Month: July 2008

Your Take on Jamaican Creole A Farrago of Nonsense, Mr Franklin

I read the ‘article’ by Franklin Johnston which appeared on the 31st July in the Jamaica Observer with mounting horror and incredulity. How is it possible for such ignorant rantings to find space in [the] newspaper? The author is clearly a stranger to any notions of logic, and moreover makes wild claims about languages in …

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WTO Talks Collapse

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy announced after long hours of hard talking that ministers have failed in their effort to agree on blueprint agreements in agriculture and industrial products. He told a press conference after speaking to members that out of a to-do list of 20 topics, 18 had seen positions converge but the gaps could …

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Mark Lee

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

Xinyu – Mixing Dancehall Reggae and Medicine

Xinyu (One876Entertainment.com Photo) At some point in Caribbean social history being a medical practitioner and a pop musician didn’t mix – especially if the music was that from the grass roots. Then in the 1970s a quartet of medics from the University Hospital of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, changed that and started what …

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Mark Lee

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

A Chance to Smell … if Not the Roses, Something Else

South Africa’s Miriam Makeba. Sometimes we need to step away from the gloom, for it can become pervasive. It is worth noting that on Sunday, the two major Jamaican daily papers published reports on the inculcation of deviant behavior in children, some from as early as age three. Equally distressing is the fact that the …

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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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