Saving Money in the Summer! (Part 1)

July 29th, 2017

During the summer a lot of bills seem to pile up. The children are not in school so parents have saved on lunch money and bus fare. However there is still a lot of unwanted expense. For one thing the summer programmes available for children can cost up to $18000 depending on the child’s age [...]

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Be safe while shopping!

November 22nd, 2014

During a busy shopping session, I was accosted by a man who claimed to have been ‘watching’ my car and who demanded payment. I was nervous but I firmly told him I had no spare change then promised faithfully to return and pay on my next visit. Although he was clearly unhappy he allowed me [...]

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Do you read the labels on the products you buy?

November 20th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Reading is a fundamental skill and one in which we hone after years spent in the education system. After all that instruction, it is expected that consumers read the labels on the products that they buy. However, in this fast paced world where information is usually conveyed in [...]

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Should you buy ‘pirated’ movies/music?

September 10th, 2013

They are a common sight on Jamaican streets as they walk through the plazas. They often have stacks of CDs and DVDs spread on a tarpaulin or in a backpack. Who are they? They are street vendors who sell copied or ‘pirated’ versions of original movies and music. Their prices are affordable as you can [...]

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7 OF THE WORST THINGS TO DO WHILE SHOPPING!!!

August 30th, 2013

Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer Okay I admit it, I was caught in the back to school rush just like the droves of persons who hit the streets not only in Half Way Tree but Downtown as well. Click to read the full article of back to school shopping in The Gleaner: I [...]

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Consumers Must Prepare for Hurricane season!

July 18th, 2013

<em>Teri Ann Renee Paisley, Gleaner Online Writer</em> Hurricane season in the Caribbean lasts from June to November each year. Although we have not had any serious storm in Jamaica this year, the season is not complete and recently we have seen the development of Tropical storm Chantal. Storms have wrecked havoc on our infrastructure and [...]

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