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Tekashi 6ix9ine Released From Prison Early Due to Coronavirus

UPDATE (3:05 p.m. EST): Tekashi 6ix9ine is officially a “free” man! Sources exclusively confirmed to Gossip On This that the rapper was released from custody at the Queens Detention Facility in Jamaica Wednesday afternoon (Apr. 1) and is now at the Bronx Community Reentry Center. The Bronx Community Reentry Center is basically a facility that houses inmates after they get out of jail and are getting released back into the general world (i.e. “halfway house.”) Story developing… Original article:...
Tags: Celebs, Court, US, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Manhattan, Jazz, Jamaica, Paul Engelmayer, Florio, Bureau of Prisons, Inner City Press, Engelmayer, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Tekashi, Coronavirus


I followed New York City 'deathcare' workers as they collected the bodies of people killed by the coronavirus, and saw a growing, chaotic, and risky battle

New York City is the epicenter of the US's coronavirus outbreak. To see how the rising death toll is affecting "deathcare" — services that families use to put the bodies of loved ones to rest — we shadowed Patrick Marmo, a funeral director from Brooklyn. What we saw and heard suggests the city's resources are strained at best: "No one in the New York City area possibly has enough equipment to care for human remains of this magnitude," Marmo said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: New York, China, New York City, US, International, Trends, Brooklyn, Fema, Healthcare, Jamaica, Andrew Cuomo, US Navy, Business Insider, Cuomo, Frank, Centers for Disease Control


I followed New York City 'deathcare' workers as they collected the bodies of people killed by the coronavirus, and I saw a growing, chaotic, and risky battle

New York City is the epicenter of the US's coronavirus outbreak. To see how the rising death toll is affecting "deathcare" — services that families use to put the bodies of loved ones to rest — I shadowed Patrick Marmo, a funeral director from Brooklyn. What I saw and heard suggest that the city's resources are strained at best. "No one in the New York City area possibly has enough equipment to care for human remains of this magnitude," Marmo said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: New York, China, Politico, New York City, US, International, Trends, Brooklyn, Fema, Healthcare, Jamaica, Andrew Cuomo, US Navy, Business Insider, Cuomo, Frank


Jamaican reggae vocalist Bob Andy dies aged 75

Socially conscious singer’s hit version of Young, Gifted and Black reached No 5 in the UK charts with duo Bob and MarciaBob Andy, the reggae vocalist who performed a hit version of Young, Gifted and Black as part of the duo Bob and Marcia, has died aged 75 after a short illness.His death was confirmed by his collaborator on that song, Marcia Griffiths, who told the Jamaica Observer he died at 8am on Friday 27 March. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, UK, Americas, UK News, World news, Culture, Pop and rock, Jamaica, Bob, Reggae, Marcia, Jamaica Observer, Marcia Griffiths, Bob Andy, Young Gifted and Black, MarciaBob Andy


History and how to eat Jamaican jerk

Almost everybody has heard of Jamaica’s most famous food: jerk. While jerk usually centers around a protein like chicken or pork, Jamaicans don’t stop there — they season veggies and fruits with jerk spice, too. Jerk is pungent, peppery, and spicy, so it often needs an accompaniment to take the edge off. Enter another beloved Jamaican food, this one being something that people unfamiliar with the island’s cuisine might not have heard about. Its name recalls the fun times one has when it’s ser...
Tags: Travel, Americas, Grenada, Peru, Jamaica, Caribbean, All, Haye, Johanna, Maroons, Jamaican cuisine, Hellshire, Jamaican Food, Jamaican culture, Delroy Haye, B W Highman


12 books by black authors to read

Just when the Black Travel Movement was gaining so much speed, we now all find ourselves confined to our houses. While the onset of COVID-19 has put the entire world on the no-fly list, we don’t have to pass this time idly. Instead, we can use these weeks we’ll be grounded to absorb the work of the legends that paved the way for us to be able to lead our nomadic lives. If you have been previously unfamiliar with the work of black travel writers, you’re in for a treat: Black travel writers can...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, New York, Nigeria, Africa, America, Spain, Chicago, Thailand, United States, Alaska, Mandela, Kenya, Zambia, Surrey, Jamaica


