Month: March 2008

Snared in the Circle of Spider’s Influence: I’m caught in the net

Do networks work? Or are they nets in which we get ensnared grasping for an illusive silver thread set by some cunning spider? Canada swears by social networks. They say that’s the way to get jobs and get ahead but the established networks never seem to work for new immigrants and minority groups. The Caribbean …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

The Answer is Still No! – Yahoo! Holds Firm to Resist Microsoft Merger

On the verge…but not quite over Jerry Yang, Yahoo!’s chief visionary, may not be in shareholders’ good books for his refusal to accept Microsoft’s bid for his ailing internet company, but it would be remiss of them not to tip their hats off to the 39 year old, tech pioneer for his tenacity. Not only …

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Dr Tilly Johnson with McMaster University President, Dr Peter George

Dr Tilly Johnson, Market Vendor, Humanitarian

The little dressmaker left Kingston, Jamaica in April 1960, for London, England where she hoped to make a better life but apparently after eight years she didn’t like the sewing and telephone assembly jobs she had landed so she flew back across the big Atlantic pond to Canada and settled in the steel town of …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Oliver yuh large! – Actor Boy Awards 2007

Oliver Samuels. The weather cooperated, the Boardwalk at the Pantry was an ideal location, the set design (by Nadia Khan) was commendable. There were a few technical hitches (at least one major protocol faux pas), but all told, the 17th staging of the International Theatre Institute’s Jamaica Chapter Actor Boy Awards was an enjoyable evening. …

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