Bad News, Good News

by Wellesley
(Jamaica)

I hope you are doing well today.


I consider you (and all my website fans) a very important part of my life, and so, I feel I need to bring you up to speed with some recent happenings in my personal life.

So what do you want to hear first? The Good or The Bad?

THE BAD


Well, you know that, as much as I dedicate much of the time to this awesome website, sharing Jamaica with the world, I also had a day job at a big multinational company here in the Montego Bay, Jamaica - right?

Well my friend, they made a couple of us (two managers) redundant yesterday! :-(

I have been there close to 10 years though and watched that happened around me for years, so I (as any smart person would) figured it would only be a matter of time, unless I moved on.

Well it unfolded yesterday but I take it as the nature of the business, especially with these outsourced business operations.

AND THE GOOD NEWS?



I feel delivered! Many never expected me to react the positive way I did.

But I feel that God is setting me up for something big (I feel it) and believe me, I am ready... just praying for health and strength :-)

I have been going through some stuff and I think he smiled at me and is saying, "this is your time!"

I believe there is some much more for me to do; on this website, in corporate and community, so I am truly looking forward this new chapter - with great anticipation.

So look out world! :-)

AND EVEN BETTER NEWS!



Today is my BIRTHDAY! (August 29).

Perhaps not a welcome event for a birthday, some would say. But rest assured my friend, I will be having a wonderful day today!

In fact, my family has already started to make it happen.

I crave your continued love and support though my friend. I welcome your comments here.

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Sep 16, 2015
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Bad News, Good News
by: Michelle

I am a little late, but nevertheless. When one door closes many more are opened up. God knows best, continue doing the good job u are doing. Happy belated birthday, mine was on September 11.

Sep 16, 2015
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belated birthday greetings
by: Ingrid

Happy belated birthday, hope you had a wonderful time

Sep 14, 2015
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Happy belated birthday
by: Anonymous

When one door closes, God will open a window.

Sep 14, 2015
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Bad News, Good News
by: Sammy

Happy belated and good luck in everything that you do. I believe God has a plan for you and all things unfold for a reason. Bless up uself. One Love.

Sep 13, 2015
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Happy Birthday!!
by: D,Palmer

Not only do I want to say have a happy birth day and to continue to have a positive outlook on life, but I would also like to thank you for what I consider to be an exceptional website! A sparkling treasure in fact. I am glad I found it.
I find it to be warm, friendly, informative, and much more. I particularly like your style of writing, and look forward to reading your newsletters.
And now that you have more devotional time on your hands, it would not surprise me if it ends up being the best on the web. Walk good!!. Love from Toronto Canada.

Sep 13, 2015
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friend
by: Sharon

Happy belated birthday...sorry to hear about the company but, you already know what time it is. Your growth time...God has plans.

Sep 11, 2015
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Hold On
by: Anonymous

Happy Belated Birthday.No matter how rough time might get. Remember God is always there to bring you through. My Aunt told me this when i was down, "Before every big success there are series of failure. If you can't endure the pain then you are not prepared for that big success." Hope this will help you. Continue to do the good work.

Sep 11, 2015
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by: Anonymous

GOD will take care of you. Don`t worry for every little thing gona be alright.
HAPPY BIRTH DAY BROTHER. I am not late.

Michael [Boys` Town]

Sep 09, 2015
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Stay Strong
by: Roxie

Happy belated Birthday, God is able to do just what he said he would do, he is God of all things. Be blessed all is well.

Sep 09, 2015
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Good News Bad News
by: Jacqui

Happy Belated Birthday. I know you enjoyed it to the max!!
Life is every revolving and evolving. There is always new beginnings and opportunities for better things to come. Enjoy life.

Sep 08, 2015
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"When one door closes, another opens".
by: Sophia

Hi Wellesley,

Happy belated birthday to you, mine is coming up soon(24th).

Just want to add that God ALWAYS make a way for His children and He does not make mistakes. Everything that happens to us in our lives is definitely for a reason, God has already made provisions for us.

So keep praying and continue to hold on to God's unchanging hand, no matter the outcome. Bless.

Sep 06, 2015
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Bad news, Good news.
by: Clement Keith

Well my friend God is always there for us along with the family. With your mag, you are doing a very good service selling Jamaica. I believe this will not faze you,so keep on doing your fine work.
God bless.

Sep 06, 2015
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Hold His hand
by: Anonymous

Rejoice and keep holding to the Great Master hand,He wouldn't sit you down without a plan, there is some thing greater in line coming for you, you will be so happy you will be thinking it's your bday.enjoy JA for me!!.see you soooon!!!!!.😃😃😄🏢😄

Sep 06, 2015
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The Lord Is A Way Maker
by: Sonia

Hello Wellesley,

Happy Birthday to you! Please remember that it was the Lord who made that way for you, therefore, He is still able to make another way for you.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and He shall give you the desire of thine heart.

God is able to even make a way where there is no way. I will continue to remember you in my prayer.

Your gift will make room for you my brother and you are just intransit for the transition.

Stay bless!

My Best!!





