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CARIBBEAN CUP, A GOOD SHOWING ON WHICH TO BUILD

Congratulations to the Reggae Boyz for claiming their sixth Caribbean Cup title in Montego Bay on Tuesday night. Considering what happened the last time the team contested the competition last year when it didn't even get out of its group, this performance was a significant turnaround given what lies before them in terms of international competition. Over the next couple of years the Boyz will battle the best in CONCACAF and CONMEBOL in the Gold Cup and the Centenario in 2015 [...]

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Natural Juices - a healthy alternative!

I have tried a variety of juices both natural and artificial. With the exception of water, a cold glass of juice is without question the best way to cool down after a long hot day. I even invested in a quality food processor so that I could make my own juice. Of course with my busy schedule sometimes I simply do not have the time to mix natural juices. I decided to try out different brands of natural juices on the market [...]

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Pay Our Mothers, the Producers of Quality Citizens

What would happen if all the mothers in Jamaica went on strike? Now, there's a thought. The country would grind to a halt, I suspect. Children would not go to school. Families would go hungry. Economic production would slow. Households would cease to function. Clothes would go unwashed. We would all end up living in squalor and chaos. Then why don't we pay our mothers for the work they do? Joan French: "Poor women have no defenders." At a "Meeting [...]

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Save as you spend!

We are fast approaching the 'silly season',where consumers are besieged with the constant demand to 'shop til they drop'. The truth is that even if there are bargains, there is no guarantee that the same item could not have been bought somewhere else at a cheaper price. The only way to ensure that you are saving money is to shop around before you buy. That is easier said than done, as in this fast paced lifestyle in which most of us live, [...]

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Shoppers to converge on plazas for exciting deals!

Ironically, at this time of the year instead of enjoying the discounts offered at various stores, I am usually trying to save my money so that I don't start the new year with any debts. Of course, this does not mean that I don't appreciate the sales when I see them advertised. Although there is a danger of using the money that I had so carefully put aside to take advantage of the bargains I can't resist a sale. Traditionally, Americans have [...]

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Caribbean Journalists in Lima: Making Climate Change Real

When the term "climate change" is mentioned, some people's eyes glaze over. Others suppress a sigh. The truth is, many of us in the Caribbean and beyond still find the topic obscure and confusing. It is science - and not particularly straight forward science, either. There are uncertainties and contradictions, different theories and perspectives. Some are still not sure it's really happening. However, we should all know by now that, yes - it is right here. Right now. [...]

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