Day: June 8, 2008

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Abortion and the rights of the individual

The Editor: I write in reference to the recent call by Jamaica’s Abortion Policy Review Advisory Group to repeal current laws prohibiting abortion in order to allow conditions under which medical termination of pregnancy to be lawful. I have observed that in this developing nation, many observers collapse the complexity of the issue to one …

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Loss of Innocence – Trinidad’s Story

Children bear the wounds of societies’ ills. The irony of the newspaper headline, “The Death of Hope” was poignant. Hope Arismendez was an eight year-old girl who was raped, beaten and whose throat was slit and her body left for five days in a cane field by her mother’s boyfriend. Currently, there are no laws …

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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 Cost of a “Free” Press

One of the most obvious advantages of a free press in a free society is that in expressing opinion, we can express dissent. Yet what most of us fail to fully appreciate is that dissent is seldom encouraged and is in fact inherently discouraged in that same society. It is one of our most blatant …

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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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Antigua bond offer $18M oversubscribed

Last week on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Market, 130 Cable & Wireless St Kitts & Nevis Limited shares traded at $7.33, up thirty-three cents or 4.71% since its last traded price, 300 Dominica Electricity Services Limited shares traded at $3.15 down ten cents or 3.08% since its last traded price, 465 East Caribbean Financial Holding …

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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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Junior Achievement gets boost for regional youth programs

Linda Rimer of JA and Sharon Brown of FirstCaribbean, Bahamas. Junior Achievement Worldwide is receiving a US$204-thousand dollar boost from FirstCaribbean International Bank to help provide resources and opportunities for the region’s youth. “At FirstCaribbean, we recognize that, with changes in the global economy and the deleterious impact on fledgling regional communities, young people in …

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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 Mote in My Brother’s Eye

Send me your remittance work brigades… teachers, nurses… Last week US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the seventh annual Trafficking In Person’s Report (TIP). It condemns and seeks to exterminate from the world, this explotative practice. “The Department of State is required by law to submit a Report each year to the U.S. 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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Spanish Invasion!

Spain’s ambassador to Jamaica, Jesus Silva. The verdict has been out for sometime now. For having flagrantly disregarded building codes, the Riu Group is being cut down to size, three floors to be exact, with demolition being apparently the only work activity officially sanctioned at the beleaguered site. While the buildings appear to be under …

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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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Rhone’s POSITIVE tours St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The cast, (l-r) Althea Hewitt, Craig Binns, Marsha Campbell, Lee Patience, Brian Johnson, Susie Braham and fabian thomas. Director and Lyricist fabian thomas and a cast of seven Jamaican actors will be doing five performances of the highly-acclaimed HIV awareness musical POSITIVE in St Vincent and the Grenadines from June 9 – 13. Scripted by …

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