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FORMULA 1 : MONACO GP - A CRUCIAL RACE FOR VETTEL

The 2018 edition of Formula 1 is not revving in accordance with Ferrari's grand design. At this time in 2017, Vettel was King of the Hill - leading the championship. His start to the 2018 season showed promise, but we all knew that Mercedes would come out swinging in a jiffy. Defending World Champion, Lewis Hamilton has answered the call and is now performing at the level his fans expect. His lead is now 17 points. SENNA In 2017, at Senna's playground - [...]

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Landscaped Tourism In a Sea of Plastic

Several weeks ago, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) showed a short documentary related to its Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica campaign. Now, this is (or was) more than just a catchy tune and a strong public education message. It was about ongoing projects on the ground, which will now dry up as the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has withdrawn its funding. Residents from Nine Miles and members of the Nine Miles United District Citizens Association (NUDCA) (L- R) [...]

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Do you have enough insurance?

After my first post about insurance and its importance, I decided that I would do a follow up post. I might not be alone by wondering just how much insurance do we really need? Insurance -Health Most doctors and health facilities accept health cards.  They provide consumers with the opportunity to pay less out of pocket for medical procedures.  I have found that they can be very helpful if you have a family.  Children are notorious for catching whatever virus they come [...]

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Are you ready to get a loan?

What if you realize that your funds are simply not enough to meet your current needs? You might need to purchase a home, a car, pay off medical or school bills and you need the funds now not years later.   In that case is a loan right for you? Loans - They are everywhere! I never liked the idea of owing anyone, whether it was the man on the corner or some bank.  However times are changing and having and using credit [...]

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(Harry and) Meghan: What's the Fascination?

I spent this morning on my favorite social media platform (Twitter) catching up on the feedback to the #RoyalWedding (alternative hashtag: #HarryandMeghan with a tiny icon of two intertwined wedding rings). As expected, some of it was purely gushing. Others wished the newlyweds well - even if grudgingly so. Some sourly declared their lack of interest in the proceedings (and when is England going to pay reparations?) And some seemed to have surprised themselves into finding some meaning in the [...]

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Would you 'rent'/credit furniture and appliances?

I recently visited a friend's home who had just moved into her new apartment. She described the difficulty that she faced when trying to find furniture and appliances that she could afford to furnish her home. The cost for a gas burner ignition range from $60, 000 -$200, 000. depending on the brand and size of the stove. Consumers can settle for smaller stoves with manual ignition which can range from $30,000 - $50,000. A new fridge can also be quite [...]

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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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