have taken our minds off the nations troubling issues
especially the awful black on black crimes that have
been taking place these past two weeks, as well as the
deaths resulting from the Swine Flu; and we are off
to trendy and gorgeous Miami. A place filled with
excellent restaurants, cool bars, great beaches, and
clubs that are “off the hook”.
The atmosphere absolutely sizzles in lovely
Miami, especially due to the fantastic tropical climate
and the beautiful physically fit/sculptured people.
husband Todd and I can already taste the Mojitos from
our favorite spot in the “Hottest” place in Miami.
Yup, it’s lovely South Beach - home of
excitement and fun, along with the most beautiful art
deco homes, hotels and buildings.
Energy and electrifying nightlife totally
describes South Beach, as well as the scantily clad and
topless people who are always chilling on the beach
going about their business and doing whatever they like.
Even though I am aware of the lax beach attire
rules; every time we walk along the beach the clothing,
or very little clothing people choose to wear always
Imagine how stunned I am when we go to Haulover
to the Mojitos, ummm…ummm so good! So delicious that
my husband Todd very rarely have mixed drinks, but in
Miami he can’t help but try every flavor of Mojito,
and you know what, I’m sure I will be joining him this
drinking without a doubt will continue on the Cruise to
Mexico, and I am certain we will get some needed
for food, I know there will be too much (if it’s
anything like my special birthday cruise to Bahamas
Todd arranged earlier this year). From my observation, there are a great amount of various
foods on the cruise (all day and all night,) and since
it’s been months we’ve stopped eating meat it will
be interesting exploring our eating options.
you see, it's obvious I/we adore Miami, actually Florida
on a whole is enjoyable.
Therefore, if funds permit - you must get away
and spend some time visiting this lovely city.
We have found during this Caribbean Carnival time
the vibe is exceptionally fantastic…so check it out!
made a final check on the availability of the
After-Miami Carnival Cruise to Mexico, and it is still not late to make your reservations.
The Cruise departs Miami on
October 12th, stopping in Key West Florida, as well as
Cozumel Mexico and returning to Miami on October
16th. Even though it's 3 days before the cruise
departs the Miami Port the price is still unbelievably
good, actually quite affordable. As of today per
double occupancy the cost for an Interior Room is
$219.00; I believe Ocean View rooms and Suites are still
available, but you must call right away to find out the
cost at 888-400-9166 and please use Offer Code:
9J7U-VPR. Please note all your food is
included in the price. So I urge you to take advantage of this great deal,
which is a
savings of approximately 80%. CLICK
HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!
is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), and
the NBCAM is celebrating 25 years of awareness,
education and empowerment.
I’m sure all of you must be aware of Susan G.
Komen For The Cure Foundation and their promise: “To
save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering
people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing
science to find the cures.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT THIS
know many of you are affected in some way or another by
this disease (breast cancer), and for me it was seeing
my grandmother living with it.
My saddest memory of her in Trinidad was the day
she was brought home after loosing one of her breast to
this awful disease, and as a kid it was so worrisome and
strange. Violet Harding or "Mammy DooDoo" as we lovingly called her
was an extremely strong woman, who never let this
disease stop her. I
recall her always shuffling around so very busy, working
and working after undergoing this devastating procedure.
She actually was the care keeper for our town
community center, and she was always doing everything to
be sure it was clean and well kept after her surgery. As for us the grandkids, we certainly kept her on her toes,
especially when we had committed ourselves to helping her with
her work at the community center, but instead goofed
around and played silly games.
Gosh the thought of her strength absolutely astounds
me; instead of letting this disease deter her from
her duties and living her life, she kept going and going
until her last day.
Sadly we lost her a few years ago, but she lived
a full happy life, and most importantly she saw most of
her grandchildren become parents, and was able to spend
time with some of her great
while visiting Trinidad my Sister-In-Law discovered she
had a lump, and in many ways she is like me because she
is not very fond of doctors. Therefore, she is
putting off getting herself checked out thoroughly.
