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            [post_content] => The former coach of the West Indies Cricket team, Ottis Gibson recently stated that he was fired over a telephone call by the Cricket team's board president Whycliffe 'Dave' Cameron, contradicting the statements made by his previous employers.

When Gibson was relieved of his position in August, the West Indies Cricket Board stated that the two parties ended the association on a mutual agreement basis. Gibson however later dismissed the statement made by the board, according to a report published by the Jamaica Observer. He said that he was dismayed by the liberation that was done over a telephone conversation by president Cameron, and was told that the players had lost confidence in him.

Gibson accepted the post of becoming the West Indies Cricket team coach in 2010, with his contract also being renewed last year.

His departure was revealed on the eve of a series against Bangladesh involving two-test matches and One Day Internationals (ODI).

He led the team the team to victory two years ago in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

 
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Gibson Says He Was Sacked By The West Indies Cricket Board

October 24, 2014
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The former coach of the West Indies Cricket team, Ottis Gibson recently stated that he was fired over a telephone call by the Cricket team's board president Whycliffe 'Dave' Camero...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Recently on Pinterest, Jamaica was ranked as one of the most-pinned places on Earth by international travellers. The country was place at #14 out of 30 being the only Caribbean island to make the list.

Alongside other famous destinations on the planet such as the Eiffel Tower in France and Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Jamaica's spot on the chart was secured by the Cave Resort after it received over 750 million pins from visitors from all over the world.

The breath-taking destination boasts two acres of seafront and a virtual museum of fossilized marine life in the honeycomb cliff walls. On the scenic West End in Negril, the popular haven stands supported by the limestone cliff and†nearby its seven-mile beach.

Accommodations at the Cave Resort include twelve one and two bedroom cliffside cottages and suites, along with a luxurious four-bedroom villa, all on a secluded 10-acre property.

Visitors are allowed to enjoy dining in gazebos or in a private cave, chilling at The Blackwell Rum Bar, as well as relaxing in a salt-water swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. There is also a special attraction, the Aveda Amenity Spa, that was also recently voted as one of the "Top 5 Jamaican Spas" by Ocean Magazine because of its great ocean views and other interests.

Check out the list of the top 30 destinations that gained more than 750 million place pins on Pinterest below.
  1. Paris, France
  2. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  3. London, England
  4. New York City, U.S.A.
  5. Abraham Lake, Canada
  6. The Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  7. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  8. Central Park, New York
  9. Taormina, Italy
  10. Venice, Italy
  11. Glacier National Park, Montana
  12. Rome, Italy
  13. The Crags, Australia
  14. The Caves Resort, Negril, Jamaica
  15. Barcelona, Spain
  16. Ennis Bluebonnet Festival, Texas
  17. Brooklyn Bridge, New York
  18. Musťe du Louvre, Paris, France
  19. Prague, Czech Republic
  20. Viewpoint Ingang Jachthaven Reitdiep, Groningen, Netherlands
  21. Bagan, Mynamar
  22. Big Ben, London
  23. Budapest, Hungary
  24. Westminster Abbey, London
  25. Portknockie, Scotland
  26. Istanbul, Turkey
  27. Santorini, Greece
  28. Florence, Italy
  29. Yosemite National Park, California
  30. Masjid Putra, Malaysia
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Jamaica Listed As One Of The 30 Most-Pinned Destinations On Earth

October 23, 2014
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Recently on Pinterest, Jamaica was ranked as one of the most-pinned places on Earth by international travellers. The country was place at #14 out of 30 being the only Caribbean isl...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Yes, we are living in perilous times. Right now, as I look around me and watch the news and read the news reports all I see is a whole lot of cause for concern. However, right now Iím just going to zone in on what most of us are concerned about and thatís these strange viruses that have single handedly crippled nations.

The Caribbean isles seem to be terrorized by the notorious Chikungunya virus that authority figures and my research tells me is spread by the yellow fever mosquito. Quite frankly, I donít care about how itís spread, but I live in Jamaica, and it has been doing some serious damage down here. Some companies have less than fifty Ė percent of their staff on sick leave! Thatís insane. I have lived in Jamaica for a long time, and I am all too familiar with mosquitoes and how annoying and hated they are. However, never before have I seen them bring our nation to its knees. I left the island in August, for exactly four weeks, and I am still grappling with the fact that in just 28 days, everything changed. I mean when I left the island, I never even knew what Chikungunya was, and then about a week before I was scheduled to return, my family members back home started telling me about this virus thatís rendering people immobile and causing severe pain. When I finally returned home after my four week trip, almost everything had changed.

The same mosquitoes that we were used to biting us ever so often, started to spread a very unpleasant virus, that caused high fever, severe joint paint which has caused many to be bedridden, muscle pains and horrible rashes. This virus spread across the island like wildfire. Both the rich and poor were brought to their knees by this mosquito borne virus. I have yet to comprehend all of this. In less than four weeks all this happened. Where did these mosquitoes come from? Where did this virus come from? I seriously believe there is something else to this story. And the worse part of all this? The virus and the mosquitoes are still here, and oh, by the way, Chikungunya is also on terrorizing other Caribbean islands. In other news, there is another virus thatís wreaking even more havoc across the oceans. Its name Ė Ebola.

This virus, is nothing like Chikungunya, Ebola kills and it kills quickly, based on the reports. I wonít even go into what all the reports say about this virus. All I will say is that all these viruses that have risen up with vengeance this year and are extremely unpleasant and making the lives of many people a living hell. So, all I can say is that we are living in some serious times. I hope, that our fellowman is not to be blamed for all these unpleasant viruses. If you look at it from a religious perspective, you can say God is punishing the world, and that the end is swiftly approaching. If you look at it from the position of the mind of man, you can say whatís going on today is a result of greed and a thirst for power. As for me, Iíll continue praying and look forward to a brighter day, because Iím not fond of whatís going on today. Even though this is our current reality, we must remain strong and have faith that a better day will come. What do you think?

 

 
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We Are Living In Perilous Times

October 23, 2014
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Yes, we are living in perilous times. Right now, as I look around me and watch the news and read the news reports all I see is a whole lot of cause for concern. However, right now ...Continue reading