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R
eggae star Denroy
Morgan, who garnered
international fame with
his 1981 Billboard hit single "I'll
Do Anything For You" is now a
free man.
The reggae icon who was
arrested in the Bronx on
September 14, 2011 and charged
with possession of 25 pounds of
marijuana walked out of the US
District Court in Manhattan earlier
this week, receiving only 90 days
probation and a court filing fee of
US$25.
The patriarch of acclaimed
reggae band Morgan Heritage was
initially facing a jail term of up to
20 years and fines of up to
US$300,000.
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R
etaining good employees is just a start
in creating a productive working envi-
ronment. High employee turnover costs
organizations time and productivity.
Researchers find that high rates of
turnover could be lowered through
changes in workplace policies. The cost of
employee turnover for businesses is high,
irrespective of the level of wages paid to
the departing or incoming employees.
Organizations usually pay approxi-
mately one-fifth of an employee’s salary to
replace that employee. As such, I created a
list of things that leaders should avoid as
these hurt organizations.
This list applies to all and doesn’t
exclude religious leaders, political leaders,
school leaders, business leaders, and other
leaders. Try these tactics to retain your
employees.
1. Do not make your employees feel
guilty for taking a vacation. People are
human beings and need time off to take
care of family issues.
2. The world knows that you are extreme-
ly busy. When someone asks you a ques-
tion, it is wise to stop working and hear
him/her out. Multi-tasking can be mistak-
en to the employee as if their question not
being relevant.
3. Your employees should have some
knowledge of what is happening within
the organization. Do not let employees
drift through their days with no idea of the
organization’s strategies priorities.
4. We all have to work or deal with people
that we don’t care for. Do not ignore peo-
ple that you dislike.
5. We know who the boss is so there is no
need to remind us, Thanks.
6. This is sad and unfortunately a repeat
offender. Taking credit for the work of oth-
ers should be a no, no.
7. Everything is not a crisis. This is simi-
lar to the story titled, “The boy Cried
Wolf.” In case you missed this story as a
child, please find it here. http://www.stor-
yarts.org/library/aesops/stories/boy.html
8. Do not manage by fear and intimida-
tion. This is not a good leadership quality.
9. One of the keys to good communication
is listening. Talking too much at the begin-
ning of each meeting and not listen care-
fully does not qualify as good communica-
tion skills.
10. Conducting long and unscheduled
meetings is not productive for the organi-
zation.
11. This one gets me but people in leader-
ship roles still do it. You can’t find them
because they are out of the country on
what they call a business trip. Expect no
business negotiation deal was closed.
12. Want employee retention? Do not
micro-manage.
13. Family life is important to your
employees so please show some concern.
14. Yes we all have favorites but going to
lunch, or flying out of the country with the
coworkers, and sharing perks with certain
individuals, can create an unhealthy work
environment.
15. Not acknowledging that you need to
hire more key personnel to develop your
team since your organization grew. Well
Mr. Leader, be prepared to pay the funeral
expense.
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I
t’s Christmas time again. Millions of
Americans and people all over the
world are in a festive mood as they pre-
pare for the big day – December 25.
This is an annual commemoration of
the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely
observed holiday and end of year celebra-
tion.
As a civil holiday in many countries,
Christmas is being celebrated by an
increasing number of Christians and non-
Christians and is an integral part of the
holiday season.
Christmas takes on different meaning
including the exchanging of gifts, deco-
rating trees, and excessive consumption
of food and drinking. Christmas is typi-
cally a peak sales season for retailers in
many nations around the world.
Sales increase dramatically as people
purchase gifts, decorations and supplies to
celebrate. In fact, a large number of busi-
nesses generate a significant amount of its
total sales during Christmas.
While, religious or any denomina-
tional rule does not bond Street Hype’s
editorial policy, we the publishers and
writers are believers in the Christian faith.
We therefore acknowledged and observe
Christmas, the celebration of the birth of
Jesus Christ.
Let us celebrate Christmas by show-
ing love and caring for each other in our
own and affordable ways as we have fun.
Christmas means happiness and together-
ness.
Christmas can be a difficult time for
others. Also, the Christmas depression
could start weeks before the holiday and
for some, it can continue after the cele-
brations are over. It is a mixture of feel-
ings that may include sadness, depression,
loneliness, a loss of self worth, and anger.
We should therefore look out for
those people who are depressed and need
help. But, we must first seek to protect
ourselves against this so-called
“Christmas blues,” by identifying our
unique issues and challenges during this
festive period.
This festive season can be incredibly
expensive if you’re not careful and could
be the root of your issues and Christmas
blues.
Celebrate and have fun, but remem-
ber your resources are limited. Don’t
spend more than you afford.
Merry Christmas and a happy new
year to all our readers.
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Speaks
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Mount Vernon:
N
ine suspects have been
arrested on drug traffick-
ing charges following a joint
investigation conducted by the
Mount Vernon Police
Department, the Westchester
County District Attorney’s
Office, Narcotics Initiative
and New York State Police.
According to a press
release from the Mount
Vernon Mayor’s office, opera-
tions began early this year.
The suspects were determined
to be involved in street sales
of illegal narcotics.
The were arrested on
Friday (December 14) and the
suspects have been charged
with 3rd Degree Criminal Sale
of a Controlled Substance, a
Class B felony. Additional
arrests are expected in the
coming days.
Among those arrested are
Theodore Carcamo, age 21 of
5 W. 4th St.; Christopher
Martin, age 29 of 56 W.
Sandford Blvd.; Ernest Lewis,
age 44 of 333 S. 8th Ave.;
Christopher Franco, age 27 of
215 S. 9th Ave.; Andrew
Griffen, age 27 of 55 Franklin
Ave., New Rochelle; Damyan
Monroe, age 38 of 262 S. 9th
Ave.; Thiago Silva, age 21 of
221 E. Sidney Ave.; Joseph
Lewis, age 33 of 36 North St.;
Terry Chalmers, age 46 of 65
Old Mamaroneck Rd., White
Plains
Suspects were arrested in
Mount Vernon with the excep-
tion of Thiago Silva, Joseph
Lewis and Terry Chalmers,
who were already in custody
on other charges. Additional
arrests are expected.
Multiple Drug Suspects Charged
No Jail Time
For Morgan
Continued from page 1
Morgan’s arrest was not part of a
sting operation. He was caught leaving a
house with a package in the Bronx by a
narcotics officer during a surveillance
that had not targeted him. The case was
eventually dropped by the Bronx
Supreme Court after an indictment was
filed by the Federal Government charg-
ing him with possession and distribution
of marijuana. Morgan's lawyer Sabrina
T. Shroft, successfully negotiated a
guilty plea to a misdemeanor possession
with district judge Honorable Paul A.
Crotty.
The attorney argued that Morgan
had no intention to distribute the mari-
juana for profit but he bought it for spir-
itual use. Prosecutor Michael Ferrara
was in agreement with the deal. The case
is now closed.
Morgan was quoted as saying “I am
totally aware of my bad judgment in this
matter and I want to thank the God of
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to whom I
sent up unending prayers, hoping for a
merciful outcome in this matter. Once
again my God has proved that as he
stood by Daniel in the lion’s den, he has
also stood by me in my hour of need.”
