Month: August 2020

Recipe: Jerk Chicken Breast

first_imgJerk Chicken Breast(For 4 people )1 lb. chicken breasts¼ c. Grace White Cane Vinegar4 ½ c. water1 tbsp. soy sauce1 tbsp. Grace Jerk Seasoning2 tbsp. Grace Vegetable Oil¼ c. red sweet pepper, chopped¼ c. green sweet pepper, chopped½ c. onion, cut into wedgesJerk Chicken Breast Directions:Cut chicken breasts into strips and wash in a vinegar and water solution (4 cups water).  In a bowl, add soy sauce and Grace Jerk Seasoning and mix together. Add chicken strips to the mixture above and allow to marinate for 15 minutes.Heat Grace Vegetable Oil and stir fry chicken pieces until pink color disappears. Add remaining water, sweet peppers and onion; simmer for one minute.Difficulty: EasyPreparation time: 25 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesJerk Chicken Breast will be a featured meal available to appease your culinary delights, at the upcoming 13th Annual 1-800-411-PAIN Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Culture Festival which takes place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at  the South Florida Fairgrounds. Read more here: courtesy of Grace FoodsAbout Jerk Foods:  The culinary art form of “jerking” meat was formed in the island of Jamaica. Jerk refers to the way that any meat: chicken, beef, pork, goat, fish, vegetables or fruit is seasoned and cooked. Jerking calls for special a marinade or paste that includes pimento, also known as allspice, and scotch bonnet peppers, also known as habenero.For a taste of this savory meal, visit the upcoming Palm Beach Jerk Festival read more

People’s National Party divided?

first_imgAntoinette Jackson is a Jamaican who now lives in South Florida. She makes no bones about being a die-hard supporter of the People’s National Party (PNP) in her homeland.Angela Brown is PNP repOn Sunday evening as news broke that former Kingston Mayor Angela Brown-Burke had defeated Audrey Smith Facey as the PNP candidate to represent the residents of St Andrew South Western she let out a long guttural sigh. Jackson was clearly disappointed.The political zone was once controlled by former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. She ruled unchallenged for over four decades. Simpson Miller has since left representational politics and last week endorsed Brown Burke.Portia turn her back on Audrey “This is not good for the party. It is not right. Audrey Smith Facey has been working as a counselor in that constituency for over 10 years. She was born there, and regarded as the natural successor to Portia. I can’t believe Portia and the PNP brass turn their back on Audrey and bring in one of their friends. What message are they sending to people who want to serve?” Jackson said ruefully.News emerging out of Jamaica was most of the constituents were in favor of the hometown girl. The constituency delegates – who cast votes to elect the party’s political representative – voted out of blind loyalty to Simpson Miller.Jackson has maintained her dual citizenship status which allows her to vote in Jamaica’s general elections. She says she’s unsure if that will ever happen again.“Things like that is a big turnoff. There should be renewal in the party but instead it is the old guard who is still in control. I do not think I am going to vote in an election again because I cannot vote for the JLP,” she said.Following Sunday’s vote, Brown Burke tallied 595 votes to Smith Facey’s 502.last_img read more

St. Lucia offers to house prisoners from BVI

first_imgSt. Lucia says it is prepared to house prisoners who escaped as Hurricane Irma battered the British Virgin Islands last week.However, according to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Britain has not yet taken up the offer.“Certainly, we wanted to let them know that we would make facilities available, should it be needed,” Chastanet said.“The prison was badly damaged and so we were making space at Bordelais (prison) as well as making facilities available at the free zone to be able to help,” Chastanet said, noting that there is a shortage of manpower on the British Overseas Territory because people are helping with essential services.“St. Lucia stands ready to assist all of our brothers,” said Chastanet, who is also the chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) of which the BVI is a member.Chastanet also announced that an initial sum of EC$50,000 has been given to the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO), which has been activated to coordinate supplies to be sent to the Islands that have been affected by Irma.last_img read more

