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a touching story

When Tracy met John, a banker, she felt so
happy. John was a quiet and nice guy and
she fell in love with him almost immediately. 400 more words

Marriage

Do you Know What Will Happen if You Drink Coconut Water For 7 Days

Does coconut water have a magical effect as everyone claims? You have probably heard about coconut oil and the numerous benefits it offers. Now, you will read about the biggest advantages of coconut water of which you have probably not heard before. 519 more words

Jamaica

Perfectly Red #amwriting #erotic #NaPoWriMo #AppreciateAnAuthor

Perfectly Red

What if I were to tell you,
I am profoundly enchanted
By the flowing complexity in you
Would you believe me, that I have read… 182 more words

Poetry

Heartafire reblogged this on House of Heart and commented:

"Unlace your secrets down your spine", wow! Please go to the original at Wuji, comments disabled here.

LIFE IN THE 1500's

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be.  746 more words

Lifestyle

AWP: The Writer (Not Author) Conference

I remember my first AWP conference. It was in the winter of 2008, before I had my first book out, and around the time I had racked up dozens upon dozens of rejections from literary agents for my second adult novel and was feeling pretty low about my publishing prospects. 1,503 more words

Writing

The World Through Our Eyes - San Francisco, USA

Bullets Of Forgotten Clouds 

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Here were the bullets

Here was the pain

Here were the sacrifices of others

Paid for with truths… 119 more words

The Grand Unified Theory

Jamaica May Revive Economy with Port Hub on Goat Islands

The photo above (January 21, 2014), shows the uninhabited, mangrove-fringed Goat Islands in southern Jamaica. A skirmish has been brewing between the Jamiacan government and the conservation lobby over a transshipment port to be developed by state-run China Harbor Engineering Co. 735 more words

Environment

Denise N. Fyffe, Writer reblogged this on THE ISLAND JOURNAL and commented:

This hardscrabble harbor town on Jamaica’s southern coast seems an unlikely contender in an emerging regional competition over the shipping routes that carry global trade. But as Jamaica joins a rush to lure the bigger, deeper-drafting ships expected to cross an expanded Panama Canal by mid-2015, political leaders and civic boosters envision the Old Harbor area as a cornerstone of what they envision as a transformative, dream development for the Caribbean island. Jamaica aims to become a global logistical hub when mammoth ‘‘post-Panamax’’ ships start carrying a growing share of cargo, much of it from China. So far, construction hasn’t started, but blueprints call for an expansion of the island’s existing container terminal, airports and roads while a Chinese engineering company develops a $1.5 billion transshipment port on a couple of mangrove-fringed islands just off Old Harbor. ‘‘The proposed transformation of Jamaica into a world-class logistics center/port is unquestionably the most ambitious and far-reaching project on which this nation has been engaged since we became an independent state over 50 years ago,’’ said Francis Kennedy, president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce. All over the Caribbean, the Panama Canal expansion, despite its recent delays, has caused no shortage of countries to think big. With Brazilian financing, Cuba recently started developing a new port it hopes can play a major role in global logistic chains. Ports in places like the Bahamas, Colombia and Miami are also busily strengthening infrastructure. In Jamaica, technical studies to evaluate the dredging of Kingston Harbor to 15.5 meters were recently completed and bidders have been pre-qualified. Kingston’s busy container terminal is expected to be privatized and turned over to an international operator soon. And the government has been busily meeting with investors from China, the U.S., Germany and other nations. The plans have excited many in this country of 2.7 million people known mostly for its beaches, reggae music and dominant Olympic sprinters. Industry Minister Anthony Hylton said it’s such a high stakes competition that he is ‘‘up at nights, frequently in the wee hours of the morning, cognizant of the fact that the future of our economy depends on us getting this initiative right.’’ Yet it’s far from clear whether debt-shackled Jamaica can realize its ambitious goals, despite its strategic location by busy sea lanes between North, Central and South American markets. Jamaica has had one of the world’s slowest growing economies over the past four decades and a four-year loan package with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is propping up the island. Those economic woes severely limit Jamaica’s ability to invest in the project, which is estimated to cost as much as $15 billion. That means the private sector would need to provide almost all of the financing.