Morgan, who is the father of 32 chil-
dren was in the middle of promoting his
album, "Link Up Ethiopia" when he was
arrested in 2011. His 17-track CD is
described as “a Biblical conceptual reg-
gae album” and the set features perform-
ances by Toots & The Maytals, The Chi
Lites, Morgan Heritage and Sidney Mills
of the respected UK band Steel Pulse.
Morgan plans to continue his musi-
cal journey and is one of many New
York based reggae acts booked to per-
form at "Christmas In The Rockaways"
on Saturday, December 22nd.
The event will bring holiday cheer
to hundreds of Hurricane Sandy victims.
Morgan will also release an autobiogra-
phy titled "Shepherd of A Man" and sev-
eral new recordings in 2013.
WASHINGTON –
A
Brooklyn, N.Y., board-certified colorectal
surgeon, who owned and operated a New
York medical clinic, was sentenced recently to
serve 30 months in prison for his role in a fraud
scheme that billed Medicare and more than 10
private insurance companies for surgeries and
other complex medical procedures that were
never performed.
Dr. Boris Sachakov, 43, of Brooklyn, was
sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein
in the Eastern District of New York.
In addition to his prison term, Sachakov was sen-
tenced to serve three years of supervised release,
pay forfeiture of $1,103,069 and pay restitution
of $1,103,069 to the victims of his crimes,
Medicare and numerous private insurance plans.
Sachakov was found
guilty by a jury on June
13, 2012, after a two-
week trial in federal court
in Brooklyn. Sachakov
was found guilty of one
count of health care fraud
and five counts of health
care false statements. The
trial evidence showed
that from January 2008 to
January 2010, Sachakov, who owned and operat-
ed a clinic called Colon and Rectal Care of New
York P.C., defrauded Medicare and private insur-
ance companies by billing for surgeries and med-
ical services that he never provided.
Brooklyn Doctor Gets to 30
Months for Medicare Fraud
Boris Sachakov
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A
whopping 191 Caribbean nationals
have made the Most Wanted List put
out by INTERPOL globally, News
Americas has found.
The Dominican Republic topped the
list with 120 criminals on the lam with
most wanted for homicide or what is deli-
cately defined by INTERPOL as life and
health crimes.
Cuba was next with 19 criminals,
most wanted for fraud and money laun-
dering while The Bahamas and Guyana
tied for third, with a whopping 12, each.
Among them are three women –
Eunice Sarahann Maurice, Nicole Russell
and Youlenda Thompson Nelson, who are
wanted for fraud and crimes involving the
use of weapons/explosives, respectively.
Maurice and Thompson Nelson are want-
ed by the Bahamas government while
Russell is wanted in the U.S.
Guyana top 12, are mostly wanted by
the U.S. for life and health crimes.
However, George Andrew Hercules is
wanted for sex crimes against children,
while Gregory Alistair Ewan Barnes is
wanted for fraud and Adnan El
Shukrijumah for terrorism.
Eleven Haitians are on the list,
including two women. Guirlande
Baptistin, a 22-year-old woman, is wanted
in Brazil for people smuggling, trafficking
and illegal immigration while Jean Claude
Jeanne Kenia, 28, is wanted for drug-relat-
ed crimes in Argentina.
Jamaica made the list with nine crim-
inals MIA, including Ena McNeish, a 60-
year-old woman wanted for life and health
and drug-related crimes in New York.
Belize made the list with three,
including Jermaine Delroy, wanted for
thefts and crimes involving the use of
weapons/explosives; Raul Barahona,
wanted for kidnapping and thefts and
Michael Joseph Silva, wanted for life and
health crimes.
Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, St.
Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the
Grenadines had one each, respectively.
David Joseph, 43, was born in St. John’s,
Antigua and is wanted by the U.S. for
drug-related crimes and fraud while
Toobooi Williams, 27, is wanted in
Grenada for life and health crimes.
Alexander Rodionov, who has a St.
Kitts passport but was born in Russia, is
wanted for fraud in Canada while Tyson
Joseph of St. Lucia is also wanted by
Canadian authorities for life and health
crimes as well as theft.
Cecil Gregory Boatswain, 43, of St.
Vincent and the Greandines, is wanted by
the U.S. government for drug-related
crimes as well as organized crime.
INTERPOL is the world’s largest
international police organization, with 190
member countries. Its “role is to enable
police around the world to work together
to make the world a safer place.”
Anyone with information on any of
the above named criminals is urged to
contact their local police.
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Nechemya Weberman
Unlicensed
therapist Faces
25 Yrs for Child
Sex abuse
Brooklyn:
Brooklyn’s unlicensed therapist
Nechemya Weberman, 54, was on
Monday (December 10) convicted of sex-
ually abusing a young girl over a period
of years.
According to Kings County District
Attorney Charles J. Hynes, Weberman
was convicted on one count of Course of
Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the
First Degree, 12 counts of Criminal
Sexual Act in the Second Degree, two
counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the
Third Degree, 18 counts of Sexual Abuse
in the Second Degree, 25 counts of Sexual
Abuse in the Third Degree, and one count
of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
The top count of course of sexual
conduct against a child in the First Degree
carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in
prison. He faces a total of 117 years.
Weberman was remanded and he will be
sentenced before Brooklyn Supreme
Court Justice John Ingram on January 9 at
10:00 am.
The victim’s parents hired
Weberman, an unlicensed therapist, to
provide counseling for their daughter,
beginning in 2007, when she was 12.
From then, until 2010, Weberman sexual-
ly abused the girl multiple times, mostly
in his office.
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Mandela
recovering from
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Johannesburg, South Africa
F
ormer South African
President, Nelson
Mandela, is recovering,
following a surgery to
remove gall stones.
According to a gov-
ernment statement, the
operation was success-
ful and Mandela is
recovering.
Mandela was admitted to hospital
last Saturday, after suffering a recurrence
of a lung infection.
Tests revealed the presence of gall
stones; and the medical team treating Mr.
Mandela decided to remove them once
he had recovered from the infection.
Mandela, who is 94, was rushed to a
military hospital in the capital, Pretoria.
News of the hospital stay has prompted
much concern in South Africa.
Mandela has been treated in the past,
for the early stages of tuberculosis - an
infectious disease, that can damage the
lungs.
Kingston, Jamaica
T
he Tax Administration Jamaica, (TAJ)
is placing travel restrictions on tax
dodgers in an effort to collect outstanding
monies owed to the government.
TAJ says the restrictions will apply to
delinquent tax payers such as some enter-
tainers and others whose businesses
require frequent travel.
In a release on Thursday the TAJ
urged persons with outstanding tax liabili-
ties to settle with the Department or face a
stop order at the airports preventing them
from travelling.
TAJ Director of Communications
Meris Haughton told RJR News the initia-
tive will target delinquent taxpayers, who
have undisputed liabilities and particular
focus will be on persons who must travel
as part of their business.
A stop order will prevent such per-
sons from leaving the island until the out-
standing taxes have been cleared or suit-
able written arrangements have been made
to settle them.
