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Telling our Jamaican Stories: The Art of Videography

How important is it for young Jamaicans to tell their own stories, the stories that are true to them? Young graduates from Phase Three Productions' "Art of Videography" summer workshops are already starting to craft their individual narratives through the medium of film. The 18 - 25 year-olds were almost all hand-picked for the two free workshops offered to thirty young Jamaicans as part of Phase Three's thirtieth anniversary celebrations. Last week, the group gathered at the Winchester Road office, all [...]

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Consumer complaints - Is there a right way to complain?

I have heard consumers complain about unfair treatment meted out to them from various companies. Unfortunately, there seemed to be much confusion about the steps consumers can take to rectify the problem. The most common solution seems to be to take their business elsewhere while spreading their dissatisfaction to everyone they meet. While that solution certainly might seem attractive, does it really serve the consumer's or the company's best interest? At times the complaint might not have gotten to the attention of the [...]

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Formula 1: Hamilton fights back in Italy!

Did you watch the Italian GP? If you did not - shame on you! And here I was thinking that you are a true fan of the sport. Fortunately, we exist in the technology-driven age, a global village, which offers useful luxuries. As such, your opportunity to view what was a stupendous affair, has not elapsed. Fresh from the fracas while leading and his subsequent demolition by Nico Rosberg at Spa, Lewis Hamilton, I am certain, entered qualifying at the Italian [...]

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Is bigger always better?

Consumers always want to get value for their money and so it seems we are always on the hunt for the best bargain. If you can 'super size' your purchase by paying a little more, then it becomes an attractive offer for consumers. In fact a number of fast food restaurants offer deals in which customers pay only a minimal cost for an upgrade of their purchases. I enjoy getting deals just as much as everyone else but it makes me wonder sometimes [...]

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A Way With Words

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade played a masterful stroke today - International Literacy Day 2014. Its prosaic, business-like lobby was transformed - by words. Ignoring the hurried Monday lunchtime traffic outside, an audience of literature lovers, writers, government workers and a sprinkling of diplomats sat down and listened with great attention. This year, the theme of the day links literacy to sustainable development - as one of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals that we will all [...]

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Mosquito repellent cellphones anyone?

I hate mosquitoes. My adverse feelings have nothing to do with the various diseases they carry, I just hate that annoying buzzing sound they make when they fly around. Of course being bitten by a mosquito has certainly gotten more deadly lately as news reports have confirmed several cases of of the Chikungunya virus which is spread by the by the Aedes aegypti mosquito So how can consumers protect themselves? Well you have heard about using the sprays and other mosquito repellents I am [...]

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SUAREZ BAN NEEDS RETHINK

SUAREZ BAN NEEDS RETHINK

This Luiz Suarez situation has me puzzled. In case you missed it, Suarez, the Uruguay and Liverpool striker bit into the shoulder of Italian player Giorgia Chiellini this week during a match in which...

WMW: Creating Equal Spaces

WMW: Creating Equal Spaces

On a warm Saturday evening, the harmonies of vintage reggae drifted gently from behind the neat building that houses WMW Jamaica’s offices. It’s a busy part of town, but the sounds were softer this ev...

Shocking Heil Hitler On Jamaican TV

Shocking Heil Hitler On Jamaican TV

Letter writer Allen Fernando has expressed what many persons would have liked to say in response to the shocking proclamation of “Heil Hitler” and salute on CVM TV in the aftermath of the German Footb...

Consumers enjoy an Indian Bazaar!

Consumers enjoy an Indian Bazaar!

What comes to your mind when you think of India? Well for some people, cricket or curried food is synonymous with India while for others images of saris and elephants immediately surface. Whatever...

Water Parties in a Drought Offensive

Water Parties in a Drought Offensive

Recently in Jamaica, voices of opposition, including the political, have come out against the granting of licenses for persons to hold water parties in Kingston and St. Andrew. Now in a society where...

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