LynnHats off to u BM..very adventurous. my older daughter travels a lot ..i think shehas visited more than 50 places already. She has 1 of those maps that u pin the spots of places u visit. She goes alone n sometimes with groups or another friend. She makes abt 3 trips per yr!! She was in Calgary 3 times..twice last yr because he bff from high sch moved there. She drives so she does road trips too. She n her sis were in CA (..SD n LA ) last yr. She has been to Whistler n Banff 2 times ..also The... [ more ]
AmralI looked into PEI also, not sure yet. But Halifax downtown is good area and close to many things. I know you can get from Calgary downtown to Banff via public transit. As I do not drive I do my research about getting around everywhere with transit. Sleeping on a moving train I think is great, it is just like being rocked to sleep. As it is I get sleepy just being in a car moving after an hour or so I rather do without a tour group, explore more freely and experience the places more in my own... [ more ]
LynnI want to go back to PEI ..the tour was just afew hrs but i would love to overnight … n i want to go to banff, hopefully this yr [ more ]
LynnWell..i cant pick a winner from final 6! Jetshen is a firecracker(Pataki) … Rafa is so good .. Dynashrie is goodbut i dont think she is as versatile..she is more classical n is so talented in this genre Atharv is awesome too..sois Atanu..Jr Manna Dey!! [ more ]
Lynnindian Idol 2023..so many talented singers in top 8..i cant even pick he winner as they r all so good.. Rishi n Shivam ..Bidipta n Senjutir my picks for the final..but i have a feeling Rishi will be the winner Debolina n Sonakshi r good too..but i think Debo has a very slight edge over Sona… touch call to make [ more ]
LynnAnyone looking at SRGMP Li’l Champs 2023?? OMG ..so many super talented kids…. [ more ]
I just finished reading "MY LIFE WITH CHE: The Making of a Revolutionary" by Hilda Gadea. She was the first wife of the legendary revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara. This book was first published in 1972, five years after Che was assassinated in Bolivia. Hilda Gadea died of cancer in 1974.
Last week I also read another memoir by Che's second wife, Aleida March. That book, "REMEMBERING CHE:My Life With Che Guevara", was first published in 2008.
Together, these two books open windows into the personal and professional aspects of a larger-than-life character who made a mark in history and died at the youthful age of 39, fighting for a more humane world.
antabantaSong of the Forever Rains , E.J. Mellow. A fantasy tale that incorporates enough of the ordinary to tell an excellent story of love, hate, and greed for power. While Larkyra and her sisters enjoy their magic, they also employ it in service of good, helping those in need. She soon discovers her magic does not make her immune to normal human emotions. [ more ]
antabantaBacchanal , Veronica G. Henry. I picked up this novel because of the name which is popular in Guyana and the Caribbean for referring to a party, fair, or carnival. I was delighted to discover a character named Obeah in the beginning, although his presence was short-lived, because obeah is also prominent in Guyana as the English term for voodoo. An intriguing story, relating the ancient superstitions and mystical beliefs of Africa. The story line, dialog, and narrative are fairly... [ more ]
MitwahOriginally Posted by cain: Say more on the tennis rolls, you made it?...nooooooooo, correct? [ more ]
ChiefOriginally Posted by cain: Wuh goin on tomorrow night by you deh chief? How come I din know about dis before? Come over Bro. We have some extra prayers in this holy month of Ramadan, so some of the brothers coming over for the late night prayers. [ more ]
cainWuh goin on tomorrow night by you deh chief? How come I din know about dis before? [ more ]
You risk hefty fines – even jail time! – if you accidentally break one of these
<cite class="byline vcard">By Kelly O'Mara</cite>
You better bite your tongue when you visit Middleboro, Mass. Last week, residents voted in a town meeting to impose a $20 fine on any publicly uttered swear words.
While this may catch some travelers to the community by surprise, it’s not the only place the uttering of curse words is illegal. Here are some of the wackiest local laws that visitors should be aware of before venturing out.
1. Be careful what you wear
Laws governing clothing are common and should always be checked before traveling abroad. Qatar forbids indecent or revealing clothes, defined as “not covering shoulders and knees, tight or transparent clothes.” The Vatican City requires shoulder coverings and skirts or shorts to the knee in order to enter museums and churches. And, Castellammare di Stabia, south of Naples, has outlawed mini-skirts, low-cut jeans and too much cleavage, with violators risking a 300-euro fine.
Thailand has a law demanding that you wear underwear at all times – also a good idea in general.
In Italy, where foreign beach-goers can offend the local sensibility, laws often require cover-ups over swimsuits. In Lerici, on the Italian Riviera, you’re not allowed to walk the streets in just a swimsuit. That’s also true on the island of Capri, which has gone further to protect the serenity of the vacation spot by banning noisy shoes, such as clogs or wooden-soled sandals.
