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CIRCUIT RACING : JUSTICE FOR DOUG 'HOLLYWOOD' GORE? PART 1

Are sharks are on the prowl in New York? Apparently 2 children were attacked by sharks on beaches on Long Island. Reports state that a tooth was recovered from the leg of one of the victims! We have no reports of shark attacks in extra warm, drought-infested Jamaica but it is evident that the sharks of a different kind are roaming circuit racing waters! The Caribbean Motor Racing Championship revved into Trinidad and Tobago recently. Honestly, I was not keeping up with [...]

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Medical costs - are you prepared?

No one likes to be sick.  Some persons can't bear the idea of being in a hospital. In fact I have friends who hate hospitals so badly that they refuse to go to a hospital even if to visit a close relative or friend. Health Care System The public health care system in Jamaica is free. However there are many hidden costs. For example you might have to wait many months for elective surgery while if admitted you might have to source [...]

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MAD MIKE ON FIRE AT GOODWOOD!

I will admit, I am trying, desperately so, to avoid a direct confrontation with the issues relating to what some are describing as a travesty of justice! A verdict contrived by a kangaroo court? A subdue 'Hollywood' campaign? I will refrain for now, for how long, I am not certain. There is a lot to be said about the fate of one of the most decorated and celebrated drivers in the Caribbean. I will take ample time to process what has [...]

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Getting the most out of your money!

Why does it seem as if there is so little funds left at the end of the month? For some people their funds go even more quickly, in fact by the middle of the month they start complaining that they have no money. In this time of financial instability it pays to be more careful how we spend. How can we ensure that we get the most out of our money? Set Goals 'If yuh want good then yuh nose mus' run'  [...]

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Thoughts on Bastille Day

In Jamaica, many parties and evening receptions are held outside, with stark shadows and artificial lighting. The annual celebration of Bastille Day (or Quatorze Juillet) on July 14 at the French Embassy is no different. The guests stand stiffly, almost in rows, while speeches are made, their faces turned slightly upwards. Then they begin to scatter, this way and that, as food is served. As the speeches began, an Antillean Night Hawk wheeled in and out of the dark blue sky, [...]

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Getting ready for the summer - Are you prepared?

The summer has crept up on me this year and I was not ready as I thought and so I began thinking what I should have done to prepare. At first I was enjoying the ease in traffic since schools have closed and the mild increase in heat was manageable. However things have gotten a lot hotter and I feel the sizzle and burn of the unrelenting sun in all its full force. The children are home so they are consuming [...]

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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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