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Obama visits Jamaica

By Guest blogger, Xavier Malcolm Photo courtesy of Official White House Photo by Pete Souza “Wah guan Jamaica!!” President Barack Obama exclaimed as he greeted a select group of youth leaders at the University of the West Indies on April 9th. The first sitting US President to visit Jamaica since 1982 is as usual a master in charming the masses. His address at a youth forum was a part of an official working visit to the island. Nevertheless, contrary to the impression one [...]

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MotoGP: No easy road for Marquez in 2015!

There is absolutely no doubt, in the informed mind, that Marc Marquez is a phenom. He is a mutant, a being that is possibly visiting from another galaxy, an advisor to Optimus Prime, a superhero, who has a reserved spot in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! I could expound further, but I will retain the discourse for another session. Marc Marquez, like an active volcano, exploded on the MotoGP stage in 2013 and the paddock is still in recovery mode! [...]

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Will you use prepaid electricity?

When cellular phones were first introduced to the Jamaican marketplace, the consumer was tied to a contract that offered a limit to the number of minutes they could use for the month. This arrangement made consumers feel trapped as the amount of time they spent on the call varied daily. There was also a service charge that remained regardless of how much time was spent on the phone. Those days are long gone, although post paid services still exist within the telecommunication [...]

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Reshaping Our Corner of the World: Love and Sandwiches

It's easy to dismiss something that you know little or nothing about as irrelevant. Now, I am guilty of this myself (and probably not for the first time). I am about to make amends. While talking to young (frighteningly young) entrepreneur and founder of EduFocal Gordon Swaby online not long ago, I poured cold water on his visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland. It's just a talk shop, I suggested, where the very rich fly in on their [...]

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Unclaimed Bank Balances - Do you have one?

I love knowing I have money in the bank. If I check my balance and realize that the balance is getting low, I try to top it up.  This is partly to prevent incurring any fees as well as to ensure there is something put aside in case of emergencies. I know persons who have so many bank accounts that they lose track.  They might have decided to stop using the account because their balances were very low or they left [...]

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Drag Challenge#1: An insolent EG!

The following names appeared on a list. Johnson Kevin, Cowan Andie, Brown Antonio, Murray Xavia, Porter Dwayne, Grandison Eugene, Cummings Orville, Henry Oneil, Randle Adrian, Anderson Seymour, Galbraith Ian and Barker Robert. Which list? The individuals identified were all persons of interest! Based on elapsed times, they were asked to report to NDRC's 'tree' to facilitate the pursuit of speed! The above-mentioned individuals were qualifiers in the Nestle Supligen Pro Modified 11 class (the 11 second class). On an ordinary [...]

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Much More than a Mosquito Bite

Much More than a Mosquito Bite

By Jonathan Cali Did you know that as of 2005, nearly a quarter of residents of the capital region of Guyana were at risk of suffering lymphatic filariasis, an illness that causes permanent swe...

CHANDERPAUL IS A MODERN GREAT

CHANDERPAUL IS A MODERN GREAT

He is far from bring the most elegant batsman around. His technique has been described as crabby and unorthodox and he does not possess the fluid grace of a Lawrence Rowe or Brian Lara. He also lacks...

SHELLY ECLIPSES VCB IN BRAND RECOGNITION

SHELLY ECLIPSES VCB IN BRAND RECOGNITION

Last week it came to public attention that Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce was named Ambassador Special Envoy. The two-time Olympic and 2013 triple World Champion and her husband, Jason, were also issued dipl...

Are used cars a better investment?

Are used cars a better investment?

I need a new car. So I started thinking about my options. Should I buy a used car or a new car? Like many consumers, I like new cars. There is a smell that emanates from the interior of a new car t...

The Humanity of Music: It's a Global Thing

The Humanity of Music: It's a Global Thing

"Without music, life would be a mistake." So said the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A little facetious perhaps, but how true! As we emerged from the Carib Cinema onto the bustling streets...

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