2. The shoes on your feet
Carmel, Ca., where Clint Eastwood was mayor, has a famous historic ban on woman wearing high heels. Though the law isn’t enforced, tourists can purchase a commemorative permit allowing them to wear the shoes.
But, you won’t get away with that in the historic sites around Greece. After many of the country’s landmarks, like the Acropolis, were damaged in recent years by visitors, the government banned people from wearing high heels at the ancient locations.
Urban legend also has it that the city of Blythe, Calif., bans people from wearing cowboy boots unless they own at least two cows. However, even the city manager of Blythe has never heard of that rule being enforced, so you’re probably safe in those boots.
3. Pull up your pants
While fashions change, one thing hasn’t. People wearing their pants sagged below the top of their boxers has had public officials up in arms for years. Five metro cities around Atlanta have banned saggy pants, skirts and shorts – specifically those more than three inches below the wearer’s hips. In Forest Park, Ga., violators can even face a $1,000 fine.
Montgomery County in Alabama levies a $100 fine against juveniles and $150 fine against adults with the slogan: “Raise your pants, raise your image.”
Delcambre, La., was the first town to make it a crime to “show your underwear in public.” There you can face six months in jail for a violation.
4. No confetti or Silly String or Barbies
Gum isn’t the only thing you can get in trouble for owning. It is illegalto possess or use confetti inMobile, Ala.The party fun has been found to be damaging to the environment and hard to clean up.
Virginia Beach, known as a family vacation destination, banned profanity in the early 1990s. Swearing can earn you a $250 fine and upto ten days community service.
The Australian statesof Queensland and Victoria passed similar bans last year, which impose fines of $100AUD and $240AUD, respectively. Guess you’ll haveto learn some Australian swear words just tomake sure you don’t say them.
In Long Beach, Calif., public officials limited the swearing ban toa location knownto cause more than a few curses: mini-golf courses. So, throw that golf club in silence.
The best compromise, however, comes from Burlingame, Calif.In that West Coast town spitting is illegal, except, understandably, in its natural habitat: on the baseball diamond. 7. Or chew gum, or litter, or forget to flush the toilet
Singapore has a lot of laws. It’s known for its orderly, clean city, but that’s no accident. Littering will cost you $1,000 and not flushing a publictoilet could cost $500. Don’t smoke in public. In fact, selling gum is illegal as well. Caning is still a form of punishment, so be careful to follow all locallaws.
Thailand and the UK followed Singapore’s orderly example when it comes togum. In these two countries, you can be fined for littering gum, but not for chewing it. Still, $600 is a steep price for bubble gum.
8. Seriously, don’t shoot the cactus
When visiting Arizona, resist the temptation to shoot or manhandle the cactus. The Saguaro cactus has become so endangered by people shooting holes in the plants, that damaging or cutting down a cactus can earn you up to 25 years in jail.
Of course, there are other reasons not to shoot the cactus. In 1982, a man in southern Arizona shot so many holes in the trunk of a giant 28-foot cactus that it fell on him and killed him.
9. No playing pranks
Many towns and states have nopatience for your foolery, so before you start prank-calling people, know that you could face steep fines.
In Louisiana, ordering a good or service for someone else without them knowing can earn you a $500 fine or six months in jail. So,noordering pizza to a friend’s house without their consent.
However, in Canada, as long as you don’t threaten anyone (which you shouldn’t be doing anyway!), there are no laws against prank calls.
10. Don’t hunt Bigfoot
If you’re planning a trip to find Bigfoot, also called Sasquatch, know that you won’t be able to hunt the elusive creature in some of its alleged natural habitat.
Skamania County in Washingtonenacted the Sasquatch Protection Ordinance in 1969, while nearby Whatcom County declared itself a Sasquatch Refuge and Protection Area in 1992. The law is primarily aimed at preventing eager Bigfoot hunters from accidentally shooting other people, who can be mistaken for the ape-like creature. However, if you did shoot a Sasquatch, you could face $1,000 fine or five years in prison.
That’s not true inTexas. The Lone Star state found itself in the news in May after decreeing that, because Bigfoot was not explicitly on the list of protected animals, it is legal to hunt a Sasquatch. Keep that in mind as you plan your next Finding Bigfoot trip.