I pray she visit her doctor real soon, and most
importantly that it is not a serious issue.
this month, please do your part to support the Susan G.
Koman For The Cure Foundation.
I know there will be races taking place
throughout the US this month, so CLICK
HERE to log on the www.komen.org
site to find out when the race is taking place in your state.
As for us here in Maryland, the Susan G. Komen
race for the cure will take place next Sunday, October
18, 2009, in Hunt Valley Maryland - CLICK
HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS! Of the money raised at this race up to 75% stays in Maryland
to fund local programs for women and families.
The remaining 25% of funding supports national
research to find the cures for breast cancer.
To learn more about sponsorship
opportunities CLICK HERE, for fundraisers
CLICK HERE, and
other ways to support including donating
nationally CLICK HERE, and finally to volunteer
importantly, get screened NOW! Did you know
that Women who are 40 and older must have a
mammogram. Mammograms are an important part of
health screening and can help find cancers when they are
small and most treatable. I
have come to learn and understand many of the risk
factors that increase breast cancer, and just being a
woman and getting older is two of the most
important risks. However,
(1) leading a healthy lifestyle, (2) getting a more
general understanding of what factors may increase your
risk and (3) as I stated above get regular screening
tests (which can detect breast cancer early when it’s
most treatable) can help lower the risk.
any of your loved ones worried bout having a
mammogram? If so ask them to:
the online video at www.cancer.org/Aetnamammo.
Please read the entire page after watching the video
and check out all their links.
1-800-ACS-2345 to request a free breast cancer
More Details log on to: (1) http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org
or (3) http://www.komenmd.org,
(4) www.komen.org or
PINK, RAISE FUNDS AND FIGHT BREAST CANCER!
Todd is known to be very critical, as well as
outspoken and honest about practically everything he
experiences, so imagine my surprise when he looked at me
and said he had a nice time at Reggae Star Carl Malcolm
and his Positive Vibration band 30th
Wow, it was very nice to hear.
is Todd’s a review (in his words!)
Last weekend on
Saturday, October 3rd Carl Malcolm and the Positive
Vibration Band celebrated their 30th year in the Music
night started off very nice. We arrived at
Zanzibar on-the-Waterfront fairly early, which is not
usual for us. And since we were so early we
decided to have dinner on the Southwest (SW) Waterfront (Southwest
Waterfront used to be a popular dining destination, in
addition to its famous fish market known as The
Wharf. This is a unique market for Washington DC
because the fish are sold off boats, and cooked seafood
is also available. So if you are in the DC area the
Wharf is one of those "Don't Miss"
my surprise most of the restaurants in this SW area were
closed, and it was only a little after 10pm, but we
found 1 restaurant open "Jenny's Asian
Fusion", which had a great view of the Potomac
River and the Washington Monument. The food at
Jenny's wasn't the usual Chinese food, and it was very
good. We both ordered salmon which was prepared
differently, additionally we were expecting rice with
our meal, but to our surprise the meals came with vegetables
and roasted potatoes. Yes, this was different but
it turned out to be great choices. After
dinner we headed down the block to the big celebration.
course we had to go through the usual security "pat
down" which was not cool! Upon entering the
club we realized Carl Malcolm and the Positive Vibration
had just taken the stage, which was a bit surprising - I
wondered why were they performing so early since they
were celebrating. However, I guess it worked
out because it gave the Positive Vibration crew an
opportunity to chill and enjoy their celebration.
band did a great job, even though there was a slight
problem with the sound (which is usual at
Zanzibar.) Carl gave a flawless performance
of his 3 big hits "No Jestering",
"Ms. Wire Waist", and "Fatty
Bum Bum", along with some of his newer
music. The crowd seemed to really love Carl and
was singing along to all of his songs. After
their performance Spyder The DJ and DJ Nemisis did an
excellent job maintaining the vibes.
