Year: 2014

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Let the Right One Win

I read somewhere that the word “politics” is really two words and not one, something like “harass”. The writer explained that the first syllable “poli” or “poly” means “many” and “tics” or “ticks” are “blood-sucking creatures”. This was the idea behind the song by calypsonian, Black Stalin, about “Vampire Passing.” With election-time approaching in several …

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Hurricane Sandy

Caribbean, Latin America Among Most Distressed by Extreme Climate Events

 Lima, Peru Dec 2, 2014 – Haiti, the Dominican Republic, St Vincent and Honduras are among countries listed as most threatened by extreme weather events in a report presented by the development and environmental organisation Germanwatch, at the UN Climate Summit (COP20) in Lima, Peru. While the Philippines, Cambodia and India were most affected by …

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Vladimir Putin

The Putin Protocol and Other Presidential Gaffes

It is said that diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggy” while reaching for a rock.  However, for those like Boris Yeltsin, former Russian President, it is hard to reach for anything when you’re already stoned.  Even before he became President in 1991, Yeltsin had already shown signs of being a problem.  In 1989, …

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Pamela Coke-Hamilton, executive director, Caribbean Export

Caribbean Exports – Time to Stop Dreaming

Overshadowed by the landing of a European Space Agency probe on a 4km-wide comet, 67P, 6-billion kilometers from earth after a 10 year journey through space, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), wrapped up a two-day meeting (colloquium) to address challenges to the export sector and propose solutions for a region struggling to find …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Marcus Garvey in military regalia in Harlem parade. James Van Der Zee - photo

Challenging the Myth of Marcus Garvey – Prof Robert Hill Confronts ‘Reality’

Was Jamaican national hero Marcus Garvey’s vision for Africa that of implanting a Western world view onto the continent and its Diasporas for which he passionately advocated? The question arises after listening to the 2014 Elsa Goveia Memorial lecture presented (Thursday, Nov 6) by retired professor Robert Hill, at the Cave Hill, Barbados campus of …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Lesha Matthews

Jamaican Mother Gets Free Heart Surgery in Cayman Islands

CAYMAN ISLANDS (October 14, 2014) – A young woman from Jamaica returned home on Monday after being the latest beneficiary of life-enhancing surgery and care provided free of charge by a team of cardiac surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands. “The young woman was suffering, and none of the clinics on the US mainland contacted by her …

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