Response to hurricane battered islands lauded by Mitchell

first_imgGrenada’s Prime Minister and CARICOM chairman, Dr. Keith Mitchell has hailed the regional response to the recent major hurricanes in the Caribbean, saying the response is further evidence of the need to continue to pursue the goal of regional integration.Earlier this month Barbuda, and Dominica were devastated by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Maria respectively. The residents of Barbuda have been evacuated from the Island, while Dominica has experienced severe damage to residents, businesses, and infrastructure, and has experienced the loss of life of some 28 citizens.Heartened by the response “I am heartened by that the response throughout the region, within the limited means available to us, has been swift and decisive,” Mitchell told the sixth annual meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Development Fund in Barbados.“We don’t have a choice. Because the world in 2004 was a bit different than this one today. The language from the north is certainly different than Grenada found it in 2004,” Mitchell said, in reference to his own country’s experience with Hurricane Ivan in 2004, which decimated the island.The CARICOM Chairman warned that the road to recovery will be a long and arduous one, which will carry “a huge unenviable price tag.”Maintain demonstration of solidarity“We must therefore maintain the demonstration of solidarity I mentioned earlier on, and build on the momentum created post Irma and Maria in the emergency relief and recovery phase,” he said, before departing for Dominica where he was expected to meet with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.Meanwhile CDF Chairman, Sherwin Williams told the meeting that the Fund stands ready to assist Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica with their reconstruction efforts in the wake of the hurricanes, under the current funding cycle.last_img read more

West Indies Suffer Sixth World Cup Defeat Against Sri Lanka

first_imgPhoto: Lee Smith/Reuters DURHAM, England, CMC, – The West Indies suffered their sixth defeat in the Cricket World Cup on July 1 after losing to Sri Lanka by 23 runs.Nicholas Pooran’s impressive knock of 118 runs went in vain for the Caribbean side as they suffered a 23-run defeat to Sri Lanka in their ICC World Cup in England.Cheered on by Barbadian global pop superstar, Rihanna, in pursuit of a challenging 339 at the Riverside, West Indies recovered from 199 for six in the 35th over to reach 282 for seven in the 45th over, courtesy of a flamboyant 118 from Pooran and a blistering career-best 51 from Fabian Allen – the pair posting 83 for the seventh wicket.However, with 57 runs required from 36 deliveries, West Indies suffered a catastrophic blow when Allen was run out with the momentum of the match having shifted from Sri Lanka. He turned a delivery to short fine leg, belatedly accepted a call for the quick single with Pooran already bearing down on him, and was run out by nearly half-length of the pitch.His dismissal proved the turning point and the Windies demise was confirmed when Pooran was caught at the wicket in the 48th over, flashing at medium pacer Angelo Mathews’s first ball in one-dayers in a year-and-a-half.All told, Pooran belted 11 fours and four sixes off 103 balls.Veteran opener Chris Gayle helped carry West Indies early on with a patient 35 while Shimron Hetmyer chipped in with 29, and captain Jason Holder, 26, reviving their side after speedster Lasith Malinga (3-55) had reduced the innings to 22 for two in the fifth over.None carried on, however, leaving West Indies short on 315 for nine off their 50 overs, and with their fifth straight defeat in as many games – their worst ever showing at a World Cup.Sri Lanka’s Avishka Fernando smashed his first ODI century (104) and opener Kusal Perera hit eight boundaries in his 51-ball 64 as Sri Lanka finished with their highest total of the tournament.While Sri Lanka defeated the Windies, both teams are out of contention for semi-final spots in the tournament.Even if Sri Lanka could beat India in their final group match on July 6 to potentially join England on 10 points, they would miss out on qualification having won four games to England’s five wins.last_img read more

