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Flow into the change!

I never liked change growing up as I always felt that it would lead to instability.  I stubbornly held on to that view for a number of years. As a result of feeling this way, I was always vehemently opposed to anything that required me to change anything in my established routine. Nevertheless as I matured , I realized that change can be a good thing and should not be feared or fought but instead embraced. Flow Deals So when it was announced [...]

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Circuit Racing: Which machine should replace TA-1?

Barbados will host the CMRC brigade in September. Words being exchanged in local motorsports conversations suggest that the Reggae Racers will fly the Jamaican flag without one of our most dominant racers in the modern era, David 'King' Summerbell Jr, behind the wheel of his once reliable steed, the AMS built ( originally) Mitsubishi Evo VIII, affectionately known as TA-1. It should be pointed out, from the onset, that the comments made here, do not attempt to belittle the effort which [...]

Motor Sports

MotoGP: Lorenzo stumbles, Marquez crashes and Rossi wins!

At the Siverstone GP, caught in the moment and possibly annoyed with happenings in Formula One, the commentator flung a bruising punch. He spoke words to the effect of - Formula One fans, eat your hearts out! This is MotoGP at Silverstone! I found his remarks amusing but accurate! MotoGP at Silverstone was delivering what F1 lacks and craves - continuous swapping of positions at the front, courtesy of determined, daring and forceful drivers who were claiming their share of the [...]

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What are we doing about climate change?

by David Maleki We know that cities are key to tackling climate change, so how can we support them in mastering this challenge? Here are the 3 steps that we, in the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, take to help our partner cities find ways to reduce their carbon footprints and climate change vulnerability. At every stage, we work closely together with our colleagues in the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) sector divisions, especially the climate change and disaster risk management teams. Informal settlements prone [...]

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Fraud - Don't get caught in the net!

There has been a popular email scam going around for some time  in which the scammer pretends that they are stranded in a foreign country and need their friends to transfer some money to their account. The email provided a few details such as the passport or luggage was stolen with all their money and so they need help. Of course this scam was easily dismissed by most persons but it got me thinking about those who might have sent money transfers. Money [...]

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Is Sports Intended to Unite Us?

Watching the World Athletics Championships in Beijing over the weekend, I started philosophizing to myself about sports in general - and athletics, in particular, as it relates to Jamaica. What is the point of sports, actually, in today's world of doping and company endorsements and social media, with every sports personality tweeting about him/herself? What does sports do for us, the not-so-easy-to-please public? Here we are, lolling on our sofas and waiting to be entertained by other human beings who are [...]

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Writing for Kids: Some Challenges and Possible Solutions

Writing for Kids: Some Challenges and Possible Solutions

At lunchtime today I made my way to the Ranny Williams Centre on Hope Road, where the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Independence celebrations were in full swing. A drumming group with ener...

All-Inclusive Hotels - Worth the cost?

All-Inclusive Hotels - Worth the cost?

For those of us who are languishing in Kingston's hot dry weather it is like being hit with a blast of cool when we get a chance to take a trip to the country. Country trips are an inherent part of...

How Consumers are beating the Heat!

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 no...

BOLT IS BACK!

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 ha...

Circuit Racing: Jamwest Speedway - uncensored ecstasy!

Circuit Racing: Jamwest Speedway - uncensored ecstasy!

If your plans for Sunday, August 2nd did not include uncensored ecstasy - circuit racing - you must be a permanent member of the insane club! You beg to differ? If you insist that your faculties are i...

REGGAE BOYZ SHOW GROWTH BUT NOW REAL WORK MUST BEGIN

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...

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