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RALLYING: WRC 2017 - IS THIS FORD'S YEAR?

When the German manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) indicated that it would withdraw from the FIA's WRC at the end of the 2016 season, the seismic waves were felt on every gravel, tarmac and snow-covered stage on which the WRC machines ply their glorious trade. Volkswagen entered the fray in 2013 and from Stage 1, the manufacturer grabbed the task at hand and pounded, mercilessly, manufacturers and teams who boasted significant years of experience to support their effort. None of that mattered to [...]

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RALLYING: GROUP B IS BACK - WRC 2017!

I heard it stated. I read it. I did not believe it until the machines appeared. Who said steroids were bad? Children - performance-enhancing steroids, for human beings, are bad! Say no! But, if you are trapped in petrol-head-land, where speed and scintillating performance are commandments, copious quantities of horsepower-producing steroids, for victory-seeking machines, are recommended. And if what I have observed thus far is accurate, it is evident that the WRC's governing body adopted the view that muscle-bound machines provide a [...]

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Businesses cutting costs - consumers feeling the pinch!

It's not hard to see that there is a financial strain on everyone's pockets. The economic situation affects everyone even big businesses.  As they try to cut costs, every service they offer is being scrutinized to ensure that they save as much as possible. How do they cut costs? One way big business cut costs is by eliminating non-critical perks and activities, such as holiday parties, event tickets, and tuition reimbursement from their employees. Consumers are affected by this because withdrawing these perks [...]

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The Populist Or The Pragmatist: Which Do You Prefer?

I have been thinking about the nature of leadership, recently. A few things have turned my thoughts in this direction: Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States of America in a few days' time - a man who has been described by his predecessor (and more recently, by John Lewis, an icon of the civil rights movement) as unfit to sit in the Oval Office. Frankly, I am still trying to absorb and truly understand how [...]

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Do Our Visitors Feel Safe and Comfortable? And Do We?

Over the weekend, I read a story (reproduced in a number of overseas newspapers online) about a bus crash that occurred a year ago, which resulted in the death of a tourist and the injury of 18 others. The bus was reportedly overtaking at high speed along a stretch of road in Trelawny on its way back to the Royal Caribbean cruise ship from Dunn's River Falls. Now eight of the passengers are suing the cruise line for damages. The [...]

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How to save on back to school costs!

Only a parent knows that special fear of sending their children back to school after the holidays. No it's not fear of criminal elements that I am referring to but fear of the effect it will have on the family's budget. Back to School While it is true that when the children were on holiday they seemed to develop monster sized appetites and eat everything in sight, at least you had holiday dinners with extended family to attend. Another good situation for the [...]

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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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