Legendary Jamaican Rocksteady Singer Pat Kelly Dies

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – On July 16, legendary rocksteady and reggae singer Pat Kelly died in Jamaica following complications from Kidney disease.The 74-year-old singer, who was known for his distinctive falsetto, was one of the frontrunners of the rocksteady genre. In Jamaica, he is most noted for his best-selling records “How Long Will It Take” and “Talk About Love”.His career began in 1967 when he replaced Slim Smith in the popular Jamaican rocksteady group, The Techniques. Kelly sang lead on the majority of the group’s hit songs which included “I Wish It Would Rain” and “Love Is Not A Gamble”.Pat Kelly then went on to pursue a successful solo career in 1968. His hit song “How Long Will It Take” was the biggest-selling Jamaican single of 1969 and was the first Jamaican record to feature a string arrangement.The musician, who was also a trained audio engineer with a degree in audio electronics from the Massachusetts College of Technology, then went on to produce for himself and other reggae acts. He worked with Gregory Isaacs, Delroy Wilson, and Johnny Clarke, while also co-producing with John Holt.Tributes to Pat Kelly  Friends, fellow musicians, and reggae organizations have since paid tribute to the great singer. Popular Jamaican DJ and Producer, Dennis Alcapone took to social media to express sadness at the passing of his friend. “The great man Mr Pat Kelly has passed away in Jamaica. He was ill for a while now and went up to the USA for treatment. He recently went back to Jamaica and wasn’t feeling well. They took him to the hospital, where he died. May his soul forever rest in peace. The man with the beautiful voice has left us. Condolences to his family and friends. Zion awaits.”Popular Jamaican A&R and longtime friend of Kelly, Anthony “Chips” Richards also paid tribute to Kelly, saying “He was a very humble, well-mannered and disciplined man. This is a big loss for the music industry.”The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRia) also issued a statement mourning the death of the singer. JaRia said Kelly was the epitome of vocal finesse and dominated an era of Jamaican music where the falsetto was skillfully used to colour any performance.The association hailed him a true pioneer of Jamaican music and said it hopes his legacy will live on in a Reggae Hall of Fame.Funeral ArrangementsPat Kelly will be laid to rest on Saturday, August 17, at the Boulevard Baptist Church, Washington Boulevard in St Andrew, at 11 a.m. Kelly’s widow, Ingrid Kelly is encouraging fans and supporters to “come as they are” to pay tribute to the late and great singer.last_img read more

Senior Windies Players Hold Key to India T20 series Says Head…

first_imgLAUDERHILL, Florida, CMC – West Indies head coach Floyd Reifer has underscored the value of experience in the Twenty20 unit, as the Caribbean side prepares to take on India in a three-match series starting here Saturday.Selectors last month named a 14-man squad for the first two matches at the Central Broward Stadium, with seasoned campaigners Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell included in the lineup.Significantly, Narine will be appearing for West Indies for the first time in nearly two years and his presence along with that of the senior players, has given Reifer cause for optimism.“Experience is vital – you can’t go wrong with experience,” said Reifer, who oversaw West Indies’ disastrous World Cup campaign.“We will be depending on Pollard, Narine and those guys to bring all the experience they have. They’ve been playing over 10 years in the IPL so they’ve been playing against the Indians for a long time.“In speaking to Pollard, in speaking to Narine they are eager as well to lend all the experience they can to the team set up. It’s just a matter of us going out there and gelling together as a team and putting in good performances, and when we’re put under pressure that we band together as a team.”Young team He added: “The team is a young team. I like to mix experience with youth – it’s a good blend. But I’m looking forward to guys like Pollard, Narine and Carlos Brathwaite sharing knowledge with the younger guys.“We have a young team with good talent. It’s just a matter of getting the guys in the right frame of mind to perform at the international standard.”Guyana Jaguars wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble has been called up for the first time while rookies left-handed opener John Campbell and left-arm spinner Khary Pierre have also been included.Reifer said the squad had been gelling well and creating the type of atmosphere crucial to team unity and success against India.“We have young Khary Pierre. He’s a young spinner who actually played in India last year. He bowled pretty well and is a good field as well,” Reifer pointed out.“We have a good blend and I like what I’m seeing here at the practice sessions. Everybody is enthusiastic, the energy levels are high, and guys are pushing one another and working hard, so these are the things we’re trying to get into the team.“We’re trying to change the team culture, trying to get the work ethic to be as high as possible and we want the intensity levels to be very high every time we come to a practice session. Those are the things we are working on with the younger players to have a solid culture going forward.”Reifer also backed the uncapped Bramble to be an asset to the side when called on.“He’s been around first-class cricket for a while. I saw him play a few times and he played some good innings for Guyana,” Reifer noted.“He toured with the A team last year to Canada and I think Bramble will bring some youthful experience to the team and he is willing and eager to get out there on the park and perform.”last_img read more

