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hope you enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend as much as we
did. Of course, we spent a lot of time hanging out at home
doing the traditional BBQ "thing", which was fantastic!
However, we eventually made it out the house and spent some time
with friends, and I must say there is nothing better than
spending time talking, laughing, drinking and just having some
good ole fun with wonderful friends. You know, compared to
the 2007 Memorial Weekend, we were real good about refraining
from drinking this year. You certainly couldn't call us a
"lush" this year, we just had a few while socializing!!!
in all though, the entire weekend was absolutely superb, including the weather!!!
you are reading Gwen
and John, please know that you are great friends. Thanks
for the good food, drinks and great conversation!!!!
I understand Pan Masters Steel Orchestra's 10th Steel Band
Jamboree was excellent. Even though we had plans on
attending, we were too "tied up" to get away.
All the reports from friends were great, and we are indeed happy
to hear about their success. Today we received a fascinating
article about this event entitled "Outstanding!!! Pan
Masters' 10th Annual Steelband Jamboree", written by
"When Steel Talks Everyone Listens - Nothing But The
Business of Steelpan Music 24-7". They wrote: "Maryland
is still smoking and fans are still singing and dancing from
this past weekend Pan Masters Jamboree. Seven steel
orchestras represented the Maryland area and neighboring states
performed" To read more of this article, as well
as to view the photos and the video clip CLICK
HERE to log on to When Steel Talks Site. Look
out for Pan Masters Calypso Monarch Semi-Finals which will be
taking place next weekend. For details about entering this
contest log on to Pan Masters site www.panmasters.com
or call 301-864-2610 right away. Below you will find their
flyer under our "Featured Events" as well.
a sad note, we were informed that there was a great loss of
lives over the weekend in Tampa, Florida. Some wonderful
DJs "Poison Dart" (whom we had a nice friendship
with) were senselessly gunned down at their weekly event in
Tampa. Our hearts dropped when we got the bad news that 2 members of this
team were killed, as well as a young man who was an associate of
DJs Antone Geargo-Neely (29) known as "Tony
Montana" and Michael F. Rattigan (35) known as "Chris
Rock" both died immediately. However, the 3rd young
man (Kevin J. Webster - 29) tried to make it as he was taken to
Lakeland Regional Medical center, unfortunately he didn't - he
these crazy killings took place at their weekly event venue
"The Thunderbird Bar" in Auburndale. The assailant
(assassin in my opinion) who investigators have now identified
is 19 year old Davion Parson of Lakeland, Florida is still at
large, but a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Actually, investigators stated he has fled to Jamaica.
One of the
investigators Sheriff Grady Judd stated "We
believe that this brutal crime was committed in retaliation of
an incident that occurred May 10, 2008."
If you have
any information on the suspect's whereabouts contact the
Sheriff's Office. The phone number is 863-533-0344. Information
also can be provided anonymously through Heartland Crime
Stoppers at 800-226-8477.
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to
the family, children, friends and fans of the
"Poison Dart" Sound - Mr. Geargo-Neely and Mr.
Rattigan; and to the family and friends of Mr. Webster!
This loss is overwhelming for many, who are relentlessly
asking why...why...why???? Why must we continue
senselessly killing each other!!!
Sunday, June 1st Caribbean-American Heritage Month Begins!
Actually, June 5th marks the 2nd Anniversary of this Special
Caribbean-American Heritage Month - In
the 109th Congress both the House and Senate unanimously
approved H.Con.Res.71, a measured introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee
(D-Oakland), on June 5, 2006 President George W. Bush issued a
proclamation designating June as Caribbean - American Heritage
Month. This proclamation acknowledges the growing
political and economic influence of the Caribbean Diaspora and
its importance and contribution to the development of the
cultural diversity of the United States.
President Bush issues a Proclamation declaring June as National
Caribbean-American Heritage Month
June, we recognize Caribbean Americans and celebrate the
many ways they contribute to our Nation.
of Caribbean Americans have helped shape the spirit and
character of our country. These individuals are justly
proud of their Caribbean roots, and they enrich the
American experience by sharing their traditions,
history, and values. Caribbean Americans of all walks of
life have added to the vitality, success, and prosperity
of our country. Their hard work and determination
inspire all who dream of a better life for themselves
and their families.
