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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Jamaica's First Female Prime Minister

The polls are now in, and history has been created in Jamaica! Portia Simpson-Miller, Minister of Local Government has won the campaign for president on the now ruling Peoples National Party (PNP) and will now be the first female Prime Minister of Jamaica.

The race was a keenly contested one where she beat her major competitor for the post Peter Phillips, Minister of National Security, be some 200 votes. She received 1775 votes approximately 200 move votes that Peter Phillips 1538 votes. I guess it was not any surprise that Portia won, as she has been a favorite among the Jamaican people and most of all the voting PNP delegates.

In a few week the former PNP president and current Prime Minister PJ Paterson will hand over the baton to the new Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller.

A new page has been written in the history of Jamaica, a new leader, a female at the steering wheel. Will this be a new day for Jamaica? Will she make a thing better for the country? Will the party now look out for the Jamaican people? Or will it be business as usual, oppression and robbery of the Jamaican people? Only time will tell.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Stunner's Afflictions Gone Mobile!

Yes people, it's true, Stunner's Afflictions has gone mobile. Don't have the time to login to your PC? No PC available? If you have mobile web services (GPRS WAP for the tech savvy) on your mobile phone then you can check out the latest post on Stunner's Afflictions!

I have set up a WAP site for my blog. The Beta version of the WAP site has links to my blogger profile, information about the blog and most of all the latest post that is on my blog. Unfortunately you can't post to the WAP site. But if you just want a good read while on the road, or just to preview the latest post, the WAP site is just the thing. The site address is . Check it out!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Hey! Hey!

WEEEE! YEEAAHH!!! Pop the champagne, turn up the music, let's get the party started! Yes I am in a joyful, celebratory mood! I finally got my results for last semester's course. I passed both courses! Remember how I was frettin about maths, I blew a sigh of relief today when I took a look at my grades on the students portal on the university's website. I didn't get the nice wonderful grade that I would have love to have seen...or better yet the type of grade that I should be getting for math, but heck, a pass is a pass!!!

My apologies for neglecting my blog, and your blogs. But I have been under a lot of pressure and I still am. I just did my first test of the semester, and messed up one of the questions . But I should pass, I have one more for the same course later in the semester. I have my Econ first test week after next. And I am still working on my Seminar project. I have to present it the first week in April. I'll try to play catch up with your blogs over the weekend.

On a much lighter note! Yesterday is this weekend! No, no, no, don't be confused. Yesterday is a 90's music party! So I plan to go, whether rain or shine, I have to dance off and drink off....oh, the drinks are not inclusive this time around, so I'll be partying away some of the stress and celebrate making it through the last semester...wid a one drink. I'll give you a report, and maybe some random pics. Since Mad Bull and Dr.D have been trying their hands at jokes, I think should give it a try. Here goes:

Pastor's Cock

A priest in a small rural town was very fond of the ten chickens and handsome rooster he kept in a hen house behind the rectory.
One Saturday night the Priest discovered that his rooster was missing. At the same time the Priest heard rumors of cockfights being held in town.
Shocked and dismayed, he decided to say something during Sunday Mass.
During Mass he asked the congregation, "Who among you will confess to sporting a handsome cock?" All the men stood up. "No, no" he said. "That's not what I mean. Who among you will confess to having seen a handsome cock?" All the women stood up. "Oh, no," he said. "That's not what I mean, either. Who among you will confess to having seen a cock that doesn't belong to you?" Half the women stood up."Oh Lord," he said. "Perhaps I should rephrase the question. Has anybody seen my cock?" All the choir boys stood up!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Manchester and St. Elizabeth Scenery

As I promised in my last post, that during the course of the week, I would post some of the photos I took while I was in the country. Well what better time to post them than on the weekend! Hope you enjoy the pictures.

I took this one at my aunts house in Maidstone, Manchester.

This one was taken on the plains of St. Elizabeth.

A shot of a small pond in the plains in St. Elizabeth.

A donkey grazing near the pond.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Another Random Blogging

Di Preshha Start!
I have been away from the blogging for a couple of days now for two reasons, that I will now divulge. As with any semester, the pressure has begun. As I told you before in one of my post, I have a Seminar assignment to prepare. I didn't choose Blogging, the topic had to be something related to my field of engineering. So I decided to do my research, book and presentation on digital cameras. I have completed two chapters of the book thus far and I want to complete it as soon as possible so I can't start on the presentation. But, it nuh done deh suh! I have mid-semester exams starting next week an mi nuh study yet! Economics, is the one I'm worrying about, so much material to cover! AHHH!!!

Outa Town

I went to Manchester and St. Elizabeth this weekend. My grandfather passed on, and the funeral was yesterday. It was a whole lot of driving though. First I had to drive from Kingston to a district called Maidstone, way up in the hills of Manchester. My mother is from that area and her sister also lives there and my aunts, grandmother, sister and other family members were staying up there. Then it was down to St Elizabeth, where the funeral service was being held. Another long drive down Spur Tree and then to a little district a long way off the main road. Just at the end of the funeral the rain decided to start falling, and fall it did! Some serious piece a rain. This made the drive back to the city a tiring one, as visibility was low, especially when driving through Manchester. Yes, there was fog all along the road, while driving through Manchester. Thankfully is was not too thick. I reached home at about 9:15pm, had a bath, caught a couple minutes sleep and then off to work by 11:40pm. I took a few pictures of the scenery, I'll share them with you during the course of the week.

