Day: August 4, 2008

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Psych Patients Remember Esmin Green

On Friday evening, more than 100 people, most of them self-described “psychiatric survivors,” gathered outside Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, to memorialize Jamaican Esmin Green. The event was one of 10 candlelight vigils being held around the globe to remember the 49-year-old who died alone while waiting for treatment in the psychiatric emergency …

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Jamaica PM’s Independence Day Message

The following is the Independence Message to the people of Jamaica by Prime Minister Bruce Golding: It has been forty-six years since we gained independence – forty-six years since we proudly took our place among the nations of the world. We are a small nation when compared to the rest of the world, but in …

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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 Creole Salutes an Epic: Beowulf

Hwæt, We Gar-dena in geardagum, þeodcyninga þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon! oft Scyld Scefing sceaþena þreatum, monegum mægþum meodosetla ofteah, egsode eorlas, syððanærest wearð feasceaft funden; he þæs frofre gebad, weox under wolcnum weorðmyndum þah, oð þæt him æghwylc ymbsittendra ofer hronrade hyran scolde, gomban gyldan; þæt wæs god cyning! Wait! Before you …

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