Year: 2012

‘Jump up’ with Reflection: Jamaica on a Mission

In this the year of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence, we note two publications which have relevance to the country’s celebrations and which are worthy of readership. They are Garnett Roper’s Jubilee Jubilee: This is the Year of Jubilee (2012) and Evelyn I. Smart’s Jamaican Women on the Road to Parliament from the 19th …

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About Judith Soares

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

Usain Bolt at Beijing Olympics

Jamaica, Cuba Likely Giant Slayers at the Olympics

When the medals are tallied, will Jamaican and Caribbean athletes be giant slayers at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, July 27 to August 12, where the tracks, pools and pits are ready for the runners, jumpers, divers, throwers and other performers? A PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) model is forecasting that among insular Caribbean countries Jamaica will retain its …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

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Akwantu: Celebrating the Jamaica Maroon Freedom Fighters

Freedom fighters who escaped the Spanish, defeated the British and became the first liberated Africans in the Western Hemisphere. That’s the story in a nutshell of the Maroons of Jamaica who are being celebrated in the documentary, Akwantu: The Journey, by stuntman turned writer, producer and director Roy T. Anderson. It is appropriate that the …

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Righting Her-Story: Writing Caribbean Christian Theology

Righting Her-Story: Caribbean Women Encounter the Bible Story (Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth, editor), is the most recent text on women, theology and biblical interpretation and application in the Caribbean. Billed by its publisher, World Communion of Reformed Churches, as a bible study training guide which also advises on worship services and liturgy, the text comprises a wide range …

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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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The New Slavery

Slavery is alive and well all over the globe, if we go by the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report issued by the U.S. Department of State, June 19. And it is of particular concern to Caribbean countries where human trafficking is synonymous with cross border prostitution. The phenomenon labeled as trafficking is causing squabbles between …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

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Caribbean Women Parliamentarians Tackle Human Trafficking

Women parliamentarians from 22 countries, including eight Caribbean representatives met in Washington DC, as part of a new global network of women leaders for four days of discussions and action planning to address the serious issue of human trafficking of women and girls. Vice- President of the Inter American Commission for Women and Parliamentary Secretary …

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Drive on to Exonerate Marcus Garvey

A petition has been launched addressed to President Barack Obama for the exoneration of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, leader of the first and largest economic justice movement in the USA and the world, and a National Hero of Jamaica. The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee, Institute of Caribbean Studies, and the Rootz Foundation Inc, which launched the …

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Sonia Lewis Blossoms on the Art Scene

Jamaican-born artist Sonia Lewis considers herself a late bloomer. Throughout her award-winning career in catering and gourmet cuisine as a restaurateur, as well as a designer of cut-work garments and table linen for local consumption and export, the artist satisfied her lingering appetite for art spending more than just a few vacations at the Louvre …

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CARICOM No Big Help But Jamaica Can’t Blame Others

With Trinidad and Tobago enjoying a trade surplus on manufactured goods with Jamaica and with a seeming reluctance in Port of Spain to sell Jamaica natural gas the country needs to lower its electricity generating costs, political leaders in Kingston are calling for Jamaica to opt out of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Attorney-at-Law Kerry-Ann McKoy Tulloch, shared another view via Facebook.

Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

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Jamaica in the NFL – A Gridironist Dreams

I have a gridiron dream. Well, actually it is more like a daydream – a fantasy. Here’s how that dream unfolds:  Streamers – black, green and gold – flutter in the warm breath of the February breeze above the human tidal wave that flood down the streets towards the national stadium. The multitude is jubilantly …

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Aduku Addae

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Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

Trinidad and Tobago's Minister of Planning and the Economy Dr. Bhoe Tewarie.

Trinidad & Tobago Economy Turns Corner Says IMF

Recording a tenfold increase in inflation between August 2011 and January 2012, the economy of Trinidad and Tobago is in recovery and should see growth after a three year slowdown, the International Monetary Fund has reported. “Real economic activity is expected to increase by 1.7 percent in 2012 as the non-energy sector picks up momentum with …

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Jamaican Novel Selected for International Conference

Lover’s Leap: Based on the Jamaican Legend, by award-winning Jamaican-born Canadian author Horane Smith, will be the subject of one of dozens of papers on cultural and social issues that will be presented at the 10th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, which will be held in Montreal, Canada, in June, this year. …

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