must have been born that way.

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American woman found guilty of murder of Jamaican husband to get insurance money

 (Jamaica Gleaner) Friday | June 9, 2017 | 

A woman who hired a hitman to kill her Jamaican husband so that she could cash in on the US$900,000 life insurance policy she took out on him has been convicted of murder and other criminal charges in the United States (US), the New York Daily News has reported.

It took the jury less than three hours to find Alishia Noel-Murray, of Brooklyn, New York, guilty of murder, attempted murder and weapons possession in the death of her husband Omar Murray.

During the trial, Noel-Murray, 29, had denied any involvement in her husband’s death.

She faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when she is sentenced on June 29.

Omar Murray’s mother Eunice Henry reportedly clasped her hands in prayer and looked up to the heavens as the verdict was announced.

“She’s a real monster,” Henry told the newspaper in reference to her former  daughter-in-law.

“I’m ecstatic. I’m overwhelmed, but I’m still missing my son,” she added.

According to prosecutors, Noel-Murray believed her husband was cheating and plotted with her lover, Dameon Lovell, to pay a hitman US$3,500 to kill him so that she could collect on three life insurance policies.

Lovell cooperated with prosecutors in exchange for a sentence of 15 years to life in prison, the newspaper reported.

Omar Murray was allegedly shot and killed by Kirk Portious inside the Brooklyn home he shared with his wife and son, who was 10 months old at the time.

Portious is on trial before a different  jury, which had not yet reached a verdict.

Lead prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Emily Dean told jurors, at the start of the trial, that Noel-Murray was having financial problems and that she and her husband were not getting along.

As a result, Dean said Noel-Murray took out three life insurance policies on her husband, including one for US$150,000 onlu a few months before his death on February 24, 2013.

She said in the months before that Noel-Murray twice tried to have him killed.

The first attempt, Dean said, came in October 2012 when Noel-Murray tried to poison her husband, who was saved by doctors.

The second attempt, the prosecutor said, came on February 6, 2013 when a friend of Lovell fired at Omar Murray and missed.

During the trial, Noel-Murray admitted that she and Lovell had sex inside her home while her husband and son were upstairs sleeping.

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Seeitdeh School Gone To Di Dogs – A Who Oono Want Fi Tanyah & Teach Leggo Beast

What kind of behaviour do you call this?  Those who love to chastise and refer to derogatory comments.  I beg of you to humour me and describe what you would refer to this as.  More importantly, is the child guilty of this act a member of the school or church choir?  The sheer hypocrisy of those who in one breath ctry for law, order, discipline and respect, then in the second breath speak of abuse of child when punishment is inflicted, or unfairness of system when the child is kicked out of school.

The child who disrespects adults, his teacher, principal, is a child whose home life is a picture of what he or she displays when out of said environment.  If there are those who want to jump down my throat, jump all you want; the apple does not fall far from the tree.  The day is fast becoming when you are going to beg for teachers to remain in the classroom, and beg for those to discipline your child when necessary then guess what, there will not be enough of them.

Would you line up to teach in a classroom today?  Government has the gall to speak about those who choose to migrate for betterment.  What is the salary scale like?  Is it really worth it to put yourself in the line of fire as that is exactly what is taking place on the Roc?  What I find heart wrenching is we fail to realise this type of behaviour can take place in and on any school compound.  What if your child was killed at the hands of another?  It appears society is becoming numb to school on school violence.

My charge is to anyone who has a child or who is a foster parent or guardian.   Consider this.   If you are anti discipline, prepare for the judgement, consequence, stress and poor relief benefit for your child until their last days.  We may have a young generation now that appears to be pampered, spoiled and indiscipline due to the adults sick idea of what discipline means and how it should be handed down.  Things will not remain the same, as a wipe out of an entire generation has happened in times gone by.  It can happen again.  Do you want that for your children, not your children’s children??

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Camperdown teachers protest after students allegedly assault teacher to recover cell phone

 (Jamaica Gleaner) Friday | June 9, 2017 | 
Protesting Camperdown teachers, clad in black, in discussion with students this morning before a meeting at the school – Gladstone Taylor photo

Teachers at Camperdown High School are now a meeting to discuss the way forward after one of their colleagues was physically assaulted by two male students yesterday.

The boys were reportedly trying to retrieve a cell phone that was seized by the teacher.

The phone is thought to have been stolen.

It is reported that the two male students physically abused the math teacher, squeezed her behind a grille and rung her hands to get the phone she took from them.

Principal Valentine Bailey says the teacher is traumatised by the incident and the matter is being dealt with based on the instructions of the school’s chairman, who was on the compound when the incident happened.

Bailey did not say what those instructions were.

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