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DRAG RACING IN PORTLAND? PART 1

The NDRC's Final Showdown held in December 2017, some felt, was truly the final showdown. Based on mutterings from people in the know, the NDRC would no longer host events at Vernamfield. This tangible fear was laid to rest when, prior to the final blip of the throttle, an announcent declared that the NDRC would maintain a presence at Vernamfield and as such events would still shred the 1320 in 2018. But that was then. Like the speed of the Regera, things [...]

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Why Are Public Displays of National Symbolism Still Important?

Why do our hearts flutter when we see the Jamaican flag raised? Why do we smile approvingly after a stirring rendition of Jamaica, Land We Love? Why are these rituals still so important? This blog post was actually inspired by another blog post, written by a very special U.S.-based Twitter friend. He wrote on the heels - or rather in the slightly stunned aftermath - of an extraordinary performance of the Star Spangled Banner by a pop singer at the start of an NBA [...]

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SEARCHING FOR A NEW RACE-CAR?

My respect will always be directed in ATL's direction for the aggressive manner in which the organization has positively altered the Jamaican automobile landscape. Copied but appropriate - ATL embraced GO BIG OR GO HOME and snatched an Audi TT-R DTM machine. DOUG 'HOLLYWOOD' GORE In the more than capable hands of Doug 'Hollywood' Gore, the machine extracted more than an ample slice of success' sweet cake and like bits of metal to a magnet, the fans were attached. The DTM machine [...]

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Consumers who don't pay their debts!

I have always paid my bills on time and in full. It's not always been easy to do and sometimes I avoid doing something if I know it will mean asking for help to pay for it.  Unfortunately not everyone feels the same and there are a number of persons who owe constantly. Options For those consumers who are struggling to pay bills there are many options. They can go in and talk to a representative of the organization and agree to [...]

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Empowerment, Friendship and Black Role Models at the Winter Olympics

Jamaicans are not normally particularly engaged with the Winter Olympics. After all, we don't have ice and snow and are not used to negotiating it, let alone turning it into a sport. Climate change may eventually see to it that many previous sites for the Games will no longer be cold enough, even in miserable February, by mid-century, or before. However, the Cool Runnings movie of 1993 changed all that. Cheesy it was, yes - but people remember it as a "feel [...]

Motor Sports

MOTORSPORTS : FEROCIOUS HILLCLIMB!

There are specific terms or words which are rather adept at capturing a moment and bringing vivid colors to lifeless, impartial paper/pages. I will concede though that there is absolutely no crevice in motorsports within which monotony will be unearthed. And even when you have settled, thinking that you have seen it all, every now and then you grab images which, discard your yoga-contrived sense of peace, your throat arrives at a parched state, your heart pounds like a jackhammer and [...]

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St. John Jamaica Trains Volunteers on Zika Virus: What is Certain, and What is Not

St. John Jamaica Trains Volunteers on Zika Virus: What is Certain, and What is Not

Has the Zika Virus been with us all along? This was the question that turned itself over and over in my mind, as I sat in on a training session for St. John Ambulance volunteers at their Kingston head...

DJOKOVIC RISING: COULD ECLIPSE FEDERER

DJOKOVIC RISING: COULD ECLIPSE FEDERER

Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his sixth straight Australian Open title and his 11th Grand Slam to join a pantheon of greats in the sport of tennis. Only Roger Federer with 17, Rafael Nadal 14, Pete Sam...

Think First! Buy Later!

Think First! Buy Later!

How many times have you gone shopping and thought you found the perfect item only to be disappointed when you got home? Maybe you discovered that the item was flawed or soiled and so the price you...

GRAF BLUNTS SERENA'S QUEST FOR FURTHER GLORY

GRAF BLUNTS SERENA'S QUEST FOR FURTHER GLORY

The spectre of Steffi Graf loomed over the Australian Open final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on Saturday. If Serena won she would have joined Graf on 22 Grand Slam titles the most eve...

CIRCUIT RACING: FOREIGN INVASION AT DOVER RACEWAY!

CIRCUIT RACING: FOREIGN INVASION AT DOVER RACEWAY!

I am not very good at masking my views about the direction in which circuit racing continues to plummet. My own personal experiences, which will laid bare in a series of blogs, will confirm that an et...

Proper Solid Waste Management Involves all of us

Proper Solid Waste Management Involves all of us

by Syreta Roberts Photo by Rosemary Clarice Hanna The Bahamas markets itself as a Tourist destination: An archipelago of 700 islands and Cays with white sand beaches, aqua transparent water and a gr...

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