Caribbean room – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:03:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-89.png Caribbean room – Caribbean Cowboy RV Resort http://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/ 32 32 Live updates on the aftermath of the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial: reactions to the verdict, Heard’s interview and book, appeal… https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/live-updates-on-the-aftermath-of-the-johnny-depp-v-amber-heard-trial-reactions-to-the-verdict-heards-interview-and-book-appeal/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:59:01 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/live-updates-on-the-aftermath-of-the-johnny-depp-v-amber-heard-trial-reactions-to-the-verdict-heards-interview-and-book-appeal/ Depp v Heard libel trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court The way Amber Heard behaved on the witness stand shouldn’t necessarily be taken as proof that she was lyingexperts told Insider. A Depp v Heard jury member told Good Morning America that the Aquaman star “didn’t look believable” in court, explaining: “It seemed like she […]]]>

Depp v Heard libel trial in Fairfax County Circuit Court

The way Amber Heard behaved on the witness stand shouldn’t necessarily be taken as proof that she was lyingexperts told Insider.

A Depp v Heard jury member told Good Morning America that the Aquaman star “didn’t look believable” in court, explaining: “It seemed like she was able to flip the switch on her emotions. She was answering a question and she was crying and two seconds later she was freezing. It didn’t seem natural.

However, Dr. Kate Porterfield of Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma says that such sudden emotional changes can occur when survivors talk about traumatic experiences, when they become agitated at first, they then seek to calm down.

“So the person can then appear flat, detached and disconnected,” said Porterfield. “All of this is difficult for juries to understand because it seems counter-intuitive that a person could look flat or maybe even bored.”

Dr. Jim Hopper of Harvard Medical School said that it was “only human” for jurors to be swayed by the outward emotions of witnesses, but added: “The question is what knowledge base do you have? […] If it was someone who was traumatized, then are you able to empathize with someone who might express that trauma in different ways?”

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Royal Family: The unexpected reason you should never ask the Queen or Kate Middleton for a selfie and it’s not just about security https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/royal-family-the-unexpected-reason-you-should-never-ask-the-queen-or-kate-middleton-for-a-selfie-and-its-not-just-about-security/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 16:55:58 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/royal-family-the-unexpected-reason-you-should-never-ask-the-queen-or-kate-middleton-for-a-selfie-and-its-not-just-about-security/ It’s no secret that the royal family has a strict set of rules to follow. These range from not wearing shiny nail polish to not playing Monopoly. But fans may also have noticed that it’s also extremely rare to see anyone taking selfies with members of the royal family. The reason for this is not […]]]>

It’s no secret that the royal family has a strict set of rules to follow. These range from not wearing shiny nail polish to not playing Monopoly. But fans may also have noticed that it’s also extremely rare to see anyone taking selfies with members of the royal family.

The reason for this is not just safety – it’s seen as a lack of respect. According to several sources close to the palace, the queen strongly disapproves of the trend. In 2017, Meghan Markle alluded to this saying, “We’re not allowed to take selfies.” Around the same time, a guest at a garden party at Buckingham Palace said Initiated that attendees were warned against attempting to take pictures with the Queen.

The guest explained that selfies are considered rude because they make people turn their backs on members of the royal family. He said: ‘The one thing they talked about a lot was not selfies, and the reason for that was because they didn’t want people to turn their backs on the Royal Family and the Queen. And it was very important to them. You don’t turn your back on the royal family and you don’t try to approach to talk to them.

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Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter previously explained that the royal family prefers to build face-to-face relationships. “Royal family members would always rather have personal interaction than have people asking for selfies,” she said. “If you grant one, it quickly becomes overwhelming. From a security perspective, they’re also not ideal as they warrant some closeness.

Prince William once joked that he was “allergic” to selfies, but has since broken tradition on several occasions. More recently, he was photographed with several fans selling copies of The Big Issue. At the time, The Big Issue reported that it allowed selfies on one condition: that they support the cause. They wrote: ‘A lot of people want to shake hands, take a selfie and chat, which William allows – only if they buy a magazine, of course.’

