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Online Discussions Schedule

Keep updated with the latest scheduled guest discussions on the Jamaicans.com Online forums and see an archive off past discussions. If a time is not indicated please check our feedback forum for the latest updates.

May 28th, 2004 at 2 pm – Diana Dudas of SheCaribbean magazine
Diana Dudas of SheCaribbean magazine joins yardy and Classy in the Fashion Forum to discuss hairstyles and healthy haircare…

May 27th, 2004 at 2 pm… – Kiesha Maharry
Join us in Business Network / Careers as Kiesha Maharry visits to discuss her choice of careers… that of Funeral Director

May 18th, 2004 Frankie Campbell of… the Fabulous 5
You all are invited to meet and greet next Tuesday May 18th in the Music Forum… at 2 pm NY time… Frankie Campbell of… the Fabulous 5

May 13th, 2004 at 4:30 pm (NY time) – Lisa Joseph – Publicist for the Montreal International Reggae Festival
Join us in the Music Forum on THURSDAY MAY 13TH at 4:30 pm (NY time) as we greet Lisa Joseph – Publicist for the Montreal International Reggae Festival coming June 4-5-6

May 11th until May 21st, 2004 – Margaret Cezair-Thompson
For those of you familiar with her work, or have read The True History of Paradise, or just have a burning desire for adventure… Margaret Cezair-Thompson joins us for a brief encounter with a variation to how discussions are normally handled! Post your questions in the Book Forum Thread… and Margaret will drop in to answer as many as possible!

May 7th, 2004 – Jeun’Espoir Jamaiique (Youth, Hope, Jamaica)
JeunEspoir Jamaiique (Youth, Hope, Jamaica) as promised, joining us once again for an update on their completion of another 10 day community works project in Kingston… this year the project was expanded to two school groups – so double the experience!

April 23, 2004 – Olive Senior – Author – The Encyclopaedia of Jamaican Heritage
Olive Senior was born and brought up in Jamaica. She was educated in Jamaica (Montego Bay High School) and Canada (Carleton University) and at the Thomson Foundation in the UK. In Jamaica, Senior has been editor of two of the Caribbean’s leading Journals – Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies and Jamaica Journal, published by Institute of Jamaica Publications of which she was also Managing Director. In recent years, she has spent much of her time abroad and since 1993 has been based in Toronto, Canada.

April 16, 2004 – Nelson Christian Stokes – Jamaican Bobsled Team, Author -Beyond Cool Runnings
Now president of the Jamaica Bobsleigh Federation, Chris Stokes provides two narratives from his experience as an Olympian and a member of the world bobsleighing community. One details the personalities, those grinding training regimens, and the raw hopes and fears, disasters and determination found behind the familiar media images. Drawing from his experience within the fluid and dynamic demands of marketing Jamaica Bobsleigh, Chris also provides lessons for fundraising, building a vibrant and visionary business, and for those who would seek personal growth in context of teamwork.

March 19, 2004 – Ivrol Hines – Publisher – the New York Liberty Star Newspaper
Ivrol Hines, hails from Trelawny, Jamaica and migrated to the U.S. in his early teens. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, where he was active not only in sports, but as a member in The Future Business Leaders of America Club. Ivrol maintained a high academic standard and graduated high school with honours.

March 18, 2004 – Patrick Mitchell, Quashi Surfboards
Quashi Surfboards are tested and ridden in various conditions by team riders in places like California, Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Indonesia, Barbados and Africa. QUASHI SURFBOARDS, JAMAICAN BUILT…TESTED ALL OVER THE WORLD.”

March 12, 2004 – D. Patterson MPH (Masters of Public Health)
Born in Kingston, Jamaica and attended Convent of Mercy Academy (Alpha). After finishing high school, I migrated to the U.S. (New York City). Thinking I would eventually become a doctor, I engaged in pre-med studies and earned a BA in Psychology. Of course, like most people, med school was not possible financially. So, still wanting to be in the health field, I went on to graduate school and gained a Masters of Public Health.”

March 11, 2004 – Rev. Dennis A. Dillon
REV. DENNIS A. DILLON, publisher of The New York Christian Times and a national conference speaker, is a voice crying in the wilderness of Urban America. On issues of Black Economics and consumer spending, he is a well sought after speaker who lectures extensively at conferences and on college and university campuses.”

February 13, 2004 Horane Smith – Author – Reggae Silver
“Horane Smith was born in 1957, at Yardley Chase in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, home of the famous tourist attraction Lover’s Leap. Mr. Smith commenced a career in journalism at the government information bureau, the Agency for Public information (now the Jamaica information Service) in 1975.

January 2, 2004 Gina Paige – African Ancestry Inc.
Jamaicans.com is pleased to announce another upcoming Guest for Discussion in our Series “Who Are You… Really?” direct from Washington, D.C…. the lovely Ms. Gina Paige, President of African Ancestry, Inc. joined us on-line for discussion on searching YOUR ancestry through DNA testing as she and others have successfully done.
December 29, 2003 Ken Campbell, President – Jaku Konbit
Kwanzaa is a non religious African centered holiday which celebrates the importance of family, community and culture and is based on the principles found in traditional African harvest festivals. Kwanzaa goes for 7 days from December 26th – January 1st. Each day is a associated with a specific value or principle called the Nguzo Saba. These are the seven value system that Kwanzaa encourages and families of African descent to incooperate and practive during the celebration.
Friday December 5th 2003 Paul Crooks – Author – Ancestors
Past generations! Or simply share some of your most recent history with those who come after you, don’t leave your current and future history lost in the next generations PAST history. Join other Members of jamaicans.com as they search for clues to their ancestors’ and days gone by. This is the first installment of Guest Discussions which concentrates on how other people have conducted personal journeys into their own ancestry, and now come on line to share that knowledge with YOU!
Sept 10, 2003 and Dec. 4, 2003 Anthony Winkler – Author – Lunatic, the Duppy…
ANTHONY C. WINKLER is the prolific writer of novels, textbooks, biographies, short stories and newspaper articles. Jamaican-born-and-raised, Winkler immigrated to the United States in 1962. He attended California State University at Los Angeles, where he received B.A. and M.A. degrees in English. Winkler’s first screenplay was “The Lunatic,” adapted from his 1987 comic novel. A feature film, produced by Chris Blackwell, was released in 1991. His other novels are “The Painted Canoe”, “The Great Yacht Race” and “The Duppy.” He wrote the biographies “Going Home to Teach” and “Bob Marley: an Intimate Portrait by His Mother”.
August 29, 2003 Jeun’Espoir Jamaiique (Youth, Hope, Jamaica)
Jeun’Espoir Jamaïque is a group of 15 teenagers from Orléans, Ontario, Canada. In March of 2003, during their scheduled school holiday, the youths ranging from ages 17 to19 traveled to the poverty-stricken areas of Kingston, Jamaica. They were accompanied by 5 adults (teachers/parents) who were using the experience to express their solidarity and concern for the needy of the Third World.

July 2003 – Patra – Doreen Ives – Gospel Singer.

April 30, 2003 The Rt Honourable Louise Bennett-Coverley (Miss Lou)
Xavier Murphy extends greetings to an incredible guest! “A warm welcome from all of us here! Come mek we hold yuh hand! We are extremely proud and happy to have you sit with us today. Our members are eagar to talk with you so enjoy and have a booonoonoos time!”

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