Day: November 26, 2008

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Terror in Mumbai

Flames over Mumbai. If the Nov. 26 attacks in Mumbai were carried out by Islamist militants as it appears, the Indian government will have little choice, politically speaking, but to blame them on Pakistan. That will in turn spark a crisis between the two nuclear rivals that will draw the United States into the fray. …

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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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Hanging Not Synonymous with Capital Punishment

As with every emotive issue, capital punishment is being mauled by the partisans – haul and pull, twist and turn. Truth-seekers are confused and bewildered and are left wondering, who is preaching truth and who error, because diametrically opposed views – pro and anti-capital punishment – can’t both be right. Based on the spin by …

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Employment Inequity – No Equality for Women

The Jamaica Employer’s Federation (JEF) is disputing the downgrade in the ranking of Jamaica by the World Economic Forum for gender equality. The current position of Jamaica is 44, down five places from last year, and down 20 places from 2006. Apparently, the JEF cited anecdotal, rather than empirical evidence to make the false claim that there …

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Jamaican Creole vs English – Not an Either/Or Debate

I am flattered by (Antonn Brown’s) comparison to Kadene, and I wish that I had her multilingual skills, cosmopolitan erudition, and analytical sharpness. Rest assured, however, that I am no sock puppet for Ms. Porter. Now let me address your riposte. Languages are the products of human agency; they do what we allow them to do, …

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