Day: August 24, 2008

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Transferring the Olympic Winning Knowledge to Other Challenges

The euphoria of the Olympics has for the first time in many years opened the eyes of Jamaicans on how it feels to be collective winners. The nationalistic fervor has been captivating as the whole world “catch a fire” with the superb performance of Jamaican athletes. Many international news organizations attributed the excellence to the …

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Incentive Pay Not the Fix for Education Dysfunction

The Jamaican Ministry of Education has introduced an incentive scheme in an effort to boost the CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) examination performance of the island’s students.  Incentive or merit pay entails using the success and performance of teachers in the classroom as the basis of their pay, rather than qualification and seniority. Proponents claim …

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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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Onward to London 2012

Jacques Rogge hands over the Olympic flag to the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in Beijing. The 2008 games ended with a bang Sunday and now it’s on to London 2012 for the next summer Olympics. Beijing was a landmark year for Caribbean athletes, with Jamaicans dominating the sprints taking 11 medals, six gold, three …

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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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Electricity Self-sustainability – The Region’s Challenge

We are at a critical juncture in the history of the Caribbean region. The existing electricity sector model was built, decades ago, upon the premise of the availability of relatively inexpensive fossil fuels. It is now obvious to all that this premise no longer exists – and the model now needs to be redesigned and …

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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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A Deteriorating Justice System

No less a person than the highly respected police officer, assistant commissioner Owen Ellington on July 10, 2008 reported to the audience attending the Jamaica Employers Federation Forum that the protection of witnesses is being breached. The legal profession has vehemently denied the charges levied by the assistant commissioner and have stated what is the …

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