PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: BARACK OBAMA
What a historic day this is for the United States of America and people around the world. I have been captivated by his oratory, motivation to inspire and bring hope to those who have listened to him. For someone living on a tiny island in the Caribbean, this is really amazing. I believe he will definitely bring people around the world together spreading positive change and good will. We in Jamaica wish him all the best in this new endeavor.
This is a great day for my country, Jamaica. Usain Bolt has proven to the world what an amazing athlete and individual he is. Clocking a world record 9.69 at the Beijing Olympics in China easily taking the Gold for 100m with confidence and pride.
Usain Bolt – Gold Medal 100m World Record Olympic Champion
Congratulations must also go to Trinidad and the USA who both took the Silver and Bronze respectively.
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Its been a long while since I posted something. As you probably know, due to the recent passage of Hurricane Dean which severely impacted the Southern part of Manchester where I reside, I have been without electricity since August 19th. A lot of electricity poles have been badly damaged in the surrounding areas, so it will take some time before they are fixed and before power is restored. I am writing this now from an Internet cafe in Mandeville.
Cross Keys town square, South Manchester
Its rough, but I am thankful for life and that my family and friends are safe and sound, including my pets and live stock. I will be off line for a while until things get back to normal, but, I will come on every now and then just to keep in touch with close friends and family. I have uploaded some pictures of the damages, the one above is a picture of the town square of Cross Keys. As you can see, a building was destroyed where bars and shops once stood. You will also see the damages to my home and property. Its just the tip of the ice berg, many schools and churches not to mention houses were damaged badly. My roof is fixed, just waiting on the electricity, I wish the best for others who are not so lucky.
That’s all for now, I just want to say thanks to all my friends and readers for their constant prayers and support and I hope to be back in gear soon. Damn, its rough being without Internet for weeks! Until then, take care.
More Pictures here
The new year is almost over, so what can say about 2005 in conclusion? For me, it was a year of ups and big downs, one most regrettable was the lost of my dear friend, Marisha Swaby, who passed away in August. I miss her very much and never would have thought in a million years she would not be here with us this New Years eve. But God new best, he took her so soon in life to do greater work in heaven. May her soul rest in peace and may her family find peace in all the good works Risha has done during her very short time on earth.
As for other parts of 2005, the release of BETA 1 of Vista was a positive one, and thats one of the positive things I continue to look forward to in the New Year to see where the development of this blockbuster goes. I hope to see a change in Jamaica in the coming new year, with an end to crime, violence, corruption and more job opportunities for people across the island. Most of all, I wish for no more natural disasters since 2005 seemed to be the year of it. I hope peace and prosperity across the world and continue to pray that everyone on earth can just get along.
Well, thats all from me for now and oh, Happy New Year when it comes.
Well, the storm has finally past! "I can see clearly now the rain is gone, I can see obstacles in my way"
My yard was flooded out last night and there were so many obstacles lying around, zincs, tree logs and few dead chickens from the neighbors. But all is well, the Sun is back out and the clear blue sky is a sight to see. Thankgoodness though, it could have been worst, last year when Hurricane Ivan swept through Jamaica I was without electricity for nearly a month, (it was horrible).
Some folks had it rough, houses either crumbled with them in it or blew over their head. Someone was recalling an experience during Hurricane Ivan
where they had to go over to a neighbors house to stay because their roof started leaking. When they went outside, the rain was like needles sticking them in their faces. So, thank goodness Emily
was not as bad, but I must say it left some huge crater pot holes on the road.
More Hurricanes are expected to past through the Caribbean this year and its just the beginning of Hurricane which is suppose to end in November, so far its 2 out of 15.
I want to thank everyone for their concern, kind thoughts and encouraging words, I really appreciate it and they kept me going through out the night!