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How Consumers are beating the Heat!

I believe that the sun is getting hotter each day. The temperatures have been steadily rising throughout the summer months and although we had some unexpected showers early in July, the heat has not abated. The intense heat has been taking its toll on everyone but especially those of us who live in Kingston and its environs. The heat seems to hover over us in the morning then settle there for the rest of the day. Relief In a bid to get relief [...]

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Vettel resuscitates F1's 2015 season (Hungary GP)!

My internal clock decided to adopt a politician's countenance - I was tricked! Under normal circumstances, my subconscious being operates like clockwork (get it?) and I can usually trust its hidden management system, to remind me, with ample time to spare, that the race is about to begin. I will not join its deceptive band of misfits, so I will simply admit that I lost track of time and as such missed 3/4 of the Hungary GP. But, the bit I [...]

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REGGAE BOYZ SHOW GROWTH BUT NOW REAL WORK MUST BEGIN

No matter which way you spin it Jamaica's Reggae Boyz have had a good run these past two months. Playing in the Copa America to which the country was invited, and in a zone that comprised of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, Jamaica held it's own going down 0-1 to each team but few who watched can successfully argue that Jamaica did not demonstrate that it could have at least drawn all three games. In fact, it could have won against [...]

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Drag Racing: Who will steal the show at Drag Challenge #3?

A friend of mine was trying to determine what time he would arrive at Vernamfield on Sunday. I would put him in the 'early bird' category - he wants to see everything! So it would be commonplace for him to be present as soon as the action begins in the morning - during qualifying. When it was brought to his attention that the Evil Trio (Cayman machines) was present on Jamaican soil solely to grab Vernamfield's concrete and rocket to notoriety, [...]

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BOLT IS BACK!

It was almost as if the gods ordained it. Just prior to the start of the men's 100-metre heats at the Sainsbury Anniversary Games on Friday it was raining sideways. The pole vault and discus events had to be postponed because the conditions were deemed treacherous, but such is the appeal of one Usain St. Leo Bolt, even the deities wanted to see what he was going to bring, one month before the IAAF World Athletic Championships in Beijing, China. Track [...]

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Rethinking leftover spaces as public spaces

by Ivelisse Justiniano Abandoned railway bridge over Montego River (by B. Fradkin) An abandoned railway, a historic bridge, an empty building, an old industrial site, what do these infrastructures have in common? These “leftover” spaces are becoming attractive sites for urban planners and architects interested in creating people-friendly spaces and community amenities. Recently, while visiting a neighborhood in Montego Bay, Jamaica we walked over an abandoned railway bridge. No longer a corridor for trains, it is now being used by the local community to [...]

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