Tax evasion is a criminal offence and
the tax authority insists that it will act with
the full provisions of the law to recover
any outstanding amounts from tax dodgers
at a time when the government needs the
money to run the country.
By Caribbean News Now contributor
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands:
T
he premier of the Cayman Islands,
McKeeva Bush, 57, was arrested last
Tuesday and detained in police custody in
connection with a number of ongoing police
investigations.
According to a press release issued by
the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service
(RCIPS) on Tuesday, officers from the
RCIPS Financial Crime Unit arrested Bush
at around 7am at his home.
Bush was arrested on suspicion of:
• Theft in connection with financial irregu-
larities relating to the alleged misuse of a
government credit card
• Breach of trust, abuse of office and conflict
of interest, contrary to S13, S17 and S19 of
the Anti-Corruption Law 2008 respectively,
in connection with the alleged importation
of explosive substances without valid per-
mits on or before February 2012.
Also on Tuesday, Cayman Islands
Governor Duncan Taylor issued a statement
confirming that Bush had been arrested ear-
lier in the day in connection with a number
of ongoing police investigations.
“The conduct of criminal investigations
in the Cayman Islands is a matter for the
police commissioner. If evidence is brought
to his attention which leads him to suspect
that an offence or offences may have been
committed, I expect him to carry out a
robust, fair and comprehensive investiga-
tion, regardless of the individual concerned.
I am confident that the police commissioner
will ensure that this applies to the ongoing
investigations involving the premier,”
Taylor said.
In April of this year, the RCIPS con-
firmed that Bush was then the subject of
three separate police investigations.
According to police at the time, one of
the investigations involved allegations of
financial irregularities in relation to a land
deal. In addition, a further allegation of
financial irregularities had been made,
which was entirely separate from the first
investigation. “Finally, allegations have
been made in relation to the involvement of
the premier in the periphery of a recent inci-
dent where a quantity of explosives were
imported to the Cayman Islands without the
necessary permit,” the police spokesperson
said.
Cayman Islands Premier Arrested
McKeeva Bush
Premier, Cayman Island
Jamaican Tax Dodgers to be
Slapped With Travel Restrictions
T
he Jamaica Observer newspaper is fac-
ing a demand to apologize to the peo-
ple of Trinidad and Tobago as well as
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
It follows an editorial published by the
newspaper on Tuesday which stated that
the Government has been rewarding indi-
viduals with positions even though they
are not qualified.
The editorial highlighted the need for
Trinidad and Tobago to conduct a parlia-
mentary review of appointees to local and
overseas posts.
Trinidadian Government Ministers Dr.
Suruj Rambachan and Dr. Roodal
Moonilal, who are demanding the apology,
say the Observer's editorial was an attack
on the Government and the people of the
twin island republic.
Their demand for an apology is con-
tained in the lead story in Friday’s issue of
Trinidad's Express newspaper headlined:
"Apologize to Kamla."
It claims that Trinidad's High
Commissioner to Jamaica, Dr. Iva
Gloudon, also issued a statement to the
Observer expressing disappointment and
regret over the editorial.
National Security Minister Jack
Warner has also described the editorial as
an attack on the Trinidad and Tobago gov-
ernment.
Trinidad govt demands
apology from Jamaica
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
T&T Prime Minister
Nelson Mandela
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Dear Mr. President,
C
an the “Gang Of 8” help you
deliver the New Year’s gift so
many undocumented immi-
grants are hoping for?
That is the question on the minds
of many this holiday season, espe-
cially those Super Storm Sandy vic-
tims who are undocumented, “ille-
gal” and scared and do not qualify for
any government assistance.
Among them are migrants like
Emilio Hector Gloria Fuentes, Eberto
Silva and Miguel Alarcon Morales,
who lost their jobs and possessions
following Sandy and now must sim-
ply scrape by since they do not qual-
ify for help from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency,
(FEMA.)
There is a desperate need now
more than ever for freedom from the
black hole that these immigrants
have existed in for too long and with
another year coming and your prom-
ise again to make immigration
reform a reality, the time is now more
than ever.
Now it’s up to you to use your
power and the political capital you
have with immigrant voters and the
62 percent of Americans who told
Politico they support immigration
reform that creates a path to citizen-
ship for undocumented immigrants,
to let Senators Dick Durbin, (D-IL),
Chuck Schumer, (D-NY), Bob
Menendez, (D-NJ), Michael Bennet,
(D-CO), John McCain, (R-AZ),
Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), Mike Lee,
(R-UT) and Sen.-elect Jeff Flake, (R-
AZ), who make up the “Gang of 8,”
know that they need to deliver a bi-
partisan bill urgently for the 11 plus
million people who need it.
As New Jersey DREAMer Juan
Pablo Orjuela of the National
Coordinating Committee for United
We Dream’s Mid-Atlantic region
recently summed it up: “We want a
roadmap to citizenship for 11 million
undocumented immigrants across the
country. We, along with our mothers,
fathers, aunts, uncles, brothers and
sisters, deserve fair treatment and a
chance to become citizens of the
country we all call home.”
A comprehensive immigration
reform bill must also include an end
to senseless deportations and abuses,
As United We Dream has said, as
well as bring an end to excessive and
costly immigration enforcement poli-
cies which separate families and
divide communities, ensure safe, fair
working conditions and equal protec-
tion under the law for all; a guest-
worker program ensuring agricultural
growers a steady source of laborers, a
skilled labor program and an end to
lengthy backlogs and processing
times on immigration applications.
Now it’s up to you to use the
grassroots and social media cam-
paign machinery you have in place.
Put it to work for immigration reform
that can benefit people like Silva,
Fuentes and Morales along with 11
plus million others who continue to
work and contribute as good, moral
citizens to the United States of
America but suffer in silence.
They need to be free from the
yoke of fear and the burden that they
have been carrying around like alba-
trosses for too long. 2013 is the year
to finally let freedom reign for the
undocumented!
Respectfully,
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and Clive Lloyd who is regarded as one of the most successful Test captains of alltime. The cricketers were
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W
est Indies batsman Shivnarine
Chanderpaul is once again the num-
ber one batsman in test cricket.
The little Guyanese moved to the
summit on 879 rating-points following his
double and single hundreds in the just
concluded two test series against
Bangladesh.
Chanderpaul is followed by
Australia's captain Michael Clarke who
also made significant gains following his
back to back double hundred against
South Africa.
Jamaica’s Marlon Samuels remains at
a career high 20th position.
Kemar Roach at number 12 remains
the highest ranked West Indies bowler in
the test arena with South Africa’s Dale
Steyn a distant leader with 880 points, 42
more than Sri Lanka's Rangana Herarth.
Chanderpaul is number
one batsman in Test
Bolt BBC
Overseas Sports
Personality
for 2012
J
amaica's Usain Bolt has been named
the BBC's Overseas Sports
Personality for 2012, based on voting by
members of the public. This follows his
phenomenal performances at the
London Summer Olympics when he
matched his gold medal winning
exploites at the 2008 Beijing Games,
again securing the 100m, 200m and
4x100m relay titles.
This is the third time Bolt has won
the prestigious award, previously doing
so in 2008 and 2009.
