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Street Hype Newspaper December 1-31, 2013

Street Hype Newspaper December 1-31, 2013

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Published by Patrick Maitland
Street Hype is the trusted source of news and information for an estimated 600,000 readers.
Audience of mainly African Americans and Caribbean nationals who are affluent,
well-educated and business professionals - a high value target to advertisers.
Street Hype is the trusted source of news and information for an estimated 600,000 readers.
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Patriece B. Miller FuneralService Inc.
Licensed Funeral DirectorFrom Westmoreland, Jamaica WI• Shipping Local & Overseas
ommunity Lifestyle Newspaper’
Jamaican Wins
‘The Voice’
Courtesy of Billboard.com By Phil Gallo, Los Angeles
amaican singer Tessanne Chinsang landmark songs associat-ed with the Beatles and WhitneyHouston for her final perform-ance on "The Voice" and walkedaway with the Season-Fivecrown.New Jersey teenager JacquieLee came in second, journeymanmusician Will Champlin wasthird in the voting.Chin, who has worked withJimmy Cliff, Third World andKy-mani Marley, clearly clickedwith audiences with her versionof the Houston hit "I HaveNothing," which sat at No. 1 onthe iTunes singles chart for hours."Let It Be," which she sang withher coach Adam Levine, was atnumber three during the votingperiod."I never felt safe," Chin saidafter Monday's performance."Not until last week."Chin clearly saved her bestfor last. None of her recordingsgot onto the Billboard charts dur-ing the season though her rendi-tion of Paul Simon's "BridgeOver Troubled Water" is poised toenter the Hot Digital Songs charton Wednesday on sales of 60,000.Her biggest seller previously washer take on Cliff's "Many Riversto Cross," which sold 24,000,according to SoundScan.While Chin says she does notintend to make a reggae record,the style "will always be a part of what I do," she said afterMonday's performances. "Maybenot in a direct sense, but mymusic will always have that(swagger). It's who I am. I thinkthe key to making great music isto stay true to yourself so (the lis-tener) can relate to that."
Continued on page 4
Josey Wales Returns tothe US
owerhouse Caribbeanentertainment entity Irishand Chin has inked an exclu-sive management deal with thelegendary Dancehall artistJosey Wales, “The Colonel,”culminating with his epicreturn to the United States aftera more than decade-longabsence.This is quite a milestonefor both parties and a majormove for the reggae-musicindustry as Wales has been inhigh demand for quite sometime.Through mass marketingand promotions, Irish andChin’s goal is to re-launchJosey Wales’ career by creatingmulti-generational appeal forthe artist and enabling him tohave a strong presence intoday’s arena.
Continued on page 4
Jamaican singer walked away with Season-Five crown "The Voice"
JOSEY WALES Legendary Dancehall Artist
The opinions expressed in this newspaper, except for the above, do not necessarily reflect the views of Street Hype Newspaper and its publishers. Please send yourcomments and or suggestions to editor@streethypenewspaper.com. Responses should be no longer than 400 words. Not all articles will be published
people are talking...
delayed writing this article for some timeas I wanted to weigh in on a few articlesthat I read in the Jamaica Gleaner earlierthis year. In one such article was titled,“Thwaites cements more partnerships withChina,” it was said that China needs a num-ber of English teachers. It also said the Jamaican governmentwould like to fill some of those vacancieswith teachers who are perhaps retired or arequalified but haven't been able to find jobs.Additionally, Jamaicans would have anopportunity to learn Mandarin.I was excited reading about Jamaica’sefforts to work with China to provide jobsfor Jamaican teachers, and prompted by afriend I decided to contact the Ministry of Education in Jamaica. My friend said heinformed Jamaican Education MinisterRonald Thwaites that I would be calling. However, I was not able to speak withMr. Thwaites. Instead, I spoke with one of his consultants. I explained to the consult-ant who I was and what I did. I explainedto her the discrimination I faced while try-ing to place Jamaican teachers in China.I informed her that I sought theMinistry’s help in getting visas forJamaican teachers to work in China. Afterfive minutes of conversation I realized Iwas at a dead end. She informed me thatthe Jamaican government doesn’t workwith just anyone. She wanted to know howJamaican teachers had found me. She also told me that the deal theywere working on with China was a solidone and the Chinese representative hadbeen to Jamaica on many occasions.Additionally, she said, they had Chineseteachers already teaching Mandarin inJamaica. She requested that I send her mybusiness registration detail and I obligedher. It has been a few months and she hasnot sent confirmation that she received myemail.With this current deal in place I am notsure why Chinese teachers are already inJamaica teaching Mandarin and Jamaicansteachers are not in China teaching English. I do hope that Jamaicans in generalwill get opportunities in China as China hasa great presence in Jamaica. It is up to theleaders to assure that their people areequally represented and treated fairly.
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s we approach the ending of the year2013, most people are busy reflectingon the past while considering what to do forthe New Year. Whereas a few people maybe rejoicing about their successes, for thevast majority the year was filled with morechallenges for both their business and per-sonal undertakings. Outgoing Mayor Mike Bloomberg hasbeen praised for his overall management of the city including keeping the city’s pover-ty rate at the same level (below 21 per cent)since 2000. In fact, data shows New YorkCity is the only Top-20 city that did notexperience an increase in its poverty ratesince the 2000 U.S. Census. The smoking ban, gun control, theoverhauled city waterfront as well aschanges in the city laws were among theso-called winners that enabled a third termfor Bloomberg. However, the city’s low-income popu-lation that comprises of mainly African-American and Latino citizens continues toface hardships, particularly in the areas of housing and food. As revealed in the Community ServiceSociety’s 2013 annual survey, the numberof people skipping meals because there wasnot enough money to buy food increasedfrom 21 to 27 percent. There was also anincrease in the number of poor NewYorkers falling behind on their rent ormortgage payments – up from 24 per centto 31 per cent. And 38 percent of low-income, working women report cuts inwages, tips or hours up from 28 percent ayear ago.African-American and Latino-ownedbusinesses including restaurants, clubs andbars, hair salons are experiencing high fail-ure rate. We may attribute the failures toincreased competition and a crappy econo-my, however in our evaluation, both Cityand State regulations are also the majorcontributing factors. As we approach the new-year and wel-come Mayor Bill de Blasio, this is a goodtime to review and fix the challengesaffecting our personal endeavors and busi-ness pursuits. We will be urging de Blasio during2014 and his term in office to providestrong leadership and keep his promises of providing the environment for business togrow as well as improving the living standof all New Yorkers. Nonetheless, we may only guaranteepersonal success and prosperity, if weapply hard work, dedication and commit-ment to our endeavors.
Dr Neva
Hard work, dedication and commitment for 2014
Will Jamaican teachers get jobs in China?

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