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Formula 1: Rosberg - a cheap cheat? (Part 2)

The Belgian GP apparently snatched scenes from a Quentin Tarantino flick. It was a seamless synthesis of events which appeared innocuous, but had rather profound implications. The Prancing Horse was the first out of the gate! Scuderia Ferrari has had a horrible 2014 thus far. The marque has no recent memory of the top step of the podium and a miscue minutes before the Belgian GP began, confirmed that the streak of underachievement would continue. When the machines lit air and [...]

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What is the solution for unruly customers?

I have often used this platform to call out those businesses who provide poor customer service. This is because the motto of every business should be based on the concept that, 'The customer is always right.' What though if the customer is wrong? A number of customers show total disregard for the store's policy or show consideration to other customers. Many are impatient and feel that they should be attended right away even though others have been quietly waiting their turn. Then there [...]

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Motor Sports

Formula 1: Rosberg - a cheap cheat? (Part 1)

In the previous blog I stated - "The drivers’ championship is delicately poised and the truce is over. Hamilton vs Rosberg – the war will resume on Sunday. Prepare for the shelling!" I expected fierce, unyielding competition, sustained by an endless volley of Mercedes-led firepower. On Sunday, my expectation was short-lived. I doubt if all the fans were settled in their coveted seats before the selfish winds of change blew across Spa-Francorchamps. On Lap 2,  possibly blinded by 'red [...]

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Cleaning our Coastline: Why Don't Jamaicans Care?

There was a deep churning in my stomach. A sourness in the back of my throat. The captain cut the engine of our boat, which had moved across the calm, silvery water and among the gliding pelicans of Kingston Harbour from Port Royal, heading for downtown. Yes, it was a lovely morning. But the stench that floated up from the water (which was very dark here) and from the shore was overpowering. We held our noses, but there was no escape. [...]

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BIG STARS DULLED IN 2014 BUT THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT

It's safe to say 2014 was another successful year for Jamaica. It wasn't the blinding success we have come to expect in this the era of superman Usain Bolt and supergirl Shelly Ann Frazer-Pryce but it was spectacular in many ways. A number of our junior and senior athletes excelled globally. At the junior level there were standouts like Jaheel Hyde who added a World Junior title and a Youth Olympic title to his Champs 2014 and Carifta titles; Tyler Mason [...]

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What is the true cost of the fare increase?

I can't keep up with the ever changing increases in bus fares. I understand that the once $60.00 that was to be paid by senior citizens will now be reduced to $40.00. I read a news report in which it was suggested that the fare was reduced because of consultations with various interest groups. This makes me wonder if those consultations could not have been arranged prior to the announcement of the increase. One senior citizen I spoke to felt that the [...]

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SUAREZ BAN NEEDS RETHINK

SUAREZ BAN NEEDS RETHINK

This Luiz Suarez situation has me puzzled. In case you missed it, Suarez, the Uruguay and Liverpool striker bit into the shoulder of Italian player Giorgia Chiellini this week during a match in which...

WMW: Creating Equal Spaces

WMW: Creating Equal Spaces

On a warm Saturday evening, the harmonies of vintage reggae drifted gently from behind the neat building that houses WMW Jamaica’s offices. It’s a busy part of town, but the sounds were softer this ev...

Shocking Heil Hitler On Jamaican TV

Shocking Heil Hitler On Jamaican TV

Letter writer Allen Fernando has expressed what many persons would have liked to say in response to the shocking proclamation of “Heil Hitler” and salute on CVM TV in the aftermath of the German Footb...

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What comes to your mind when you think of India? Well for some people, cricket or curried food is synonymous with India while for others images of saris and elephants immediately surface. Whatever...

Water Parties in a Drought Offensive

Water Parties in a Drought Offensive

Recently in Jamaica, voices of opposition, including the political, have come out against the granting of licenses for persons to hold water parties in Kingston and St. Andrew. Now in a society where...

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