Nation is deeply grateful to the Caribbean Americans who
defend our liberty as members of our Armed Forces. The
service and sacrifice of these courageous men and women
are helping lay the foundation of peace for generations
THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United
States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in
me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do
hereby proclaim June 2007 as Caribbean-American Heritage
Month. I encourage all Americans to learn more about the
history and culture of Caribbean Americans and their
contributions to our Nation.
WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first
day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand seven,
and of the Independence of the United States of America
the two hundred and thirty-first.
I'm sure every city plans on celebrating this month in
some way. However, below are some of the events taking place during this month
locally in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage
Month. Please check your local Caribbean sites to see what
is taking place in your area or do a Google search by listing (Caribbean
American Month Celebrations in New York or Georgia or whatever
city you live in).
(1) June 1st, please attend the Interfaith Worship
Service 60th Anniversary of the
University of the West
Indies. This will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church,
Washington DC @ 3:00 pm. Free
(2) Wednesday June 4th - Montgomery County Executive
Isaiah Leggett will kick off Caribbean American Heritage Month
with a panel discussion entitled "Education and
Job Opportunities for Caribbean Youth" and a community reception. This
event will include Caribbean art, music and food from 4 to 7
pm. It will take place in the Montgomery County Executive office
Building Lobby Level Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville,
Maryland. This event is
sponsored by the Howard University Institute of Intellectual
Property and Social Justice and by Zane Networks of Silver
Spring. FREE. For more information, call the Office of
Community Partnerships at 240-777-2584 or email
(3) June 26th - 10 Annual Legislative Forum and Reception
will take place on Capital Hill - FREE
(4) June 27th, - A Youth Leadership Institute on
International Development will take place.
For all the details on these events log on to: http://www.caribbeanamericanmonth.org
or click the banner below.
The countdown to knowing who the Democratic
Presidential Nominee will be, has begun! It's just a few
days left before the end. This weekend on Saturday May
31st the Democratic National Committee holds its meeting
regarding the problem with seating the Michigan and Florida
Delegates. On Sunday, June 1st Puerto Rico holds its
primary election, and on Tuesday, June 3rd Montana and
South Dakota will hold their primary elections.
As this race comes to an end the craziness
continues. Last weekend Senator Hilary Clinton made some
very sensitive comments that upset many folks across the United
States. To learn more about Senator Clinton's statements
please click on the picture below to view MSNBC's reporter Keith
Olbermann's remarks on this issue (he calls it "Clinton,
you invoked a nightmare") on his "In a Countdown
"Clinton, you invoked a nightmare"
by Keith Olbermann - Courtesy of MSNBC (May 23rd - 10 minutes & 44 seconds)
As this exciting race "comes down to the
wire" Senator Barack Obama
is approximately 40 delegates away from reaching the total of 2025 delegates needed
to secure the nomination. Clearly he received 20 super
delegate endorsements over this past week, since last week he
was 60 delegates away. Senator Clinton on the other hand
needs over 200 delegates before reaching the total. She
currently has 1782 delegates (1499 pledged and 283 super) and
Senator Obama has a total of 1981 delegates (1661 pledged and
320 super). Right now according to all the reports on
every network, there seems to be No way Senator Clinton will win
this democratic nomination race. However, we will know
after Tuesday, June 3rd who the nominee will be!!!
Of course, as we have done from the beginning
- we ask you to go out and vote...vote...vote. Vote for
Senator Barack Obama - the candidate that represents honesty,
and CHANGE. We wish the Senator and his camp all the best
with these last few primaries and most importantly on becoming
the Democratic Nominee.