The Big Seven; Matches to Lookout for this Weekend

first_imgRelatedThe Big Seven Matches This WeekendNovember 24, 2017In “England”Bayern Munich Part Ways With NiKo KovacNovember 3, 2019In “Germany”The Big Seven Matches This WeekendJanuary 12, 2018In “England” All is set for another enthralling weekend of football all over the globe with fans especially excited with a week that has seen games played virtually all day long. Top teams will be hoping they don’t get fatigued from midweek football while the other teams would have had more than enough time to prepare this weekend.Here are therefore seven games for you guys to look out for this weekend;Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich They’ve both been in contrasting form in the last few weeks. While Bayern Munich have been quick to move on from Ancelloti with Jupp Heynckes yet again showing his mettle, Dortmund have somehow taken their foot off the pedal after an impressive start to the season. In the past eight years, Bayern (six times) and Dortmund (twice) have shared the Bundesliga title between them, while they have picked up 14 out of a possible 16 titles between the league and DFB Cup since 2009. They are the top two teams in Germany meaning it is a must watch.Chelsea vs Manchester United Jose Mourinho is yet again set to return to his former hunting ground to face the Blues. Unfortunately for ManUtd, Stamford Bridge has been a nightmare ground for the Red Devils. Chelsea apparently are also the only side to have a higher premier league head-to-head record against ManUtd but their form this season has largely been underwhelming, while Mourinho’s team have been solid all season, losing just one game, and have kept a premier league clean sheet in 10 of their last 12 games. This is definitely not a game to miss.Manchester City vs ArsenalManchester City are flying on all cylinders this season with Pep Guardiola’s team sitting comfortably at the top of the log. The twist to this game is, they have a terrible record against the Gunners having won just one of their last nine matches against them in all competitions. This is the only stat that will boost the confidence of an Arsenal fan against a ruthless Man City, who have breezed past opponents at the Etihad averaging 3.5 goals per game at their home ground. Arsenal will also be buoyed by their impressive away win against Everton and hope it continues at the Etihad.Juventus vs BeneventoThis is a game of the top vs bottom as second-placed Juventus prepare to lay their gauntlet against their hapless host who are yet to win a game this season. If you want to see goals, just sit, relax and enjoy Juventus lay siege on Benevento who have lost their last six games in a row.Shanghai SIPG vs Jiangsu Suning Definitely the Chinese league game of the day with Shanghai SIPG set to tackle a strong Jiangsu team. In their eight previous encounters, Shanghai SIPG have won four and lost three against Jiangsu, and all of the last three games have gone the way of tomorrows hosts. When the pair met last year, Hysén scored a brace as Shanghai SIPG won 4-1 in Jiangsu. On their day Jiangsu are capable of beating anyone and they would really make it a tough game, one for the fans to cast an eye on.Lokomotiv Moscow vs CSKA MoscowThis is set to be a very tough clash because, apart from the fact that it’s a Moscow derby, it is a game between the first and third in the Russian league. Games between these derby rivals are always tough but things look positive for Locomotive right now as they are not in the UEFA competition so they have come into this game as fresh as possible, while CSKA Moscow will be buoyed by their impressive win over Basel away from home in the Champions League and hope that form continues.Real Madrid vs Las Palmas There is massive pressure on Real Madrid to win this game with rumours already circulating that Zidane’s job is already on the line as things stand. It’s not often you see Real Madrid lose two straight games. Worse off, they’ve opened a massive eight points gap at the top of the La Liga and will hope fierce rivals, Barcelona capitulates along the line as they hope to retain their La Liga title.last_img read more

