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13 MONTHS OF MISERY, PALAS Awardee Shamiesha-Kaye Lewis Suffers From A Poor Surgery at UHWI...."I Cried day in , day out"

WHAT should have been a small surgical procedure to correct a broken joint in the left 'pinky' finger of Shamiesha-Kaye Lewis has turned into 13 months of misery.
Lewis told the Jamaica Observer that last March she went on a hike where she fell and knocked the finger on a stone, which resulted in the damage unknown to her at the time.
“I went home and felt okay. It had a little tingling, but I didn't think it was extreme. By the Sunday morning it was swollen, and on the Monday I went to my doctor and he ordered an X-ray which proved it was broken,” Lewis said.
“He recommended me to a private doctor which I could not afford, so I went back to him to get another referral and he sent me to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI),” the Jamaica Observer employee went on.
Lewis said that although she took with her the initial X-rays, UHWI did its own examination to prove the finger was really broken and put it in a cast to see if it would get the bone back in order.
According to Lewis, when that did not work, she was scheduled for surgery.
“Based on the information I received from the private doctor that my doctor had recommended, he explained it was a short procedure where I would come in, do it, go home, rest up and go about my business. I am thinking [if] I go to the hospital with this said procedure it would work out just the same. After surgery I requested to be sent home, as I did not want to be admitted, and the doctor approved. I went home with instructions and medication,” she said. more



Starbucks To Close More Than 8,000 Stores For Racial Bias Education... Two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia cafe last week while waiting for a friend to arrive.

By Doha Madani 4/17/18

Starbucks plans to close more than 8,000 locations next month so that employees can receive racial bias education after two black men were arrested at one of the chain’s stores, the company announced Tuesday
Demonstrators inside a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Monday, protesting after two black men were arrested in the store la
Protesters at Starbucks
The announcement comes one day after Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson met with the men who were arrested Thursday while they waited for a friend at a cafe in Philadelphia. Protests broke out at that Starbucks location on Monday, and demonstrators said the arrests were indicative of institutional racism. 
The company said the training would aim to address implicit bias, teach employees how to prevent discrimination and promote conscious inclusion. Employees will receive the training on and the stores will close for the afternoon of May 29. 
The store manager who called 911 about the men has since left the company, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.  more

JUST AS SWEET! - Bronze again for Sunshine Girls of JAMAICA......England win gold after stopping hosts Australia 52-51 in Netball

The Jamaica netball team rebounded from the heartbreaking one-goal loss to England in their semi-final game on Saturday, to score a 60-55 win over New Zealand in the bronze medal match and secure the country's 27th and final medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Sunday.
Jamaica Netball Team
It was the first time that Jamaica were defeating the Kiwis in a major tournament.
Cheered on by a handful of loyal fans, the Girls, who had less than 24 hours to recover both physically and mentally from their semi-final game, took to the court with purpose, obviously determined to not leave Australia without a medal.
Jamaica got off to a solid start in the first half, getting the ball in to Jhaniele Fowler-Reid who was able to do the early damage against the Silver Ferns.
The defensive pair of Shamera Sterling and Stacian Facey did well to limit the New Zealand attack as the quarter ended 15-11. more

SETH KLARMAN: TAX CUTS PROMPT MEGA-DONOR TO SWITCH SIDES... Billionaire GOP Donor: I’m Using My Tax-Cut Money To Help Elect Democrats

by Ed Mazza 4/16/18 Huffpost

A major GOP donor is jumping ship and now he’s contributing to Democratic candidates in hopes of flipping the House of Representatives and/or the Senate in this year’s midterm elections
Seth Klarman, the billionaire CEO of the Baupost Group who the Economist once dubbed “The Oracle of Boston,” called out Republicans for failing to keep President Donald Trump in check. 
“The Republicans in Congress have failed to hold the president accountable and have abandoned their historic beliefs and values,” Klarman told the Boston Globe. “For the good of the country, the Democrats must take back one or both houses of Congress.”
Klarman, an independent who donated more than $7 million to GOP candidates during the presidency of Barack Obama, has now cut checks to Democrats in 56 House races and 22 Senate elections, the newspaper reported.
“I received a tax cut I neither need nor want. I’m choosing to invest it to fight the administration’s flawed policies and to elect Democrats to the Senate and House of Representatives,” Klarman said.
Klarman also donated $2 million to nonprofits backing core Democratic issues, including gun control and the environment, the Globe reported. more

James Comey’s Book Pre-Sold Almost 200,000 Copies, Source Says That number includes both digital and hardcover pre-sales.

By Yashar Ali 4/13/18

Former FBI Director James Comey’s book, which is set to be released Tuesday, has sold close to 200,000 copies, a publishing industry source familiar with the sales figures told HuffPost.
That figure includes both digital and hardcover pre-sales for A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, according to the source. 
The book has an initial print run of 850,000 copies, CNN reported Friday. 
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.