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“Immigrants are vital to New York State’s sustained economic growth,” said Jorge I. Montalvo, Director of the New York State Office for New Americans. “We encourage all New Americans interested in starting or expanding a small business to attend one of these seminars to gain the skills needed in the current economic climate.” (read more)
Domination! Usain Bolt Ends Olympic Career As A Legend
USAIN BOLT ENDED HIS OLYMPIC CAREER IN RIO, BRAZIL, HAVING NEVER LOST A FINAL AT AN OLYMPIC GAMES. (PHOTO CREDIT: RIO2016)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Saturday August 20, 2016 – If there were any doubts about his status as the greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt erased them last night when he helped Jamaica win the 4x100m relay to complete the first “triple triple” in Olympic history.
It is fortuitous that we are celebrating our independence at the same time that our athletes are in Rio, all set to bring glory again to this small nation, an athletic superpower.
Our athletic prowess is one indication of our excellence as a people. It is a metaphor of our distinction. A distinction manifested in our music, with us punching way above our weight, by creating a genre, reggae, which is known and revered globally; and in our vibrant culture which has made its indelible stamp on the world in the areas of cuisine, fashion, dance, sculpture, and theatre.
That a country with a population of approximately Two point eight million people can have the fastest man and woman in the world and produced an artiste, Bob Marley, whose single One Love the BBC could have designated “theme of the millennium”; and whose album, Exodus, Time magazine could have voted “Album of the Century” is, indeed, thrilling. We are the people who have produced the world famous Blue Mountain coffee and have given the world the all-inclusive hotel concept. We have produced world-class scientists, intellectuals, entrepreneurs and statesmen. We are a people of distinction, with an illustrious history.
Our Founding Fathers had high hopes for us. In a speech in Britain in February 1962, just before our independence, Rt. Hon Norman Manley said, “There is no country in the world, not now independent, which is fit to achieve that status than Jamaica now is. Indeed, we have been ready for Independence long ago…” Rt. Excellent Hon. Sir Alexander Bustamante, on that same trip, said: “We must move forward with the firm resolution of making Jamaica the greatest little nation on earth. With the help of God, we intend to achieve this.”
The fact is, we are yet to maximize our potential. That must be the mission of this generation. Independence is as good a time as any to soberly reflect on our 54 years as a nation. In making an objective assessment, it must be admitted that there is a sense among our people, especially our young people that we have underperformed. read more
PERFORMANCE FOODS truly performed inside the ACF August monthly meeting - Georgia
I am a foodie and anyone who knows me will tell you I like to eat. I really have to take my hat off to Atlanta Chef Federation and their team for sharing the ins and outs of food preparation and meat treatment. A representative of PERFORMANCE FOODS shared a brief seminar on “aging of meat” which I found extremely enlightening and very intrinsic value on food management, storage and distribution.
The meeting also served as the induction of Chef Kareen Linton who was officially sworn in as 2nd Vice- President of the ACF (American Culinary Federation, Atlanta Chefs Association) Chapter at the Old Towne Tavern & Grill, Lawrenceville, Ga., after her June 2016 nomination. Subsequently, Ms. Linton was also picked up by the Caribbean’s premier WebTV channel ComeSeeTV as its Global Hospitality Ambassador. Chef Linton is Barbadian born, and has recently catered the opening reception for Barbados Comes to Atlanta.
Chef Kareen Linton is a product of Barbadian heritage and is the only Caribbean female Chaine & Disciples of Escoffier Chef. She is also the first Caribbean female to hold the office of 2nd Vice-President of ACF. Her position becomes effective immediately and term of service concludes October 2017.
TRAVEL INDUSTRY ICON TO ADDRESS CARIBBEAN HOSPITALITY EXCHANGE FORUM
MIAMI, Florida (August 5, 2016) - Gerard "Jerry" Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide, known and esteemed for his innovations and relationships in the tourism, hospitality, and entertainment communities, will be the keynote speaker opening up the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's (CHTA) Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) in Puerto Rico from September 30 to October 2, 2016.