Meet the top 9 startups raising millions to use psychedelics to treat depression, anxiety, and more

Investment in psychedelics has ramped up in recent years and companies say that interest from traditional biotech and pharma investors has picked up as well. Key investors, like former Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton, hail from the cannabis sector. Others, like PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel have been interested in the industry for years now. Business Insider identified the top nine companies that are working to turn psychedelics into approved medicines, for conditions like depression and anxiet...
Tags: Europe, Post, UK, New York City, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Trends, Paypal, Canada, United Kingdom, Peter Thiel, Airbnb, Fda, Jamaica, Innovate UK


Comment on piña colada by Laura

This couldn’t be better timed. Last July my sister got married in Jamaica and it was glorious and I drank a lot of Pina Colada. In January my mum passed unexpectedly, so a glass of this is the perfect way to take me back to better days of happiness and laughter when I’m feeling a bit glum. Thank you! I’m off to try and brave the supermarket to try to buy pineapple and coconut. Everyone is so focused on toilet roll, hopefully I’ll have no problem :)
Tags: Food, Jamaica, Laura, Pina Colada


Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are coupled up. Here's what life is like for the husbands and wives of Silicon Valley's elite.

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


What is pickleball and where to play

There are things you learn in school you generally assume you’ll never need again. Like graphing a parabola, or reciting Hamlet. Also on that list, the invaluable skills gained playing pickleball, the miniature-tennis-like game you completely forgot about after that two-week unit in eighth-grade gym class. Well, not so fast, because pickleball is having a moment beyond the middle school gym. People of all ages are catching pickleball fever, and hotels and resorts are meeting the demand by add...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, London, California, Nbc News, Los Angeles, Jamaica, All, Stone, Sarasota Florida, Longboat Key Club, Denver Seattle, Andy Stone, Pickleball, USA Pickleball Association


Wes Edens Believes Strongly in The Right to Education for All Children

Wes Edens, the CEO and Founder of New Fortress Energy (NFE) is an advocate for ensuring children and adolescents receive a quality education. It is part of his philanthropy efforts in Jamaica and Puerto Rico, two Caribbean regions NFE provides modern power to communities and local businesses. He supports kids in grade school to high school, offering programs and a scholarships programs for graduates to attend a college or university. Edens also has a program for undergraduates to continue their ...
Tags: Business, Finance, Jamaica, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Edens, Wes Edens, Business Leader, SOFTBANK Corporation, Fortress Investment Group FIG, Founder of New Fortress Energy NFE, New York Jamaica, New Fortress Energy, Caribbean Maritime University, New York Wes Edens


Dude running for university student president awkwardly caught lying about homophobic past

Well, this is awkward. And kind of amazing. While campaigning to become Cambridge University’s next Student Union President, undergrad Matt Alderton was confronted by his peers about homophobic remarks he made on social media. Alderton was speaking before a group of fellow undergrads in the Cambridge University Student Union. After giving a short stump speech, someone raised their hand and asked about a homophobic comment he made on Facebook just last year. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBrid...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Lifestyle, Accountability, Jamaica, Homophobia, Cambridge University, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Alderton, Matt Alderton, Cambridge University Student Union


Jamaica's Calabash Festival a literary treasure on the beach

The biennial celebration of words and music aims to get Jamaican writers to tell Jamaican stories and share that talent with the world.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Jamaica, Usa Today


The Library of Congress Wants You to Help Transcribe Walt Whitman’s Poems & Letters: Almost 4000 Unpublished Documents Are Waiting

Every once in a while, a prominent artist will offer the advice that you should quit your day job and never look back. In some fields, this may be possible, though it’s becoming increasingly difficult these days, which may explain the reception Brian Eno gets when he tells art school students “not to have a job.” Eno admits, “I rarely get asked back.” In a letter to his anxious mother, Gustave Flaubert, railed against “those bastard existences where you sell suet all day and write poetry at nig...
Tags: Google, Congress, College, Washington, Poetry, George Orwell, Libraries, Literature, Jamaica, Gustave Flaubert, Library Of Congress, Brian Eno, LOC, Eno, Facebook Twitter, Union Army


