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The Age of Narcissus

Narcissus was a foolish youth. F0olish, and beautiful. When I was doing "A" Level Latin at school - many moons ago - I remember reading parts of Ovid's "Metamorphoses," including the story of Narcissus and poor little Echo, who followed him around. Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a forest pool. So deeply in love was he that he eventually fell in, drowning in his own beauty. Narcissus only had eyes for himself, not the [...]

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How Sustainable Tourism in Jamaica Opened Doors for Youth

by Stefan Wright If you had told me two years ago that my tourism project would lead me to be part of a team filming a video in a music studio, I wouldn’t have believed you. But that is precisely what happened, together with Jamoi, one of several young Jamaican men who had turned his life around with this project – a project which combined sustainable tourism in Jamaica and at-risk youth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2YIrXglQqc We started in an area of Arnett Gardens called Mexico, where Jamoi lives.  [...]

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Circuit Racing: My version of a motivational speech!

Inhale - exhale - inhale - exhale. I will concede, that nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary exists, or is revealed, in what appears below. And despite my focus being riveted on all things relating to an event which occupies profound significance in our 2015 motorsports calendar - Speedwest Weekend - I was trapped, captivated even, by motions and sounds to which, I will willingly admit, that I am hopelessly addicted. But, I possess a kind heart and I am willing to share [...]

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Speedwest Weekend: Lueboyz will be in the building, but..

How many tuning outfits in Jamaica have a Nissan GTR R35 chilling immediately in front of its entrance and wielding a muscle-bound pose? I will give you some time to figure it out. Time is up! Like a scene from a recent edition of the never-ending Fast and Furious, that is exactly what I saw when, as promised, I visited the Lueboyz speed-shop on Ruthven Road. As foundation Lueboyz member, Stephen, 'rolled out' in the Ridgeline, I went to speak to [...]

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Sales - Are you making the best of them?

As I walked down Constant Spring Road, bright red signs caught my eye as they fluttered in almost every store window. The signs proclaimed that discounts were available, some of them even boasted a 60% discount while others advertised a modest 10%-20% on selected items. Some of the stores which advertised a 20% discount were Child's Play and Ammars while Tropical Jewellry had a huge banner that stated that it was going out of business and so offered customers a 60% discount [...]

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Drag Racing: Steve 'Janspeed' Anderson

I did not know the guy personally, but you could not be a member of the 'fast-car' fraternity and not know 'Janspeed'! There were so many stories relating to him and his 'wicked-machine'. There were countless stories. Here was a character, that for myriad reasons, he was a topic for individuals who had a relentless passion for 'fast-cars' and drag racing. You could not speak about 'Janspeed' and not mention the striking-blue Evo which he had, which was a star [...]

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