Day: February 5, 2009

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Do Women Need Freedom from Religion?

It has often been argued that religion is a repressive force in women’s lives, and religious texts advise on and justify the inferiority and subordination of women in societies across the globe. Foundations for freedom from religion as well as some feminists and women’s activists all hold the view that organised religion is the greatest …

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About Judith Soares

Judith Soares, PhD, is the head of the University of the West Indies' Women and Development Unit.

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Lessons From Beijing – Nine Principles For 2009 and Beyond

Our athletes did us extremely proud at the Olympic Games held last year in Beijing China with their scintillating performance. As a nation, we were proud as Jamaica became the toast of the world. As we face the clear and present challenges of 2009 and beyond, there are some valuable principles we can learn from …

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Barbadian Wine Maker Keeping the Spirits High Despite the Odds

The Bible story says Jesus turned water into wine when the spirits ran low at the wedding in Cana. Malcolm Wood, in Bridgetown, Barbados, is working on the miracle of creating a Caribbean fruit wine business in an industry that snubs the notion of terming as wine anything but fermentation derived from grapes. Since the …

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Abeng in Beijing

This poem by fabian thomas is timely if only because of the seeming double standard in the way the IOC has responded to Michael Phelps’ latest episode with a ganja smoking bong. Bolt was chastised for celebrating his dramatic win the the 100 meters in Beijing.

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Legislating poverty, global uncompetitiveness and unemployment

Minister of labour and social security Pearnel Charles referring to Jamaica’s minimum wage has pointed out that “the 17 and a half percent increase in 2008 saw a number of workers loosing their jobs”. The increase was from $2800 to the present $3700. It is a fact that many workers lost their jobs and many …

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