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J'CA'S RIVALS TO STEP UP TO MAKE CARIFTA COMPETITIVE

As I had alluded to in an earlier blog,  Jamaica has once again dominated the just concluded CARIFTA Games which were held in Martinique. The dominance was even greater this year as the country snared a record 88 medals, four more than the country won back in 2004 when it took home  a record 84 medals from Bermuda. The medal haul was also more than those of the next the next seven teams combined and that includes 25 medals from Trinidad [...]

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YAWN! CARIFTA GAMES; ANOTHER YEAR ANOTHER WIN

Yet another year and yet another dominating performance from Jamaica at the annual CARIFTA Games. These games are where the other countries in the Caribbbean pit their best athletes against some of Jamaica's best and invariably are crushed by Jamaica's iron fist. This year in Martinique Jamaica is headed for yet another dominating performance. By the time you read this, the land of wood and water would have probably won more than 70 medals and would have come away as champions [...]

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WHY 45 PER CENT GRADE NEEDS TO BE RAISED AND ENFORCED

Several weeks ago there was a debate raging about whether it was fair that the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association impose a minimum 45 percent pass grade for student athletes, who want to represent their schools at sports. Many claimed the academic requirement is unfair, especially when you consider there is no similar requirement for students who represent their schools at other disciplines be it music, drama or whatever other artistic pursuits there are. For a time I was among those who [...]

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Good and bad news for consumers!

I don't know of any other time except the budget presentation when I am literally afraid to watch local television. The budget presentation can be scary because the government needs to fill gaps and the most obvious way to do that is to take chunks out of the consumers' pockets. The most recent budget debate revealed that among several things, consumers will have to pay new taxes. Withdrawals will now attract a fee depending on the amount you are withdrawing from [...]

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Circuit Racing: No racer for 2014 will have to add weight to race! (Carnival of Speed)

In an earlier blog - 2014 weight rules - an unbearable burden for drivers? I raised several issues relating to the weight rules which govern circuit racing at Dover Raceway for 2014-2016. Based on what was stated, I was spoken to and I have read several comments from highly placed individuals in JRDC's hierarchy. I am always willing to accommodate a balanced and fair discourse so I went in search of the other side of the story. I sat and spoke [...]

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Nestle Supligen Drag Racing Series - Boost onboard!

Is it a coincidence that the NDRC's 2014 drag racing series sponsor - Nestle Supligen- has a slogan which reads - Supligen - Boost you up!The fact that boost is one of those terms which is omnipresent at every drag racing event makes the union a match made in drag racing heaven. A better, or more appropriate series sponsor could have been found nowhere! The pre-race activities, for the first event in the Nestle Supligen Drag Racing Series held at Vernamfield [...]

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Circuit Racing: 2014 weight rules - an unbearable burden for drivers?

Circuit Racing: 2014 weight rules - an unbearable burden for drivers?

Most motorsports fans are usually smitten with nervous but excited anticipation as the start of the new season approaches. I am no different. But, unlike most motorsports fans, I have a distinct advan...

Do you pay for air?

Do you pay for air?

All air is free right? I mean no one charges us to breathe every day and amid all the smoke that assails us on a regular basis, we enjoy the one thing that is still free. Should air be free? Wel...

GIBSON WAS OFF THE CHAIN, AND BY EXTENSION, SO WILL CHAMPS

GIBSON WAS OFF THE CHAIN, AND BY EXTENSION, SO WILL CHAMPS

Like they did at Champs 2013 records tumbled line ninepins at the 2014 Gibson Relays at the National Stadium. An estimated 12,000 people had a hard time catching their collective breathS because even...

BREACHING BOLT'S RECORD AT CHAMPS 2014

BREACHING BOLT'S RECORD AT CHAMPS 2014

It has been almost 11 years since a 17-year-old youngster from William Knibb did the unthinkable on a rainy day in Kingston and stopped the clock over 400 metres at 45.35 seconds. The time set by a ce...

AE86 Update: Preparation for Carnival of Speed (2013)

AE86 Update: Preparation for Carnival of Speed (2013)

At Round 1 (April), the season-opener of the 2013 circuit racing season, we jumped off the deep end. I was aware of the steep climb that we had but as we say - Neva Scared! We went in recognizing that...

Where is the Peace?

Where is the Peace?

Today, March 4, 2014,  is Peace Day, and once again Jamaica will pause to reflect on the importance of conflict resolution. Each year, Jamaica, led by PALS (Peace and Love in Society), asks everyone t...

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