Sep 03, 2015
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In all things give thanks.
by: Bunny

I experienced the same employment loss twice and only good resulted for me in so many ways, as truly when one door closes, other windows and doors do open. Your positive attitude is excellent so keep trusting in God and watch things change.

I must commend you on your site- it is well organized and very easy to navigate. Congratulations on a job well done. Keep up the good work and be blessed.

Sep 03, 2015
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Birthday...
by: Helen

My dear friend,

Happy belated birthday greetings! Wishing you God's blessing, health and the fulfillment of your desires!

It's a bad thing with your job but I hope that everything turns for the better. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

I'm sorry that I didn't read your message earlier. I'm a little busy: Though I am retired, I started to teach again. My classes are full of refugees who want to learn the German language. Imagine, people from India, Benin, and Syria are sitting in front of you and speak only their native language. This can be funny and is very interesting.
It's a shame that only few European countries help the countless refugees.

My best wishes for you and your family!

Sep 03, 2015
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God is ABLE!
by: Anonymous

God is able and He will deliver you through this time. He has something bigger and better for you, just trust Him.

Sep 03, 2015
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Hey Friend
by: Cindcam

As you said this could be a blessing in disguise. My God will never leave or forsake you, believe Him. We will talk.

Sep 03, 2015
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My Jamaican Connection-My friend!
by: Guinevre

Dearest Wellesley,

I am sorry for any stress this situation has caused you. I know you have a family to provide for and that can be problematic with the loss of a job. However, after a decade at the same business you should have been running the show! You are bright, innovative, and knowledgeable in so many ways. And your online family knows this because we keep returning for your wise words and positive energy. You keep thousands of us connected to beautiful Jamaica in a way that would be impossible without you!

My hope is that your talents will now move to where they are appreciated, promoted, and developed even more. I hope your website is capable of doing this for you completely. No matter, let the love and spirit of those of us who support you, guide you to where you are SUPPOSED to be! Hope is powerful! Soon you will look back on this and be so grateful for this happening.

All my best to you my friend and like so many others, I hope to thank you in person some day!!

Guinevere

Sep 02, 2015
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Look for open door
by: Anonymous

Hey Bro Happy Birth Day. After ten years there are going to miss you. but you won't miss them. " suffer what there is to suffer and enjoy what there is enjoy. consider both a fact of life"
I am looking forward to your next article. Eat drink and enjoy life
for today and tomorrow.
Mo Vee.

Sep 02, 2015
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by: Violet

Hi Welle4sley. First happy belated birthday. I hope it was your best ever.

I do not share the opinion that your position being redundant was bad news. When my position was made redundant at a certain company, (of course another person filled that position) I was not sad - matter of fact I celebrated with a couple of friend and had a champagne evening.

Your being away from a job you held for 10 years is a way for you to new re-invent yourself. You will be surprised at the opportunities that will now open up for you. Alternatively you might want to be your own boss. I know you are not short of ideas and will make it. Good luck.

Sep 02, 2015
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God is an awsome God
by: Julet

Happy belated birthday to you and I hope it was all you had expected it to be. The Lord says "they that wait on him shall renew their strength, they shall mount with wings like eagle..". The Lord has greater plans for you so just wait and have faith believing.

Sep 02, 2015
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All the best
by: Anonymous

God will continue to bless you Mr Wells. As you said it's just the nature of business at least now you're free to spread your wings to soar towards the brighter horizons that the Lord wants to take you. All the best..

Sep 02, 2015
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Bad News, Good Mess
by: Paulette

Happy belated birthday Wells.
Sorry about the bad news, but I am sure that will not stop you. God has bigger plans for you.
Continue ue to be encouraged!

Sep 01, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Anonymous

Hey Wellesley, happy belated birthday. I sure hope it turned out fine and that you live to see many many more good ones.

At this time I encourage you not to stay idle but to use your time wisely. see how best you can attract guests for tours in and around Jamaica.

Good luck pal.

Sep 01, 2015
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by: Jerry

Wellesley my brother, Happy late birthday.. I hope it was the best birthday yet and I wish you many more! On a less popular topic, I'm sorry to hear about you job situation.. but that's corporate. I believe that God knows something we don't.. I think he needs you for bigger things and could no longer wait. Things will be fine for you I know this my brother. Keep that positive attitude and your faith.

One love

Jerry

Sep 01, 2015
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Belated Happy Birthday Wishes
by: Diana Harrell

Happy Birthday,

Wish you many, many more birthday wishes and good heath. I was in Negril the week of the 24th, had a great time with my Jamaican friends.

Sep 01, 2015
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Bad News ,Good News
by: Barbara E

Sorry Weslesly to hear about your job, an opportunity to something new.
Barbara

Sep 01, 2015
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Good News, Better News!
by: Judy

Happy Belated Birthday! God is awesome in all his doings! He closes one door to lead you into something much better! Keep the faith!

