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Putting biodiversity education in the fast lane in Jamaica

by Natasha Kate Ward   On a recent visit to a Jamaican School, I was transported back in time to my childhood. I grew up in a rural area. Our house sat in the middle of a quintessentially English village with gardens and fields, a river, rolling green hills which abruptly turn into limestone cliffs and then tumble into the sea. Given my rural upbringing in a particularly beautiful part of the country, I spent much of my childhood running around outside, wading through [...]

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Drag Racing: Drag Challenge #1 - Test and Tune

The holiday is officially over! Prepare for battle! Will this machine sing a 10 seconds tune in 2015? Giant killer? Pretty.... Fast!! A rather rare Scooby. "Caan believe you Odain! Mi no get mi hair money caz you go buy race-gas!" M.A.D. boss in the building! Am I at the wrong place? Is this Dover? Front, right wheel assembly, protested vigorously about SPECS' Tuning! The Cold War is officially over, but expect its rebirth when this Canary... and this illicit child collide! Ferocious beasts! What should you expect at Drag [...]

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How can you save money when doing home renovations?

Renovating your home can be one of the most frustrating and expensive projects that you will ever undertake. The time and effort involved in negotiating prices with contractors, dealing with sloppy workmanship or staying within your budget can seem to be interminable.  Often people put home renovation projects on hold for years as they struggle to find the finances and the time to complete them. Financial planning Consumers are not aware that financial planning is essential in order to ensure the success of [...]

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FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES NOT GETTING THE LOVE THEY DESERVE

Each year at this time it hits me squarely in the face. Champs in all its glory is here and the supporters and bandwagonists are out in all their glory. It's an exciting time for most Jamaicans as the country's best junior athletes display their talents on the grandest of local stages - the national stadium. Hundreds of thousands of persons tune in to every media platform to get the latest standings, the latest developments and to cheer for their [...]

Motor Sports

Drag Racing: Boost J'ouvert this Sunday!

Inhale.............Exhale.........Inhale.........Exhale. The exercise is important. You need to be in a relaxed state of mind inorder to process, in a responsible manner, what I am about to divulge. Now that you are settled, I will begin. I was reminded that Drag Challenge #1 grabbed the March 29-spot on the 2015 calender. But, before the machines performed on the concrete stage, on the 29th, a Test and Tune session was scheduled for Sunday - 22nd - 12pm-5pm. I went to Test and [...]

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World Water Day: Our Cities Are Thirsty

Yesterday (March 22) was World Water Day. In years gone by, this might have seemed like just another of those "special days." It might have been greeted with a shrug. Water? Why worry about water? Well, in 2015 I think we are taking water a lot more seriously. The Jamaican media love to call it "the precious commodity." And, indeed, it is becoming more and more precious to us all. - This Thursday, March 13, 2014 file photo [...]

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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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