The articles of impeachment now go to the full House for a final vote

The articles of impeachment now go to the full House for a final vote

The House Judiciary Committee just approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Remember: This was just a committee vote. The full House needs to approve the articles in order to officially impeach the President.
Now, the articles will head to the House floor. The House has not yet set a specific date for when it could take up and vote on the articles, but two Democratic leadership aides said it could happen on Wednesday.
If the full House approves the articles, Trump will become the third president in US history to be impeached.
The Senate will then hold a trial to decide if President Trump should be removed from office.

JA GOOD ECONOMIC NEWS: Moody's upgrades Jamaica's rating #MovingInTheRightDirection says Clarke

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer Friday, December 13, 2019

Nigel Clarke, Jamaica's Finance Minister
Moody's Investors Service (Moody's), the internationally recognised bond credit rating arm of Moody's Corporation, has changed Jamaica's outlook from positive to stable while upgrading the long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings of the Government of Jamaica from B3 to B2. The senior unsecured shelf rating was upgraded from (P)B3 to (P)B2.
Jamaica's Minister of Finance and the Public Service Nigel Clarke, on Wednesday posted the news on his social media with the comment, “Today Moody's upgraded Jamaica's credit rating to B2 from B3 on account of Jamaica's improved economic standing. This upgrade underscores the importance of GOJ's commitment to sustained economic reform. #MovingInTheRightDirection”
Moody's- Nigel Clarke
Moody's cited Jamaica's vigorous commitment to “fiscal consolidation and structural reforms” as well as the improvement of “debt structure limits risks associated with a high level of government debt” as the key factors pushing the upgrade.
Fiscal consolidation has brought about reduced imbalances in the economy while structural reforms such as inflation targeting, a free-floating exchange rate and increased foreign exchange reserves have made the country more resilient to economic shocks. Moody's also recognised the Government's “disaster risk financing strategy” as a mechanism to protect budget resources which would normally be called upon after a disaster.
Regarding the improvement of debt structure limits, Moody's elaborated that “the Jamaican Government has reduced gross borrowing requirements and lengthened the average maturity of its debt stock, while also reducing the cost of debt, resulting in an improving debt structure.” more

LONDON: The Latest: UK exit poll: Boris Johnson's Conservatives eye win

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit general election (all times local):

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10 p.m.An exit poll in Britain’s election projects that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party likely will win a majority of seats in Parliament. That outcome would allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.
The survey predicts the Conservatives will get 368 of the 650 House of Commons seats and the Labour Party 191 seats. It projects 55 seats for the Scottish National Party and 13 seats for the Liberal Democrats, both parties that want to stop Brexit. The poll, based on interviews with voters leaving 144 polling stations across the country, is conducted for a consortium of U.K. broadcasters.
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Polls close in less than an hour in Britain’s general election, where voters are deciding which party will form a government and try to break the country’s political deadlock over Brexit. Some 46 million people are eligible to vote in the country’s first December election since 1923. Thursday's vote came amid rounds of blustery weather.
Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hoping to win a majority of the 650 seats in the House of Commons so he can lead the U.K. out of the European Union on Jan. 31 as promised.
The main opposition Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, is promising a new referendum on Brexit. more

We should all be appalled by Donald Trump's tweet about Greta Thunberg

See the source imageSAD, SAD: (CNN)On Thursday morning, the President of the United States sent a tweet to his 60+ million followers blasting a 16-year-old girl with Asperger's syndrome who has rallied efforts at fighting climate change around the globe.
"Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!" Trump wrote of teenage climate crisis activist Greta Thunberg. "Chill Greta, Chill!" This isn't the first time Trump has gone after Thunberg. "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future," Trump sarcastically tweeted following Thunberg's speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly earlier this fall. "So nice to see!" Sadly, Trump's response is predictable in the wake of the Swedish climate activist being named as Time's Person of the Year over him. Trump is a bully. And he has shown time and again that he has no qualms about bullying anyone and everyone. Let's not forget that he poked fun at Carly Fiorina's looks when she was competing with him for the Republican nomination during the 2016 campaign. And in that same campaign, Trump mocked a New York Times reporter by crudely mimicking his physical disability. So that the president of the United States would tell a 16-year-old with Asperger's -- a condition most distinguished by difficulty with social interactions -- to make some friends and, basically, relax, fits nicely into that pattern of behavior.

Jamaicans (Adults) can now renew passports online

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Chief Executive Officer, Passport, Immigration and
Citizenship Agency (PICA), Andrew Wynter (right), converses
 with (from left) Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of
 Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Ambassador
Marcia Yvette Gilbert-Roberts
KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) online passport renewal application process for adults is now operational.
To use the system, customers need to log on to PICA's website at and begin the process from any location in the world any hour of the day.
Once the applicant logs on to the system, the applicant will also need their expired passport, their Jamaican citizenship document, a digital passport-sized photograph stored on a computer, a valid Visa or Mastercard for payment, a valid and working email address to receive system-generated messages, and a portable data format (PDF) reader.
Applicants using the service can also opt to have their passports delivered directly to them wherever they are in the world, courtesy of a partnership between PICA and DHL.
The system was introduced during a launch ceremony at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston yesterday.
Speaking at the launch, Chief Executive Officer of PICA Andrew Wynter said the online adult passport renewal system will enhance service delivery to PICA's customers, in particular persons in the Jamaican diaspora, by significantly reducing the turnaround time for receiving their passports.
He said prior to the introduction of the new system, Jamaicans, especially those living in rural areas and the diaspora, would have to travel great distances or wait for long periods to have their passports renewed. more

As Groom Was Reciting His Vows, His Mistress Stormed Down The Aisle....I Now Pronounce You Man & “Side-Chick?”

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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I Now Pronounce You Man & Mistress?
Let’s face it – there’s always a bit of drama at a wedding. Sometimes, it’s a small dispute about something trivial that’s solved within seconds. Other times, it completely ruins the wedding, and sometimes, it can even break up the bride and groom. The following story is about a wedding that seemed to be going according to plan. Suddenly though, a mysterious woman stormed down the aisle and gave the groom an earful. It turns out that someone caught the entire fiasco on camera before sharing it on Twitter. It didn’t take long before the video went viral, and for a good reason…

I Now Pronounce You Man & “Side-Chick?”

I Now Pronounce You Man & “Side-Chick?”
A wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. You confess your eternal love to someone else and friends and family get to watch it happen. However, all it takes is one person to sabotage the day. In this story, that person was the groom’s mistress. At the crucial moment, when the bride and groom were reciting their vows, the “side chick,” as she was called on social media, stormed in and ruined everything…