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DRAG RACING:MACHINES PREPARING TO SHELL VERNAMFIELD THIS SUNDAY!

It is evident that on the international scene the status quo-boat is poised to capsize! In Formula 1, Lewis Hamilton held no anvil at Round 1. Instead of the waltz to victory that was anticipated, he was forced to sip from a glass filled with humility. Vettel had all of the champagne! MotoGP shares a similar story. Defending and multiple World Champion Marc Marquez was not a significant factor as the race came to a close. He was bullied into the [...]

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RISE and the EU: A Partnership to Strengthen Civil Society

On International Women's Day, I was happy to see a lineup of four women at the head table for a workshop on the Civil Society Boost Initiative (Strategies and Tools for CSO Sustainability). At the opening ceremony, the partnership in this initiative was represented by Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska and Executive Director of RISE Life Management Services (the implementing partner) Sonita Abrahams. Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte and Opposition Spokesperson Lisa Hanna [...]

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FORMULA 1 : VETTEL DRAWS FIRST BLOOD IN AUSTRALIA!

I wonder if Vettel and the Scarlet Gang at Scuderia Ferrari were informed about the question I asked at the end of the previous blog. Apparently, the team decided to answer my rather insolent question without the use of an Oxford dictionary (words). Instead they chose the route a determined, fearless warrior would choose every time - action! During preseason testing there was some degree of evidence that the Scarlet Gang was on to something. The machine was rather rapid and [...]

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FORMULA 1 : WHO WILL CHALLENGE HAMILTON IN AUSTRALIA?

It is often stated that you should choose your battles carefully. But, for this moot no debate is necessary. Lewis Hamilton lost the 2016 World Championship battle by default! And the 'chosen one' - Nico Rosberg - who earned the coveted prize, stunned the F1 world, including his team, when he grabbed his bags and fled shortly after wining the World Championship! Strange but true. Mercedes GP is still the kingpin - do not watch the sideshow! It was not necessary [...]

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Why are tinned foods so popular?

Did you know that  canning food was first developed in the late 18th century as a way to provide a stable food source for soldiers and sailors at war? Although the canning process can vary slightly from one product to another, there are three main steps. These steps include:Processing: Food is peeled, sliced, chopped, pitted, boned, shelled or cooked. Sealing: The processed food is sealed in cans. Heating: Cans are heated to kill harmful bacteria and prevent spoiling. This allows food to be shelf-stable and [...]

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DRAG RACING: AMS STRIKES AGAIN - FIRST GTR TO RIP A 6 SECONDS PASS!

So, I passed through ATL's 'car party' on Oxford Road recently. I will concede without coercion that I appreciate what ATL Automotive brings to the Jamaican car culture. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that we are in a much better position re the machine lifestyle. The machines that they bring to 'the rock' has definitely elevated our 'fast machine' status! Neutral I am not. I visited the location simply based on the fact that I knew that Porsche [...]

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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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