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins won the
British Sports Personality of the Year
title, having secured the Tour de France
and an Olympic gold medal in 2012.
Reggae Boyz
eliminated from
Caribbean Cup
Kingston, Jamaica:
J
amaica's Reggae Boyz have been
eliminated from the Caribbean Cup
football tournament, following a 1-nil
defeat by Cuba in their final group
match.
The defending champions needed
to win their final group match of the
tournament in Antigua & Barbuda to
reach the semi-finals, over the second
placed Cubans.
The Jamaicans could not find a
response to the Cubans' 2nd half goal, to
bow out of the tournament with a point.
This came from Monday’s draw
against Martinique, after losing 2-1 to
French Guiana in their opening match.
Martinique advanced to the knock-
out stage earlier with a group topping 3-
1 win over French Guiana.
They will meet Group A runners-up
Trinidad and Tobago, while Haiti will
oppose Cuba.
Haiti clipped the host 1-nil on
Tuesday to top their group with 7 points
while eight-time winners Trinidad and
Tobago edged the Dominican Republic
2-1 for the runner-up spot.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
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Twenty20 league
for Caribbean
ST JOHN’S, Antigua --
T
he West Indies Cricket Board has con-
cluded an agreement with Barbados-
based Verus International to launch a profes-
sional franchise-based Twenty20 league in the
Caribbean starting in 2013. The league will
provide financial benefits for participating
players with the majority of players being
West Indian. In addition, as part of the
arrangement, WICB will receive annual fund-
ing for new retainer contracts for regional
players (above and beyond the 20 Central
Annual Retainer Contracts currently offered
by the WICB). President of the WICB, Dr
Julian Hunte commented: “The West Indies
Cricket Board is elated to announce the
league, which will bring a host of benefits to
players and West Indies Cricket in general.”
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E N T E R T A I N M E N T
‘Eek-a-mouse’ in
Legal Problems
Kingston, Jamaica:
O
ne of Jamaica's most popular eighties
reggae artistes, Eek-a-mouse, is fac-
ing major legal problems in the United
States.
Best known for the single "A wha do
dem" as well as his signature mimic of a
mouse which earned him the moniker-
Eek-a-mouse whose given name is Ripton
J.Hylton, is reportedly being deported
from Paraguay to the US.
US law enforcement authorities say
Eek-a-mouse will then face extradition to
North Carolina on 4-year-old charges.
According to reports, Eek-a-mouse left the
US sometime after his arrest on rape and
narcotics charges in August of 2008.
He has maintained his innocence since
his arrest, but in 2010, Hylton missed a
court date in Dare County, North Carolina
after flight cancellations in Europe related
to volcanic ash.
His lawyer said the absence was not
intentional. It was then reported that
Superior Court Judge Jerry Tillett issued a
warrant for Eek-a-mouse's arrest with a
US$ 1 million bond for failure to appear.
Police said as of Thursday, the reggae
artiste was in custody awaiting extradition
to North Carolina from Florida.According
to investigators Eek-a-mouse was found in
Paraguay on November 21 without a prop-
er visa.
News America, NEW YORK, NY:
T
wenty seven Latin and Caribbean
artists are among the nominees for the
55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Miguel,
the son of a Mexican father and an African
American mother, picked up five nomina-
tions, including for Best R&B Song and
Best R&B Performance for “Adorn” and
for Best Urban Contemporary Album for
“Kaleidoscope Dream.”
While sexy Bajan star, Rihanna’s
“Where Have You Been” was nominated in
the Best Pop Solo Performance category
while “Talk That Talk” was nominated for
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
In the reggae category, Jimmy Cliff’s
“Rebirth,” Sean Paul’s “Tomahawk,” The
Original Wailers “Miracle” and Sly & Robbie
& The Jam Masters’ “New Legend – Jamaica
50th Edition,” grabbed the nomination for
Best Reggae Album.
Raúl Lara Y Sus Soneros’ “Cubano
Soy;” Eddie Montalvo’s “Desde Nueva York
A Puerto Rico,” Marlow Rosado Y La
Riqueña’s “Retro” and Romeo Santos’
“Formula Vol. 1” grabbed the nominations
for Best Tropical Latin Album.
The nominees for Best Latin Jazz Album
went to “Flamenco Sketches” by Chano
Domínguez, “¡Ritmo!” by The Clare Fischer
Latin Jazz Big Band, “Multiverse” by the
Bobby Sanabria Big Band, “Duos III” by
Luciana Souza and “New Cuban Express” by
Manuel Valera New Cuban Express.
Ricardo Arjona for “Independiente,”
Fonseca’s “Ilusión,” the self titled “Kany
Garcia” by Kanye Garcia, “¿Con Quién Se
Queda El Perro?” by Jesse Y Joy and the
“MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition” by
Juanes were nominees for The Best Latin Pop
Album while the Best Latin Rock, Urban or
Alternative Album are “Campo” by Campo,
“Déjenme Llorar” by Carla Morrison;
“Imaginaries” by Quetzal; “Electro-Jarocho”
by Sistema Bomb and “La Bala” by Ana
Tijoux.
The nominees for Best Regional
Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
were Pecados Y Milagros by Lila Downs;
Sembrando Flores by y Los Cojolites; 365
Días by Los Tucanes De Tijuana, Oye by
Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea and El Primer
Ministro by Gerardo Ortiz.
“The GRAMMY Awards process once
again has produced a diverse and impressive
list of nominations across multiple genres,”
said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The
Recording Academy. “This year’s nominees
truly represent an exceptional and vibrant
creative community that exemplifies some of
the highest levels of artistry and excellence in
their respective fields. Combined with the
fifth year of our primetime nominations spe-
cial, we’re off to an exciting start on the road
to Music’s Biggest Night, the 55th Annual
GRAMMY Awards, on February 10.”
Nominations for the 55th Annual
GRAMMY Awards were announced
Wednesday (December 5), by the Recording
Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the
best and brightest in music over the past year,
as determined by the voting members of The
Academy.
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Fun.,
Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and
Kanye West top the nominations with six
each; the Black Keys, Chick Corea and
Miguel each garner five nods; and producer
Jeff Bhasker, mastering engineer Bob
Ludwig and Nas are each up for four awards.
Meanwhile, The Black Keys’ Dan
Auerbach, Fun, Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons,
Frank Ocean, and Kanye West led the diverse
field with six GRAMMY nominations each
while Chick Corea and Miguel earn five
nominations each.
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards
will be held on GRAMMY Sunday, Feb. 10,
2013, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Caribbean, Latin Singers
Grab 34 Grammy Nominations
Miguel Rihanna
Cliff Sean
By Howard Renrut, Contributing Writer
Photo credit - Ajamu
T
he newly minted Barclays Center in
downtown Brooklyn was the venue for
the recently concluded 'BioLife Sounds of
Reggae Concert' on 12.12.12 with headlin-
ers Beres Hammond, Ali Campbell, Shaggy
and Maxi Priest and what a smasher it was!
