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How should you deal with poor service?

I know you have seen them. You enter a store and they look at you as if you have interrupted some important activity.  They either ask you if you need help in a tone that suggests that you should say no or they ignore you altogether.  Often these store clerks are the reason you have a terrible shopping experience. Clingy store clerks I hate when I go into a store and  I am instantly followed around by the clerk as she desperately [...]

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RALLY GERMANY DID NOT DISAPPOINT!

Apparently there is an individual who is overly committed to reminding me of  the vanquished state in which my financial affairs exist. I am still at a loss, flabbergasted even, after watching a Ferrari LaFerrari cruise on an auction block and watching the fast-talking auctioneer bang away as the machine sold for a whopping US 3.45 million! Poverty is still a crime in my village! Despite concern about killer-robots 'Eclipseville' is in full effect in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The world awaits the [...]

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1000HP CAN CURE DEPRESSION !

I have learnt a most significant lesson. Depression is not as complex as we once thought. Yes, it is still a condition which may be triggered by myriad circumstances and we will never downplay that which people are forced to deal with on a daily basis. Our world continues to a treacherous place at times - Barcelona - but yield we will not to forces with ill intent. Motorsports, at times, provide an ideal avenue along which therapeutic solutions may drive. [...]

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The Jobs Dilemma

The Government announced a couple of days ago that our employment rate is at an all time high. Or, to put it another way, unemployment is historically low. The inevitable response soon followed: That's great, but what constitutes employment? And what kind of jobs? Are we looking at the question of underemployment? Are we looking at low paid jobs, the "working poor"? I found a little bit of a breakdown on where these new jobs have been created on the STATIN [...]

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Don't Waste My Time

I am so very annoyed - and this is nothing new. I remember a gentleman named Anthony Gomes, a businessman who used to write a newspaper column, often vented about this matter of "Jamaica time." Since then (years ago now) not much has changed. Why do Jamaicans waste each other's time? Is it a lack of "broughtupcy" or simply a habit? For me, it is sheer bad manners. I went to a breakfast meeting this morning. The start time was 7:30 and [...]

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Stay safe while you shop!

A number of people are shopping this time of year as they prepare for back to school.  Summer deals also tempt consumers and provide an opportunity to save money.  However, it is important to be careful while shopping though since there are dangers as you shop during the summer season. Tips for staying safe I have noticed many people on their phone while shopping and this is a very bad habit. Not only does it show poor manners to talk loudly, it [...]

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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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