Aug 31, 2015
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by: Anonymous

Sorry to hear of the boot how calculated Im sure they didn't expect you to react the way you did but God is in charge and better will come you can use your experience and do your own thing and Happy belated birthday best of luck you have health strength and your standing on your grave and not under it and its a great plus

Aug 31, 2015
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unstoppable
by: phillip

happy bd.king have no fear that redundancy is just a faith test you are already on your way to bigger an better things.nuff love

Aug 31, 2015
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bad and good
by: Anonymous

Happy belated birthday Mr. Gayle. Thank God for your positive attitude. I was told in 2006,when i was made redundant,that i did not need the job i was in because my brother is a politician.I was depressed for months. Maintain the positive attitude and all the best for the furture.

Aug 31, 2015
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Bad News. Good News
by: Julie

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Happy Belated Birthday,.sorry to hear your bad news.Its all around us and it does help having a positive outlook.

You have the love of your beautiful family and you also have us your wider family i have had some bad family stuff which is why ive not been in touch.

Have faith in god and he will guide you, he will never let you down.Take care my friend and remember that a door has to close before another one can open. xxx


Aug 31, 2015
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I share your pain
by: Anonymous

I too was let go after 21 years with the same company, and yes it left me feeling down but just for a brief time.

I had to look at all the positive things that I had going on in my life. after all I had my faith,my health,great friends that I made at work and my family.

Due to one of the great friendship that developed I am now working for a wonderful company and a great staff and making the same salary that it took 21yrs to make.

Just remember that sometime we get so comfortable in a situation that god has to move us to bigger and better.May god bless you and your family....Olivia

Aug 31, 2015
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DON'T WORRY
by: Anonymous

Hello dear friend!First, to apologize to you because I didn't congratulated to you your Earthday on time, that is because of bad net-connection these days...I am so sorry...

Anyhow, I wish you all the best what life brings!Second my friend-don't worry about losing your official job-like we say here "who knows why that is good!".

You are nice, smart and strong young man-great future is expecting you!

When I started to communicate with you, I told you that your site will be rated like the best site about Jamaica, because I saw that!

Because your site is full of love to Jamaica and you are doing that with love which is going out of you with everything you're publishing!

Just pray to God and stay strong my friend! Greetings to your familly...

Aug 31, 2015
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by: Petula Jarrett

I am truly sorry to hear of your redundancy but I'm happy the way you're dealing with it 10 years is a long time but at least you would've received a good package. So you can invest to take care of your retirement. I can sell you a retirement plan.

I look forward to your bigger and better plans and also hope you'll do some business with me in the process.

petula jarrett

Aug 31, 2015
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GOD IS WITH YOU ALWAYS!!!
by: sherry brown

Thank you so much for sharing the good and bad with us, God will open doors for you that no man can close - I believe that.

Sometimes we may not see the blessings in a trying time, but I trust the Lord to bring you into better times and better opportunities.

you have blessed so many with your emails, website, etc. I pray that God will keep you safe in his care and I know that HE WILL.

GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU AND MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE.
IN God's love. sherry brown

Aug 31, 2015
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All Situations Are Lessons
by: Anonymous

Happy Belated Birthday!

Yes, you have been "delivered". God is up to something. I'm sure it has been quite uncomfortable but you must continue to be open and you must simply, trust.

All is well...

Anderia

Aug 31, 2015
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Ever Forward
by: Anonymous

First of all, I hope that your birthday on 8/29 was awesome and a special one that you'll remember forever! Happy Birthday!!! Secondly, trust God that He is up to something great for your life. Sometimes He has to move us to bless us! Lastly, adopt the motto: "Ever Forward" and move ahead with confidence and faith. Be abundantly blessed!!

Aug 31, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Beverley

First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You see God have brought you through another year with good health I hope? so don'the give up and please continue the good work us living abroad appreciates your Web input

Best regard

Aug 31, 2015
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Encourage Youself
by: Eastern

I love how you have dealt with this reality. It just goes to show that there still people in this world who has faith.

Continue to encourage yourself......God is setting you up for a bigger thing.

Oh Happy Belated Birthday....hope it was a great one

Aug 31, 2015
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Good news/Bad news
by: John

I went through a similar situation 18 yrs ago, I felt down for a day or so. Then I thought like you - find the good in the bad. Found things that needed doing at home, kept my faith & an old cus-tomer called to say she heard about my redundant
situation - loved your way of saying that - and was wondering what I was doing. After sharing a laugh - said I was building my wife a deck, dock
and porch - the truth - she asked if I was inter-
ested in stopping to meet with her about a job. I have been there since two days after the meeting.
I guess trying to be good & following God as best one can does work. Good thoughts to you!! Look forward to your update of good news soon. John


Aug 31, 2015
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Move on with Grace
by: Anonymous

I knew people like us would rule under the same star mine was yesterday. It is sometimes best to venture in your own business.I hope the experience you gained at the big company can assist you in starting one of your own. You need to venture in something you like and are good at.All the best my dear

Diana

Aug 31, 2015
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Our Hearts Are With You
by: Tornado Gooden

Hey Mr Gayle.
First I must say happy belated birthday to you sir and Gods blessings on you and the family.
Well for the job you and i know that it was never the job but it was always God's caring hands that does, even though he shows to our earthly eyes a medium which seems obvious. So he is and always will be you sustainer.
so now is the time to put more focus on your own resources for the betterment of yourself and your Jamaican people with the intention to serve the world with the blessings of this Island. God's willing.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Tornado Gooden




Aug 31, 2015
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Bless
by: Yolanda

I'm glad to hear that even through your adversity you were and are able to keep a positive mindset! God is so amazing! 😄 I hope your birthday wasore than wonderful! 🎁🎉 Have a beautiful day! 🌺 Bless!

