GREETINGS & NEWS

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PANTHER NEWSLETTER VOLUME THREE: ISSUE 23

ITS MISSION: – TO EDUCATETO MOTIVATETO PROMOTETO INSPIRETO EXPRESSTO SHARE

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MOTHER SITE: SAMUDA SMITH PUBLICATIONS

YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THIS SITE HERE…

ARTICLES: HUBPAGES BY NORMSKI

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Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn’t mean you love them any less. Sometimes it even makes you love them more.

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Greetings and Welcome to PANTHER NEWSLETTER ISSUE 23.

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PANTHER NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENT

PANTHER NEWSLETTER is taking a sabbatical so this is the final issue for a while. It will be decided during its rest period how many issues will be published each year from 2013 onwards. PANTHER NEWSLETTER will remain on-line for you to continue viewing, to catch up, to enjoy to share the link with your family and friends and post your comments. For the remainder of this year PANTHER NEWSLETTER (Echo) will occasionally fly the PANTHER NEWSLETTER flag during its absence.

EDITOR’S NOTE

I would like to take this opportunity and thank each and every one of you, at home and abroad, for taking an interest, reading, contributing and passing the PANTHER NEWSLETTER link to your family and friends, and for making the newsletter a success over its 31 month journey. PANTHER NEWSLETTER will be back to resume sharing.

Until then – Everyting Bless

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We don’t have a SPECIAL GUEST in this final issue, but we have: THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY where talent at home and abroad show their genius. We concentrate on African history and chronicle the colonial creation of Uganda in the FEATURED ARTICLE. We salute two of reggae music’s late all time great female singers in THE MUSICAL COA-COA BASKET. My bredrin Beresford Callum returns with another fascinating tale of his true experience with the paranormal in the FEATURED STORY. Birmingham’s multi-talented author, article writer, radio presenter and teacher Ava Ming blesses us with her debut appearance and her engaging SPECIAL FEATURED ARTICLE; and of course we have everybody’s favourite THE CULTURE CORNER.

 Enjoy! 

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NEWS (UK)

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RBS BOSS BLAMES SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR ACCOUNT PROBLEMS

The boss of RBS has confirmed that a software change was responsible for the widespread computer problems affecting millions of customers’ bank accounts; more…

DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR ASHLEYS

England footballers who missed penalties at the European Championship quarter-final clash against Italy at the Olympic Stadium Kiev, Ukraine, are allegedly racially abused on-line; read more here…

‘GREAT BRITAIN…?’

“RULE, BRITANNIA! Britannia, rule the waves! Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!” Britain sang it loud and proud during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The self-congratulation was intoxicating. The air was thick with patriotism and there was little room for dissenting thought. It was one hell of a terrible weekend for ‘fans’ of democracy and meritocracy; more…

THE VOICE OF SPORT VISITS BIRMINGHAM’S NEW STYLE RADIO

THE VOICE of Sport, Rodney Hinds, talks to Birmingham radio presenter L J about London 2012; watch the interview here…

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ELSEWHERE

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SYRIA GENERAL AND TWO COLONELS ‘DEFECT TO TURKEY’

Several high-ranking Syrian military figures have defected to Turkey, reports in Turkish media say. A general, two colonels, two majors and about 30 other soldiers are said to have crossed into Hatay province on Sunday night; more…

EGYPT’S PRESIDENT ELECT MURSI BEGINS WORK ON GOVERNMENT

Egypt’s president-elect, Mohammed Mursi, has moved into his new office in the presidential palace and begun work forming a government he says will represent all of the people; more…

DEADLY LANDSLIDE HITS EASTERN UGANDA

Many people are feared dead after a landslide struck three villages in a mountainous region of eastern Uganda; here…

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OBITUARY

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APRIL

 SCULPTOR ELIZABETH CATLETT DIES AGED 96

Sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett, known for her politically-charged artwork, has died aged 96. The US artist was renowned for harnessing art to highlight better rights for black people and women; read more here…

REMEMBERING ELIZABETH CATLETT A TRUE ARTISTIC MASTER

Read more about her here…

MAY

SKA PIONEER LLOYD BREVETT DIES

Jamaican double bassist Lloyd Brevett, whose band The Skatalites pioneered ska music and paved the way for reggae, has died at the age of 80; more here…

LLOYD BREVETT AND THE SKATALITES IN ACTION here…

JUNE

 DONNA SUMMER QUEEN OF DISCO DIES AGED 63 AFTER CANCER BATTLE

Hot Stuff singer Donna Summer died aged 63 after a battle with cancer. The Boston-born star, known as the Queen of Disco, passed away in Florida; Read more here…

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