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Good and bad news for consumers!

I don't know of any other time except the budget presentation when I am literally afraid to watch local television. The budget presentation can be scary because the government needs to fill gaps and the most obvious way to do that is to take chunks out of the consumers' pockets. The most recent budget debate revealed that among several things, consumers will have to pay new taxes. Withdrawals will now attract a fee depending on the amount you are withdrawing from [...]

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Circuit Racing: No racer for 2014 will have to add weight to race! (Carnival of Speed)

In an earlier blog - 2014 weight rules - an unbearable burden for drivers? I raised several issues relating to the weight rules which govern circuit racing at Dover Raceway for 2014-2016. Based on what was stated, I was spoken to and I have read several comments from highly placed individuals in JRDC's hierarchy. I am always willing to accommodate a balanced and fair discourse so I went in search of the other side of the story. I sat and spoke [...]

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Nestle Supligen Drag Racing Series - Boost onboard!

Is it a coincidence that the NDRC's 2014 drag racing series sponsor - Nestle Supligen- has a slogan which reads - Supligen - Boost you up!The fact that boost is one of those terms which is omnipresent at every drag racing event makes the union a match made in drag racing heaven. A better, or more appropriate series sponsor could have been found nowhere! The pre-race activities, for the first event in the Nestle Supligen Drag Racing Series held at Vernamfield [...]

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Consumers brace for proposed hike in electricity!

After a few hours outside doing some light yard work, I am dripping with sweat and I feel as if my entire body has been burnt by the sun. I look longingly at my air condition unit in my room. The same unit I installed with the intention of keeping cool is now hardly used because of the high cost of electricity. Even if you only have fans and a few other small appliances, you know that the costs that they incur [...]

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MotoGP: Marquez triumphs in Austin

It was an all Honda front row – Marquez on pole (DUH!) supported by Dani Pedrosa –P2. Lorenzo and Rossi were somewhere in the pack. Lorenzo’s catastrophic start to the season apparently has not ended. His misery has a relentless quality! At Round 2, Lorenzo had what athletes call a false-start. Long before the red lights even hinted departure, nerves bit Lorenzo and he moved – it was so obvious, he simply continued. My negro friends would say – ‘bad [...]

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How to Cope With Water Restrictions!

Did you enjoy a steady stream when you turned on the pipe or was there a trickle? Well if you live in certain sections of Jamaica, having a steady stream of water from your pipes is more of a dream than a reality. Currently there are water restrictions in areas of the corporate area due to the low levels of water in the Mona Reservoir and the Hermitage Dam. The low levels have been attributed to the drought presently affecting the island. I [...]

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Circuit Racing: 2014 weight rules - an unbearable burden for drivers?

Circuit Racing: 2014 weight rules - an unbearable burden for drivers?

Most motorsports fans are usually smitten with nervous but excited anticipation as the start of the new season approaches. I am no different. But, unlike most motorsports fans, I have a distinct advan...

Do you pay for air?

Do you pay for air?

All air is free right? I mean no one charges us to breathe every day and amid all the smoke that assails us on a regular basis, we enjoy the one thing that is still free. Should air be free? Wel...

GIBSON WAS OFF THE CHAIN, AND BY EXTENSION, SO WILL CHAMPS

GIBSON WAS OFF THE CHAIN, AND BY EXTENSION, SO WILL CHAMPS

Like they did at Champs 2013 records tumbled line ninepins at the 2014 Gibson Relays at the National Stadium. An estimated 12,000 people had a hard time catching their collective breathS because even...

BREACHING BOLT'S RECORD AT CHAMPS 2014

BREACHING BOLT'S RECORD AT CHAMPS 2014

It has been almost 11 years since a 17-year-old youngster from William Knibb did the unthinkable on a rainy day in Kingston and stopped the clock over 400 metres at 45.35 seconds. The time set by a ce...

AE86 Update: Preparation for Carnival of Speed (2013)

AE86 Update: Preparation for Carnival of Speed (2013)

At Round 1 (April), the season-opener of the 2013 circuit racing season, we jumped off the deep end. I was aware of the steep climb that we had but as we say - Neva Scared! We went in recognizing that...

Where is the Peace?

Where is the Peace?

Today, March 4, 2014,  is Peace Day, and once again Jamaica will pause to reflect on the importance of conflict resolution. Each year, Jamaica, led by PALS (Peace and Love in Society), asks everyone t...

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