Month: June 2012

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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

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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.

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