Aug 31, 2015
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by: Jax

Hi Wellesley, sorry to hear about your redundancy. That happened to me 2 days before my birthday 8 years ago and I got an even better job a couple of months later. Stay blessed! I hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Kind regards
Jax Samuels

Aug 30, 2015
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by: Anonymous

God is good and every disappointment is on appointment. Happy bday celebrated mine last sunday.

Aug 30, 2015
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New Season
by: Marci

A big Happy Birthday to you!

I am happy that despite your job lost you have kept your faith. Be encouraged because you have just been promoted to a new season in your life.

I can't wait to hear about the new and exciting blessings that awaits you and your family. God is sovereign - He reigns with wisdom and power.

Blessings

Marci

Aug 30, 2015
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Inspiring
by: Candy

I can not believe you were made redundant just before your bday and here you are sounding upbeat!!! I love your strength like yours sir!
God go with you and your family. I think we all don't know our own strength until we are faced with something.
Walk gud

Aug 30, 2015
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Blessings
by: Anonymous

Happy belated birthday, it is good you have a positive attitude despite your situation. Keep the faith stay focused on God no matter if it seems like its taking forever for God to come through. the darkest hour is just before dawn. Blessings

Aug 30, 2015
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Birthday wishes
by: Anonymous

Happy belated birthday, sorry to hear about your job loss ,don't stress about it . God always provide for his children.

Aug 30, 2015
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Bad News, Good News
by: Mary

My dear friend, I am truly sorry to hear your bad news, having lived and worked in Jamaica, I know the practice well. I am glad for your positive attitude. Happy belated birthday, I hope you had a blast!

I know that this is likely to open many more doors for you career. I know you have a loving family for support during the times when you are likely to over think the matter. Whatever you do, don't worry about about it, leave it all at the foot of the cross and all will be well. God Bless.

Aug 30, 2015
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B. day
by: Daron

Happy belated birthday Bro wishing you all God's richest blessings, mine was on the 27th

Aug 30, 2015
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by: dorothy

So sorry about job situation, Wellesley. Hope your birthday was enjoyable and know that God is with you all the way. Keep up the positive attitude.

Aug 30, 2015
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Happy Birthday, God's Blessings
by: Anonymous

Happy Birthday Wellesley

Have you wondered why we couldn't just walk around and pick up GOLD of the ground like mangoes? Well, for anything that is precious God wants us to dig deep for it.So start digging brother...

Aug 30, 2015
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Keep on truckin'
by: Trevor Foxton

Happy earthstrong & stay positive.

Aug 30, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Robert

Happy Birthday, my friend keeper head up. The better is ahead.

Aug 30, 2015
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Good news
by: Mitzie

Happy belated birthday love (my grandma birthday too)i believe with,greater is ahead. blessings always!

Aug 30, 2015
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Blessings
by: Sharon

Happy belated birthday.
You will reach to higher heights.
We are with you all the way.
LET'S GET STARTED!!!!

Aug 30, 2015
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Birthday
by: Rita

Belated birthday greetings.I know that you faith will see you through this.

Aug 30, 2015
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Good news bad news
by: Karrie

Happy Belated Birthday !!! Stay strong in the face of adversity. If God brings you to it he will bring you through it.

Aug 30, 2015
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Best Wishes and Prayers
by: Keith

First,hope your birthday was very special, full of blessings with family and friends. Second, remember this, whenever God brings you to something, He will bring you through it! You and your family are in our prayers.

Aug 30, 2015
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Dear Wellesly
by: Anonymous

Dear Wellesly,

I am sorry to hear the bad news but delighted that you had the courage to share it!

In many cases this sort of thing is undesirable, but like you said it may be a blessing in the making.

I shall pray for you bro that you will be granted recovery and prosperity.

I really appreciate your good service and dedication. Keep up the good work.

Cheers,
Steve

Aug 30, 2015
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BLESSINGS.
by: DIANA

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND !
GOD WILL SHINE HIS LIGHT AND GUIDE
YOU. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO KEEP
THIS SITE OPEN. WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE
IT.......SENDING LOVE...DIANA ( IN MICHIGAN )

Aug 30, 2015
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Happy Birthday!
by: Deliana

Remember: everything happens for a reason, even if we don't see it right away. The best of luck, my friend.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: KeKe

A very Happy Birthday to you and may GOD continually bless you!!
Your website is awesome yes I am a Jamaican too but I left from a very young age so your site helps me a lot and brings back memories

Aug 29, 2015
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Keep positive
by: Rosenda

Hello Wellesley,

May I first wish you a very Happy Birthday and many more. May God continue to bless you as I will echo what everyone has already said. God has a bigger purpose for you so, stay faithful and trusting .

