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Banishing the "Mad People" Mindset

"For the average Jamaican, mental illness means mad people. Let's be frank." So said Minister of Health and Wellness Christopher Tufton at the launch of the "Speak Up, Speak Now" Mental Health Campaign at Bellevue Hospital in Kingston last Thursday, October 10 - World Mental Health Day. Now, first things first: the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Helpline is to be launched tomorrow (Monday, October 14). It will be manned 24 hours daily by trained professionals. The toll free number is 888 [...]

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How to shop safely!

I recently watched an online news story about robberies caught on surveillance cameras  in several American supermarkets. It showed how easy it was for shoppers to be robbed of their possessions and cash while shopping. The scariest part of the video clips that they showed of the robberies,  was when I  realized that the behaviour of most of the shoppers targeted mirrored my own. I saw the shoppers who turned away for a few seconds as they were distracted by something [...]

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DRAG RIVALS 4 : A 150-SHOT OF NITROUS CAN FIX DAT! Part 2 - R35 GTR KILLER!

Only a ninja can kill a ninja! The Australians have  arrived at a Mosquito-Terminator, designed to neutralize the dengue causing culprit! But, guess what? The Terminator is another mosquito! Do the research. Lol. You could not miss it even if you tried. Images of machines solely dedicated to reinvent the rules which govern distance and time, like fake profiles, are everywhere! I stated earlier that I visited the dyno recently and based on recent observations, the dyno, during the course of [...]

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Obstacles to financial success!

Do you have enough money in your bank account? Is it enough to pay all your bills and still leave enough to live off? If your answers to those questions are negative you might be facing a financial hurdle. How can you overcome those obstacles and achieve financial success? Well here are a few tips I found that you might find useful. Make a Budget I know that this sounds overly simplistic but it actually works, you must create a budget. In order [...]

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MOTOGP : QUARTARARO WILL DEFEAT MARQUEZ!

We are struggling to locate words which will adequately describe the truculent Marc Marquez. So, let us all accept that Marc Marquez is the greatest MotoGP rider of the current era - arguably of all time! At the Thailand GP Marquez rode a brilliant race and displayed, yet again, that he has mastered the mysterious art of sublime race-craft. Marquez sat behind Quartararo, employed actuarial science, successfully calculated what was required to overtake the rookie, anticipate his push-back and navigate a [...]

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DRAG RIVALS 4 : A 150-SHOT OF NITROUS CAN FIX DAT! Part 1

Ken - T Racing has started the countdown. We are now few days away from the ultimate celebration of the internal combustion engine - racing! But, if the truth is relevant here, we will admit that the countdown to Drag Rivals 4 (DR-4) began exactly one second after Drag Rivals 3 ended ! MARLON CHUNG I passed through Kingston's dyno recently. As expected it was glowing with activity. Renaldo Thomas - the red 11 seconds Evo on the DR-4 flyer - 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

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