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Serika Sterling - A strong foundation. Miraculously, the mother and all her babies made it out of the operating theatre

CANDIECE KNIGHT  Monday, November 23, 2020

Serika Sterling
WHEN Serika Sterling was being anaesthetised for her Caesarean section to deliver her premature triplets in 2017, she knew that there was a high probability that she would not wake up again. The doctors explained to her that although they would do their best, there was no guarantee that either she or any of her babies would survive the surgery. Miraculously, the mother and all her babies made it out of the operating theatre, but she knew that after being born at just 27 weeks with several complications, it would be an uphill battle for her babies to make it out of the hospital. The largest of the triplets, Eli, passed away after five days.

Serika poses with her boys Seth
 and Edward, and her
husband Stevan Sterling

“That's when reality set in that it's not going to be a walk in the park. We weren't going to just have kids in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and then all walk home and be fine and be happy,” Sterling told All Woman last week, as World Prematurity Day was observed on Tuesday. “It was hell from there on out. We spent a total of four months in the NICU, and for the four months, it was hell every single day. Every day it was something else.” more

The GSA has informed the President-elect that the Trump administration is ready to begin the transition process, according to a letter obtained by CNN

 Monday, November 23, 2020

(CNN)The General Services Administration has informed President-elect Joe Biden that the Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition process, according to a letter from Administrator Emily Murphy sent Monday afternoon and obtained by CNN.

President Elect, Joe Biden

The letter is the first step the administration has taken to acknowledge President Donald Trump's defeat, more than two weeks after Biden was declared the winner in the election.
Murphy said she had not been pressured by the White House to delay the formal transition and did not make a decision "out of fear or favoritism." "Please know that I came to my decision independently, based on the law and available facts," Murphy wrote. "I was never directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official -- including those who work at the White House or GSA -- with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. To be clear, I did not receive any direction to delay my determination."

Jamaica's Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson wants states of emergency (SOE)

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com  Monday, November 23, 2020

MONTEGO BAY, St James — If Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson had his way, the states of public emergency (SOEs), which were lifted ahead of the September 3 General Election, would be still in effect.

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang (centre)
 and Commissioner of Police Major General
 Antony Anderson (second right) speak briefly
 before starting a tour of the Mount Salem
Police Station in Montego Bay with other
 high-ranking members of the Jamaica
 Constabulary Force last Friday.
(Photos: Philp Lemonte)

“If it was left to me then they (SOEs) wouldn't be gone. And you know why? They wouldn't be gone because the circumstances say when you can get a 70 per cent drop in murders (in St James) and it's still over 100, then you have a problem,” the police commissioner said while fielding questions from reporters during a press briefing at the police station in Freeport, Montego Bay, following a tour of police stations in St James on Friday.

He objected the notion that states of emergency required more members of the security forces to operate, arguing to the contrary.

“Again, this is the myth that is being perpetrated. It takes more assets to do the same things without a state of emergency. It means now that everytime the JDF [Jamaica Defence Force] goes out we have to find a police officer to send with them. So we have to do what was happening before plus find a police officer.

Majah Hype, Popular Comedian Has Been Hospitalized, COVID-19 Suspected

by Shirvan Williams  November 23, 2020

Prayers up for Majah Hype who is currently hospitalized.

Popular comedian Majah Hype has been hospitalized in Atlanta. He hasn’t revealed much about what his condition is, but in a post on Instagram, he is seen wearing a face mask while resting on a hospital bed. He posted, “Life can be so real….pray for me y’all!.” The comedian, who is known for his hilarious take on Caribbean culture, immediately received supportive words, especially from Jamaican artists.

Majah Hype
While Majah Hype did not revealed his illness, sources told Urban Islandz that he underwent COVID-19 tests earlier today. Hype posted a video yesterday showing that he landed in Atlanta. “Thank God in all things! Atlanta,” he captioned the video showing aerial shots posted on his IG Story.

Jada Kingdom said, “Praying for you, YOU GOT THIS??!!!,” Dexta Daps added, “Wtf ma g…?? and Konshens also extended his well wishes, “Jah jah. Wtvr it is. Strength to overcome speedy.” Some of his American peers also reached out to him with words of comfort.

Micheal Blackson said, “Get up beechneega we are Sagittarius, we have a big show and parties. Stop eating them curry goats. ????????. Prayers up my neega,” while Lil Mama added: “In my prayers for sure. May God cover you and provide the strength to make it through every optical. Keep your faith, let no bad news shake you.”