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Video: $22 billion in resort-inspired real estate development for St Thomas https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/video-22-billion-in-resort-inspired-real-estate-development-for-st-thomas/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 19:54:43 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/video-22-billion-in-resort-inspired-real-estate-development-for-st-thomas/ With the long-awaited winds of the actual development now set to flow abundantly along the South East Corridor of the Island at the back of the proposed Southern Coastal Road Improvement between Harbor View in St Andrew and Port Antonio in Portland, public and private initiatives are already numbered. among the major developments underway for […]]]>

With the long-awaited winds of the actual development now set to flow abundantly along the South East Corridor of the Island at the back of the proposed Southern Coastal Road Improvement between Harbor View in St Andrew and Port Antonio in Portland, public and private initiatives are already numbered. among the major developments underway for the new frontier obviously, particularly through St Thomas.

As the on-going motorway project progresses through the parish, lively private sector interests were early taken out of the blocks seeking to harness the impact of the vast infrastructural developments along the corridor, to make the much more progressive and interesting life for those who currently, or may desire, to live, work or do business in St Thomas.

Among the major investments to be commissioned in the parish is the ultra-chic, resort-inspired Sun Coast Beach Club, to adorn a 90-acre property in the 12 Mile area with almost everything the ‘good life’ seems to imply. .

Conceptualized with the all-inclusive resort standard of tourism fame in mind, the 396-unit development is set to become a clearly one-of-a-kind real estate setting on the island, in the wider Caribbean region and maybe further.

Undoubtedly, from its master plan and broad outline of the intended ingredients, the Sun Coast Beach Club represents a well-rounded and fairly complete upscale community with an array of amenities and facilities unlike any other locally.

Detailed planning, comprehensive scope and fundamental embracing of some of nature’s wonderful gifts on the property are all part of what must unfold over the next few years as the suave, elegant and breathtaking Sun Coast Beach Club, in judging by a recent Loop New site visit.

The development emerges from a team led by Kevin Frith, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TCF Holdings Limited, operating out of New Kingston.

Located just 15 minutes from metropolitan Kingston, the virtual gateway to St Thomas will feature a combination of two and three bedroom townhouses, two bedroom duplexes, three bedroom villas and two bedroom apartments. and three bedrooms.

But, it should be noted that this is just a summary of the “basics”, as chic and comfortable as residence halls are meant to be.

Then comes the real deal in the form of a seemingly super premium list of support or add-on gear.

Grouped into five broad categories – Sports & Fitness, Recreation & Relaxation, Kid ‘N’ Play, Beach Activities & Water Sports, and Community Involvement, these are really where all the pending sensational development realities begin to come home. in terms of everything – a one-of-a-kind concept and purpose.

Tennis courts with private trainers, multi-purpose hard courts, badminton courts, futsal courts, miniature golf park with a private trainer, fitness center, jogging tracks and a hiking trail , such are the sports and fitness elements.

An aerial view of the early infrastructure works underway on the Sun Coast Beach Club development at 12 Miles, St Thomas.

For recreation and relaxation, there will be a clubhouse with a bar and sports lounge, a games room, a spa, a yoga center and a dance studio. Add in a general swimming pool, sculpture park, picnic areas, viewing decks, barbecue areas, campgrounds and a dog park, and things start to get really magical.

Then, for the little ones, there will be a paddling pool, a skate park, tot lots, pocket parks and a maze.

For beach activities and water sports there will be access to a therapeutic black sand beach, changing room, beach bar and facilities for BBQ, surfing, scuba diving, jet skiing, parachute facilities/settings parasailing/paragliding and weekend boat trips to Lime Cay, downtown Kingston, Port Royal, Morant Bay and Port Antonio.

As for community engagement, there will be a community garden, farmer’s market, event hall and administrative office for owners.

All of this, the developers say, is outside a shopping centre, which is to include a doctor’s surgery/urgent care centre, pharmacy, daycare, boutique supermarket, fast food, grooming salon for men and women, an electric vehicle change station, a rooftop observation deck and an ATM.

With the villas fitted with individual private pools, the overall combination of facilities is just about the crowning glory of resort-style living at home in St Thomas, just a stone’s throw from the metropolis of Kingston, thanks to the Southern Coastal Highway which is now in progress.

Frith, a long-time entrepreneur in a number of business areas, is also the central figure in Ideas Execution Limited, which manages a wide range of branding, marketing and promotions operations for the founding spirits giant. , J Wray and Nephew Limited, and was recently contracted to manage the new Melrose Hill Yam Park in Manchester.