Former Membersorry, Jags baifren Bobby Ramroop didnt mek de list see here for de rest; http://www.caribbeanemagazine....es-in-caribbean.html [ more ]
Former MemberNumber 1 Michael Lee-Chin – Net worth $1 Billion Profession: Businessman/ Investor Country: Jamaica/Canada Michael Lee-Chin has an estimated net worth of $1 billion dollars. He founded the private investment company, Portland Holdings , Inc., and currently serves as the Executive Chairman of AIC Limited in Canada. He is also the Chairman of the National Commercial Bank of Jamaica . [ more ]
Former MemberNumber 2 Rihanna – Net worth $90 Million Profession: Singer Country: Barbados The singer continues to rake in the dough, playing over 40 shows during our scoring period and releasing new album Unapologetic , her seventh in seven years. [ more ]
LynnAsked my cuz abt this..it has something to do with Hindu story..i forget all that she explained..like half animal n half human..it was hard to kill..but eventually killed at 6 pm ..sitting at the doormouth .. something like that..lol [ more ]
LynnI think i. Heard of this whn i was a kid..sounds familiar [ more ]
LynnMy cuz came to visit last weekend..she saw y pointer brooms staning up in the garage n kitchen..she told me that isnt good thing to do..lol..i told her i don't believe in it..as i have always put them to stand up! She said quarrel will be in the home..i wonder which home doesnt have quarrels!! [ more ]
cainVery sweet pics, mmmmmmmm!!! yummyyy!!!! Jus roll dem gurls in some flour then go for the dry spot. [ more ]
Former MemberOriginally Posted by chameli: Grrrrrrrrrr How come they took my pics and again i did not make it in the calendar! Guess I gotto lose a few lbs There is only so much waist bandwith Chami. Maybe next time, they will only feature 'Krispy Kreme Girl' where you may manage to fit in. [ more ]
WildflowerPost pandemic or if this thing goes one JUST DO IT! It would be nice to meet up last time I saw villageBelle was at a funeral…2017 Nov💔 maybe we drive out close to her side and enjoy a nice meal Maybe Cher will come out and we can enjoy some 🍷🥃🍺 Cainstah will have a long drive [ more ]
AmralI think we should do something after winter, meet up for a lil bite to eat. [ more ]
WildflowerHey Cainstah it was exclusive service at that hardware store…whenever certain people showed up the bossman used bring out the fine China and light up his wood stove to boil the coffee☕️☕️🍪🍩 [ more ]
cainA poverty pack not enough you need at least a twelve pack, polish off ten, go use one on the traps, have the last one before you go to bed or it can spoil. [ more ]
WildflowerMy hubby used to set beer traps. I guess I should got get a 6pk brewski [ more ]
cainIn the evening try placing a sheet of cardboard on the ground then soak it, if you do have grubs they come up to hang out, you then gather it up and bag it for the trash or burn it. Wildfleur you need brewski for that one in the video. [ more ]
Share you favourite foods...what you like to cook and or eat.
I love to cook although not everything I cook I like to eat. I made shepherds’ pie last week and although everyone loved it all I had was a bite. Same goes for lasagna. I made apple curry yesterday and still thinking if I will eat any. Also, made lamb stew which I love.
pachownie mmmmm must have generous hot pepper ( scorpion or wiri wiri)
dry down bounjal fine shrimps
cainstah, this is a thread to tell us about that potato curry where u crack the egg in it😂 I am sure it was delish
Not surprised that your grandkids didn’t want to eat ur channa n potato curry...got to stat them young. My one yr old enjoyed some potato curry. Of course I did not put hot pepper.
WildflowerLunch today was fry bigan with rice n cream soda with milk ( had half bottle with dinner yesterday) [ more ]
WildflowerOn the menu today…well lunch was fry ochro, fry Karaila with shrimps n bigan choka with whole wheat roti…compliments of the friend I visited last night ( came home at 1am!) I won’t see her until Eid ( We have had EID dinner at her home for as long as I could recall…except last year) dinner today was Greek salad and souvlaki on Greek rice, compliments of the chefs downstairs 😝 after I had fresh kowah ( dropped of by a relative😋😛) [ more ]
LynnChinese eggplant? I Used to buy that kind whn i first came here as i didn't like the big fat kind.. but suddenly i started to puke after eating it ( fried like yrs) n i stopped buying n started to buy the fat black ones btw do U rem we used to b called “black balanjay’ .. i hated being teased at sch abt that!! Apparently our place was known for the best black baigan years ago !! [ more ]
Bibi HaniffaI saw hassa in two stores in Southall and was surprised. I forgot the name of the store. They had all sorts of West Indian groceries - saltfish, casareep, etc. It was walking distance from the Bank of Baroda and some saree shops. [ more ]
Mr.TSouthall is not far from me. Less than 60 minutes drive. I shall give that a try sometime in August. But I still need more suggestions just in case. Southall is mainly used by people from the Asian continent, and they don't eat hassa. [ more ]
As you all know---no matter how old you are or what your station in life is---if your mother is alive---she will never see you as an adult----you will always be her child---and as such she will always be dropping words of wisdom on you.
