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Bags for sale - Would you pay for extra plastic bags?

My pet peeve is when I go to the supermarket and the packers at the checkout counter place my goods in one bag so that by the time I get to the car the bags are hardly able to hold its contents. It seems that this is a frequent practice as several stores are cutting down on how many bags they offer their customers. Now in principle I agree with cutting down on the number of plastic bags being used as [...]

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Pedestrians and Crossings

On my daily commute to and from downtown Kingston, Jamaica, I have noticed some things about many pedestrian crossings and the crossing of pedestrians.  It often appears that the Jamaican pedestrian is of the opinion that motorists have eyes that provide 360 degree vision. They cross anywhere, anytime and anyhow. What is a amazing is that despite the power of pressing a button and halting traffic many prefer to cross only a few meters away from the crossing with the [...]

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The Cost of Water

Jamaicans are very resourceful so it was no surprise that the recent drought has created business 'opportunities'. Several enterprising citizens have been fortunate enough to have stored water while others are languishing without the precious commodity. So what has been the solution? Water for sale of course! I have seen an increase in the sales of bottled water in stores and sidewalk stalls but it has gone even further than that for some entrepreneurs! Water for Sale Some persons have been providing their neighbours [...]

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Drag Racing: Boost 'tun up' at Vernam this Sunday!

The world has an eternal romance with football and the furious flames of passion were kept lit by a memorable 2014 World Cup. The event came and with each passing day, it orchestrated a tumultuous ride, marked by bouts of hope, despair, heightened ecstasy and rambunctious depression! The 2014 World Cup renewed our faith in the sport, it distorted our views relating to a world power in soccer - Spain. It revealed the strength of the desire to win - Costa [...]

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Tips for surviving back to school fees!(Part 1)

Many persons were ecstatic when they found out that their child had been placed in a traditional high school of their choice after taking GSAT (grade six achievement test). The exam is designed to be used as a determining factor in deciding where the child will complete his secondary education. School Costs The joy however has certainly been tempered when parents realized how much money their children would now be costing them during this new phase of their development. The average cost of school [...]

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ENJOYABLE WORLD CUP 2014

The World Cup is over and I think most, if not all who watched, would have been satisfied. We got the most goals ever, we got drama, but most importantly, we got a good final. I was hoping for a Brazil versus Argentina final because this was South America and a European team had, prior to Sunday, never won a World Cup in South America. In fact, prior to 2010 a European team had never won the Cup outside their continent. [...]

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A Sweet Deal for Consumers

A Sweet Deal for Consumers

Okay before I move on to a new topic, it would be remiss of me not to mention that there has been a withdrawal of the proposed bank tax by the government. There were various calls for the recall as...

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

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...

Carnival of Speed - Doug Gore absent but... (Part 3 - Alan Chen)

Carnival of Speed - Doug Gore absent but... (Part 3 - Alan Chen)

I participated in a radio talk show program a few years ago. An issue raised during the discourse was - How to create a more exciting package at Dover Raceway. I suggested then, that, with drifting en...

YAWN! CARIFTA GAMES; ANOTHER YEAR ANOTHER WIN

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 Ja...

How to Conserve Electricity!

How to Conserve Electricity!

Recently I read an article that proclaimed consumers will benefit from reduced electricity bills in April. Although that news is definitely welcome, how much will consumers really save in April? We...

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