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What is the Problem With Implementing the Disabilities Act?

Yesterday I attended a lunchtime information session at the offices of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Jamaica. Executive Director of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) in Jamaica, Dr. Carolyn Gomes and Rodje Malcolm of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) gave us a succinct presentation on the state of human rights on the island. It was enlightening. The discussion covered all the key aspects of human rights in Jamaica - progress made, the negatives, and the downright ugly. One of the points [...]

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No More Red Money!

At the risk of revealing my age, I recently reminisced about going shopping and having one, two, five, ten and twenty dollar bills to spend. Of course back then those amounts of money could actually buy a lot of things. I still remember taking a hundred dollars to the shop and getting quite a few items. The ever popular fast food treat the beef patty at one time was sold for $20. Times Change Fast forward to a few years and its much [...]

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FORMULA 1 : UTTER DISASTER FOR FERRARI!

Hollywood is known for delivering riveting, gripping, edge-of-the seat, partner-grabbing drama. But, in Singapore, on Sunday, Formula 1 reduced Hollywood to amateurs! The stars were all aligned, synchronized to provide Vettel with the redemption he sought, after he lost his battle with the championship lead at Monza. Vettel put his shoulder to the wheel and during qualifying, he drove with the raging fire and fury one would expect from a threatened multiple world champion. As he sat at P1, staring along the [...]

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F1 : VETTEL'S DRIVING DOING THE TALKING IN SINGAPORE!!!

When Vettel was Red Bull's poster boy, Adrian Newey's design tools robbed him of the accolades he truly deserved. Despite collecting several World Championships along the way, it was always felt that Vettel was aboard the superior machine and as such all he had to do was keep it on the track and victory was his! Lol. In the current era he is aboard the scarlet horse, second in the championship and facing arguably, F1's best driver, Lewis Hamilton. At the previous round, [...]

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Are you careful where you buy food?

Recently there was spotlight given to a new trend in which lunches were being offered to customers at the very low price of $100. These types of boxed lunches usually consists of simple fare such as chicken back or mackerel and rice. The low cost of those items make it suitable for quick sales at a reduced price. Are you interested in these types of lunches? Well the cost is a huge factor that would attract customers since most restaurants offer a [...]

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Hurricanes and the Media: Yes, We Have a Choice

Hurricane Irma (and her boyfriend, following along behind, Josť) both decided not to bother with Jamaica, for which we are thankful. While the north coast had blue skies and sunshine however, down in Kingston we have had heavy showers, stopping and starting, and thunder grumbling away. A storm on Friday has sent our dogs into a permanent state of fear. However, we are indeed thankful. I have noticed something about Jamaicans and media coverage, however. Why, they asked, do we hear [...]

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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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