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Rising Star - Nicholas 'Tazz' Barnes at play!

Jamaicans are gifted, highly creative and talented individuals. We usually leave an indelible print of achievement when we apply our God-given abilities, assisted by hard work. I usually explain that what you see today is not the product of today's investment. On the contrary, it is the product of the numerous hours spent preparing, away from everyone and the countless distractions which somehow appear to exist to thwart one's effort and slaughter the attempt to rise to the top rung [...]

Motor Sports

WRC 2015 - up and running! (highlights)

Which motorsports discipline can be described as the all-terrain king, the weather-master, the slope-slayer, the tarmac-militant and the cojones-builder - all in the same breath. You will search, but I assure you, you will not find a substitute. Rallysport embraces every act of nature and applauds any complex but thrilling scenario that organizers can find to hurl at man and machine. Think of rallysport as a 24-drink case of Red Bull on steroids! And the WRC, when expressed in precis [...]

Motor Sports

Volkswagen Polo R WRC stomps the yard!

I have always stated that I am a 'wagonist'. I will not apologize. The WRC  is a championship I have always followed closely, but, blame my cable provider or the coverage my limited package offers, I got lost in a forest on a Stage of the GB rally!  Thankfully, my bearings returned. I repented and I have made a sworn commitment to follow the rambunctious machines, as they traverse, in crackling, popping, anti-lag delight, the spectator-packed stages which are a [...]

Social Impact

Social Enterprise: A Solution to the Inequality Dilemma?

There were plenty of questions - and some answers - at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel today (January 26), the first day of the very first Social Enterprise Summit. The Summit is a collaboration of the JN Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) stemming from its three-year Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), launched in 2013. Yes, we need another day with the experts, and with the Jamaicans who gathered today. The room was full, by the way, and [...]

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Are you a savvy shopper?

"What's my special price?" "Since I bought so many items, what can you do for me?" The above statements are very commonly heard when I am out shopping as consumers continue to feel the economic pinch and everyone wants to get the most for their money. Often others are surprised that simply asking gets the customer a chance to pay a reduced cost for the item. Are consumers being pushy or aggressive by asking for a reduced price on items that are not marked [...]

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Invest your money!

Often you don't realize how little money you have until you need it. Our meagre salaries go to paying bills, rent or mortgage payments and buying groceries.  Trying to build a nest egg is not always possible although a well planned budget will result in some success. The main difficulty with sticking to a long term saving plan is the temptation to use the allocated funds for other situations which may arise. If you have a large family, those unexpected situations [...]

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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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