2nd performer that took the stage was scheduled to be
the opening act, but I understand he had disappeared
when it was time to begin the show...his name was JR who
is from Sierra Leone. Unfortunately, I
didn't see much of JR because I was exploring the
other parts of Zanzibar and mingling.
it was show time and MC Tony Carr took the stage
and with his signature "ARE YOU READY!!!!!!"
he brought Maxi Priest to the stage. As usual Maxi
gave a great performance. Maxi Priest is one
artist who never disappoints, he performied alongside Beniton
the Menace and his son Marvin
Priest. All 3 artists really entertained the
crowd and performed greatly.
was one of those nights when the lights came on you
wanted more; actually the night seemed to have flown by
which is not normal nowadays. I guess the vibes
were right for a change.
Up Raymond Paris, please know that we appreciate the
hospitality. Again, congratulations to Carl
Malcolm and The Positive Vibration Band for 30 years,
and welcome to the Arious Family.
out for the video of this event, as well as pictures.
you have not checked out our new social network
www.myCaribbean.us, I personally invite you to do so,
and once you stop in and join, lets be friends.
enough for now...we are off to Miami and then we are
heading out on our first Annual After Miami Carnival
Cruise. I'm sure we will have lots to share once
we return home.
HERE or the picture to the left to See Carl Malcolm
and the Positive Vibration performing at a local
establishment over the summer. Carl and the PVB
Jestering and "Wire Waist".
are glad many of you liked and thought the article
written about Michael Jackson by Dr. Flirpo Carr,
entitled Michael Jackson: Womanizer; Did the Gloved
One Have Loved Ones? was interesting. This
article was published in the Los Angeles Sentinel
Newspaper last week. Included in this article was
a few interesting paragraphs about Todd's Sister (Shana)
relationship with the King of Pop. If you haven't
read it check it out by CLICKING
HERE TO READ!
HERE to view the Pictures of the lovely day we spent
Exploring Watkins Park in Kettering Maryland.
free to always comment regarding any of my past
commentaries, and I thank you for these intriguing and thought provoking
comments. As usual I
am eager to hear your thoughts on all
I wrote above, so I look forward to
having you share them with me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
forget about the "Eric Williams
'School Bag' Essay Competition.
Williams-Connell (The late Prime
Minister of Trinidad Dr. Eric Williams
daughter) sent information regarding
this biennial "Eric Williams
'School Bags' Essay Competition.
Please read all the details about this
competition by clicking the link below
where I have indicated.
the children, yours is the great
responsibility to educate your
parents, teach them to live together
in harmony....To your tender and
loving hands, the future of the
Nation is entrusted. In your
innocent hearts, the pride of the
Nation is enshrined. On your
scholastic development, the
salvation of the Nation is
dependent....you carry the future of
Trinidad and Tobago in your school
"Eric Williams 'School Bags'
Essay Competition is sponsored by The
Eric Williams Memorial Collection
(EWMC) at The University of the West
Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.
The contest is being offered to
all final year Sixth Form
students (or equivalent) in the former
and current British-colonized
Caribbean countries: Anguilla,
Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize,
British Virgin Islands, Cayman
Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana,
Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts &
Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent &
the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago,
and Turks and Caicos. It will be
held from September 2009 through
January 31, 2010. Winners will be
announced on April 30, 2010.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT THIS
COMPETITION AND FOR THE DETAILS!
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A 4-Night Western Caribbean. The price is
still affordable, but you must make your reservations
NOW. For an Interior Room the cost is currently
$219.00/per double occupancy (a substantial savings of up
to 80% off the brochure price of $849.00). For
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Miami on October
12, 2009, and
making stops in (1) Key West: for us to explore the
beautiful island, and to get a taste of its signature
dessert-the Key Lime Pie; and (2) Cozumel Mexico for us to
discover the ancient Maya ruins, as well as to play on the
white sand beaches of Playa del Carmen on the mainland.
Finally we return to Miami
on October 16, 2009.
note while on the ship all meals are included (24 hours a
day,) with lots of fun and exciting things to do while
aboard including a casino, live shows, entertainment,
games, dancing and lots more.
learn all about this exciting cruise and to book your
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