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High School students get married

It came to my attention while reading an article in The Gleaner entitled “Hitched in high school!” on October 30, 2014, that two teenagers (who were still attending High School) were permitted to get married in December 2013. Imagine my shock upon reading about this case. These Two high-school students became husband and wife at ages 16 and 17 just last year. The 17-year-old was a fifth former student at the time while the 16-year-old was a fourth form student. Although the [...]

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Drag Challenge#4 - as seen from the lens. (Part 1)

If you love motorsports, if you are a drag racing fan and you reside on the rock, you must be aware of the Nestle Supligen Drag Racing Series - no excuse will be accepted! It is still my duty to inform and educate where possible and also to expose to the global village, some of the unique aspects of our speed-culture including what we have achieved on our minute slice of paradise. Visual Art! Spare engine. Air Conservation. DIY restraining order - observe bottle. The [...]

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Drag Racing: BadBreed Racecraft's Mustang - the Baddest ting in town!

We begged for it, we hoped, we prayed and in some quarters the appropriate sacrifices were made. We came close on several occasions but the epic matchup we anticipated simply could not materialise. But the winds of change blew favorably in the months prior to October and despite several obstacles rearing their ugly heads, it became evident that the gladiatorial battle was imminent. Representatives from both camps (BadBreed and Dean Shaw) were vocal about the looming battle, so, as far [...]

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Are Consumers satisfied with the treatment by car dealers?

Recently, I blogged about the choice between buying used or new cars. I received some valuable and interesting feedback. It got me thinking about the motor vehicle industry in Jamaica. Every day I pass several car lots across Kingston. The cars on the lot, while attractive have garnered a reputation of being over priced. Although, that is not to say that some deals are not offered by some car dealerships, but the majority offer consumers limited discounts. As a result, a number of prospective [...]

Motor Sports

Nu Gen Motorsportz - Drifting at Dover!

There are moments when we allow ourselves to be trapped in everything that is unpleasant and negative around us. Our selfish nearsightedness reduces our daily existence to a frightful illusion - a horrifying journey through a tropical, chik-v-mosquito infested swamp with genetically-engineered, voracious crocodiles lurking in the murky water! Consumed by our breathless pursuit of the Veyron-speeding, rapidly disappearing financial dream, we tend to lose sight of what should be most important. But, there is hope. A shot of adrenalin can [...]

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In Praise of Courageous Women: Pat, Joy and the Moms

"Let us now praise famous men." You may be familiar with this quotation from the Jewish Wisdom of Sirach and Ecclesiasticus in the Bible. This week, however, I have decided to praise neither men nor famous people, but some women I know, who cannot claim to be famous either (although they really should be). So, this is what you might call a tribute. Last week I touched on the nature of heroism, and what constitutes courage, in my article for National Heroes [...]

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