Maxi, who got the concert started
threw down a glittering performance for
over 10,000 screaming fans in a glam-filled
coming-out reggae party. His energy rico-
cheted throughout the jam-packed venue as
the legendary reggae crooner belted out
classic hits like "How It Feel To Be Loved,"
"Just A Bit Longer" "Wide Wide World," "I
Believe In Love" and "She Gives Me Love."
Maxi was later joined by NJ based dJ
Beniton who lite up the stage, partnering
with him on crossover hits 'House Call" and
"Jamaica Nice."
It was a homecoming party of sorts for
international reggae star Shaggy, who at one
time called Brooklyn home. Performing
with his long time friends from the area
Rayvon and Red Fox, the former US Marine
demanded the entire arena get on their feet
during his energetic set and fans obediently
obliged, danced up a storm for the duration
of his performance. Shaggy's set was spiced
with all his big hits and more including 'Mr.
Boombastic,' 'It Wasn't Me,' 'Big Up,'
'Angel,' 'Church Heathen' and the ballad
Strength of A Woman.
Reggae singer Beres Hammond, who
made a scheduled stop at NBC’s Late Night
show with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots
band prior to his performance, had the
women in the palm of his hands from the
moment he crooned his first note. The
Grammy-nominated reggae hit maker could
do no wrong as he reeled of hit songs from
his catalogue including 'Step Aside,' 'Putting
Up Resistance,' 'Come Back Home,' 'Give
Thanks,' 'Doctors Orders' and 'Rockaway.'
90 minutes later when the sweat drench
singer made his way off stage, the consen-
sus was he was the "Boss" for the night.
Having Ali Campbell close a reggae
concert in downtown Brooklyn could be a
dismal disaster. Campbell however being
the consummate performer pushed those
concerns aside.
While he did not enjoy the same crowd
support that Beres or Shaggy enjoyed, he
certainly made a good first impression and
connected with fans as he belted out 'Would
I Lie To You,' 'Running Free' and the curtain
closer 'Red Red Wine.'
Earlier, Ann-Marie Grant, Executive
Director of the American Friends of the
University of the West Indies (AFUWI)
organisation accepted a US$10,000 dona-
tion from title sponsor BioLife for the
University of the West Indies Scholarship
fund.
Also present at the concert was Herman
LaMont, Consul General of Jamaica, New
York who endorsed the event. Promoter
George Crooks and his hardworking team at
Jammins Entertainment must be congratu-
lated for producing one of the biggest reg-
gae concert for 2012 inside the tri-state area.
Stellar Performances From Beres & Shaggy
At historic Biolife Sounds of Reggae concert at Barclays Center
Hammond
Shaggy
GIVE A SMILE TODAY:
Organizer Pauline Bennett-O'Leary
(back r) smiles with children in Far
Rockaway at the “Christmas Party
and Toys,” held last Saturday. Scores
of children from the neighboring
communities received toys and were
also feted. Bennett-O'Leary explains
that the party was held in support of
the families who sustained loses as a
result of Super Storm Sandy.
-Carl Gordon Photo:
Tarrytown Music Hall
Hugh Masekela & His Group, Direct From
South Africa! Appearing at Tarrytown
Music Hall, April 17, 2013 8pm. Tickets
Onsale Today To Members, Friday to the
Public. Wed., April 17, 2013 8 pm
Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY.
Tickets: 877-840-0457
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DIASPORA AFFAIRS
‘Diaspora Best’ To Be Honored At Caribbean Night
C
hristmas is my absolute favorite
time of year. It is hard to fully put
into words what makes the season so
meaningful to me. It has a lot to do
with my faith and love of family, of
course.
But ever year, despite the decades
that I've lived abroad, each year I recall
the memories of Christmas as a child in
Jamaica. There's a longing, a need to
recapture what is now a memory, per-
haps an overly romanticized memory,
of Christmas market and Junkanoo.
Nevertheless, I never want to forget.
This Christmas season, however,
filling my thoughts are the tragedy of
the recent mass murder in the elemen-
tary school in Connecticut of 20 little
children and 6 adults.
My heart goes out to each mom and
dad this holiday as this Christmas will
forever change their Christmases to
come.
New York has been through a tough
past few months...Hurricane Sandy
devastating many areas with thousands
losing their homes and everything they
own. Despite an unexpected good
Black Friday, the economy is still
uncertainty and millions of New
Yorkers are without jobs. So what will
Christmas be like this year?
For me, my first thought is “There but
for the grace of God, go I” The next
thought is that each of us will need to
step up more than usual to give where
we see a need and to share what we
have.
We ought to perhaps to do with a
little less this year so we can give a lit-
tle more.
As for Christmas in Jamaica, I will
continue to cherish the memories. And,
maybe next year, I'll see you in JA.
Peace and Love.
DIASPORA DIASPORA
TECH TECH
By
Dr. Geneive
Brown Metzger
Senior
Contributing Editor
Street Hype
gbamarketing@optonline.net
A Bitter Sweet Christmas
-Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger is Jamaica's 8th
Consul General to New York and a marketing
and public relations expert. Described as a
diaspora innovator, she served on a U.S. State
Department Think Tank on diaspora affairs
and currently blogs for the State
Department's diapora initiative, International
Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), web-
site. She can be reached at
gbamarketing@optonline.net.
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O
n Monday December 17, 2012, the
finest cast of Diaspora citizenry,
friends and supporters will gather in the
Calvin Klein Room at the Barclays Center
to join Dahved Levy of Caribbean Fever
(107.5 Fm WBLS) in honoring some of the
best minds, super achievers and entertain-
ment giants of the community.
Honoring Diaspora achievers is one of
the highlights, of what promises to be a
magnificent evening of Caribbean culture at
the newly minted Barclays Center in
Downtown, Brooklyn. The Guiness
Caribbean Fever Music Festival will take
place in the main arena later that evening.
Event Promoter Dahved Levy is
beyond pleased with the Award component
of the evening. “We wanted to recognize a
wide spectrum of professional contributions
to mark this important occasion,” said Levy.
“Caribbean Fever has a diverse listener
base; it is not just about music. We share
information that is pertinent to the lives of
our constituents and have vibrant and posi-
tive discussions about the issues that affect
us. Over the years we have highlighted
those among us who have made remarkable
strides in many and varied fields. We
believe it is only fitting to have them share
the stage as ‘rock stars’ of their respective
genres.”
Who Are These Rock Stars?
Dr. Velma Skantleberry-White, a tal-
ented transplant surgeon who hails from
Barbados, now based in Delaware is indeed
considered a “rock star!” She is the first
African American woman in the field trans-
plantation surgery and has been selected as
one of the nation’s top doctors for numerous
years running. Dr Scantleberry makes it her
life mission to educate the African
American population on transplantation.
She is a tireless advocate of and has dedi-
cated her service to the minority communi-
ty who can least afford her services.
Dr. Henry Lowe is one of the
Caribbean Region’s leading Scientist and
researcher with over 50 years in the field.
He has been recognized regionally and
internationally for his extensive body of
work.
Most recently Dr. Lowe’s work
received worldwide attention and acclaim
for his discovery of several bioactive mole-
cules in Jamaican medicinal plants.
