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The Challenge of Entrepreneurship

Last week was Global Entrepreneurship Week in Jamaica. The program was packed with events. The week was full. It was also a welcome collaboration among public entities and private sector organizations and non-governmental groups, too numerous to mention. There was much bustling activity. But what did it achieve? We hope there will be tangible results down the road - a resurgence of "doing." Because by nature, this is not a "talking" matter. It's doing that counts. And we need to, at this point, roll up [...]

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How to save when buying gifts!

The best thing about shopping for gifts, is the thought of how the person receiving the gift will respond. The worst thing though about buying gifts, is that the funds are often not enough to purchase the desired gift. Of course with proper planning a budget and saving plan can alleviate that but the rising cost of living has pushed many to downsize their gifts in an effort to save money. Save Money I think we need to go back to the basics. Often [...]

Sports

IS JC ON THE VERGE OF IMMORTALITY

Jamaica College is two or three games away from completing the 2014 schoolboy football season unbeaten. With the inaugural LIME Super Cup and the Manning Cup already in the bag, JC have only to defeat St. Georges College in the Walker Cup title and to play the winner of the daCosta Cup - either Clarendon College or STETHS - for the Olivier Shield. Success in those remaining games - in hindsight, it could be two games since I believe the Olivier [...]

Motor Sports

Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton is the 2014 World Champion!

Is this the result you were expecting? Unlike some, I have no problem with my biases. I am a Lewis Hamilton fan. He is my type of race-car driver. Hamilton is willing to push the machine beyond its engineer-created limit and dive-bomb an unsuspecting opponent with a previously unforeseen pass, at a 'highly toxic' location. Risk is an everyday part of his repertoire and his 'ratings' on my driver scale is elevated even more because of this frowned upon quality. But [...]

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Formula 1: Rosberg dropkicks Hamilton and steals pole!

Love him - hate him! Chose the side of the fence your bias dictates, but you cannot deny that Rosberg has the mettle of a champion. He is human and he allowed Hamilton to somehow, leak the seeds of poor judgement and unforced errors into his usually calm, cool and calculating cranium! Hamilton's success at psychological warfare came to the fore courtesy of the on-track fracas between the two which threatened to distort harmonious relations within the Mercedes AMG Petronas ranks. [...]

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Be safe while shopping!

During a busy shopping session, I was accosted by a man who claimed to have been 'watching' my car and who demanded payment. I was nervous but I firmly told him I had no spare change then promised faithfully to return and pay on my next visit. Although he was clearly unhappy he allowed me to enter my vehicle and as I sped away I contemplated on what I would have done differently to avoid the situation from reoccurring. Be careful where you [...]

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Much More than a Mosquito Bite

Much More than a Mosquito Bite

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CHANDERPAUL IS A MODERN GREAT

CHANDERPAUL IS A MODERN GREAT

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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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