As for the Sun Coast Beach Club, its main objective, as shown in the attached video describing the finished product, is to deliver the development as promised, making it one of the best places to live with. style in Jamaica.

The development, which is due to officially launch later this year, is to be built by a Spanish contracting firm which operates globally and has footprints among some large local resort properties.

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MSC adds group booking bonuses for travel advisors https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/msc-adds-group-booking-bonuses-for-travel-advisors/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:00:45 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/msc-adds-group-booking-bonuses-for-travel-advisors/ MSC Cruises has launched a new summer group booking promotion with additional benefits for travel advisors on cruises through November 2023. Groups of eight or more rooms booked between June 23, 2022 and August 31, 2022, for a cruise departing November 1, 2022 through November 30, 2023, are eligible for a variety of bonus incentives. […]]]>

MSC Cruises has launched a new summer group booking promotion with additional benefits for travel advisors on cruises through November 2023.

Groups of eight or more rooms booked between June 23, 2022 and August 31, 2022, for a cruise departing November 1, 2022 through November 30, 2023, are eligible for a variety of bonus incentives.

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This Chicago Bar Is One of North America’s 50 Best Bars, New Show List – NBC Chicago https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/this-chicago-bar-is-one-of-north-americas-50-best-bars-new-show-list-nbc-chicago/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:08:35 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/this-chicago-bar-is-one-of-north-americas-50-best-bars-new-show-list-nbc-chicago/ A bar in Chicago’s West Loop has been named one of the 50 best watering holes in North America, according to a new list. Kumiko, at 630 W. Lake St., landed No. 8 on William Reed’s new list of the 50 Best Bars in North America. The annual list, released June 7, “provides a ranking […]]]>

A bar in Chicago’s West Loop has been named one of the 50 best watering holes in North America, according to a new list.

Kumiko, at 630 W. Lake St., landed No. 8 on William Reed’s new list of the 50 Best Bars in North America. The annual list, released June 7, “provides a ranking of the region’s best bar experiences based on votes from 220 beverage experts from Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean,” according to a press release.

“In addition to the thoughtful collection of Japanese sake, shochu, and whiskey, the cocktail menus feature drinks made with Japanese and American ingredients, usually selected based on seasonality,” the listing says about Kumiko.

The bar rightly offers non-alcoholic drinks as well, as the bar’s owner, Julia Momosé’, is known in the restaurant world for her “spiritless” pioneers.

The “One to Watch” award from the winners list was Chicago’s Bamboo Room, hidden inside Three Dots and a Dash at 435 N. Clark Street

Described by 50 Best as “one of the most exciting cocktail spots on the continent”, The Bamboo Room’s menu features unusual rums and agricultural rums.”

“Before the pandemic, [beverage directy Kevin Beary] traveled to countries like Guyana and Jamaica, learning about the nations cocktail heritage and the origins of different rums,” the listing reads.

Here are which bars round out the top 10 of the 50 Best Bars in North America list:

  1. Attaboy, New York
  2. Speakeasy handshake, Mexico
  3. Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City
  4. Kantana Kitten, New York
  5. Kumiko, Chicago
  6. Cafe La Trova, Miami
  7. Bar Baltra, Mexico City
  8. Dante, New York
  9. Love at first sight, Los Angeles
  10. Civil Liberties, Toronto

See the full list here.

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#BTColumn – The Summit Was Worth Attending https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/btcolumn-the-summit-was-worth-attending/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:07:59 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/btcolumn-the-summit-was-worth-attending/ Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the author(s) do not represent the official position of Barbados TODAY. As beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, success or failure is measured by the recipient or the overlooked. The Summits of the Americas, since their launch by the US administration in 1994, have neglected the […]]]>

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed by the author(s) do not represent the official position of Barbados TODAY.

As beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, success or failure is measured by the recipient or the overlooked. The Summits of the Americas, since their launch by the US administration in 1994, have neglected the Caribbean.

Not so, Summit 2022 held in Los Angeles June 8-10. The 14 independent CARICOM countries, with the exception of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approached this Summit with greater self-confidence and determination not to be forgotten or ignored.

They reaped the reward.

In a private meeting on the eve of the summit, attended by all but 4 of them, CARICOM Heads of Government decided they would not settle for a scheduled meeting only with the Vice President American Kamala Harris. They wanted President Biden to be there.

