Month: October 2008

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An Unsung Hero

Dermot Jones, in uniform 1940s. Dermot Melbourne Herrington Jones was in his 30thyear when he jumped from the back of the Black Maria, his boots with those of his fellow officers clattering on the Kingston pavement as the police were dispatched to quell violence and disperse marchers supporting the labour unrest of 1938. It is …

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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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A Nation Reinvents Itself

On the eve of probably the most pivotal election in US history, Americans have seen the best and worst of themselves. For matters of race relations, an issue that has largely been ignored for decades with everyone knowing, resenting or cherishing their designated place in the society, the presidential campaign has become a cutting board to expose the viscera …

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“Jamaica For Sale” Disturbing Video on Island

The Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET) has launched “Jamaica for Sale”, a 92 minute video documentary highlighting disturbing issues behind the island’s normally rosy sun, sea and sand tourism image. “We want to raise hard questions about the tourism industry, especially in light of the recent rise in a certain kind of tourism.  There are costs.  …

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Termite Power: Alternative Energy Source?

Some three years have elapsed since I first, rather by a fortuitous accident of circumstances, stumbled on the idea that termites hold the key to the next generation of alcohol production. I beg your indulgence as I here state the events as it may be of import for posterity to know the circumstances under which …

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Casting Stones – The Death of Reason

I was not at all surprised to read in the Jamaican media of the Rev. Al Miller’s most recent claim regarding divine justice and the death penalty. The mounting fear of being the next random victim as well as frustration levelled at the governing authorities for their impotence and lack of urgency in finding workable …

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She Barks, But Does She Bite?

A recent letter published in the Jamaican tabloid the Star, written to the popular column “Dear Pastor“, tackled an interesting subject. Read for yourself. “Dear Pastor, I have been troubled for quite a while. The problem, my girlfriend, is a sexaholic. Sometimes she wants it five times for one night. This is very taxing on …

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The Nicodemus Effect, Antidote to Bradley’s

As Barack Obama leads in opinion polls across the country, suggesting a sure win if the election were called today, many Democrats are fearful of what is termed the Bradley effect stopping him in the tracks and handing the presidency to John McCain. Tom Bradley, an African-American who lost the 1982 California, was way ahead in …

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From Russia with Love to Sarah Palin

That’s it. Vice President Nominee Sarah Palin has bridged the Bering Strait and the Russians are in love. Watch as Vlad and Boris sing their hearts out to “Misses Palin” and even incorporate some Jamaican “butterfly” moves into their homage to their Alaskan neighbour. It’s hilarious. “Mrs. Palin, I want to fly into your airspace, …

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Colin Powell for Obama

Former Secretary of State in the present George Bush administration, Colin Powell, announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, distancing himself from some recent John McCain and republican party campaign strategies. “He has both style and substance,” Powell said of Obama on NBC’s “Meet the Press. “I think he is a …

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Mark Lee

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

Who’s to Blame?

Communism officially died in 1991 leaving the world to prosper under capitalism. But in 2008 capitalism became bedridden under the strain of US banks’ collapse that quickly infected the global system. Everyone has been pointing fingers at who’s to blame and capitalism’s spokesmen have become defensive saying it’s not the source of the problem. 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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