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Rallying: Rally Jamaica - where do we go from here?

Were you fortunate enough to traverse the various viewing spots which formed a part of the 2014 edition of Rally Jamaica. If you were present. What did you hear? What were fans saying? What formed the substance of some of the discussions? And finally - Did you hear some of the remarks being made by the marshalls? Suffice it to say, I am perturbed to a degree which is best kept silent. I am concerned. But I will ask you first. [...]

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Muscle-cars reclaiming lost ground in the 'fast-car' race?

If you listen to the average car-guy when 'fast cars' are being discussed at never-ending length, how often is mention made of what the mighty USA has to offer. The fact that what passes for 'fast-cars' on this side of the pond is heavily influenced by, whether you accept it or not, government policies, our views have a propensity of being Japanese- flavored! But, there was a time when USA was the automotive emperor. Yes, that was before the Asian [...]

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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 some problems 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. [...]

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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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