Christmas AppealRemains High
By Patrick Maitland Street Hype Editor
embers of theAfricanAmerican andCaribbean communitiesare among several mil-lion Americans who con-tinue to celebrateChristmas as one of themost joyous times of theyear.It’s a time for fami-lies and friends together,and for many it is one of the holiest times of theyear.Street Hype newspa-per spoke with membersof the community, whoall agreed that Christmasis a time to give.Jack Graham, Oper-ator of Country KitchenInternational, saidChristmas means spend-ing time with thosewhom you love andremembering those whoare no longer here.Alphanso Jackson,CEO of Quality OneInternational Shipping,observed that Christmasis a very special time,when we look forward tocelebrating the season,giving gifts, spendingtime with loved ones andcelebrating the birth of Jesus.Madonna Williams,CEO of Glam Sense, isvery excited aboutChristmas, as it meansfamily time, also givingand caring and gettinggreat gifts (no cards).Falana Fray, a free-lance writer, saidChristmas is the joy of being with your familyand friends. However, shethinks Santa Clause wasvery prejudiced and doesnot take gifts to theunderprivileged kids.President/CEO of Peoples’ ChoiceFurniture, Dale Getfield,said Christmas means atime of giving and shar-ing with family andfriends, and sitting back,reflecting on the pass andmaking plans for thefuture.An engineer atCondison, Esroy Bern-ard, supported the pointthat Christmas is a timefor family celebration, tobond and to remember thebirth of Christ.Jinelle Craig, a gradu-ate student with JurisDoctor and Master of Public Administration,said “Christmas is Momand being home. It is myAunts and Uncles and theentire family.”Jackie Humes, BranchManager, Vice-president,Citibank noted thatChristmas is aboutspending quality timewith the family and eat-ing a lot of food.”Junior Forbes, artistmanagement and confer-ence producer, noted that“When you sayChristmas, it means fam-ily. This means every-body and business asso-ciates. This is a time tocome together and findways to give to thosewho are less fortunate.”
JINELLE CRAIGJACKIE HUMESDALE GETFIELDESROY BERNARDMADONNAWILLIAMSJACKGRAHAM
JLP ahead by 5.5%
ith a General Election set for Thursday, December 29,Jamaica’s Prime Minister and Leader of the governingJamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, is ahead of PortiaSimpson-Miller, the Leader of the Opposition People’s NationalParty (PNP) by 5.5% points, according to the latestRJR/TVJ/Boxill Poll.
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Andrew HolnessJamaican Prime Minister
Portia Simpson-MillerLeader of the Opposition
Sandy landsnew syndicatedradio show
andy Daley, a Street Hypecolumnist and author of thebest-selling non-fiction book,"Whose Vagina Is It, Really?" willbe hosting her very own radio pro-gram, "The Daley Grind" on Touch106.1 FM in Boston, MA.
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