Aug 29, 2015
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Good News
by: Pat

Happy Birthday. God has a way of working things out. I love your attitude. It is motivating to hear how you are taking the loss of your job in a time like this.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday My Friend
by: June L

Happy birthday my friend! God's blessings, ALWAYS, God is always in control. Say hello to the family, much love.
Peace

Aug 29, 2015
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Bad News, Good News
by: Vivienne DaCosta

Happy Birthday! May God truly bless you now and for the rest of your life. Am really sorry to hear about your separation from your job, but must say I love your attitude! All the best.

Aug 29, 2015
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Let Go and Let God
by: Diana McIntyre-Pike

Let Go and Let God continue to guide your path to success and accept all that is happening to you as a gift of love from Him. Now he is freeing you up to completely focus on your mission with Him and being that it is your birthday - you will not forget this.

Be assured that you have the support of the Countrystyle Community Tourism Network
God bless you
Diana

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Vicki

Have a beautifully blessed day.You continue to prosper it's your nature. JAH Bless the new and upcoming opportunities.

Aug 29, 2015
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Light at the end of the tunnel
by: Cynthia

First I want to wish you a happy birthday. I know the bad news won't take away from your celebration. I have seen this happen too many times to count. You will survive. Having met you personally and seeing your passion for business and entrepreneurship I have no doubt that things will turn in your favor. Keep the faith and keep on keeping on.

Aug 29, 2015
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Birthday blessing!
by: Anonymous

I will keep you lifted up in prayer and truly believe that God is setting you up for greatest!

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Anonymous

Birthday Greetings from Canada. Wishing you the very best and Blessings to happy and exiting future prospects. Reading your Newsletter always gives me a much needed lift, visiting the island in thought a "Garden of Eden" for so many. In hopes and plans a visit is forthcoming if even only in my dreams.

Aug 29, 2015
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Birthday
by: Valerie

Manny, many happy returns to you. 🎁🎂🎶😍❗️Wishing you the very best of Birthdays. This one's very special as it marks the closing of one door and the opening of another.. Your spirit is amazing and inspirational as well. All the very best to you on your new venture.👍. God Bless. Have a fabulous celebration.

Valerie.

Aug 29, 2015
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
by: CHRISITNE

Has you have read before as one door closes another one opens, but this one was already open keep going! Its fantastic and may you have many more birthdays. hope your really enjoying yourself.

Aug 29, 2015
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He will see you through!
by: Anonymous

Happy birthday my friend!!!! Don't worry GOD will open a bigger door for you! Just trust and obey.

Aug 29, 2015
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Encouragement
by: Anonymous

Happy Birthday!!!!

Well am sure you know and believe that all things work for good for those who trust the Lord.

Just remain faithful and positive and He will see you through.

Your site is awesome and a great source of information. If you have not, promote it to schools as a go to site for information for students, get it endorsed by MOE, then approach business entities to get advertisement. There is so much potential for it.

Explore entrepreneurial ideas to suggest to others who have lost their jobs or tell stories of persons who have lost their jobs and found creative ways of surviving.

Wellesley, I wish you and your family all the very best.

Nuff love!!!

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Kareen Nelson

Happy Birthday. God will see you through just keep the faith.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Pauline

I wish you all the very best now and through your life. Our Son lost his job a few months ago now and we felt so bad for him and he said Mum don't feel bad God as something better for me and a couple weeks later he got this job he has now and really loves it. When one door closes another opens, have a great Birthday and many more.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Renate Puranda

Happy Birthday Wellesley, I wish for you a super superb, fantastic and awesome day. In every thing give thanks and in every bad situation there's some measure of good so take this as an opportunity to focus on your site, you have all the time now to work on it and turn it into a full-time business venture. I wish for you longevity and success in your future endeavors.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Earth Day
by: Cindey

When God close one door He always open another you will be fine also Happy Earth Day May God Bless You To See Many More.

Aug 29, 2015
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It's all good!!!
by: Sister Ariella

Happy Earth day,and congratulation on your new venture, peace love and happiness always.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Lionel Gayle

Happy Birthday Wellesley. I hope today's celebration of your birthday milestone will help to overshadow the fallout from your "Bad News" situation.

That's how life is -- a hill and gully road. Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down. Just keep focusing on the positive and you will find yourself more Up than Down.

My friend, just keep on expecting a Change, and A Change Will Come.

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Abundant blessings to you.
by: Laquitta

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! !!! GOD WILL NEVER PUT MORE ON YOU THAN YOU CAN HANDLE. I SEE NOTHING BUT BLESSINGS FOR YOU.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy birthday
by: Anonymous

Happy birthday, Iam really enjoying your page, thank you. Today I will pray for you. God is awesome and he has big plan for you. Keep talking to him. Be bold and tell him exactly what you want him to do for you. God bless you.