you with the same statement I have left you with every week since the
democratic primary elections begun. "Please
judge Senator Obama on his words, his actions and the content of
Kindly continue standing up and not
accepting the same old tactics, rhetoric
and old politics. Most importantly, let's continue building this movement
and voting for Senator Barack Obama". With your support and votes Senator
Obama will succeed and will be the nominee. We are certain he is "the
one"..."the one" who absolutely has the
ability and wisdom to move us forward; "the one"
who has the answers to all of the many issues plaguing America
currently, and we know he is "the one" who can take us
forward toward that change we are seeking in a positive
manner. I hope you are looking forward to
the overall change as I am, so lets continue making history
Well, over this past week I've been hearing
more rhetoric from the Republicans. Senator McCain has
constantly been making statements about Senator Obama wanting
the US to surrender to Iraq. Let's back up here for a
minute! Why is he saying "Surrender to
Iraq"? Please correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't
President Bush declare the US had won the war against Iraq on
May 1st, 2003, with his "Mission Accomplished"
Speech? Therefore, no such words as "Surrender"
should be coming out of McCain's mouth. According to
President Bush the war against Iraq was won and has been over
since 2003, so no one should be surrendering. You know, I
honestly believe these folks have completely lost their
May 1, 2003, President Bush landed on the aircraft carrier
USS Abraham Lincoln in a Lockheed S-3 Viking dubbed Navy
One, as the carrier returned from combat operations in
the Persian Golf. He posed for photographs with pilots and members of
the ship's crew while wearing a fight suit. A few hours later, he gave a speech announcing the end
of major combat operations in the Iraq War. Clearly visible in the background was a banner stating
"Mission Accomplished.". Click the links below
to view the actual video of the President's speech in
2003. Part I and Part II posted by Sarahope 16
and powered by YouTube.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faMTYPYfDSE
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z9RIjGWpJk
The White house transcript
of the President's Speech: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/05/20030501-15.html
Let's keep in mind the madness McCain have
been saying: (1) some months ago on the campaign trail he stated
the war will go on for approximately another 100 years; (2) Two
weeks ago he talked about bringing the troops home in the year
2013; and (3) last week he repeatedly called Senator Obama naive because
Obama feels it's important to speak with both America's friends
and enemies as several past Presidents have done. This
week he talks about, and is using words as "Surrender"
when the war has been over since 2003 (according to President
Bush). Undoubtedly, this old Republican administration
must go, and we must make sure they are gone in November!!!
"a picture is worth a thousand words" this
picture clearly depicts what is taking place
in the United States by the Current Administration. What
do you think? firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to attend the Family &
Friends Fundraiser/band launching as they Present "Galaxy
and Beyond. This will be taking place in Baltimore
Maryland. Scroll down to our "Featured Events to get
the details or click the following link: http://www.ariousentertainment.us/Family&FriendsGalaxy&Beyond2008PresentationSA.htm
Also remember Fathers Day will be
celebrated in a few weeks, so we urge you to begin your
shopping now. Click
Here for our "Men's Shop" page which features some
items for men from our Partners.
note to cousin Allison - It was a pleasure having you in town
for the past month and a 1/2. We enjoyed your company, and
I personally enjoyed our talks. Thanks for the gifts and
for taking the time to connect with me after all these years of
not seeing each other. Let's keep in touch!!! Also,
I want you to know I am very proud of you, and I'm also
extremely happy about your successes!!!!
to the many who have sent me e-mails in
response to my past E-Newsletters and lots of important
information. Most importantly I thank you for your
Please enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend!!
To all of you
our on-line family, thanks for reading, sharing your thoughts
and comments with us, and for always supporting
us. As you know without you there would be no us.
So thanks very much for your support and One Love!
For All Events
Check out our
"Featured Events" listed below. Many are taking place
this weekend, so log on to our "Events Page" above to
view all the events, and please go out and Support!
Also, there are
several taking next weekend and beyond, so to view all the Events please log on
to our "Events" Page above!
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO WORKING WOMEN’S COMMITTEE
SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCH
for Von Martin, (0AS)
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2008
CROWN BAKERY PATIO
5329 GEORGIA AVE. NW
$15.00 per person/per plate
Bake & Buljol, Peas
& Rice, Macaroni Pie,
White Rice, Stew Peas,
Stew Chicken, Fish, Salad,
desserts and much, much
For more information
Patricia St. Hill -
; Nicole Baptist
University of the West Indies
Alumni Association (DC Chapter)
Studies and other
invite you to a
Interfaith Service Commemorating
the 60th Anniversary of
reception to follow)
more information, contact uwiaadc@yahoo.