They made it clear that while no disrespect was intended for the Vice President, the critical issues facing their countries required the presence of the President himself to make the necessary decisions.

Not only did the President introduce himself, but he fully engaged with CARICOM leaders and the President of the Dominican Republic. His engagement was so intense that the start of the first plenary session of the Summit, at which he was the first scheduled speaker, had to be delayed while he brought the discussion to a satisfactory conclusion.

Word spread through the halls of the Los Angeles conference center that the president was meeting with leaders from the Caribbean, intrigued delegates from major Latin American countries and created envy – the latter being spoken in low tones.

What prompted this unscheduled meeting was a demonstration of CARICOM unity which has only recently been revived within the Group. It was driven by the consensus on the way forward for CARICOM countries, forged two weeks earlier in Guyana at an agricultural investment forum, led by Guyana’s President, Irfaan Ali, with the strong support Mia Mottley from Barbados, Keith Rowley from Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Gaston Browne from Barbuda, Juan Briceño from Belize and Roosevelt Skerrit from Dominica.

At this forum, the representative group of leaders agreed on an achievable and time-bound plan for food and energy security, the transport of foodstuffs in the region and the removal of tariff barriers between the countries of CARICOM. They also agreed that after initial hesitation by several of them, they would attend the Summit of the Americas not only to express their dissatisfaction with the American decision not to invite the leaders of Cuba and Venezuela in particular, but to lobby for US support.
for the CARICOM Action Plan.

In Los Angeles, they forged ahead with that spirit of unity, meeting President Biden not with a begging bowl, but with proposals showing what CARICOM countries could and would do, and how states States could help them access international funding, including from the United States itself. .

The exchange with Biden and Harris was courteous but frank, harsh truths were exposed but with honesty and respect. The US officials in the room might have been concerned about President Biden’s willingness to act, but whatever bureaucratic delays might still ensue, no one could doubt that action had been triggered. .

Skeptics, including people like me, who have attended many intergovernmental meetings where statements are made and ultimately dismissed, are tempted to see evidence before accepting sincerity. But there was an electricity to the Biden encounter that felt more believable; it generated the feeling that something might come out of it.

The US President agreed with CARICOM leaders and the President of the Dominican Republic that they would create three joint committees, which would be “focused and time-bound to urgently address challenges related to energy security, food security and development/debt financing”. In the region”.

Less than five days had passed when, on June 14, the U.S. government wrote to the heads of CARICOM and the president of the Dominican Republic, announcing its co-chairs of the committees and its willingness to convene a meeting on June 20 “to discuss next steps towards realizing concrete short-term progress on the designated topics”.

This response has to be ranked among the fastest the Caribbean has received from the United States regarding any questions initiated by countries in the region. As I pointed out in an interview published in the Miami Herald June 10:
“This meeting was a breakthrough for us. Biden has shown he is ready to move.

The movement, however, should not be confused with progress that will only be achieved if the CARICOM countries and the Dominican Republic participate in these committees with a common objective and with solid arguments backed by rigorous research. The persons designated by the Caribbean party must also be experienced and lucid negotiators.

The Caribbean urgently needs a radical change in the rules applied to access to concessional financing by international financial institutions on whose policies the United States, as one of the largest and most wealthy, wield influence.

The region also needs a change in lending policies to match lending to needs. One of the greatest needs of the region now is transportation to move food production in the region by sea and air, reduce dependence on foreign foods, strengthen agricultural sectors and reduce the cost of food products.

Each CARICOM country is also carrying a huge debt incurred to deal with external events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, high oil prices and rising shipping costs, and natural disasters – hurricanes , floods and droughts.

Debt reduction, debt cancellation and debt rescheduling are urgently needed.

The countries of the region cannot repay their debt, on current terms, and yet implement the plans that will make the difference to their survival and progress.

No Summit of the Americas in the past could reasonably have been considered a success by the Caribbean, but at this ninth Summit, the Caribbean, through the harmony and determination of its leaders, achieved momentum.

Progress depends on maintaining both resolve and unity.

