Month: May 2010

State of Emergency

A state of emergency has been declared by the government in Kingston the Jamaican capital as gunmen attacked four police stations and burned one to the ground. The State of Emergency begins at 6 o’clock Sunday evening and last for a month. A statement from Prime Minister Bruce Golding said the decision to declare the …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Jamaica Government Relents on Extradition Fight

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding, in a mood of atonement, announced Monday night that the US extradition request for alleged drug dealer and gun runner, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, is to proceed. Rumours of the decision to allow the process had created a tense atmosphere in Kingston, the Jamaican capital, where government offices, the courts and …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Music, Crime and Violence

Who feels it, knows it. I quote this phrase today in reference to the scourge of crime and gun violence that has now invaded and taken control of the lives of many young Jamaicans. My comments are made not only as an active participant in the Jamaican music industry, but also as someone who has …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Jamaica’s 9-11 Moment

Jamaica is having a 9-11 moment. Prime Minister Bruce Golding flying a plane of obfuscation into the Jamaican parliament, has brought a unity not often seen across classes and interests on the island. But calls for Golding’s resignation will not solve what is at the heart of the people’s disquiet: the seeming formalisation by the …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Time for Jamaica’s “Velvet Revolution”

It should be abundantly clear to all well thinking Jamaican that the current political order, dominated by the PNP and the JLP, is busted and is incapable of delivering good governance and economic development. The recent admission by Prime Minister Golding that he sanctioned the scheme to lobby the American government in relation to the …

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