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Miss Lou gets her square in Gordon Town, St. Andrew (JA)

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer  Tuesday, September 10, 2019
GORDON Town Square has been officially renamed Miss Lou Square, in honour of cultural icon, folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley who would have celebrated her 100th birthday last Saturday. The ceremony took place on Sunday in Gordon Town, St Andrew, where she resided for many years.
The statue of Miss Lou which was unveiled earlier
this year now graces the square
 bearing her name. (Photos: Michael Gordon)
Speaking with the Jamaica Observer, her son and estate manager, Fabian Coverley said it is an honour to see his mother's legacy live on.
“It's hard to put it in words because it's so deep and its almost very, very emotional that my mother now has a square in Gordon Town where she lived for so many years. But we operate under destiny. There was no mistake, no coincidence; everything happens for a reason and it is what it is,” he said.
Miss Lou was born at 40 North Street in Kingston on September 7, 1919. She received her education at Ebenezer and Calabar Primary schools, and Excelsior High School and Friends College. She later moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Member of Parliament for St
Andrew Juliet Holness.
Miss Lou, was a social commentator, actress, writer, songwriter, poet, television and radio host. She died in 2006 in Toronto, Canada at age 86.
During the ceremony, Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Rural, Juliet Holness delivered her greetings in the MissLou style of performance. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia “Babsy” Grange allowed the audience to sing Long Time Gal, written by Miss Lou. Prime Minister Andrew Holness was keynote speaker.
The package would not have been complete without entertainment. The Independence Children's Choir, Hartford Cultural Group, and Energy Plus Mento Band gave satisfying performances. According to Coverley, his family plans to commemorate the centenary of Miss Lou's birth.
“The motto of the estate is 'Maintaining The Memories and The Legacy of Eric Coverley and Louise Bennett-Coverley'. That's what we are operating under,” he said, adding that it was important for countries to preserve and honour the legacies of those who made a social impact.
“We have to know where we have been to know where we are going, so it is imperative that we keep the memories alive,” said Coverley.
As a part of the celebration Fontana Pharmacy, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, created storyboards for distribution in 1,700 schools in Jamaica as well as across libraries, embassies and museums.

Donald Trump accidentally tweeted an insult at a pastor. Here’s how the pastor responded.

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Trump
The Rev. Jonathan Carl glanced at Twitter and laughed out loud in disbelief.
The president of the United States had just tweeted at him, a Baptist pastor in Kentucky who up until now hadn’t had any reason to be the subject of national attention. And President Trump was, online, in public, out of the blue, insulting him.
The president had mixed up Jonathan Carl, the Kentucky minister with fewer than 375 Twitter followers, with Jonathan Karl, the ABC News reporter whose journalism had ruffled the feathers of the commander in chief. Carl’s laughter soon turned into concern. Trump had called Carl a “lightweight reporter.” And some of Trump’s ardent fans weren’t happy with Jonathan Carl — not realizing that he wasn’t Jonathan Karl. more

The Real Reason Men Always Fall Asleep After Sex

Editors of Best Health 8/1/2019 

If your partner starts sawing logs right after your most intimate moments together, don't take it as an insult. Men fall asleep after sex for several reasons, none of which are related to your relationship, personality, or performance in bed. In fact, there are 13 other sex problems that you should take more seriously

Orgasm and energy play a role
“A man’s body chemistry changes after orgasm,” says David McKenzie, a sex therapist in Vancouver. “The biochemical prolactin is released, physically altering his body and making him very tired.”
In contrast, women may not orgasm every time they have sex. So, after rocking your lover’s world, you may still be semi-aroused and have the energy to talk about love and life while he’s drifting off to dreamland. more