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Getting Rid Of Scammers

A rampaging batsman plundering the bowling is a joy to see unless the batsman is on the other team. At that point, arresting the flow of runs, not taking wickets, is the priority. As good as the batsman is, an opposing captain has to juxtapose the batsman’s performance against the quality of the bowling and fielding and make the changes […]

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Failure Is Conditioning

If failure keeps you in God’s will, how is that not a good thing? The question presumes success would have wrestled you out of God’s will. It’s an interesting way to flip the script and give failure a standing ovation instead of a kick, for, after all, it has saved you from a fate worse than death. Except, failure, not […]

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A Change In Mindset Can Lead To Success

If you go to buy something which costs a dollar, and without warning, it now costs two, express surprise if you have to, but don’t walk away from exploring how to afford it. It is not beyond you. If you treat people the way they treat you and it falls short, you can compare and contrast all day long. It […]

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Lion Bites Man – Jamaica’s Official Investigates

It just “burns me” — a Jamaican official has investigated the circumstances under which a lion in a zoo, for which she bears much responsibility for its deficiency, manhandled a man. Along with her belated and in hindsight recommendations to improve the lion’s woeful living quarters, the official has publicly admonished the man who mishandled the lion and is poorer […]

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Every Citizen At Present Owes ExxonMobil $9M – IEEFA Financial Analyst

Kaieteur News – For every US dollar that Guyana earns per barrel of oil produced in the Stabroek Block, the Oil companies walk away with six dollars. Compounding the situation is the fact that at present, given the developments already undertaken and underway, each citizen of this country owes the oil company some US$44,000. Additionally, at the rate Esso Exploration and […]

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Big Mac vs Jerk Pork

Take this introspective but exploratory question: “What makes jerk pork of Jamaica less of a world beater than Big Mac of McDonald’s or the Whopper of Burger King?” With less than one hour of work, in the home of the Big Mac or the Whopper, a minimum wage earner can buy either. With one hour of work, the minimum wage […]

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Thanking Backstabbers

You can use your doubters and haters as motivation, even inspiration to propel yourself to great altitude. Allegedly, bad mind and backstabbers have whispered their alarms out loud at your maddening gaze and howling at the moon. You can use their ire as your fire and blaze a trail than resign yourself to failure. You could use a bad lamp’s […]

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The Value Of Attitudes

It is not automatic that David wins against Goliath, or Tortoise prevails against Hare. Indeed, the size, strength, or proficiency of the incumbent may be legendary, but let it never be said about you that the shadow they cast was enough to blot out your sun or worse; that you assumed your fight with any Goliath was futile and defeat […]

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Fixing Problems Overnight  

In the likely event, as fate would have it, you are confronted with the dilemma of a man threatening suicide and a boy getting ready to shoot himself in the foot, do ask the suicidal elder, “Please hold while I tend to the more important task of dissuading the lad from starting bad”. Heaven can wait. Hell, not so much. […]