Month: December 2009

Gov’t on Collision Course with the People

It was surprising to many how Jamaicans responded to the tax measures announced by the Government in the April supplementary budget. Even the Government had expected some amount of street protest over the gas tax. The Jamaican people have demonstrated that they understand the effects of the global recession and are appreciative of the difficulties …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Shaggy goes Green in Copenhagen

International reggae artiste, Orville “Shaggy” Burrell has gone ‘green’ in the interest of raising awareness on climate change and encouraging a more secure climate future. He announced his move with his performance at the ‘Seal the Deal: Dance for Climate Change’ concert held in Copenhagen , Denmark on December 7 to raise public awareness about …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Jamaica – Blood and Fury Part 1

There is an island of rolling hills and blue-green mountains, nourished by swirling rivers that empty into a yawning sea. Those burnt-faced, olive-skinned people who were its first inhabitants, in homage to its resplendent vistas, bestowed on it the name, ‘Xaymaca’ – “Land of Springs”. After their demise at European hands, came those of my …

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