His research on the Jamaican Ball Moss
produced astonishing results. Found to have
cancer therapy, diabetes and HIV/AIDS,
treatment properties; he is currently in clin-
ical trials. Dr. Lowe is an adjunct professor
at the University of Maryland.
Council Member Jumaane D. Williams
(District 45, Brooklyn) is also being hon-
ored alongside his fellow Caribbean nation-
als, which makes it all the more special. A
son of the spice-Island of Grenada, the
councilmember has seen his star rise ever
since he took office.
Williams is proud of his Caribbean her-
itage, proudly wearing the colors of his
homeland Grenada and celebrating the cul-
ture of the Island every chance he gets.
A tireless advocate of the people,
Williams’ voice seems to be the loudest in
defense of the voiceless and people across
the state whose lives are most impacted by
policies less favorable to them.
He is proactive, imaginative and leads
fearlessly. His approach is to involve his
constituents in the decision making process
and has created programs to enhance their
quality of life. His vast experience as a
community organizer before getting into
politics has guided the way he leads with
tremendous success.
Levy has also tapped some of his
industry peers for honor as well. Long time
radio husband and wife team and true pio-
neers, Gil and Pat Bailey, (with an almost
unbelievable close to 50 years) on radio,
Jeff Barnes, Francine Chin, DJ Roy, Bobby
Konders and Jabba, all highly respected
radio disc jockeys; Record Stores that have
been the backbone of the local community,
such as Moodies Records, Charlies Records
among others. It will indeed be a night of
rock stars—a true representation of the rich
and storied culture that is Caribbean.
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By Nola Boothe,
Street Hype Writer
I
t’s Christmas time again. Members of the
Caribbean and African American com-
munities are among the several hundred
millions who are celebrating Christmas as
one of the festive time of the year.
Street Hype Newspaper interviewed
several members of the community about
Christmas who agreed that this is the time
for family and friends to share.
Sabrina HoSang, CEO of Royal
Caribbean Bakery, says, “Christmas is a
time for honoring Jesus who died for us on
the cross. He gave us the gift of life and a
second chance. How awesome is that? It's
also a time to help those in need, be with
our family, friend and love ones and those
who don't have anyone to spend Christmas
with.”
Junior Blake, CEO, Vegans Delight
notes, “personally use the time for business
plans for the coming year but has fond
memories of Jamaican Christmas with
family.
Carol Burke, master stylist Living
Beauty Salon, “It’s a time of togetherness
with family and friends as well as reflect-
ing on our memories of childhood past.”
Lenford Henry, agent, State Farm
Insurance, “Christmas means, the celebra-
tion of the birth of Christ, our Lord and
Saviour. His birth brought great joy to the
world. It also means a time when families
and friends reunite, reflect on the past year
and have hope for an even better New Year.
I would like to wish everyone a Merry
Christmas and an even happier 2013.”
Lloyd James, CEO, Pimento
Caribbean Restaurant comments, “it’s a
time of reflection, on the year past and the
year ahead.”
Candice Richards, PR Manager,
Golden Krust shares that it’s a time of joy,
happiness and giving. A time to reflect on
the birth of our saviour and wish all Golden
Krust customers all the best for the season.
Clive Drummond, President Dream
Works Development Inc, “The Christmas I
celebrated as a kid encompassed a very
joyful, sincere and giving time with the
denominator being the celebration of the
birth of Christ Jesus.. as a result there was
a base of sanctity surrounding the merry
makings.”
Neletia Samaro, catering manager,
Pimento Caribbean says, “Its should not be
about the commercial activities, but rather
a focus on the birth of Christ. We should
share and exchange gifts as a token.”
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chairman, WVIP; Divine Diva, radio personality/Street Hype columnist; Patrick
Maitland, publisher, Street Hype and WVIP senior vice president, David
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YOUTH IN FOCUS
KIDS ADVICE
Tips for calm
and happy kids!
by Jiselle
R
aising a child with additional learn-
ing needs and/or challenging behav-
iours can be very stressful on families.
Parents often aren’t sure where to turn to
get help.
Here are some suggestions that can
help contribute to a calm and happy home
life.
1. All behaviour (the good, the bad and
the ugly) is trying to tell you something.
Your child may be tired, frustrated, hun-
gry or seeking attention – they just can’t
express it appropriately.
2. Your child may not know what is
expected of them in a given situation.
Make your expectations explicit. What
does “be good at the shops” actually
mean? What does it look like? And the
next time you go to the shops you will
have to go through it again. And quite
possibly the time after that!
3. Provide plenty of positive feedback,
confident in the knowledge that you are
not ‘spoiling them.’
4. Children with special needs may not
have experienced success in the way
other children have. And it is not forever,
it is for now.
5. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate ges-
ture. A smile, a wink, a quick hug, a
thumbs up or a high five may be acknowl-
edgment enough.
6. Rather than try to eliminate inappropri-
ate behaviours, it is much more effective
to try to replace negative behaviours with
something else.
7. Focus on the positive and find some-
thing encouraging to say even in a bad sit-
uation e.g. after a tantrum say “That was-
n’t the right way to react but I liked the
way you said sorry to me”.
8. In a perfect world, as parents we would
always model the behaviour we want to
see. Of course, that is much easier said
than done. The reality is that you’ll
encourage positive behaviour if you are
calm and in control of the situation.
9. Take your child through the checkout
rather than the do-it-yourself so they can
see you smile at the operator, look them in
the eye, have a chat and use good man-
ners.
10. Structure the environment so it pro-
motes success. The mantra should be
‘change the environment, not the child’.
PLAN. This is another gem that is easier
said than done but worth the effort. Plan
the day and in doing so, plan for success.
Plan for transition times that are often
fraught e.g. leaving a preferred activity to
go to the next activity. Be prepared with
activities for any waiting time during the
day.
STUDENT JOURNALISTS:
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launch party on November 30th at the school, Broooklyn. Advisor Amelia Rawlins (4th l) along with student
reporters (l-r) Timothy Davis, Precious Ofodile, Raymond Mota, Deanna King, Rashana Jackman, Rashell
Stewart and Ian Henry. The Boys and Girls High School is the oldest public high school in Brooklyn.
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Bathing caps, if the pool doesn't make
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LIFE STYLE
Dear Divine Diva:
M
y oldest brother, "Mark," has been
dealing with drug and alcohol issues
for more than 30 years. While I am not
wealthy by any standards, barring any
major catastrophes, my wife and I will be
comfortable in our retirement.
Mark's adult kids are having problems
taking care of him, and they, as well as my
other adult siblings, seem to think I am
"harsh and callous" for not helping.
What they don't know is that, as a
child, Mark sexually abused me, and when
I was in my 20s and in the military sta-
tioned overseas, he slept with my (now ex-
wife).
What they have also conveniently for-
gotten is that a few years ago, I gave Mark
several thousand dollars' worth of equip-
ment to start a business. Instead of starting
the business, he sold the equipment to buy
booze and drugs.
