Day: February 4, 2008

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From the pots of West Afrika to the tables of the Antilles

One of the wonderful things about living in Ghana is that Ghanaians, like other people of Afrikan descent, are food loving people. The mere sight of a Ghanaian enjoying a meal could tempt any stanch anorexic to promptly regain her appetite. Those who know me also know I would feel right at home in such …

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Enhanced CARICOM-US trade must recognize differences in development levels

Any new and enhanced trading relationship between CARICOM and the US should take into account the differences in the level of development between the two parties and among CARICOM countries themselves, a regional official has told a hearing of the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on the Caribbean. Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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No Deal – YAHOO! Rebuffs Microsoft’s Proposal for Marriage

The week-end was abuzz with speculation of Yahoo!’s intention to reject the $US45 billion bid by Microsoft to take over the struggling internet landmark. The news is now official. In a letter filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission this morning, Yahhoo! explains the company’s disapproval of Microsoft’s offer: “After careful evaluation, the Board believes that …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Jamaican artist for Black History Month showcase

The City of Tamarac, Florida is holding a special art exhibit by local artist Colin Barrington Smith, and Jamican, in observance of Black History Month. The exhibit shows Smith’s creative interpretations of Black History in the USA. The exhibition opens Monday, February 4, at 6:00 p.m. at Tamarac Community Center, with live music by the …

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The environmental factor in global relationships

Until about a week ago I had never heard of carbon border taxes. But as I have since discovered they are just one of a number of measures being considered by some developed nations to ensure they do not loose commercial advantage as a result of growing global pressure to protect the environment. The argument …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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