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Happy Birthday!
by: Anonymous

First and foremost, remember that God has a plan for you. One that you may not even know about, but He is in control. When one door closes another will be opened by Him if you trust and believe. Secondly, we as human beings always want to find the bad in a situation. But don't look for bad. Take what you have learned in this journey and realize that that journey was just a lesson to help you with the next step God has planned for you. A diamond starts out as carbon. Then it gets tried until that perfect diamond is made. Move forward into what God wants for you. And lastly,HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY!!
Velma D.

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Happy Birthday!
by: Brooke

Keep your chin up! God has better plans for you :-)

Aug 29, 2015
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all the best
by: Mike Lee

thank you for all your help in trying to make our upcoming trip a great one. We would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday May you have many happy returns of the day.
Best Wishes,
Mike

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Enjoy!
by: Alicia

Man....I always say whenever a person is happy about a particular situation in their live I am happy for them. So I am not going to say I'm sorry you lost your job. I'll say 'congratulations'!

I felt the same way when I got laid off in 2013. Because I knew God was setting me up for higher heights and deeper depths! And I am realizing dreams that would not be feasible had I still been with the fortune 500 company I was with. Greatful for the blessings I enjoyed there but I was ready to move on and people didn't understand. Because you see my brother....my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus love and his righteousness! Go live your dreams my brother....God bless and happy birthday!

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Dwight

Happy Birthday Bro, when one door close lots more get opened. Stay bless.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy bornday
by: Joypeace916

You already succeed...you have faith so you are on top of the world.

Aug 29, 2015
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for bettee things coming
by: vaden

A door close for a better one to open

Aug 29, 2015
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You have my support!
by: Microdac Videos

Whatever you choose to do, you have my support. If you wish to continue with your emagazine and you are in need of content, feel free to download my videos from vimeo.com/microdac.
Whatever you do, I wish you all that is great!
-dave clarke- Microdac

Aug 29, 2015
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Bad News Good News
by: Elizabeth

Happy Birthday to you and may you have many more that being said I truly believe something good is coming your way don't worry God is good so get ready, wishing you well.

Aug 29, 2015
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manager & made redundant???
by: Anonymous

seh wah? a bere money yu get fi yu birtday bossy. beg yu a ting nuh? lol.
on a serious note though i suggest you buy some shares in supreme ventures ltd. with your windfall as they are undervalued considering they pay dividends every few months (better than interest, the value will appreciate in short order, and jamaicans will never stop buying cash pot, lotto, top draw and all the rest. work out how much US$ you are actually paying for one and you will see the value for money. nuh badda start no business fi staff, tief yu, govt. over tax yu, jps gi yu big lite bill, yu haffi hire dis heap a security...need i say more?
Happy birthday!!

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday!
by: Rob

You already have everything - your health and your family! have an amazing day !

Aug 29, 2015
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Bigger plans
by: Anonymous

No worries God has bigger plans for you and the way you took the news only means His hands are all over it. Have a blessed and happy birthday. One love.

Aug 29, 2015
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when God closes one door He opens a better one
by: Lois Lawrence

It is good that you look at losing your job the way you do. When one door closes God opens a bigger and better one, it may not be at the same time but He surely will if you believe and trust in Him with all your heart. Put God first in everything that you do and you will be surprised what He does for you .

I will be praying for you and your family. My encouragement to you and your family is that you all will give your life to the Lord if you haven't done so already.
Here is a Bible verse for you.PHILLIPIANS4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. God`s richest blessings to you and family.

Aug 29, 2015
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by: Barbara

HI Mr. Gayle you have the most vital ingredient for a time like this - your trust in God. Standing in a valley we humans cannot see what's on the other side of the mountain. But He who built the mountain knows. Trust Him.

Aug 29, 2015
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birthday wishes
by: Anonymous

Happy Birthday ,Wellesly, may God bless you with many good years ahead.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Anonymous

Happy birthday and I hope u have a great one. When one door close another will open, maybe bigger and better. Just pray and believe that God is good and one day he will make a way somehow. Take care and keep up this good work on your site.


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Bad New and Good News
by: Venis

Mr. Gayle, how are you today? Happy birthday to you and may God continue to bless you with good health and long life.
Now i'm not sorry that they redundant you and i'm not glad either, because it should come with some kind of severance pay i may be wrong.
But as a man of God you were set up for greatness. It's your season now and don't let it pass you by.
We never know what God has in store for us. The word of God says eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have it entered into the heart of man the thinks which God prepared for them that love Him.
Mr. Gayle stay steadfast and strong you were set up for greatness! God is leading let Him lead and guide you and your family and you all follow. Have a great day and be blessed!!

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Bad News and Good News
by: Marine-Patriciah Williams

I'm really sad to hear of your redundancy.

Your E-Magazine has always been a useful source of information to me as I travel to JA regularly for holidays and to see my JA relatives.

Everything happens for a reason, and you will definitely go onto greater things.

Happy Earthday. 🎂

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy Birthday
by: Carol Kosark Southard

Happy Birthday to you! So sorry about your employment. Hope since that door is closed that Gid will provide an even better opportunity for you soon!

