Month: April 2008

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A World of Hell and Hope

Do you sense despair around you? The economy down, politicians and preachers offering no hope? Relax (if you can). You’re not alone. Ever since the tumultuous events like the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of the Soviet empire and the “Mother of all Wars”, 9/11, news of the hole in the ozone layer, …

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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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“My Life is a Surprise” – Mark Nelson

The term success story is often employed lightly and derogated in the media, but Mark Nelson’s life is a text-book example of this definition in the most classic sense.Nelson, who now pilots the e-commerce division at Nissan in the world’s largest Auto Square – Cerritos in Southern California – jets off to the Indian Ocean …

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Fighting and Preventing Malaria is Everyone’s War

This year marks the first in observing World Malaria Day (April 25). The initiative, formerly known as Africa Malaria Day from 2001-2007, was designed to raise global awareness of the disease. In May 2007, the World Health Assembly concluded that despite malaria’s high death toll and financial costs, global awareness remains low. Hence, the Assembly …

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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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Settling Europeans and Koreans In Jamaica an Asset For Growth and Stability

Democracy and freedom of speech are two things that Jamaicans take for granted and see as being God given. The truth be told, democratic institutions such as the Legislative Assembly existed in Jamaica, long before similar institutions existed in the United States and many European countries, such as Germany or Italy. Yet it behooves us …

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Is Religion Poisonous?

A UN report on Religious Intolerance almost a decade ago noted a “significant rise in religious extremism and intolerance” around the globe, with religious minorities enduring the backlash of prejudice and stereotyping. The 23-page report pointed out that the trend cannot be examined without considering the political, social and economic conditions that nurture it, at …

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Take Warning!

Mud washed down from the surrounding hills covers the streets of Ocho Rios after April flood rains. Prevention better than cure. The mantra is just as good for health as it is in the areas of environmental and disaster management. How much was preventable of what happened when Jamaica’s north coast tourism town of Ocho …

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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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Bush to Attend Olympics – Negroponte

U.S. President George Bush plans to attend the opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympics despite a potential boycott, according to U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. It is important for the U.S., Negroponte indicates, to show the 1.3 billion Chinese people that they are welcome on the international stage. During his testimony before Congress, …

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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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FirstCaribbean Wins Fifth Straight Best Bank Award

FirstCaribbean International Bank has won the award for “Best Bank in Barbados” for 2008 from Global Finance magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Global Finance editors, in conjunction with industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants, selected the best emerging market banks across the globe. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, …

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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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The Fight Against Religion

Richard Dawkins, Oxford University professor and one of the most passionate exponents of Darwinian evolutionary theory since the 1970s, has at long last ceded his position of notoriety. Once the strongest and most vocal critic of religion among a group of thinkers and writers comprising the “New Atheism” movement, Dawkins now shares the spotlight with …

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First Annual Caribbean Tourism Summit (ACTS) for Washington DC

The Caribbean Tourism Development Company (CTDC) has announced the first Annual Caribbean Tourism Summit (ACTS) that will bring together leaders from the political, tourism and investment communities and the Diaspora. A Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) release says ACTS will take place at the International Trade Center at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington, DC …

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