Year: 2014

IMF Approves US$130 Million in Assistance for Ebola to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

As the world cringes at the prospect of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa spreading rapidly to affect millions of people, the IMF has announced $130 million in emergency assistance to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help combat the deadly disease. In a release Friday, the fund said it’s Executive Board “in an expedited decision …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

From Price of Memory

The Price of Memory – Rastafari vs the British Monarchy for Slavery Reparations

Before Pan-Africanism and reparations for the horrors of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, which many social scientists believe remains to haunt the dilapidated socio economic and cultural life of the Caribbean, became fashionable in academic and political circles, it was the Rastafari and a few other outcasts who championed these causes. Now that the Caribbean Community …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

East Ramapo Central School DistrictBoard of Education

NY School Official’s Comments on Hispanics Spark Rolling Protests

Spring Valley (Abeng News) – A multi-racial coalition of residents of the upstate NY community of Rockland County, have taken to the streets in rolling protests against what they see as discriminatory practices in the district’s educational system against Hispanic immigrants. While some folks see the wave of documented and undocumented immigrants from Latin America …

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Aduku Addae

About Aduku Addae

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

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Rockland Community Dialogue to Avoid Replay of Ferguson

Spring Valley, NY. (Abeng News) – The Rockland community of New York state, is using the police killing of 17 year-old Michael Brown, August 9, in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri as a wake up call. Some 150 persons gathered at the First Baptist Church, Rev Dr. McWilliams Way (Hoyt Street) in Spring Valley, …

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Aduku Addae

About Aduku Addae

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

Jamaica police break up attack on gays in Kingston.

Javad Jaghai: Jamaican Gay Rights Pawn

Let me begin with the obvious: There is no Jamaican gay rights organisation. There are organisations designed and funded by interests in the United States that rope in a number of Jamaicans for use as cannon fodder. There is no organisation created by Jamaicans to deal with Jamaican problems. In Jamaica almost all ‘gay’ murders are …

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Heaven help us?

Cricket Below Parr

Jack Parr was the first host of the ground-breaking, late-night television programme known as ‘The Tonight Show’ later made even more popular by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. WIKIPEDIA says, “It was during Paar’s stint as host that ‘The Tonight Show’ first became an entertainment juggernaut; Paar generated the most obsessive fascination and curiosity from …

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Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Prof Hilary Beckles

Reparations Campaign Distracts From Challenges Facing the Caribbean

On July 16th Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus in Barbados, spoke to the House of Commons in his capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Reparations Commission, making the case “that the Government of Great Britain, and other European states that were the beneficiaries of …

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About Hilbourne A. Watson

Hilbourne Watson is a Barbadian political scientist.

IMF, Simpson-Miller – Fixing an Economy of Exclusion, and a Wasteland of Discarded Potential

The visit of Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund to Jamaica June 25 – 27, represents a game changer from the almost 40 years of bitter and acrimonious relationship between the government administrations of Jamaica and the FUND. This bitter and hostile relationship prompted former prime minister, Michael Manley, in 1978 to …

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