Day: April 26, 2009

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The Alphabet Soup Kitchen

A few days before the April 17-19 OAS Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, which now seems light years in the past, a group of leaders met in Venezuela under the umbrella of ALBA, the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas. ALBA, the brainchild of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, established to challenge US economic influence 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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Lessons from a Hijacker and a Blockmaker

You probably won’t find a newspaper article titled, “Who was Andrew Buchanan?” You won’t find the media reports describing him as having difficulties in his personal life, or recovering from a broken relationship, having mental challenges. You won’t see a Hi5 photo of him sitting on a Mercedes Benz. No one waited eight hours to …

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The Death Knell of Jamaica’s Canadian Tourist Market?

The abortive hijacking of a Canadian flight at Montego bay’s Sangster International Airport, could well be the death knell for Jamaica’s insipid tourism industry if the industry’s players are not proactive. It is time to cut the posturing and act to save what’s left of a formerly dependable sector. Recently there has been much crowing …

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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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Ja Gov’t Injects Funds Into May 2 Track Meet

Jamaica’s Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Olivia “Babsy” Grange has presented J$26-million (approx US$290,000) to the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA) in support of this year’s Jamaica International Track and Field Invitational Meet to be staged by the JAAA on Saturday, May 2. At the presentation ceremony, held at the Sports Development Foundation headquarters …

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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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