Am I being too harsh? If not, how
many of the details should I reveal to let the
family know why I feel so little compas-
sion? - Fed Up In Brooklyn
Dear Fed Up:
Perhaps it's time you got it ALL off your
chest. Considering everything that has tran-
spired, I don't think you're being harsh or
callous by not chipping in. And I see no
reason why you should remain silent about
the way you have been sexually and finan-
cially abused by your brother. good
luck. - Always Divine Diva
ADVICE COLUMN
BY
DIVINE DIVA
divinestreethype@gmail.com
Brothers' Shady Side
Remains Hidden From Family
Dear Divine Diva:
I
am 30, and my wife, "Monique," is 29.
We recently went to my folks' house for
supper. That evening a heavy snowstorm
was starting and, because the trip home is
30 miles, we decided to stay overnight.
My old bedroom is upstairs, as are the
rooms of my brothers, ages 28, 26 and 27.
The guest room is downstairs. Because the
room is quite small, and Monique said she
felt a cold coming on, we decided I'd sleep
in my old room.
The next day, while we were driving
home, Monique told me she was glad I had
come to her room after all and made love to
her. Divine, it wasn't me! She had mistaken
one of my brothers for me in the darkness.
We are all about the same size and build.
I have talked to each of my brothers
(they all know about this), but they won't
say who it was for fear of causing a FEUD
between the guilty party and me.
I told them that unless I find out who it
was, there will be a permanent Family Feud
between all of us. (Monique still doesn't
know it wasn't me.) How do I handle this?
-Enraged In Westchester
Dear Enraged:
While you and your brothers may have a
strong family resemblance, I find it hard to
believe that you all smell, taste and make
love like clones. So please do not accept as
gospel that your wife didn't have an inkling
that it wasn't you.
As to who actually crept into her bed in
your absence, if your brothers won't reveal
who the guilty party is, then they're all
equally guilty, and I wouldn't blame you for
severing ties with them. and don't think
your wife is 100% innocent.
-- Always Divine Diva
Husband Remains In The Dark and
Frustrated About Wife's Nighttime Visitor
W
hat can you do for your marriage in
2013? Try making a New Year’s
resolution to improve your relationship.
Here are some ideas to get started:
Date night: Schedule several “Date
Nights” for the first few months of the
year. It can be all too easy to get wrapped
up in work and stuck in the routine of the
gym, slobbing on the sofa or housework.
Arrange a night that suits your schedules
to turn off your phones, ignore Facebook
and live in the now with the one you love.
Start a new hobby: Trying some-
thing new with someone you’re close to
makes it half as scary and double as fun,
so your couple’s New Year resolution this
year could be to start a new hobby togeth-
er. Something as simple as a twice weekly
run together, or something a little more
challenging such as a cookery course, sail-
ing or skiing. The important thing is to
find something you’re both interested in,
as it won’t be a fun resolution if one of you
is getting stuck in while the other watches
from the sidelines.
Plan ahead: Some couples thrive on
spontaneity and love jetting off on last
minute holidays or impromptu day trips;
while other couples get so bogged down
into the same routine of not making plans
that life can simply pass them by. Making
plans together as a couple for future events
is the perfect New Year resolution if you
want to make this year top the last. Sit
down together and write down all the
things you wish to do together in your life-
time.
Scratch each other’s backs: If you
have been with your partner for a while,
all of those nurturing and caring habits
you used to share, such as absentmindedly
rubbing each other’s feet while you watch
television, may have faded out of your
routine. This year, make the effort to bring
back these tokens of love on a daily basis.
Touch is a powerful thing, so rubbing your
partner’s temples after a long day at work
or moisturising their hands can instantly
make you feel connected.
Kick the bad habits: As a couple,
you’ve got a built-in support network
already, so attempting to lose weight,
improve your skin and vitality or just put
an end to your bad habits aren’t as chal-
lenging as they would be if you were to do
them alone. Pinpointing your couple
downfalls and making a pact to change
together will act as a positive start to the
New Year and the new healthy habits
should hopefully become part of your cou-
ple routine.
Reading: Take turns selecting a
favorite Scripture passage to pray about
each week. Share your reflections with
each other or resolve to read at least one
book on how to strengthen your relation-
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ARIES (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19):
Projects continue to pile up
around you now and you
may begin to worry that you
won't finish your work on
time. You might even feel as
if you could easily scatter
your energy and will have lit-
tle to show for yourself by
the end of the day.
TAURUS (Apr. 20–May
20): You feel very creative
today, yet you still may run
into obstacles as you begin a
new project. It's time to push
yourself into taking decisive
action, but make sure that
your head isn't in the clouds
when doing so.
GEMINI (May 21–Jun.
20): Unexpressed emotions
may be coloring your attitude
and making it more difficult
to focus your attention. You
can consciously choose to
acknowledge the thoughts
that aren't directly related to
you.
CANCER (Jun. 21 – Jul.
22): It may seem as if some-
one is picking on you or
somehow having fun at your
expense. It's possible that
you're being overly sensitive,
yet there's no reason to sim-
ply remain quiet if you feel
like a victim. Express your
hurt so that your voice is
heard.
LEO (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22): A
recent decision involving
your home life comes under
reconsideration one more
time. You may need to take
concrete action to solidify
your position. It's not that
your current choices cannot
be undone.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 – Sept.
22): Old problems that
involve feelings from the
past have been festering
unnoticed beneath the sur-
face. These could be your
feelings or someone else's,
but in either case it's proba-
bly a good time to talk it out.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 – Oct.22):
Financial issues may be com-
ing to a head, but you need
more time to wrap your mind
around all the variables. You
want to retreat to a quiet
place so you have the time
and space to think, but this is
a luxury you might have to
forgo, even if you are being
pushed to declare your posi-
tion now.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 – Nov.
21): Resist the temptation to
criticize your friends, espe-
cially if your true intention is
to help them. They might not
be amenable to your unso-
licited advice or constructive
comments. Setting the stage
for a showdown isn't very
wise. If you sense any ten-
sion in the air, keep your
thoughts to yourself for a few
days until the energy settles
down.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 –
Dec.21): Your expertise
could be required at work
today, and you are destined
to become a hero if you stay
focused on exactly what
must be done. However, you
aren't seeking the spotlight,
so you might not accept the
extra obligations being
tossed your way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 –
Jan. 19): There are times for
action and there are times for
planning. You may be less
productive today, but your
analytical abilities are still
working at top notch. Don't
worry if your physical energy
is lower than usual. What
you lack in stamina now is
compensated by your practi-
cal organizational skills.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 – Feb.
18): You may receive unex-
pected support from a power-
ful person today, but self-
doubt could prompt you to
politely decline the assis-
tance. You might be unsure
of other people's intentions,
even if they appear quite sin-
cere. It could turn out that the
only negativity is your own.
PISCES (Feb. 19 – Mar.
20): Your current interactions
with others are the source of
both good news and bad
news now. The good news is
that opportunity comes
knocking at your door. The
bad news is that you might be
so entrenched with what you
are doing that you don't stop
to let it in.
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An Urgent Appeal
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Linear Accelerator Machines for Jamaica
I
am appealing to everyone especially our
Caribbean brothers and sisters. I have been
asked to purchase a Linear Accelerator Machine
for Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay,
Jamaica costing approximately US $5 Million. I
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chase two machines as Kingston needs one also.
If 500,000 people give a one-time donation
of $10, we will be closer to our goal.
