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Jamaican Hostel offers weed for beach cleanup

Travel and Experiences CapeTown ETC

A hostel in Jamaica is taking cleaning up the country’s beaches into their own hands by offering every visitor a free joint in exchange for collecting a bucket of trash off the beach.
'A hostel in Jamaica is taking cleaning up the country’s beaches into their own hands by offering every visitor a free joint in exchange for collecting a bucket of trash off the beach.In  Long Bay, Portland Jamaica a hostel owned by German owner Marian Erbach (33) who affectionately named it Germaican-Hostel is trying to encourage locals to clean up the beaches with a little green incentive.For each bucket of trash collected from the beach the owner is offering guests a ‘free spliff’ for their service in the hopes that more and more visitors will start cleaning the beaches.This movement from a local Jamaican business man went viral as many people were excited and impressed with the selfless act of offering up something of value from his own pocket in an effort to clean the beach and slowly save the planet, one bucket at a time.View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Germaican Hostel (@germaicanhostel) on Jul 4, 2019 at 10:58am PDT Erbach came up with this giving idea, that he hopes others will get behind, when he became sick of seeing the beaches dirty and decided to roll 56 joints equal to 56 grams of weed one day, he did this because under Jamaican law 56 grams is the maximum amount of cannabis that one person can legal carry at any given time that is only punishable by a fine.As the Mother City struggles with plastic on our beaches just as much if not more than Jamaica does, a similar idea for local businesses or even local government could help turn the situation around.If you’re every in Jamaica check out Germaican-Hostel.Picture: Facebook/Germaican-Hostel . The post Jamaican Hostel offers weed for beach cleanup appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

Uber charged some US riders R18k for R180 trips thanks to a glitch

Travel and Experiences Memeburn

Imagine being charged R18 300 instead of R183 for an Uber trip across town.
'Imagine being charged R18 300 instead of R183 for an Uber trip across town.That’s exactly what some riders experienced in the States this week.According to  the Washington Post , some riders in San Diego and Washington DC used the app this week, but were charged 100 times the fee.WTF, @Uber , you charged $1,308 to my card instead of $13.08?! (Second screenshot shows the same route fare a moment later; it’s #ComicCon so it’s fluctuating rapidly.) pic.twitter.com/2S6sxRmnRc — Kelley | (@Astro_Kelley) July 17, 2019 @uber @ubersupport same story here, sent multiple messages about a $3000 charge for a 30 minute cab ride.This is completely unacceptable. — Alex Abramov (@absdamn) July 18, 2019 @Uber_Support I took a 10 minute Uber that was supposed to cost $11.36 but my account now has a pending amount of $1113.00 and there is no way to contact customer service over the phone to dispute the charge.Can some pls let me know what’s being done about this glitch?!?!? — Ms.Nia Reneé Thomas (@MsNiaReneThoma1) July 18, 2019 According to Uber, it was indeed a glitch that was eventually rectified.The transport firm also confirmed that it would reimburse riders without them needing to dispute the prices.Sucks for drivers, tbh.Feature image: Memeburn . The post Uber charged some US riders R18k for R180 trips thanks to a glitch appeared first on Memeburn .'