Aug 29, 2015
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Bad News and Good News
by: Marine-Patriciah Williams

I'm really sad to hear of your redundancy.

Your E-Magazine has always been a useful source of information to me as I travel to JA regularly for holidays and to see my JA relatives.

Everything happens for a reason, and you will definitely go onto greater things.

Happy Earthday. 🎂

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Happy Birthday!
by: Karleen

Have a Happy and wonderful birthday!! You're alive and God will work out everything else.

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Man's disappointment is God's appointment
by: Jim Hanson - 3D guy

You've been delivered from that job but to where are you being delivered? Only God knows that and as you seek Him He will reveal it to you. Thank you for this amazing website my friend. God may want you to do more with it while you are between assignments or God may want its improvement to be your next assignment or He may have something entirely new awaiting you.

I too was made redundant last year from a job of 25 years and I am 73 years old. But God had a place for me in full time ministry here in Jamaica. It is primarily a prayer warrior ministry from a wonderful place hidden away in Ocho Rios. It is entirely supported by mine and my wife's Social Security income from America. So I will be praying for you to soon be taken to the place that God has for you too my friend.

The verse that I feel Jesus personalized and gave to me when I first arrived here, I believe also applies to you Wellesley....


Luke 23:43 - ...."Truly I tell you, today you shall be with Me in the Paradise of Jamaica!"

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Bigger plans
by: Anonymous

No worries my friend God has bigger plans for you and the way you took the news means His hands are all over it. Have a blessed and happy birthday,

Aug 29, 2015
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Best wishes
by: Anonymous

Happy birthday and all good for the future

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Happy Birthday Wellesley
by: Terri S

Today is your special day. The day you entered the world with a shout. Many blessings to you. And a great big Happy Birthday,

Aug 29, 2015
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HB
by: Anonymous

HB to you, me and Micheal Jackson the King of Pop. Hey am Ron and today is my day as well.

Aug 29, 2015
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Re: good news, bad news
by: Maxine

So very sorry to hear that you have been made redundant, but glad to know that you are looking at it positively instead of negatively.
When one door closes God opens a window. So now the window of opportunity is open to you and with your positive attitude you will be soaring before long. God bless you and your family.
Happy birthday.

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Hello
by: Roland Travas

Happy Birthday!
Sorry to hear about the loss of job.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy future
by: Anonymous

Thanks for sharing. I wish you a wonderful new life. It is the beginning.

Aug 29, 2015
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birthday
by: di di

Happy happy birthday you moving on to bigger and better only a matter of time virgos are strong and resilient

Aug 29, 2015
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News
by: Helen

Wellesley, my new friend, lots of people say good luck for lots of reasons and circumstances. However, I do not believe in Luck; I believe in God!!

Let me share the words of some songs with you: "Hold to God's Unchanging Hand" and "Even in The Valley God is Good ... can't you hear Him gently whispering, I am here and all is well!" Another great song I do as a solo reminds us that He Still Speaks to us today. Just quiet your heart, go somewhere where you can just stand alone with God and listen (you know His voice) and you will know that your heart is NOW AT HOME WITH HIM. God Bless You, Helen

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Encoragement
by: Trevor DeCsseres

Hi Wesley, The Lord says in Jer 29v11
"I know the plans I have for you. plans for good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope,
Tek care Walk good man
Blessings my brother
Trevor

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Happy Birthday!!!!!
by: John

Wishing you the BEST birthday ever. Going on from here will be the best time ever. We'll be visiting you and Jamaica in September 2015 with some friends.

Take care,
John

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Best Wishes for Your Birthday
by: Robert

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :)

Aug 29, 2015
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YOUR DAY
by: Anonymous

Happy Birthday and good luck
ERIC

Aug 29, 2015
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Regrets from Austria!
by: Wolfgang

Dear Wellesley! We don´t know each other, my name is Wolfgang and I´m from Austria! I´m a follower of your page since months.

I started in 1984 when I was 20 years of age to go the first time to Jamaica, Kingston , Montego Bay and Negril.

Over the last 31 years I spend there already 15 times. The last time I was there was already 2005, so a long time ago. Since I read your comments it´s bringing me something back of my youth what I experienced there.

The warmness and friendliness of people. The person who made me lovin´ this country so much was the Chin family, Junior, the owner of Toby Inn, Clinton, the oldest brother, whom I met sometimes at Sea Castles or the Montego Bay Club and especially Vernon Chin, the owner of Sea Shell Inn.

He was the one who made me love - as a foreigner - this country so much! Sea Shell Inn doesn´t exist anymore as a Hotel and the private property, where I used to stay in the good old times, Hopewell/New Milns was sold by Vernon and he lives now at the property of Sea Shell Inn.

I really had good times in Montego Bay, like at the Tree Bar at Toby Inn, blowin´ away by Gilbert, Cornwall Beach at it´s best, celebrating till in the morning, the Fantasy Hotel with it´s huge tree inside, Sir Winston Reggae Club, the Seawind Hotel with the discothek The Cave, in 84 I was even going by train from Kingston to Montego Bay, Gilbert blew it away too. What an experience!

