Mark Lee

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

Mark Lee

The Media Made Me Not Do Right

The spirit of the times is that all media are to be mistrusted and distrusted, so much so that people ignore warnings to move out as dangerous storms approach because “the media” bear the blame for weather being reported on not arriving exactly as meteorologists forecast. During the approach of the last “biggest ever” storm …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

What’s The Matter With The World?

Trumps war on China reminds me of my teenage years when Richard Nixon and Chou (Zhou) Enlai were daily in the news, with Nixon trying to pry open China to get a dollar from each of the billion people through trade. All this reminds me that Jamaican young people were divided then among “conscious youth” …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Sex and the Players

A man does it and it doesn’t affect his game. A woman does it and it tarnishes her reputation. So the mantra goes. America’s international women’s tennis champion, Serena Williams, believes it sexist her punishment of fines and docking her points in her US Open finals match against Japanese Naomi Osaka on Saturday, Sept 8. …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Lloyd Stanbury -- Sista Irie photo

Reggae Roadblocks Challenges the Obstacles

The perceived international, domestic, and perhaps in some cases, inherent obstacles to the growth of Jamaican reggae are being challenged. ‘Reggae Roadblocks – A music business development perspective’, a book that explores matters that appear to be retarding progress of the Jamaican music genre, written by leading entertainment and copyright attorney, Lloyd Stanbury, has been formally released …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

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.

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

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

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