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DRAG RACING : FAST-CARS WAR AT JAMWEST THIS SUNDAY!

A drag race settles an argument. If there is any doubt or debate regarding which machine is faster or which driver and machine combination is the quickest, all questions will be answered in no uncertain terms  along a given stretch of pavement/asphalt. At the end of the hurried blast to an agreed and accepted finish line, one driver will be beaming with enviable pride while the other will be crafting an excuse to justify why he was humbled with defeat. There is [...]

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Be Careful of Suspicious Emails!

I think that I am a fairly intuitive person and I can easily identify when I am being tricked.  So there are some emails that I automatically dismiss. These emails are from persons who I don't know and they relate long and sad stories about how they need my financial support. They often come from as far away as Nigeria and the stories range from the reasonable to the ridiculous.  One of the more humorous ones that I have received state [...]

Motor Sports

HOW TO MAKE YOUR TRACK-CAR FASTER!

Somewhere in the desert in Egypt, a farm is trapped in industrious mode, flowering in lettuce production! How do they do it? Homework! Knowledge has a productive habit, it has a tendency of rewriting the rules and introducing innovative ways of achieving stated goals. Motorsport teams and drivers have one goal -  to win. That goal is stated in simple terms but monumental challenges may appear during the pursuit of victory. But, I will not muddy the water with complex pronouncements. [...]

Motor Sports

RALLYING: TOYOTA IS ON THE WARPATH!

If you had any doubt about how serious Toyota's WRC effort is, their intention was laid bare for all to see on the snow in Sweden recently. Embrace reality and celebrate Toyota's victory! Yes, Toyota is back on the WRC map! I am certain in all their pre-season projections they did not anticipate success this early. Let us see what will unfold. Latvala wants to emerge from Ogier's shadow. He was humbled (Latvala) while at Volkswagen. He simply had no answer [...]

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Opportunity Knocks, Part 2: The Power of The Human Connection in Business

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) Summit, an event in support of JN Foundation's ongoing project funded by USAID. At that event I talked to social entrepreneurs about harnessing social media in marketing one's business. There's a lot of "social" going on in that paragraph, isn't there! And there's a reason why. This is not only a follow-up to what transpired at that well-attended conference, but also to my previous article about the vision [...]

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Opportunity Knocks, Part 1: Youth, Entrepreneurship and the Power of Giving

It was a well-attended event. The Courtleigh Auditorium was aflutter with young men and women in their best outfits on a Saturday morning at the end of January. The occasion was a Seminar organized by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (and spearheaded by the accomplished Darine BenAmara, the JCC's Gender Specialist) on the topic Young Entrepreneur: Own Your Future. The star of the show was Thione Niang, a boyish but slightly nerdy-looking social entrepreneur, speaker, political activist, author and former [...]

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St. John Jamaica Trains Volunteers on Zika Virus: What is Certain, and What is Not

St. John Jamaica Trains Volunteers on Zika Virus: What is Certain, and What is Not

Has the Zika Virus been with us all along? This was the question that turned itself over and over in my mind, as I sat in on a training session for St. John Ambulance volunteers at their Kingston head...

DJOKOVIC RISING: COULD ECLIPSE FEDERER

DJOKOVIC RISING: COULD ECLIPSE FEDERER

Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his sixth straight Australian Open title and his 11th Grand Slam to join a pantheon of greats in the sport of tennis. Only Roger Federer with 17, Rafael Nadal 14, Pete Sam...

Think First! Buy Later!

Think First! Buy Later!

How many times have you gone shopping and thought you found the perfect item only to be disappointed when you got home? Maybe you discovered that the item was flawed or soiled and so the price you...

GRAF BLUNTS SERENA'S QUEST FOR FURTHER GLORY

GRAF BLUNTS SERENA'S QUEST FOR FURTHER GLORY

The spectre of Steffi Graf loomed over the Australian Open final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on Saturday. If Serena won she would have joined Graf on 22 Grand Slam titles the most eve...

CIRCUIT RACING: FOREIGN INVASION AT DOVER RACEWAY!

CIRCUIT RACING: FOREIGN INVASION AT DOVER RACEWAY!

I am not very good at masking my views about the direction in which circuit racing continues to plummet. My own personal experiences, which will laid bare in a series of blogs, will confirm that an et...

Proper Solid Waste Management Involves all of us

Proper Solid Waste Management Involves all of us

by Syreta Roberts Photo by Rosemary Clarice Hanna The Bahamas markets itself as a Tourist destination: An archipelago of 700 islands and Cays with white sand beaches, aqua transparent water and a gr...

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