Month: September 2008

Children Learn what they Live

Dorothy Law Nolie’s reflective poem “Children live what they learn” is worth looking at again, even if you’ve seen it before. Before you ask yourself once more, how did Jamaica get to the impasse it now finds itself, look at what Jamaica’s underprivileged children face; why they have lost faith, why they seek their own …

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Mark Lee

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

Bipartisan Action on Financial Bailout Plan Necessary: AARP

AARP COO Tom Nelson The financial woes in the U.S. can only be solved through bipartisan efforts, says AARP COO Tom Nelson. In a taped statement, Nelson urged Congressional leaders to employ bipartisan efforts to “pass a strong financial rescue package to improve the economy and make retirement income, pensions, and personal savings more secure …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Gates Commits $168M for Malaria; World Leaders Launch Global Malaria Action Plan

A LSDI (Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative) worker sprays a home for malaria control outside Maputo, Mozambique. Bill Gates, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Bono, and other leaders convened in New York at the UN Millennium Development Goals Malaria Summit. At the Summit, Roll Back Malaria launched the Global Malaria Action Plan, a comprehensive strategy for …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

$60 Billion Rise in Fuel Bill of Poor Countries, $7.2 billion in Food, IMF Forecasts

Some 50 developing countries remain at risk through 2009 as a result of food and fuel price increases, according to an updated assessment from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said that while the international community is currently focused on the ongoing financial crisis in advanced economies, “it is important not …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

PNP Leadership Elections and the Fallout

Sometime ago, around the late 80s to early 90s, Bruce Golding left the JLP, when it became obvious to him that he was never going to defeat Eddie Seaga for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leadership, and helped to form the NDM, the National Democratic Movement, a party that was supposed to be a serious alternative to the PNP …

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