Sir Ron Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, and Massey College, University of Toronto. The opinions expressed are entirely his own. Previous answers and comments: www.sirronaldsanders.com

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Hartford Center for Adult Education graduates have unique paths to graduation – Hartford Courant https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/hartford-center-for-adult-education-graduates-have-unique-paths-to-graduation-hartford-courant/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:39:47 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/hartford-center-for-adult-education-graduates-have-unique-paths-to-graduation-hartford-courant/ Hartford — Jennifer Sanchez attended two high school commencement ceremonies on Thursday. First, she watched her daughter Jitzy Alica graduate from Weaver High School in the morning. Then she received her GED in the evening from the Hartford Adult Education Center in the evening. Sanchez, 37, was one of 35 adults between the ages of […]]]>

Hartford — Jennifer Sanchez attended two high school commencement ceremonies on Thursday.

First, she watched her daughter Jitzy Alica graduate from Weaver High School in the morning. Then she received her GED in the evening from the Hartford Adult Education Center in the evening.

Sanchez, 37, was one of 35 adults between the ages of 20 and 66 who successfully graduated from high school and received diplomas from the Adult Education Center this year.

Sanchez, a pharmacy technician who also works in the emergency room at Hartford Hospital, said she graduated from high school in Puerto Rico years ago, but the documentation was lost. She decided to go back to school to set an example for Alica.

“I went back to school, just to teach him that it’s never too late to go back and educate himself,” she said.

Sanchez was also motivated to receive a degree because potential employers were asking her for a physical degree.

Alica, still in her green Weaver dress and mortar board when she started adult education, said she was proud of her mother and excited to share the day with her.

“She raised me on her own,” Alica said. “I’m thrilled that I was able to have this opportunity to do it with her on the same day and to have her support. A lot of kids don’t have that support. I had my mother’s support.

As several speakers pointed out, each graduate had a unique story as to why they chose an alternative path to graduate, but they were all united by the common bond that it’s never too late. to go back to school. And it’s never too late to improve.

Reverend Dr Albert Bailey, the keynote speaker, said it took nine different schools to get from kindergarten to grade 12 and there was no shortage of scrapes with the law before he finally graduated.

“No one could steal a car like me,” he said. “I had to come to the conclusion that life is not a game, but life is a journey.”

Drawing inspiration from the poem “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost, Bailey underlined the stanza, “The woods are beautiful, dark and deep / But I have promises to keep / And miles to go before I sleep / And miles to go before I sleep.

“[The traveler] could have stopped there,” Bailey said. “He could have called it a night. … He could have said, ‘From now on, I will live in this state.’ … It was good for me to stay in this moment.

But Bailey said while the moment was beautiful and the traveler could pause and reflect on it, there was still a long way to go and commitments to fulfill.

“To get here you had to travel some roads,” Bailey said. “You’ve come a long way in a short time and know that tonight in these beautiful woods, on this snowy evening, I want you to promise yourself that you have promises to keep, and you have a few miles to go before of sleeping.

Bailey informed the graduates that along their journey, they would have to let go of certain people and things.

“When you leave your snowy evening, you have to leave them in the woods,” he said. “The people, the places, the things that will keep you in the woods. … You have to let some people do your journey.

He also challenged them to strive for their best.

“The world doesn’t need more good people,” he said. “Everyone in this room graduating tonight, I command you right now to be great. We have enough good people in the world. But the challenges of our society, the challenges of our community, the challenges days to come, we need people who want to be great….I feel there’s greatness in this room.

The Reverend AJ Johnson, vice president of the Hartford Board of Education, said there are 86,400 seconds a day. Johnson told graduates to spend those seconds wisely.

AEC Deputy Principal Jacqueline Mann noted the challenges graduates often faced while completing their course requirements.

“These are people who worked full time, raised families, but still found time to study, finish homework and come to class,” Mann said, adding that they had a bright future ahead of them. “You have so much to offer your family, your friends, your community. Be bold as you go. Be the best you can be.

In her comments, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez called the 35 graduates “impressive,” noting that many of them started at the AEC during the pandemic.

“When I look back on the last 27 months, and you’ve heard them tonight, a lot of them started when we closed schools and when everything closed and they’re still here and they kept going. present,” she said. “It gives us all hope for what’s to come.”

Class of 2022 speaker Giani Joseph said she only intended to visit the United States from the Caribbean for a short time in 2020. Then the pandemic hit and she couldn’t return to her home country, so she decided to, as she put it, make “lemonade with lemons” and go to school at the adult education center.