I was meeting Ninja Man and Lennox Lewis at Pj´s in MoBay. Tony ten from Tony´s Pizza, Sugar T who was DJ at Cornwall Beach, Miss Gloria from Gloriana Hotel, I think I can´t stop anymore. All this memories...

Wait I´m not finished I´m livin nowadays in Austria for the last ten years with a Jamaican woman, better it´s not goin´ anymore.

Today the Jamaican were showing the world again who are the best runners, especially Bolt. I hope in 2017, when we will return to Jamaica to visit her relatives we have the chance to meet each other, and may-be for a short time it will let you forget the troubles what you have right now in your life.

But one thing is for sure you are having two more friends which are sharing your pain. Love from Austria from Wolfgang & Janett

P.S.: Forgive me my mistakes.
e-Mail: wolfgang-bauer11@chello.at

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Happy Birthday
by: Frank Tatem

Sorry to hear your bad news. But I hope that you have the best birthday ever. CELEBRATE!!!! As you know it is all in GOD'S hands now and while some doors close others open.

Have faith my friend and good things will come in his time. I wish you and your family well for a bright future ahead.

Please keep your website going for as you know there would be many people all over the world that would miss you!!!!!! Peace and Love !!!! ONE LOVE!!!!!

Aug 29, 2015
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Birthday blessing
by: Mrs De La Cruz

Happy Birthday be blessed and stay encouraged!

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Take the break
by: Dave

Your health is your wealth!
Enjoy every day!
Yah mon, no problem.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy birthday
by: Anonymous

Keep on praying.He will take care of you.
Happy birthday.

Aug 29, 2015
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Best wishes Wellesley
by: Chris Aguilar

Sorry to hear the about your redundancy Wellesley, but glad to hear that you are taking it positively.
You have a great website, and you can go on to take it to new heights.
Best wishes.

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Bad news, Good news
by: Anonymous

Losing a job can be one of the most stressful things that people go through and it makes us grieve in much of the same way we do when we lost someone close to us.

But your positive attitude will help you recover your spirit and begin to think about the future."This is only a temporary setback".

There are so many people who look up to you. I am sure you have overcome other challenges in the past and you are an excellent writer and a great researcher.Looking forward, I would like to encourage you to consider the future instead of focusing on what went wrong in the past job. send me your resume and I will pass it around to some people I know. You are a great guy I would really love to meet you. I was in Jamaica 12-19 August and I am planning on coming back in December. I am glad your family is that shoulder you can cry on-can do a lot of good for helping you past the job lost.

God is preparing for something bigger and better for you. Happy birth Day!

Wellesley's Note
Thank you my friend. You forgot to mention your name here though, so please let me know who so I can contact you individually.

Aug 29, 2015
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Happy birthday
by: Jennie

Happy birthday, hope you have a fabulous day!

Aug 29, 2015
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God bless you on your journey!!!
by: Seantay

Wellesley - you have no worries, God has something much greater in store for you! Keep your head up and may He continue to bless you on your journey.

You've done an awesome job with the site the few years I've been a subscriber... WHATS COMING IS GREATER THAT WHATS BEEN!... BELIEVE THAT.. I'll wait on your testimony.....

-Peace & Blessings!
Seantay

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Blessings
by: Joyce

You are awesome. Nothing will keep you from reaching your achievements.

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Best of luck!
by: Anonymous

all will be well🙏🏾

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Good luck
by: Anonymous

Dear friend,

Please don't look at anything as bad luck God have a plan for his people fear God my friend, and you have a wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Blessing from God and GREETINGS FROM THE Cayman Islands,

love,
Dortha

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Bad news,good news
by: Anonymous

Put your trust in Yahweh he is the only one that know all things
Wheather past and for the future

Pease my friend

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Happy Birthday!
by: Anonymous

Happy Birthday! and God Bless.
You have such a wonderful, positive,
inspriring attitude.
From: Someone who has visited your island and
had the best experience with the people who live there..

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Keep the faith
by: Jackie Annon

Happy birthday remember who give You life he will not let you down he has a plan and it's a good one let his word be the way forward for you

Trust me as someone who moved away from God only to come back knowing and seeing
What a mighty God he is who Loves loves and loves us x

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Good Luck
by: Anonymous

I too was made redundant. It was the best thing that happened to me. I move home, moved country and started a totally new venture.

Now have my own business and couldn't be happier. My old colleagues keep telling me how lucky I am to have left/escaped/got out (their words, not mine). And I did all this at 50 years old. It's never too late to start over! Good luck.

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Its a Blessing
by: Veneisha

My dear friend I am happy you have been delivered, you know in life there are times when we keep a door open in our life that deserve to be closed. I tell you its there lost.

I am so happy you are out of there because hard working and dedicated employees are not appreciated.

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Note of Encouragement
by: Anonymous

When one door closes another one will open. Trust in God and he will guide you through eh darkness to the light. There is something bigger and better waiting for you. Have Faith.
Blessings and Happy Birthday!

MCellaH

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