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Let’s eat. Aren’t those great words to hear, especially if you conveniently happen to visit some friends on a Sunday evening, say around dinner time? Most people don’t dine formally anymore. What they do is hope for a wedding invitation or a funeral, where they know that food will be aplenty. So much has been said about food, and yet we hardly hear about the sin of gluttony. Imagine serving eternity in Hell for eating too much? Many - fat, slim, short, tall, rich or poor - are besotted with food.
Fresh faces in prominent places emerged during 2016. Governments changed hands. The political landscape, and even the weather, became increasingly volatile. But a predictable figure from the Caribbean remained dominant, forcing the world to stand and salute the region. That’s why Jamaica’s sensational athlete Usain Bolt is the Caribbean’s 2016 “Person of the Year”.
“Master-Sergeant Clayton has a warm heart and a deep care for the community that she took an oath to serve and protect 17 years ago. When someone tells you, hey there is a murder suspect right there, we have to act. We’ve not like regular citizens where we can just go hide in our car, or wait, or call 911, we have to act,” says Orlando police Chief John Mina. Clayton was alone when she encountered Markeith Loyd at the Walmart at John Young Parkway and Princeton Street.
“Hello Chicago it’s good to be home – Tonight is Michelle and my turn to say thank you,” as President Obama starts his last speech as the President of the United States of America. It is very significant, because this is what the president means, when he says America is exceptional. As the first African American president, no one expected a bi-racial man with a white mother and a Kenyan father would win the presidency in 2008. Only in the American Democracy experiment could a person with humble beginning rise to become the most powerful man in the world.
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