Her journey eventually led her to be accepted to Tuskegee University in Alabama.

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Graduate Camay Paternostro, the eldest of 15 children in her family, dropped out of school in grade 10. At 23, with two young children of her own, she enrolled in the AEC at the start of the school year, only for her children to catch COVID, which turned into pneumonia.

This led Paternostro to drop out of school again, only to re-enroll after getting a job as a dental assistant.

“I’m just glad I got to do it,” she said. “I’m setting a pattern for my kids, and not just my kids, but my siblings as well. I’m still a bit in shock that I graduated and did it at my age. I am happy. I am very happy.”

For Sanchez and Alica, the evening gave them a moment to share and celebrate their inexorable bond, which was reflected on their mortar boards.

“All thanks to you,” Alica wrote, with photos of Sanchez attached.

“I wanted to give up but remembered who was watching,” Sanchez said, with a photo of her two daughters attached.

Ted Glanzer can be reached at tglanzer@courant.com.

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What to Eat (and Expect) at Pharrell’s Major Music Festival in DC This Weekend https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/what-to-eat-and-expect-at-pharrells-major-music-festival-in-dc-this-weekend/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 18:09:15 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/what-to-eat-and-expect-at-pharrells-major-music-festival-in-dc-this-weekend/ Set in a monumental setting along Independence Avenue, the highly anticipated Something in the Water (SITW) festival takes place in the nation’s capital from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19. Epic festival superstar founder Pharrell Williams vied with 50 other big-name artists, including Justin Timberlake, Calvin Harris, Dave Matthews Band, Tyler The Creator and […]]]>

Set in a monumental setting along Independence Avenue, the highly anticipated Something in the Water (SITW) festival takes place in the nation’s capital from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19.

Epic festival superstar founder Pharrell Williams vied with 50 other big-name artists, including Justin Timberlake, Calvin Harris, Dave Matthews Band, Tyler The Creator and Usher, to perform the weekend around June 19 – a now federal holiday which is widely observed on Monday June 20 this year. Three-day passes are still available for $399.50.

While estimated crowd numbers and ticket sales are unclear, the 50,000 authorized festival attendees bouncing between stages will be spoiled for choice (outside food and drink are prohibited). More than 30 newly announced vendors were invited to serve on site, ranging from DC favorites to notable imports like Texas-based Trill Burgers, a hugely popular burger pop-up backed by Houston rapper Bun B, and the Neapolitan replacement for the Upper East Side, San Matteo. Pizzeria.

Bubbie’s will be serving its fried chicken sandwiches and fries.
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While Eater awaits bar and liquor details, the confirmed food lineup revealed on Tuesday, June 14 swings widely at the local level and away from the big chains. DC’s signature half-smoke will come from the city‘s flag bearer itself: Ben’s Chili Bowl. Fast casual vegan siblings Pow Pow and Bubbie’s Plant Burgers plan to release their biggest hits for fans. Pow Pow will send its General Chick Fried Rice, Taiwanese Fried Mozzarella Balls and Firecracker Drumsticks.

Other fast-growing local brands represented at SITW include Cuban coffee Colada Shop, Bun’d Up, known for its Taiwanese steamed buns with Korean toppings, and Jamaican food truck Jerk@Nite, which preparing to open a brick and mortar store. outpost at Adams Morgan.

SITW vendors, who accept both cash and credit, are all lined up along a row of restaurants on Independence Avenue SW. The service operates in parallel with the festival hours: from 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday.

Attendees with a ticket will be allowed in and out as many times as needed, and the entry point is along Independence Avenue SW (between 3rd and 9th Streets SW). Here is some other relevant information to know about the highly publicized event:

Getting There

With several road closures and limited to no public parking in the area, public transportation is the way to go. There are several subway stations within walking distance, but be warned: major track work this weekend will close five stations on the Orange Line between New Carrollton and Stadium-Armory. Rideshare pickup and drop-off points are at 14th Street SW (between Independence and Constitution Avenues SW) and Constitution Avenue SW (between 4th and 14th Streets SW).

