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            [post_content] => The weekend was a nightmare for the family of the Jamaican owner of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill after they found him dead in his New York factory. According to reports, the 57-year-old apparently committed suicide by shooting himself. The Golden Krust CEO, Lowell Hawthorne was in the facility on Saturday evening where his body was found.

Despite a seemingly positively sure ruling that he died from a self-inflicted wound, police are continuing investigations into the circumstances surrounding his death.

In 1989, Hawthorne opened the first Golden Krust store in the Bronx. This was subsequently after arriving from Jamaica at the age of 21. Since the 28 years of being established, Golden Krust expanded to 120 franchises across the United States, selling beef patties and jerk chicken. During his time as CEO of the popular bakery and grill, Hawthorne had been honored by Children of Jamaica Outreach Inc. (COJO) for his continuous support in providing scholarships and endowments for underserved children in his homeland.

On the same evening that Hawthorne's body as discovered, the COJO was hosting their 23rd Annual Gala. The Gleaner shared that the COJO chairman and founder Gary Williams, who had a time-honoured relationship with Hawthorne, expressed shock at his death.

“[It’s] very, very sad because we were packing the goodie bags [for the gala] with the Golden Krust buns and newsletter when I got the call. I was shocked and in total disbelief,” he said. “Everyone knows Lowell Hawthorne as an icon in our community, an inspiration to all of us, and Golden Krust is a part of everything – they bought tickets for the event…as well. So hearing that was like….It is a loss for us and my heart goes out to his family.”
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Jamaican CEO of Popular Bakery Commits Suicide In New York Factory

December 6, 2017
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The weekend was a nightmare for the family of the Jamaican owner of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill after they found him dead in his New York factory. According to reports,...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => A Moravian pastor in Jamaica awaits next year March to discover his fate and punishment after having sexual intercourse with two underage girls. Reverend Rupert Clark admitted to committing the acts when he pleaded guilty to two counts of having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 at his court appearance. This was held last week Wednesday at the St. Elizabeth Circuit Court.

On the 28th of December 2016, the 64-year-old man was arrested by the police when they found him in his car with one of the girls in a “compromising position”. Thereafter, it was also discovered that he had also had a sexual relationship with the girl's sister when she was under the consent age of 16.

Though he initially pleaded not guilty, when Clarke made his appearance at court to hear a ruling on the prosecution’s application to have his matter transferred to another court, he changed his plea.

The former-pastor was the congregation leader for the Nazareth Moravian Church located in Manchester. He continues on bail pending his return to court on March 8, 2018 for sentencing.
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Moravian Pastor in Jamaica Pleads Guilty To Having Sexual Relation With A Minor

December 4, 2017
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A Moravian pastor in Jamaica awaits next year March to discover his fate and punishment after having sexual intercourse with two underage girls. Reverend Rupert Clark admitted to c...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Retailers located in the United States and Israel are swelling with fascination over Barbados' growing cassava industry. Paul Waite, the divisional head of Agricultural Services at the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC), says that using locally-produced cassava products, including for flour, bread, cake and porridge mixes, and sorbet has been receiving excellent ratings.

While the corporation was pleased with the high level of interest being shown, Waite earnestly noted that local producers must be able to meet commercial demand. In this effect, he also revealed that the BADMC needed financial assistance in order to assemble a cassava processing mill to better meet this demand. One was recently purchased from Columbia and it is said that the mill is able to produce an average of 3,000 pounds of flour from 10,000 pounds of cassava per day.

“We need to be able to pack a 40-foot container at least once every week to ship. [The retailers] have indicated that their retail lines in the UK, in the Middle East, as well as in the US are very interested in the product, but we have been constrained because [of the lack of] access to financing to be able to complete the mill,” he said.

In addition to already fulfilled plans for cassava production, Waite is also hoping that a public/ private sector partnership will come along to kick start the process. He pointed out that getting the mill operational would be beneficial to helping create an export market, and help pricing and health as it relates to the domestic level. One example Waite highlights is that people would then have access to gluten-free foods at a lower price.

Other steps revealed by the BADMC to boost the cassava industry were also revealed. One of them was to purchase a cassava planter and harvester from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization's facility to help with the cultivation of the crop.
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December 1, 2017
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Retailers located in the United States and Israel are swelling with fascination over Barbados' growing cassava industry. Paul Waite, the divisional head of Agricultural Services at...Continue reading