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WIPA, WICB BLUNDER BUT SENIOR PLAYERS HAVE DROPPED THE BALL

Since the dawn of West Indies cricket, it seems, players representing the regional team earned the lion’s share of money made by the West Indies Cricket Board. Meanwhile, those players at the first-class level made scraps, never enough for them to put food on their tables and take care of their families. Under the previous agreement what obtained was that those who represent the region, most of them, were on retainer contracts that paid them between US$80,000 and US$125,000 per annum. [...]

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WHERE DOES THE AXEMAN RANK AMONG JAMAICA'S BEST?

On Saturday, October 18, Nicolas 'Axeman' Walters took another step towards boxing immortality when he stopped WBA featherweight super champion Nonito Donaire in six rounds at the StubHub Centre in Carson California. The 28-year-old fighter is now 25-0 with 21 knockouts and has landed himself squarely in the limelight after impressive back-to-back victories over Vic Darchinyan and now Donaire, the Filipino Flash. After such impressive victories and the one here in Jamaica where he claimed the WBA featherweight title in December [...]

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Gas and Groceries a unique combination!

There are select businesses that know that consumers will always flock to them because of the products that they offer. For example, consumers will always be in need of food. This is a well known fact so grocery stores typically make a good profit in Jamaica. Of course, some supermarkets target different groups, nevertheless they have carved out a place for themselves in the marketplace. Some supermarkets have even branched out by offering their customers bill payment and pharmacy services. As a result [...]

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Much More than a Mosquito Bite

By Jonathan Cali Did you know that as of 2005, nearly a quarter of residents of the capital region of Guyana were at risk of suffering lymphatic filariasis, an illness that causes permanent swelling in body extremities? This painful condition is locally known as “Goadie” and “Big Foot,” but what causes it? Lymphatic filariasis is a disease classified as a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) due to its continued existence in only a few regions of the world. This disease is transmitted when an infected mosquito [...]

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The Humanity of Music: It's a Global Thing

"Without music, life would be a mistake." So said the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A little facetious perhaps, but how true! As we emerged from the Carib Cinema onto the bustling streets of Cross Roads on a busy Saturday afternoon, music was ringing in our ears. Although I was feeling very weak in the aftermath of "Chik V," I did not want to miss the first in the series of the Metropolitan Opera of New York's new season of live performances [...]

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The Cost of Chikungunya

Last week I discovered how it would feel to be around ninety years old. No, I did not have a terrible nightmare. Instead I was struck with the dreaded 'chikungunya virus'. I had bought and used several bottles of mosquito repellents and wore pants to ensure that I was protected. I got very nervous when everyone at work started getting sick. My anxiety level rose even higher when family members came down with the symptoms of the virus. I increased my level [...]

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Much More than a Mosquito Bite

Much More than a Mosquito Bite

By Jonathan Cali Did you know that as of 2005, nearly a quarter of residents of the capital region of Guyana were at risk of suffering lymphatic filariasis, an illness that causes permanent swe...

CHANDERPAUL IS A MODERN GREAT

CHANDERPAUL IS A MODERN GREAT

He is far from bring the most elegant batsman around. His technique has been described as crabby and unorthodox and he does not possess the fluid grace of a Lawrence Rowe or Brian Lara. He also lacks...

SHELLY ECLIPSES VCB IN BRAND RECOGNITION

SHELLY ECLIPSES VCB IN BRAND RECOGNITION

Last week it came to public attention that Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce was named Ambassador Special Envoy. The two-time Olympic and 2013 triple World Champion and her husband, Jason, were also issued dipl...

Are used cars a better investment?

Are used cars a better investment?

I need a new car. So I started thinking about my options. Should I buy a used car or a new car? Like many consumers, I like new cars. There is a smell that emanates from the interior of a new car t...

The Humanity of Music: It's a Global Thing

The Humanity of Music: It's a Global Thing

"Without music, life would be a mistake." So said the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A little facetious perhaps, but how true! As we emerged from the Carib Cinema onto the bustling streets...

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