Who is behind the edible range

Inter Miami CF season opener hosted by David Grutman and Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams at the opening of the Goodtime Hotel last spring in Miami Beach.
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Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams is actually a foodie himself; he moonlights as a top restaurateur in Miami, where he runs scene staples Strawberry Moon at The Goodtime Hotel and Swan with South Beach hospitality king David Grutman. Its SITW team commissioned Best Beverage Catering to manage and manage the catering program. In the world of high-profile festival and event planning, the full-service band’s national resume is as good as it gets (it’s nurtured fans of Coachella, Ultra Miami, Electric Zoo and BottleRock, among others).

The lineup also features small businesses from Virginia Beach, which is Williams’ hometown and where the festival kicked off in 2019. Options include Italian ice cream (Melting snow at sunset), cold draft brew made with coffee beans from the Dominican Republic (Niola Cafe); and breakfast eat (Cutta’s kitchen in Norfolk, Virginia). Shuttle service is also available from Virginia Beach.

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Pharrell Williams at the first Something in the Water festival in Virginia Beach.
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Accommodation

DC hotels within walking distance offer themed packages to entice ticket holders and the general public to book rooms. A stay in a “Turn Up & Turn Down” suite at the downtown Hamilton Hotel, for example, includes cocktails and breakfast at its chic Italian restaurant Via Sophia, an in-room record player to make turn vinyls from featured artists at SITW and a kit of festival essentials. with water and snacks.

Culinary Highlights at SITW

Southern Comfort Foods: Experience New Orleans Classics from the Columbia Heights Pillar Creole on the 14th; Cajun Fried Chicken and Waffles from Woodbridge, Virginia. Mamaw’s tableand hearty po’boys and Louisiana-style fare from the H Street NE stalwart Po’boy Jim.

The return eats: SITW marks the revival of crab-topped fries, a destination dish at Anacostia’s Cheers @ The Big Chair before it closed in 2019 (owner Dionne Bussey-Reeder dubs her booth SITW “Chez Dionne”).

Jerk Chicken: Jerk @ Nitewhich just fueled top performers at RFK’s Broccoli City Festival, joins other local Caribbean vendors at SITW like Seafood at the Shack and The kitchen jerk.

Mexican: Find Tacos in DC’s Traveling Popup dirty taco for me and Virginia Beach Fajita Express.

Ice cream: With temperatures expected to hit the mid-90s on Friday, consider cooling off with some scoops from Springfield, Virginia. paradise ice cream and DC’s silky gelato and sorbet Gelat’Oh Truck.

Vegan: Go meatless with West African leanings Hedzole out of McLean, Virginia and DC pow pow and Bubbie’s Veggie Burger.

Instagram-worthy picks: Ft. Washington Decade Fried Chicken Filled Waffle Cones Capital CW; fried watermelon from a carnival-style outfit from Bowie, Maryland; and fish-shaped ube-stuffed waffles — a popular Japanese street food from Chantilly, Virginia. rice cultivation which is called the only taiyaki mochi shop in the area. Lorton, Virginia Buddin’s Bakery will also send sweets.

Meaty options: Maryland has a strong barbecue representation (The pleasure of smokers, House of BBQ Chimneys) and creative riffs on American classics (Dogs on the sidewalk), plus half-smokes of Ben’s Chili Bowl, the 64-year-old U Street NW icon.

Out-of-town recreation: Distant imports worth checking out include stellar slices of celebrity-filled Italian hotspot Pizzeria San Matteo in New York, and Texas ground beef patties smashed onto a hot surface at Houston rapper Bun B’s famous pop-up Trill Burgers.

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The seventh member of the Special Olympics delegation from Haiti has disappeared https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-seventh-member-of-the-special-olympics-delegation-from-haiti-has-disappeared/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 01:28:48 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/the-seventh-member-of-the-special-olympics-delegation-from-haiti-has-disappeared/ Placeholder while loading article actions According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, a seventh member of the Haitian delegation went missing at a Special Olympics event recently held in the Orlando area. Louis Jacques Wilguens, 25, was last seen getting off a bus on Saturday afternoon at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort in Lake Buena Vista, […]]]>
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According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, a seventh member of the Haitian delegation went missing at a Special Olympics event recently held in the Orlando area.

Louis Jacques Wilguens, 25, was last seen getting off a bus on Saturday afternoon at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., authorities said. He was to return to Haiti the next morning.