One question my Mom regularly asks me when I call her(every day) is:
DID YOU TAKE YOUR VITAMINS ?lol
I sometimes lie to her and say yes---but then later I take the vitamins---so I don't feel guilty about lying.lol
Listen! My Mom is the one who got all her children into taking vitamins---I don't know if Vitamins is good or bad but Mom insists that we take vitamins---I think she has a doctorate in vitamins---she knows all this weird stuff vitamins---she believes in vitamins.
Former MemberOriginally Posted by Riya: Originally Posted by Riya: I gagged on that horse pill every morning but must admit I had glowing skin and shiny hair during that period I think a woman is most beautiful during her pregnancy. Well, minus the morning sickness weeks. [ more ]
Former MemberOriginally Posted by chameli: what about livogen/livergen and malt? y'all know where i can get some? my mom used to give me a spoonful of malt right after the tsp codliver oil...eeeeeeeeeeek I see Senor Rev knows a lot about livogen. I never had cod liver oil and malt. [ more ]
Former MemberOriginally Posted by raymond: Originally Posted by skeldon_man: How about Marmite? Anyone remember this mulit vitamin extract? dude, with old hard back men like Chief, Seignet and Stormborn posting here...that is a silly question I'm not as old as Chiefy and I remember marmite Chief, I'm counting on your sense of humor! [ more ]
LynnMade beef chili yesterday (for my 2 daughters an 1 of their gf) Also baigan curry with chicken n aloo , dhal n rice, fru ochro n bhajee Today , I am going to fry up cabbage with chicken n make a veggie, crustless quiche for myself [ more ]
LynnNot cooking today..made zucchini lasagan last nite (with mince chkn n 6 bean medley sauce) Have bora, baigan n bhaji in fridge with rice n sada roti. plus my lentil soup n stir fry mix-veggies. I Have to cook a lot tomorrow as my lil girl coming over on sunday n she likes ‘take-out’!! (She already asked for chicken enchilada) I saved lil duck curry for her.. anyway..u all enjoy yr weekend..stay safe [ more ]
Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar was back on the ventilator after her health deteriorated and was undergoing “aggressive therapy,” a doctor treating had said on Saturday.
The 92-year-old singer tested positive for Covid with mild symptoms and was admitted on January 8 to Breach Candy Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) where she is being treated by Dr. Pratit Samdani and his team of doctors.
Regarded as one of Indian cinema’s greatest playback singers, Mangeshkar started her career at 13 in 1942 and has sung over 30,000 songs in various Indian languages.
A species of "armored catfish" are damaging South Florida's lakes, causing coastal erosion and even burrowing holes that trip up humans walking along the water's edge. Catfish are usually one of the more popular breeds of aquatic life, with their smooth skin and flavorful meat. There's even a highly unconventional form of fishing known as "noodling," in which people use their bare hands to capture catfish. But the Sun-Sentinel reports that the Loricariidae (armored catfish) are far less welcome. The non-native and invasive species have rugged scales along their backs and spiky fins. Catching the South American natives can be difficult, as the armored catfish reportedly are not baited by fishing hooks and must instead be caught by nets or even spears. "There are some people who get totally upset, and I can understand why," Ralph LaPrairie, a fisheries biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told the Sun-Sentinel. The Loricariids are a popular aquarium fish, as they use their suckered mouths to clean algae from tanks. But that same behavior that is helpful in fish tanks actually erodes local shorelines up to 10 feet as the fish devastate aquatic plant life. They have also been wreaking havoc in Texas waterways for a number of years. "One, it's a safety issue. Two, it's a curb-appeal issue," Chip Sollins, owner of Lake Erosion Restoration, a contractor in Boca Raton, Fla., told the paper. Invasive fish are a growing problem across the U.S. with wildlife officials in Maryland offering a $200 gift certificate raffle to residents who capture and kill snakehead fish, which have been devastating local wildlife in tributaries along the Potomac River. However, any potential solution for the pests would be an expensive one for local residents. The Sun-Sentinel says hiring a contractor to eradicate any local armored catfish populations can cost as much as $100,000. And there are reportedly millions of the small armored fish currently living in South Florida, with no known natural predators. "If we do nothing, I think eventually we're going to end up with a sinkhole," said Susanne Ury, president of the Royal Lakes Homeowners Association. In addition to contributing to erosion, the armored catfish lay their eggs in 18-inch-deep holes along the water's edge, creating potentially dangerous foot traps for people walking in the water.</h6>