Year: 2010

Default Abeng Image

Jesus Lara – Mission of an artist

Cuban multi-media talent Jesus Lara Sotelo makes art of the highest order. He paints and writes, draws, photographs, works in ceramic, sculpts. All art-forms are rendered with taste, grace and depth of meaning. The connectedness of the artist to his universe is visible in the emotional proximity with which he examines his subjects. Multiple themes …

Jesus Lara – Mission of an artist Read More »

Default Abeng Image

Gregory Isaacs – Another one gone too soon

Jamaicans and the global Reggae music community were rocked with the sad news of the passing of master “Lovers Rock” singer and songwriter Gregory “Cool Ruler” Isaacs on Monday October 25th. Isaacs died in his London home early that morning after losing his battle with lung cancer. The reports on his passing carried by media …

Gregory Isaacs – Another one gone too soon Read More »

Default Abeng Image

Youth, Death and Leadership – Reflections on the Passing of Bajan PM David Thompson

Those whom the gods love die young, goes the saying from Greek mythology. David Thompson, who died in office as the Barbados prime minister, age 48, early Saturday morning (Oct 23) must have been one of those. He died at his St Phillip home in eastern Barbados just a few months after being diagnosed with …

Youth, Death and Leadership – Reflections on the Passing of Bajan PM David Thompson Read More »

Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Default Abeng Image

The Barbados Tragedy

With Prime Minister David Thompson of the Democratic Labour Party on leave battling pancreatic cancer, and the former PM Owen Arthur deposing Mia Mottley as opposition leader, David Comissiong of the extra-parliamentary People’s Empowerment Party sees tragedy on the island.

Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Default Abeng Image

Team Jamaica Goes for Business Gold in 2012

Jamaican businesses are mobilising to make significant gains by partnering to develop trade and investment opportunities leading up to the Olympic Games in London, UK in 2012. Earl Jarrett, Chairman of the Trade Policy committee in the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and general manager of Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), said that government …

Team Jamaica Goes for Business Gold in 2012 Read More »

Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Default Abeng Image

IMF Approves US$93.9 Million Disbursement for Jamaica

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded the first review of Jamaica’s economic performance under a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA), enabling the immediate disbursement about US$94 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to about US$705, it was announced Wednesday (June 23). Jamaica has performed very well under the program. All quantitative …

IMF Approves US$93.9 Million Disbursement for Jamaica Read More »

Default Abeng Image

Guyana Farmers Pray for Rain

Rural farmers on the Demerara’s East Coast in Guyana are hoping that the rains quickly come or else they stand to lose millions invested in farmlands for rice and cash crops and they want the government to do more to help them cope with the extremely dry weather brought about by El Nino. Some of …

Guyana Farmers Pray for Rain Read More »

Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Default Abeng Image

Crime Insulation for Vulnerable Rural Areas

I have been listening to the discourse in the media, among intellectuals and the little man on the street daily and the truth is that the band aid incursion into Tivoli Gardens (TG) will not rid the country of criminality.What is happening for sure is the scattering of TG seeds all over Jamaica which had …

Crime Insulation for Vulnerable Rural Areas Read More »

Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Default Abeng Image

Carib New York Music Lovers – A Memorable Weekend

All weekend I’ve been partying with the grown folks, but I should revise that term, because in reality the party people were of mixed ages. There were some in their 20s and 30s and then there were also the veterans. The group I’m talking about – NYMLA, or the New York Music Lovers of America, …

Carib New York Music Lovers – A Memorable Weekend Read More »

Default Abeng Image

IMF Approves $117.8 Million Loan for Antigua and Barbuda

Against the background of the global economic crisis, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $117.8 million loan to support the Antigua and Barbuda’s plan to recover from mounting government debt, weak economic growth, and the effects of the economic crisis. The global lender announced June 8 that the money will help Antigua and …

IMF Approves $117.8 Million Loan for Antigua and Barbuda Read More »

× Your story idea