It Cowl Nuh!
The weatherman was certainly right this time, he did not miss. The island is once again under the influences of a cold cowl front! Today and up till now, especially now is damn cold. And as if the temperature isn't cold enough, it is also windy. Yes moderate gusts of cooold breeze. But, I don't mind it at all, inside is just long as I don't have to go outside tonight. Anyway, mi gone wrap-up unda mi sheet.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Fooled by Porn

I was reading my favorite section in the Outlook magazine (cyaan buy di Sunday Gleaner an nuh read it) which is a part of the Sunday Gleaner, Doctor's Advice. An as usual I found a funny article so I decided to share it with you. No the picture wasn't in the gleaner, I just added it for the effect!

Fooled by films

"Doc, I am a guy of 24, and I would like to know if you think I am going to lose my nature I am fretting about my sex life, doc - because it seems to me like it is diminishing. What I mean is this. . I have been watching some of them 'blue movies,' and as a result I am sure I am inadequate, doc. The guys in these films seem like they are much more 'virile' than me. What is making me feel real bad is that now that I have watched them, I know that I am not producing enough sex fluid. So there must be something wrong with me. I only produce a tiny spoonful, and I think it has got less in the past few years. These guys in the videos make me look pathetic, doc. They produce pints or maybe gallons of fluid. I feel that they are real men, and that I am useless in comparison. I think that when I was 16 or 18, I produced more than I do now. So I fear that the volume will soon 'fade away' to nothing. Girls will not want me, and I think I will lose my nature completely. So please help me, doc. Prescribe a good tonic or something for me, but please, please help me!"
Outlook Sunday Magazine January 29, 2006.

Another misguided youth learning from the wrong sources.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Bob Marley - True Jam-Icon

Today, many Jamaicans remembered one of Jamaica's most popular and influential icons Robert Nesta Marley OM, more popularly known as Bob Marley. Every radio station played his songs today continuously, only to break for news and advertisements, yes the Jamaican radio wave echoed the chanting of Bob.

Bob was born on February 6, 1945 in Nine Miles St. Ann. However he was raised in the capital city of Kingston in the poverty stricken, inner city community called Trenchtown. This is where it is said that the seeds were sown for what would later become a Jamaican icon.

Bob Marley is known the world over for the enchanting and rhythmic music he sang, called reggae.
Reggae music is synonymous with Jamaica and Bob Marley. I doubt there is anywhere in the world that you can go and not find someone who knows of Bob Marley and the famous Reggae music.

The popularity of
Jamaica and Jamaicans was no doubt as a result of this legendary ambassador of Jamaica. Bob Marley thrilled the souls of many and kept them rocking to a mixture of cultural, revolution and love lyrics encompassed by the songs that he and his group The Wailers berried deep in the hearts of Jamaicans and the many people around the globe.

Bob Marley and the Wailers recorded several songs such as the very popular
One Love, which is used to advertise Jamaica as a tourist destination, Buffalo Soldier, Crazy Ballhead and the song famous for Weed (Marijuana) smoking Natural Mystic, just to name a few. For samples of Bob Marley Songs click here.

Bob succumbed to his battle with cancer on May 11, 1981. However, The King of Reggae's influence can still be felt in Jamaica and the world through his music, the
Rastafarianism culture that he made popular, the music of his children Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers and the burning lyrics of Jr. Gong!

For more information about Bob Marley you can visit Big up the man, Bob Marley, a true Jam-Icon.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Kerosene Lamp

The Kerosene Lamp, a taste of the early days in the country.
Since you liked the last drawing I posted, I decided to share another one of my drawings...and also because I don't really have much to say today. This one is titled Kerosene Lamp. I did this drawing a long time ago, if you look closely you will see that it's dated August 2001.

This takes me back to my younger days, when I was just a likkle pickney. You see, at that time there was no electricity in my community, so the kerosene lamp was our only source of light at nights. Even after we received electricity in our community the old faithful kerosene lamp was not abandoned. There were frequent power-cuts and the kerosene lamp had to be lit as a backup light source for those times. My mother still has that Kerosene lamp back at my home in Portland, but it has now been retired, as she has a backup re-chargeable electric lamp in the event of a power-cut.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Can You See A Difference?

Yesterday was my day off, so I woke up late and decided, "what the hell, since mi wake up late...might as well mi kick-back fi di day!" So I decided to just chill and watch a little TV. While flipping through the channels I stopped on the Jerry Springer Show, and they had some people from the KKK, in there dumb-ass costumes, (It should be CCC- Corny-ass Country Clowns) chatting all kinda bullshit! This led me to wonder to myself....

Well can you?