Posted by Dresonic on August 14, 2008
NEWS FLASH!! — China customs sieze package that was intended for the Jamaican Olympic team!!
A 200 kilo shipment of suspected PED’s (Performance Enhancing Drugs) addressed to the Jamaican track team at the Olympic Village in Beijing, was siezed by authorites at the Wong Hung Lo docks early this morning. Coming on the heels of the disclosure that a member of the Jamaican team has tested positive for a banned substance, the news has rocked the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA) and cast an even greater shadow over the team’s preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior customs inspector told Reuters that suspicions were aroused by the bulky and lumpy shipment which was wrapped in rough, dirty burlap. Stenciled in bold letters on the bag, was the address of the Jamaican team at the Village and also the words:
DELIVER TO ASAFA, USAIN, VERONICA and the other Jamaican sprinters … DEM CYAAN RUN GOOD WITHOUT IT.
Upon opening the package, dozens and dozens of a dirty, tubular product were discovered and immediately sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) lab in Beijing for testing. Chinese customs are certain that they have intercepted a shipment of pure, unprocessed steroids, and have put the IAAF and the JAAA on notice that severe action will be taken as soon as WADA confirms their findings.
The picture below is of one of the mystery tubular ‘products’ from the shipment that was taken to the lab for testing.
Jamaican Yellow Yam (from Trelawny … Bolt country)
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Posted by Dresonic on April 12, 2007
CONSIDERING the calorie count, many consumers are understandably thankful that the Easter season – with its abundance of bun and cheese, fish and Easter eggs – is behind us. So what’s the next retail move?
Hortense James, a PriceSmart customer, said that her hot new trend now that Easter has passed is barbecue – BBQ hot dogs, BBQ burgers, BBQ chicken and BBQ spare ribs – the must-have for the summer, she noted (complete with the bikini)!
“It’s almost summer, so that is what I am concentrating on right now,” she told Thursday Life.
And in agreement, Claudine Coley, membership marketing manager at PriceSmart, Red Hills Road, said that grills are now amongst the store’s hottest sellers, particularly the Nexgrill 30″ grill with its dual-use valves.
|PriceSmart shopper Hortense James is all set for the barbecue: hot dogs, burgers, chicken and spare ribs. (Photos: Lionel Rookwood)
But the after-Easter purchase at PriceSmart goes beyond just barbecue grills.
“People are now buying television sets, refrigerators and beers!” Coley said.
“I guess people are buying the television to watch Cricket World Cup while they cool down with a cold beer,” she theorised.
But it was the shoppers’ trolleys here and at MegaMart that gave Thursday Life more insight as to what consumers are into these days: Svelty skim milk, soya milk, oats, wheat products, Kellogg’s corn flakes, and a whole array of fruits and vegetables. A long list that speaks to a healthy lifestyle (this could be a redemption after all the calories consumed from all those buns!).
“Definitely no more bun and cheese! Vegetables and fruits is the thing! That’s what I am buying now, along with the regular healthy stuff,” said Adrienne, a customer at MegaMart. “Bun and cheese was just a treat for me, so now it’s back to the healthy stuff! It’s back to normal meals.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Dresonic on January 25, 2007
WITH all roads leading to Montego Bay, you’ll need, in addition to a Jamaica Observer Page 2 chair, a culinary map. so read on, as we reveal the best places to eat. And since you’re in the second city, all beverages are on Mark Hart of Caribbean Producers, and the bubbly of choice is Laurent Perrier.
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Posted by Dresonic on January 20, 2007
MONTEGO BAY’S Half Moon hotel was recently featured in Morgan Freeman & Friends – Caribbean Cooking for a Cause – a cookbook that features various celebrities that have visited exclusive properties in the Caribbean. The recipes in the book reflect what they enjoyed at these resorts. Read the rest of this entry »
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