Please send donations to
Vincent HoSang Family Foundation (VHFF),
117 Route 303, Suite B, Tappan, NY 10983.
Your donation is tax deductible.
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lood pressure is the force of blood
against the walls of our arteries. Blood
pressure rises and falls throughout the day.
When the pressure stays elevated over
time, it is considered high blood pressure.
The medical term for high blood pres-
sure is hypertension. High blood pressure
is dangerous because it makes the heart
work harder than it should and contributes
to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arter-
ies).
If hypertension remains untreated, it
may lead to more serious health problems.
It increases the risk of heart disease and
stroke, the first and third-leading causes of
death among Americans.
High blood pressure also can result in
other conditions, such as congestive heart
failure, kidney disease, and blindness.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Risk factors are conditions or behav-
iors that increase your likelihood of devel-
oping a disease. When you have more than
one for heart disease, your risk greatly mul-
tiplies.
So if you have high blood pressure,
you need to take action. Fortunately, most
of the heart disease risk factors are largely
within your control.
High blood pressure affects about 50
million---or one in four--- American adults.
Some people are more likely to develop it
than others. It is especially common among
African Americans, who tend to develop it
earlier and more often than whites.
Also, many Americans tend to develop
high blood pressure as they get older, but
hypertension is not a part of healthy aging.
About 60 percent of all Americans age 60
and older have high blood pressure.
Others at high risk of developing
hypertension are people who are over-
weight, those with a family history of high
blood pressure, and those with a high blood
pressure.
Blood Pressure Levels for Adults
For adults 18 and older who are not on
medicine for high blood pressure and do
not have a short-term serious illness.
Nutrition Management
Eat a well-balanced diet: eat a diet con-
taining a wide variety of fruits and vegeta-
bles, whole grains, low-fat dairy products,
lean meats, poultry and fish.
Eat a diet low in fat and sodium: eating
high fat foods can cause you to gain
weight. Foods high in sodium cause your
body to retain water. This increases the
amount of blood circulating in your arteries
and may result in a rise in blood pressure.
Lose weight, if overweight: Getting rid
of excess weight may help reduce blood
pressure levels.
Exercise regularly: exercising on a regu-
lar basis helps your heart and blood vessels
function better.
Physical activity may also help you
lose weight. Avoid muscle-building activi-
ties such as weight lifting because they may
increase your blood pressure.
Other Management Tools
Have regular checkups: this way you will
always know whether or not your blood
pressure is under control.
Quit cigarette smoking: smoking causes
damage to blood vessels. It is also a major
risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
Take medication: When you are unable to
control your high blood pressure by follow-
ing the above suggestions, your doctor may
prescribe one or more medications to help
control it.
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By
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MS, RD, CDN
Nutritionist
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High Blood Pressure Defined
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early 50 million Americans who are
enrolled in the Medicare program will
have to figure out a new budget plan and
may have to spend more out of pocket
money than they anticipated if the
Democrats and the Republicans can’t come
to an agreement with the fiscal cliff.
The Affordable Care Act, known as
President Obama’s health care reform law,
is the main way the President and the
Democratic Party believe they can strength-
en the Medicare Program. The Republicans
however feel that the cuts to Medicare will
do more harm than good and has proposed
the option to increase the age of Medicare
eligibility from 65 to 67.
The Affordable Care Act is set to cut
$716 billion from what they would pay out
to hospitals and other agencies. The pro-
gram will decrease its payments to hospi-
tals, health care home agencies, and also to
private insurers who offer the Medicare
Advantage plans to a lot of its recipients.
This cut will basically stretch out the
Medicare funds and provide funding for
other health programs.
As December 31st draws near, if a
Fiscal Cliff budget deal isn’t met, cuts in
spending and tax hikes within the health
care field will take effect coming January
2013. According to Kaiser Health News,
Medicare providers will lose $11 billion,
physicians will be taking a 27% pay cut in
January, and many medical research pro-
grams like The National Institutes of
Health, the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) will be taking cuts of
$2.5 billion, $490 million, and $318 million
respectively. They also reported that the
health care coverage for the active military,
TRICARE, would be taking a 2% cut in
their program.
The main issue for Medicare is that the
trust fund that has been set aside, which
Americans have paid into, is not receiving
the funds it needs to survive. The trust fund
was estimated to go solvent in 2016. But
with the cut to the Medicare program, the
independent Medicare Board of Trustees
has estimated that its solvency would
increase and the program will stay solvent
through 2024.
Both parties will have to come to an
agreement with the Affordable Care Act and
or propose some fund saving ideas that
won’t be too damaging to its recipients. If
these cuts are not made, the budget will be
much tighter to manage and will push back
the trust fund solvency to 2016.
-karice.richards@baruchmail.cuny.edu
The ‘fiscal cliff’ could affect
Medicare benefitiaries !
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RICHARDS
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Highlighting the Opportunities and Challenges of Local Business Operators
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By Anthony Turner
Contributing Writer
F
ormer Miss Jamaica
US Diane Johnson is
getting ready to embark on
a hot new video project
that will shine the spotlight
on outstanding Caribbean
women living in the
Diaspora. Her video inter-
views will air on The
Beaute' Book TV
(TBBTV).
Johnson said, "For this
project I am looking for
outstanding women of
Caribbean descent who
have moved to the US or
were born here, who have
risen to the top of their
field or industry.
Successful Caribbean
women who are doing
well, whose stories have
never been told. My aim is
to create a platform by
which their stories will be
able to be shared" she said.
"I feel that nowadays
we are limited, seeing only
the lives of entertainers.
While I highly celebrate
their success, I want to
have young people see that
there are people whose
lives are successful in so
many other arenas, that
they too can have aspira-
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industry.
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year old say one day to
their family 'I want to be
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Money-Saving Year-End
Tax Tips for Small Business
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By Caron Beesley
A
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new year. Note that if you operate on an
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expiration unless Congress extends it in 2012
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can benefit from and claim the credits. Again,
talk to your tax advisor to see if you qualify.
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A Slice of Jamaican Christmas for
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Jamaicans in the Diaspora across
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RAPPING WITH THE STARS: In photo (l-r) entertainer Shaggy; Queens City Council candidate
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T
he Rockaways is a cluster of
shore communities located in
the borough of Queens, New York
City and a large percentage of the
population there are Jamaicans.
The area was brutally ravaged by
Hurricane Sandy in October.
Thousands of homes were
flattened, washed away or flooded,
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hoods had become shattered, lost,
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United States in decades.
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ond, my living room furniture was
floating in waves of ocean water
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ment, over a hundred additional
homes were destroyed in a post
hurricane fire that fire fighters
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severely curtailed capabilities
related to the hurricane, and fright-
ening and mysterious sink holes
have appeared in parts of the
Rockaways that have residents
screaming for answers.
CHRISTMAS CHEER: (l-r) community leader Michael Duncan;
Henry Francis, sponsor; Herman LaMont, Consul General of
Jamaica in New York; Ricot Dupuy, president of Radio Soleil and
reggae artist Ed Robinson at the NY launch recently.
Christmas Cheer For
Jamaicans In Rockaways
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