NEW VLOG How To Spot a Soca Junkie fi all me Carnival Babies

an all who toting cus dem cyaan reach a Port of Spain
tek dis and sekkle yuself
all who have di body glitter at the ready
a your time a year
and if yu inna New York or Canada watch it live pon CEEN TV

For LIVE Trinidad and Tobago Carnival coverage remember to get CEEN TV
Rogers Digital TV Channel 684 – $7.00 monthly(Canada)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 661 – $7.00 monthly (Canada)
Optimum Channel 1103 – $4.95 monthly (New-York tri-state area)

Junior Parade of the Bands on Saturday, March 1 at 6am
Carnival Monday on March 3 from 10am
Carnival Tuesday on March 4 from 6am.

check them out online
twitter: @ceen_tv
show me all yu rag
show me all yu flag
and mek sure yu truck deh pon di road

#DearCaribbean: On Loving Yaad, Leaving Yaad, and Why Some a We Waan Run Come Back

This Vlog is my likkle contribution to the Check out the Red For Gender Caribbean Blog Carnival.
Get real time updates on the entries yaso:

or pree di hashtag #DearCaribbean on twitter
a dem say e-mas enuh, so join di online jump up and di virtual wuk up
even if yu nuh com from deh, from yu love di Caribbean seh rehhhhhh!!!

On Companies Snooping In the Social Media of Job Applicants

As person after person on my twitter timeline – including those who are twilebrities – makes their timeline private, i am prompted to think about the new business practice of using facebook and twitter as background checks before hiring a job applicant.
It goes like this:
You apply.
The company you applied to either legitimately or through some back door method accesses your pages and checks to make sure you’re not a murderer (I would be snide but people actually do post about that stuff), not an alcoholic (I’d say most of our Friday and Saturday night tweets would put us out of the running AND alcoholics need jobs too, especially if financial instability is fueling the alcoholism) and to make sure you’ve never said anything disparaging about the company (this is where my issue arises).
I find it interesting that companies would disqualify job applicants based on past  negative tweets about the company. Are you hiring based on qualifications or pre -existing brand loyalty? And is the person not entitled to have a difficulty with one of your services if the service is not working for them?
For example Jamaica’s two telecommunications providers (look at me not calling names because I may require a work from them…and either way I’m not pointing fingers, just using them as  relatable examples) employ MANY people (big ups to di call centre work weh a save *nuff* a we). They are also not perfect providers: service goes down, customer service agents are sometimes rude (and human),  RIM certainly gave them a bad name, and yes calling rates can seem exorbitant, offers that save money often disappear after three months and issues arise that have *nothing* to do with the provider but in anger customers will blame them. They are businesses, they care about customers but money is the bottom line, and customers who feel they get the dirty end of the deal will speak out on that feeling.
But here’s the thing, if you are a business and you are *actually* committed to improving the quality of service you offer, twitter provides free crowd sourcing of consultants for every part of your business.
They tell you at what point in the day you need to bring on more customer care agents, when you need to introduce a deal to please your customers, when you need to re-brand, which offer is no longer relevant, and even if the free gifts you’re offering fall apart after first use. That is free information people are willingly giving to you, never mind the tone.
Now, the person you are interviewing, up until this moment, was a part of that crowd. How then can you punish them for doing something that is 1) common place and 2) actually beneficial to your company (if your company uses it wisely) because now they want to offer a different kind of service to you? I understand, you don’t want anybody working with you who might undermine your organization, and yes, as an employer you have the right to know who you are hiring. But on the practice of twitter/facebook snooping and persecution (more specifically for ‘negative’ tweets about the company) I have an issue. Most of the people conducting the interviews had no loyalty to the company before they were on payroll. Why should social media be exploited to deny other people the same right to change? Furthermore this has the potential to undermine the company by only populating it with yes-men.  A company cannot grow without critique and organizations are doing themselves an injustice by scouring twitter timelines as a part of the application process with the intention of eliminating people who have not always found them to be perfect.
Let’s be honest. businesses make mistakes. Consumers complain yet retain the services. People should be free to speak about their experiences with a company in one way without feeling it will bar them from another kind of relationship with the company. Otherwise what are we doing? Seeking fans instead of hard workers. And while Britney Spears is a business i’m sure she doesn’t interview for accountants in the VIP of her concerts.

SCANDAL RECAP – olivia mumma #teamNoQuinn you got poped #bakedgoods

well….starting from di one weh cyrus tell olivia puppa wudda slit har throat and drink di blood if it serve di republic
all di way come down to afta olivia mumma nyam har hand like prison food
mnnmm mnnmm mnmmm mnnmm
niiiithe (thats nice wid a lisp fi all who deh backa time)

GEOTAGGING: Parents, Maties and Joe-Grine beware

Now, before anybody come tell me say me boring because everybody know say Geotagging yu pictures pon yu smart phone a go tell di whole world which part yu tek dem, unnu dis hear me out.

Yu know di media love frighten people sometimes but a real ting dis. If yu nuh tun off di GPS pon yu picture dem one technology deh bout weh will mek dem find down to yu bedroom. Why? den a nuh deso yu a tek tek up di heap a picture dem mah?

A one ting fi twitter know say me near gimme me bit when me a post, is a next ting fi a man know me street address wid one right click.

Obviously we need fi wary, and wus di parents dem who fa pickney have smart phone and a mobile upload dem first day a school.

But di silent P in Psychology in dis situation is really di matie and joe grine dem. Especially di matie dem weh love live pon di edge and tek picture inna people bathroom caw dem a man-tek-skydive. Wait til wifey track yu dung, you and di man and di hot oil.

Nuh say me never warn yu!


PS when me a post dis me see wordpress a ask me fi turn on location tagging…me granny!

Is A Yaad Ting Emanci-Pendence 2013 Edition – Yu know bout Ms. Farm Queen?


Me mek sure wait til di festivities done before me post da one yah because me waan mek sure me can covah ebryting.

Points of information

1) Ken Boothe red velvet suit weh look like him brush it a day time like hair

2) Di police dem weh appear wid ticket book like abracadabra every time holiday weekend draw near.

3) Di importance of a woman who can smile pretty, be smart, and know how fi read almanac….behold Jamaica Farm Queen


TunUp Tuesdays: How granny cup a water pon di night stand did set har body right

Fi all a di people weh have giraffe ambitions and grung dove money, TunUp Tuesdays is for you.

This is the budget fitness segment wid a likkle Jamaican flair.

So if yu nuh have di gym budget but yu waan di long livity, pree we and share weh yu know.