Sunday was the last day of the Special Olympics USA Games, which began on June 5. As of June 6, six members of the Haitian delegation had been reported missing by the sheriff’s office. At the time, the office said, “We believe this is an isolated event and do not suspect foul play.”

The six men, believed to be from the Haitian soccer team, were identified as: Antione Joseph Mithon, 32; Nicholson Fontilus, 20; Peter Mianovich Berlus, 19; Anderson Little Brother, 18; Stevenson Jacquet, 24; and Oriol Jean, 18 years old. They were last seen near the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

“All returned their room keys and left behind their bags and personal effects,” the sheriff’s office said.

Organizers of the Special Olympics Orlando event said in a statement, “The reason for their departure from the Games is currently unknown.”

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Stating that “the welfare of these delegates is our primary concern”, organizers added that of the six men missing at the time, five were not at the Games in a sporting capacity and one was an adult with a disability. intellectual.

A spokesperson for the organizers expressed similar concern for Wilguens on Monday and told The Washington Post via email that it remains unclear why members of the Haitian delegation left the event. Wilguens was also linked with the football team that traveled to Orlando.

Wilguens was reportedly wearing red sandals, blue jeans and a white Special Olympics shirt with the word “Haiti” on it when last seen.

Local authorities have advised that they have no reason to believe that the health and safety of this individual is at risk,” the spokesperson said.

A spokesperson for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said via text Monday evening that there were no updates on the seven missing men.

The Special Olympics USA Games attracted more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states in the country and the Caribbean, according to organizers.

Long one of the most troubled and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has been wracked by political instability, food insecurity and gang violence. In an attempt to flee the situation, many are resorting to dangerous sea crossings, the UN Refugee Agency reported last month.

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Bryan and Roach sign a proclamation designating June 12 as Women’s Veteran Appreciation Day. https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/bryan-and-roach-sign-a-proclamation-designating-june-12-as-womens-veteran-appreciation-day/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 01:00:05 +0000 https://caribbeancowboyrvresort.com/bryan-and-roach-sign-a-proclamation-designating-june-12-as-womens-veteran-appreciation-day/ For the first time ever, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach signed a proclamation designating June 12 as “Female Veteran Appreciation Day” in the Virgin Islands. On Friday, in a room full of about 40 female veterans at Government House in St. Croix, female veterans from St. Thomas, St. John and St. […]]]>

For the first time ever, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Lieutenant Governor Tregenza Roach signed a proclamation designating June 12 as “Female Veteran Appreciation Day” in the Virgin Islands. On Friday, in a room full of about 40 female veterans at Government House in St. Croix, female veterans from St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix gathered to celebrate the signing of the proclamation which sets out light veteran women in the Virgin Islands.

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. signs a proclamation designating June 12 as “Female Veteran Appreciation Day.” (Screenshot taken from the Virgin Islands Government Facebook page)

Patrick D. Farrell, director of the VI Office of Veterans Affairs, said: “In 1948, at that time, women were only allowed to participate in 2% of each service. Of course, today more than 2 million women serve in the military and many more have already served.

“Women like you have earned their place in history, every day. We recognize your place in history and we’re going to make it known across the country and across this territory. I’m also saying it’s just a symbol that you can do and be anything you want to be,” Farrell said.

Roach also highlighted the important role women play in the Caribbean. “It’s incredibly difficult to see women as a minority in anything. Women lead in the Caribbean, women in many cases are heads of households, women start businesses, women hold families together, but they are still a minority in the armed forces, but are leaving for what was once a man’s world.

Bryan said we must give our people the respect and honor they deserve. “I’ve made a habit of saying thank you for your service to people in uniform, whether they’re police officers or have served in the armed forces,” Bryan said. Signing the proclamation is their attempt to say thank you. to these people and number two to put a new face on what it’s like to be a veteran in the Virgin Islands.

“For our veterans to actively take advantage of our funding, bring attention to our veterans, and involve more people in what we do in the community,” Bryan said. “You play a big role in it every day. Especially not as veterans, probably especially as members of our community, but we have to show that face too. Our armed forces do things every day to ensure that this freedom that we take for granted remains accessible to all. »

Veteran women take photos with Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. and Lt. Governor Tregenza Roach on Friday. (Screenshot taken from the Virgin Islands Government Facebook page)

The female veterans then gathered around Bryan and Roach for a photo op and the official signing of the proclamation.

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