Microgaming’s Tarzan slot swings into play

first_img Related Articles Soft2Bet: Why diversification of white label products is essential in complex times May 28, 2020 Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Delasport elevates online casino offering with Betsoft deal June 3, 2020 Roger Raatgever, MicrogamingMicrogaming’s December slot featuring iconic jungle hero Tarzan went live today with Microgaming and Quickfire operators.From the original Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel published back in 1912 to Hollywood’s countless iterations, Tarzan, has continued to captivate audiences both old and new, off-screen and on in different forms.Now thanks to Microgaming Tarzan has entered the world of online slots too, as host of new release. The soundtrack was created in-house and all the environments and backgrounds were hand-drawn from scratch.Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, stated: “Tarzan is a visually bold and highly entertaining slot that celebrates the playful nature of this larger-than-life character. We’ve had a blast working with such an experienced licensor to bring this iconic brand to the online gaming world, and I think it shows. 2016 has been a busy year for us and there isn’t a better way to end it than with a classic branded title.”Game features include three or more scatters which trigger the Bonus Wheel. Tarzan spins the wheel to award one of four guaranteed prizes: a jackpot, free spins, Pick-a-Potamus bonus or cash multipliers.The Tarzan online slot has been developed through a licensing agreement with Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., brokered by Creative Licensing Corporation.James Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. commented: “Microgaming has certainly captured the timeless charm of Tarzan in their online slot. We’re pleased that the game remains faithful to this very special character, who continues to appeal to a diverse worldwide audience. We enjoyed working with Microgaming and we’re excited to see the game launch today into the online arena.”last_img read more

The Senet Group details success in core messaging of ‘When the Fun Stops’ campaign

first_img Share BonusFinder research finds 94% of UK gamblers aware of RG tools June 22, 2020 KSA launches operator tender for problem gambling helpline June 22, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit GAMING1 uses AI to combat problem gambling August 4, 2020 Wanda GoldwagIssuing a market update, industry independent watchdog The Senet Group has published the results of its survey measuring public awareness of responsible gambling messages relating to its ‘When the Fun Stops’ campaign.Officially launched in2015 ‘When the Fun Stops’ was the Senet Group’s first UK-wide national marketing campaign.Public awareness of core messages is the highest on record, with between 50% and 90% of people conscious of core messages: to set spend limits, not to bet more than can be afforded, not to chase losses and not to put gambling ahead of family and friends.The ‘When the Fun Stops’ tagline has been further adopted by Senet Group betting industry members when promoting and marketing their services.Detailing a campaign breakdown, the Senet Group states that its ‘message is getting through’. Close to a quarter (24%) of the regular gamblers surveyed said the campaign encouraged them to approach gambling more responsibly and 18% said they stopped gambling more than they should as a result.One in five (20%) of the adults surveyed who recognized the Senet Group’s ‘When the Fun Stops Stop’ campaign said it had led them to warn others about their gambling. Wanda Goldwag, the Chair of the Senet Group, commented on the results:“Our aim is to build understanding of the risks if gambling moves from being a social activity into something serious. We have found the best results are achieved when the messages are written in informal language and communicated consistently across an assortment of platforms. We do not preach or seek to scare, but rather speak in a way that will encourage gamblers to consider their own habits and to speak to family members and friends if they think they might need help. We are pleased with the progress that has been made in our two years of operation but there is more that can done, particularly with young players and online services.”last_img read more