Tacky's Revolt review: Britain, Jamaica, slavery and an early fight for freedom

Vincent Brown’s military history sheds precious light on a brutally suppressed revolt which paved the road to abolitionBy 1690, Jamaica was the jewel of Britain’s American possessions. An economy largely based on the production of sugar brought wealth and led to the beginnings of an imperial system. Related: Another Mother review: Jamaica memoir skips island's darker history Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Race, Americas, Culture, Britain, Slavery, Jamaica, History books, Vincent Brown, Britain Jamaica


Coronavirus and cruise ship travel

The line between legitimate concern and paranoia is a fine one, and in the close confines of a cruise ship, that line gets broken pretty easily. Surrounded in small quarters by thousands of strangers from all over the world, the thought of even a tiny pathogen in the air can send people into an all-out panic. And when COVID-2019 — aka the coronavirus — is leading the evening news every night, well, imaginations can run wild. On cruise ships, it’s not a completely unreasonable fear. Last year...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Cdc, China, Rome, Italy, Cambodia, Miami, Jamaica, Macau, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Royal Caribbean, Holland America


Dominican Republic Turns Back Cruise Ship Over ‘Influenza-Like Cases’ Reported on Board

(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) — A cruise ship heading to the Dominican Republic to disembark hundreds of passengers after a 14-day tour was searching for a new port on Friday after being turned away by officials worried that eight of those aboard showed signs of possible coronavirus infection, officials announced. A joint statement by the Public Health Ministry and Port Authority said the captain of the Braemar reported four Filipinos, two British citizens and two U.S. citizens were u...
Tags: News, Mexico, France, Uncategorized, Philippines, Jamaica, Caribbean, Msc, Fred Olsen, Dominican Republic, Cozumel, Manuel, Grand Cayman, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, Quintana Roo, Braemar


International Food Quiz: Answers and Winners! by PW Fun & Learning

Obviously, you know your food. Great job on the quiz, everyone! Not only did many of you ace that quiz, but you breezed through it as well with lightning speed. We have just one more question for you: Are you as hungry as we are? Here are the stats, answers, and winners.   STATS 1,361 people took the quiz. 584 people aced it! (Great percentage!) The dishes that gave people the most trouble (only 69% got them right) were the ones from the Philippines. The dishes just about everyone knew (99%!) w...
Tags: Food, South Korea, Japan, England, Sweden, Greece, Australia, Mexico, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Russia, Singapore, India, Spain


CULTIVATED: Border towns boom, Wall Street warns against Canadian stocks, MedMen earnings, and more

Welcome to Cultivated, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week. If you want a discount to BI Prime to read our stories, sign up here! Happy Friday,  We've got a full plate of stories for you this week.  Perhaps emblematic of the growing interest in the world of psychedelics from the cannabis community, we have two articles focused ...
Tags: New York, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Indiana, Canada, Connecticut, Broadway, Nba, Wisconsin


Fourth Diamond Princess passenger dies; MSC cruise ship awaits health inspectors in Mexico

MSC Cruises' Meraviglia has docked in Cozumel after being turned away from ports in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Mexico, Jamaica, Usa Today, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, MSC Cruises Meraviglia


Rejected by Jamaica, Caymans over virus fears, cruise ship docks in Mexico

A cruise ship turned away from Jamaica and the Cayman Islands after a crew member tested positive for flu has docked in Mexico and passengers will be allowed to disembark as long as "health standards" are met, the country's president said Thursday. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters that the Meraviglia, which has been anchored off Cozumel island in the Caribbean since Wednesday, "is being allowed to dock" and those aboard may be allowed off. The operator, MSC Cruises, lashed ...
Tags: News, Mexico, Jamaica, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Jamaica Caymans


Cruise Ship Sailing for Mexico After Being Denied Entry in Jamaica and Grand Cayman Over Coronavirus Fears

