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Stories by Barry Rattray/Contributor

Published:Saturday | August 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMBarry Rattray/Contributor

Jamaica’s geographic location of 180 north latitude and 770 west longitude in the Caribbean puts us in a vulnerable position in this high-risk, hurricane-prone locale. Every year during our active Atlantic hurricane season (June 1 - November 30),...

Published:Saturday | August 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMBarry Rattray/Contributor

No need to suffer the scorching summer heat inside your home. There are 1.9 billion air-conditioning units operating in the world today, and if you are not the owner of one of them, don’t worry – solutions are at hand. Mattress cooling system...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:06 AMBarry Rattray/Contributor

There is no stopping the advanced technological wizardry that seeks to improve our lives. No longer are they confined to the horizons of tomorrow. Unbelievably, they are available now in today’s homes — cutting-edge products making the seemingly...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMBarry Rattray/Contributor

The shoreline illuminates with the beacon of modernistic design, leaving onlookers transfixed with its clean, simplified, geometric shapes of concrete and large swathes of glazing (glass), accentuated by the mesmerising vastness of its turquoise...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMBarry Rattray/Contributor

From 1992 to 2002, I wrote a weekly column called 'Dream House' that showcased our most unusual and unforgettable homes, because I felt Jamaicans did not appreciate or were even aware of the fantastic residential architecture on the island...

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