New in Switzerland World Economic Forum

What’s new in Switzerland ?

Great news ! The American channel CNN is launching a new business news channel exclusively for the Swiss community. CNNMoney Switzerland will the first national channel fully in English.
As stated in their press release, “CNNMoney Switzerland will be the go-to destination for Switzerland’s professional community to follow business news. The channel’s high-end audience will consist of senior leaders, CEOs and influencers based in Switzerland. Lifestyle content about high-end leisure activities that appeal to executive audiences will complement the Swiss-focused content.” Was stated in the company’s official press.
See full article release here Click me.
The channel will officially launch at the 2018 World Economic Forum held in Davos on January 24, 2018.
CNNMoney Switzerland will be available on Switzerland’s TV operators, on their website as well as on social media platforms. Offices are located in Zurich and Geneva and a new one will be opened in Gland in late 2018.

Red Peas Soup recipe ( Swiss Style)

Red Peas Soup recipe ( Swiss Style)


Our Recipe for this month is Jamaican Red peas soup. We can find all the ingredients here in Switzerland which is always a plus.

Red Peas Soup
This hearty classic Jamaican soup will warm up your winter and the ingredients are easy to find in your local supermarket! Don’t be shy to substitute where needed, such as sweet potatoes for coco, etc. Enjoy!

Ingredient

500g (1lb) red peas
1kg (2lbs) shin of beef
250g (1/2lb) salted pig’s tail or salt beef
3l (5 pints) water
500g (1lb) yellow yam cut in small pieces
2-3 cocos (taro) cut in small pieces
250g (1/2lb) flour for dumplings
1 whole scotch bonnet pepper
1 clove of garlic, crushed
2 stalks spring onion, crushed
1 sprig thyme
4 dried pimento berries, crushed
Black pepper
Salt to taste

Directions:

Soak the peas overnight. Put the peas and meats in a large pan with the water and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and allow to cook until the meats are tender (approximately 2 hours). Crush some of the peas (use a large utensil), and then add the yam, cocos and dumplings. To make the dumplings, add a little salt to the flour and add just enough water so that the dough does not become sticky. Rub the flour between your palms to make “spinners” or roll around your palms to make small round dumplings. Season the soup with the hot pepper, adding some slices of pepper should you wish a peppery taste. Add also the garlic, spring onion, thyme, pimento and black pepper. Cook until the yam and coco are soft, adding water if necessary. Taste for salt and add more if needed. Before serving remove the thyme and the whole pepper taking care not to break it. Serves 4-5 people.

What’s new back home ?

National Museum Jamaica (NMJ) is the national agent for the collection, preservation and documentation of Jamaica’s material culture. The mission of National Museum Jamaica is to increase knowledge and promote appreciation of Jamaica’s material heritage through public education and community outreach, research, community-based museums, special exhibitions, and the collection and conservation of historic artefacts.
For further reading please see this link – > National Museum Jamaica

In other news the Leader of Government Business in the Senate Kamina Johnson Smith this morning revealed that the Government plans to roll out the national identification system in September 2019. This can help crime-fighting in Jamaica which is needed. Please see full article on a letter to the editor of the pros and cons of the ID card.
ARTICLE

Jamaicans in Switzerland

If you are wondering who is this lovely couple its actually one of our Jamaican neighbors here in Switzerland!
Stephanie Schwab and her husband Maurice Earle have migrated to Switzerland in 2017 and currently reside in Basel. We wished to offer you some insight on their experience in moving to a completely different country. Stephanie is answering our questions.

Why Switzerland?
“My husband and I love Europe and Switzerland, and for some time we considered living somewhere new (after living in the U.S. for many years) and based on my Swiss citizenship (My paternal grandparents are actually Swiss. They moved to Jamaica when my father was very young for my grandfather’s work assignment. After the contract ended they continued to live in Jamaica and they never moved back to Switzerland), we decided to move here. That aside, we think Switzerland is such a great country, very organized, diplomatic, safe, with a high standard of living and we thought it would be a great place for new opportunities and to eventually raise a family here.”
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Welcome to the first edition

Our new board seeks to continue the great work and effort that has been done before us whilst breathing new life into areas that have untapped potential by providing new opportunities and experiences for our members.

The Board’s mandate is to honour the Association’s bylaws and a) be a focal
point for the Jamaican community residing in Switzerland by providing
networking opportunities, educational and social activities and assist newly
arriving Jamaican residents, b) promote the people, culture and environment of Jamaica, in so doing enhancing the country’s image as a worthy tourist
destination, c) provide fundraising avenues to support Jamaican educational
institutions and d) contribute to the cultural diversity of the Swiss society . This dynamic, dedicated and passionate team looks forward to serving the community and shape a better future for Jamaican in Switzerland and Jamaica.

We are happy to present this newsletter a a means of us feeling more at home and a part of a family. Every moth we will interview someone here with a inspiring or relatable story so that we can all feel the empathy. We also want to bring nostalgia with Jamaican songs and cultural literature as you will see later on.