A ship operated by MSC Cruises is sailing for Cozumel, Mexico, Wednesday after authorities in two Caribbean ports effectively refused to let passengers disembark over coronavirus fears. The company said it has received “formal and final authorization” to call in Cozumel, despite an earlier report to the contrary, and expects to arrive Wednesday evening local time. On Tuesday, Jamaican authorities delayed a disembarkation decision on the MSC Meraviglia for “many hours,” according to a previo...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, News, Mexico, Uncategorized, Italy, Brazil, Miami, Geneva, Jamaica, Latin America, Caribbean, Royal Caribbean, Msc Cruises, Manila


Fourth Diamond Princess passenger dies; MSC cruise ship allowed to dock in Mexico

MSC Cruises' Meraviglia was turned away from ports in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands; Alitalia passengers left Africa rather than enter quarantine.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Mexico, Africa, Jamaica, Usa Today, Cayman Islands, Alitalia, Msc, Cruises Meraviglia


Wednesday Feb 26 Falmouth Jamaica

Hello from Jamaica. Yaman We had a morning excursion so we set the alarm and got up sharply at 700. Since this is Ash Wednesday we had a meatless breakfast in the Horizon Court. We missed the bacon and ham but thats what you are supposed to do tod
Tags: Travel, Jamaica, Falmouth Jamaica


Fourth Diamond Princess passenger dies; coronavirus fears halt MSC ship, Alitalia flight

MSC Cruises' Meraviglia was turned away from ports in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands; Alitalia passengers left Africa rather than enter quarantine.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Africa, Jamaica, Usa Today, Cayman Islands, Alitalia, Msc, Cruises Meraviglia


Coronavirus fears halt MSC cruise ship, Alitalia flight; Austrian hotel deals with 2 cases

MSC Cruises' Meraviglia was turned away from ports in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands; Alitalia passengers left Africa rather than enter quarantine.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Africa, Jamaica, Usa Today, Cayman Islands, Alitalia, Msc, Cruises Meraviglia


Coronavirus fears halt MSC cruise ship, Alitalia flight; Austrian hotel deals with 1 case

MSC Cruises' Meraviglia was turned away from ports in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands; Alitalia passengers left Africa rather than enter quarantine.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Africa, Jamaica, Usa Today, Cayman Islands, Alitalia, Msc, Cruises Meraviglia


Cruise Ship Carrying Over 6,000 People Denied Entry to Jamaica and Cayman Islands Amid Coronavirus Fears 

A cruise ship from the Miami-based cruise line MSC Cruises has been denied entry to the Cayman Islands and Jamaica amid fears of the novel coronavirus. The MSC Meraviglia from was blocked from entering the port in Ochos Rios, Jamaica on Tuesday, health officials said. The ship, carrying more than 4,500 passengers and over 1,600 crew members on a 14-day cruise of the Caribbean, was denied entry after health officials found that one crew member, reporting flu-like symptoms, had been placed in...
Tags: Health, News, Mexico, China, Uncategorized, Miami, Jamaica, Istanbul, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Msc, Msc Cruises, Manila Philippines, Cozumel Mexico, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios


Second Cruise Ship Blocked From Ports Over Coronavirus Fears

Following a pattern set by the MS Westerdam, a cruise ship in the Caribbean has been turned away from two ports over fears of the coronavirus. The ship, with more than 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members, was not allowed to dock in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands after it was discovered a crew member onboard was unwell.The MSC Meraviglia from MSC Cruises arrived in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, from Miami on Tuesday morning. After the ship's command reported one case of influenza onboard, Jamaican ...
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Cdc, United States, New York Times, Miami, Jamaica, Kingston, Istanbul, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Cayman Islands, Msc, Holland America, Manila


Tuesday Feb 25 Day at Sea

Hello from the Regal Princess as we cruise through the Leeward Channel on our way to Jamaica tomorrow. Today was a restful day with very little that we needed today. That started by sleeping until about 930. When we got up we listened to the Wake Show whi
Tags: Travel, Jamaica, Leeward Channel