Go-Jamaica, Jamaica's Portal to the World
Weekly Newsletter
Issue #22, May 24, 2003
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In This Issue...

  • Go-Local Jamaica - Profile On Dancehall Queen Carlene
  • Youthlinkjamaica.com - Babies Do Grow Up And So Should Adults
  • Renown Actor Charles Hyatt & Popular Deejay Mad Cobra To Visit Go-Jamaica
  • Pieces of the Past - Explore The History of Spanish Town
  • Go-Jamaica Client Showcase - Featured Villa: Frenchman's Cove Resort
Go-LocalJamaica: Profile On Dancehall Queen Carlene

The dream of becoming a mortician is still alive in the mind of Carlene 'Dancehall Queen' Smith who said she also wants to perform autopsies. In an interview on the pool deck of her Lady Musgrave apartment, Carlene confessed she still wants to pursue this dream. She wants to do "facials" on the deceased to make them look the way they were, while alive. "Not because they are dead doesn't mean they have to look that way," she said. For more click here… http://www.golocaljamaica.com/entertainment/artisiteprofiles/carlene.htm

Youthlinkjamaica.com: Babies Do Grow Up And So Should Adults
I was having an interesting conversation with a couple of girlfriends recently about our growing up years, when a particularly disturbing topic arose.
We all came to the conclusion that the same men who had seen us as babies' years ago were now among the men who are today making advances at us. This definitely questions the integrity of the men in Jamaica. For more click here… (http://www.youthlinkjamaica.com/news4.html)
Renown Actor Charles Hyatt & Popular Deejay Mad Cobra To Visit Go-Jamaica

Charles HyattCharles Hyatt is an actor, comedian and broadcaster of international renown. Awarded the National Order of Distinction for his contribution to Jamaican theatre and music, he is the former head of the drama department of the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, and remains one of the most distinguished actors and broadcasters in Jamaica. He will be Go-Jamaica's guest on Thursday 29 May at 6pm (EST).

He got his first film role in A High Wind in Jamaica, which starred Anthony Quinn and James Coburn. His feature credits include, Cross Plot with Roger Moore, Love Thy Neighbor and the Disney blockbuster Cool Runnings. During a 14-year residence in Great Britain, Mr. Hyatt's television credits included Crown Court, Six Bites of the Cherry. Mr. Hyatt's credits on the Jamaican stage include Trevor Rhone's Old Story Time and Two Can Play, Patrick Brown's Dirty Diana, Basil Dawkins' Forbidden and several national pantomimes. The author of the story collection When Me Was a Boy, Mr. Hyatt continues to perform on stage in addition to hosting the radio program "It's Charlie's Time" on KLAS 89 FM.

This week Mr. Hyatt launched 'The Perils of Charlie' a CD that contains storytelling, autobiographical information given through interviews and other Hyatt performances produced by Stage Records. It is available in stores.

Mad CobraMad Cobra is back and will be talking to you on Wednesday 28 May, 2003 at 6pm (EST). He is this months www.jamaica-star.com artiste of the month. This popular deejay hit centre stage in 1992 when his song 'Flex' reached number 1 on the Billboard Rap charts. In fact he's only the second ever reggae artist to achieve that feat in over thirty years of trying. Not bad for a 26 year old who named himself after a character in the GI Joe comic books!

In 2002, he was featured on the Black Shadow Records "buzz" rhythm, where his "Press Trigger" became a huge smash in the dancehalls. He later followed up with "Haunted" for Black Shadow's 2003 rhythm "Surprise". "Haunted" also made a huge impact on the reggae charts in New York and Miami.
The Mad Snake is back, and with a vengeance and he will be taking your questions next week. If you want to find out more about this popular deejay click here http://www.go-jamaica.com/chat/biography-madcobra.html

Pieces Of The Past - The History of Spanish Town

In 1509, five years after having been marooned for 347 days in the northeastern town of Sevilla la Nueva, what is now known as St. Ann's Bay, Christopher Columbus bequeathed Jamaica to his heirs. For some 30 years early Spanish colonists settled in or near to St. Ann's Bay until they realized that these locations were plagued by swamps. They looked south to a town on a wide fertile plain, a town they named Villa de la Vega (Town of the Plain). Now known as Spanish Town, it was founded in 1534 and became the capital in 1538. To fine out more about the History of Spanish click here… (http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/)

If you have any suggestions on topics or articles to be covered for the Pieces of the Past series please send them to editor@gleanerjm.com


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Laing and Company' is two and a half hours of lively discussion on current events as well as other interesting subject areas , many times conducted in a humourous manner as the host brings the topic alive with extensive use of the Jamaican lingua .

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Take your business online with Go-Jamaica. Featured Villa: Frenchman's Cove Resort, Port Antonio

Frenchman's Cove Resort is a 45-acre private estate in Jamaica, one of the most alluring of the Caribbean islands. Complete with a fresh water stream and its own sheltered white sand beach, Frenchman's Cove Resort is a popular destination for weddings, honeymoons, vacations, retreats, and workshops. Accommodations include 1, 2, and 3 bedroom secluded villas scattered among the cliffs, in a park-like setting above the famous Frenchman's Cove Beach - one of the prettiest beaches on Jamaica.

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Foreign Exchange Trading Summary End of the Week, May 23, 2003
New Music Mixes
Now you can listen to some of the country's most popular dancehall, calypso and reggae mixes at http://jamaicastar.com/ruggedjams/ Every week we will bring you new mixes. Enjoy the music and remember to share it with your friends.

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