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Something in the Air

"I think it's the air." So said a friend, seeking to console me as I complained about my ongoing ill health (regular bouts of coughing, etc. - I will spare you the boring details). She got me thinking. I learned recently that air quality - air pollution - is now the world's largest single environmental health risk. We have seen the photos of Beijing residents, ghostly shapes looming in a fog of fossil fuel pollution, and the fake "dawns" on days when [...]

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Circuit Racing: Who will be at Jamwest August 1-2? Part 1

Circuit racing, like all other genres of motorsports, occasionally encounters potholes the size, shape and form of those usually seen on many of our neglected roads! Think crater, better yet try sinkhole! But, challenges are a part of normal existence and as such the wise will not seek to reside in Problem/Despair Village instead he will opt for citizenship in Solution Palace! The harsh financial climate that countries around the world have succumbed to, did not spare our minute island paradise. [...]

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MotoGP: Rossi smothers Marquez!

MotoGP fans are always willing to embrace a cataclysmic battle between any of the protagonists in MotoGP. On Saturday, at the Cathedral of Speed - the Dutch GP - fans won the lottery! They did not know that their ticket would allow them to claim a significant prize. All 90,000 plus fans who made the trip, got the opportunity to witness a joust, that reporters, journalists and MotoGP aficionados, are still struggling to place in its appropriate context. Various terms [...]

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ENCOURAGING SIGNS AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Well, the national championships have come and gone. New champions were crowned and Jamaica might be saying farewell to some of their former champions. Compared to previous recent championships these were relatively subdued. There were few memorable moments but for the most part things were relatively low-keyed. Omar McLeod, for me, was the highlight of these championships. The manner in which he won his first national title in a world leading time suggests that Jamaica has found itself its newest global [...]

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Consumers to benefit from Debt Forgiveness!

Have you ever owed someone a large sum of money? Usually when you have a debt, it is on your mind constantly.  You could even drive yourself crazy trying to think of ways to repay what you owe. You also find ways to avoid meeting up with the creditor as you don't want to explain when you will have the money to pay the debt. It certainly is great when you finally approach the creditor to ask for an extension and you are [...]

Motor Sports

Circuit Racing: Wailing motor!

The fact that the CMRC sped through Trinidad last weekend, I was compelled to reflect on 'Harmony in the Hills' - a sonata led by a remarkable machine. I am fully aware, some would argue, that more current and pertinent motorsports issues exist. They will be addressed forthwith. But, I am of the view that this machine must be celebrated not only because of the interest it generated, but primarily because of the joy and intense pleasure it infused in [...]

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What Next for Caribbean Cable Operators?

What Next for Caribbean Cable Operators?

by Marcia Forbes Shocked by Sinclair I was shocked at Gary Sinclair’s seeming honesty and openness as he responded to Journalist Dionne Jackson Miller’s probing questions about cable TV and cop...

GATLIN'S FAST TIMES EXCITES AND TERRIFIES FANS

GATLIN'S FAST TIMES EXCITES AND TERRIFIES FANS

There has been a buzz in the track and field community since last Friday, May 15, when American Justin Gatlin blazed to a 9.74-second season opener  at the Diamond League meeting in Doha. The time is...

Caribbean Economic Outlook 2015: Seeing Stars

Caribbean Economic Outlook 2015: Seeing Stars

By Juan Pedro Schmid Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Egres73 What will 2015 bring to the Caribbean? A famous economist once said that ‘the only function of economic forecasting is to ma...

FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE JAMAICA INVITATIONAL

FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE JAMAICA INVITATIONAL

At least six world leading times were set at the 2015 edition of the Jamaica International Invitational at the National Stadium in Kingston. By any standard the meet was a success and the estimated 25...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Cable TV Operators & Copyright Infringement

Pirates of the Caribbean: Cable TV Operators & Copyright Infringement

Written by Marcia Forbes BCJ's Partial Lock-Down Directive About ninety-eight (98) channels are being pirated by Jamaican cable TV operators. Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica...

Watergate, CARIMAC and the Pursuit of Truth

Watergate, CARIMAC and the Pursuit of Truth

I arrived early and made my way around rows of still empty seats. As I sat down, I noticed the evening sun was still shining on the tops of the hills surrounding the Mona Campus, which was already in...

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