Mark Lee

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

Mark Lee

Big Brother Software Giants and the Dumbing Down of Society

Bill Gates is busy saving people in Africa with vaccines but the company he founded is creating a new technological poor over here in the West. Every free application Microsoft has bought has become closed off from independent developers who drove add-on programs to support/enhance user experience with such as the on-line telephony/conferencing software, Skype. …

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Mark Lee

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

Hurricane Humberto 2013

When the Storm Comes, Be Ready

Whether you believe in climate change and its possible effects on the weather, you need to be prepared for the Atlantic Caribbean Hurricane Season that is generally accepted to start on June 1 each year. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC), says this Atlantic hurricane region includes the North …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Credit View Road over Credit River

The Saga of a Mississauga River Community

What’s the point of voting if what really counts  is money? It’s as though casting a ballot is really giving away a franchise rather than empowering a governing committee to act on your behalf. Take the 40-year-old community that has grown up, not in isolation, but in a semi-urban setting that has created its identity …

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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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Crimean Vote Spawns Global Deamand to Roll Back the Clock

The referendum in the Crimea has spawned a wave of demands worldwide among oppressed peoples and ethnic purists wanting to reclaim their roots and return to the unspoiled past. The following resolutions have been received by our news room: (1) “We the WASPS of New England and the southern USA do solemnly swear that with …

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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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IMF Staff Analysis of Barbados Economy Sees Possible Risk to Neighbours

It reads like a good cop bad cop interrogation of the Barbados economy, the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Report issued Wednesday (Feb 12) at a news conference from the Fund’s headquarters in Washington DC. Staff analysts following a round of consultations with government and other officials that ended Monday (Feb 10) see a …

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Mark Lee

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

Mariel Port, Cuba.

From Cuba With Peace

In the aftermath of the January 28 and 29 second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), in Havana, Cuba, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as a group and its member states individually, must undertake a critical reflection on how they stretch into more ambitious integration enterprises even as their own house …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Van Damme Volvo split ad

Who’s the Winner? Volvo Trucks or Van Damme?

Volvo Trucks’ “The Epic Split” ad featuring Jean Claude Van Damme, must offer a lesson in the new social media marketing paradigm, garnering more than 7.5 million views on Youtube within 24 hours of its launch on Thursday. Seven million, five hundred and eighty thousand, five hundred and seventy-nine by 10 a.m Friday to be …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Trayvon Martin – The Loss of Liberty and Life

It seems the American dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is becoming a closed domain. The Statue of Liberty, gifted by the struggling French seeking what they thought was the ideal of the American founding fathers and Abraham Lincoln’s fight to free the enslaved, is now a dream in the very land …

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Mark Lee

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

satrurn ad out take

Fatwa on Bonn, fi Saturn and how dem dis Wi Island

“Fatwa mi say,” declared Richard Reid from his high security prison in the USA. Reid was responding to the setting on fire of the Jamaican flag in a TV ad by German electronics retailer Saturn. “The Jamaican government and the Jamaican people should not put up with this type of disrespect and if Germany does …

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

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IMF Welcomes New Jamaica Debt Swap Medicine

It seems a step has been made towards Jamaica reaching an agreement with the International Monetary Fund. The head of  an IMF mission wrapping up a trip to Jamaica, Jan Kees Martijn, says it has made “significant progress” in reaching  understandings on strengthening Jamaica’s macroeconomic policies. These include achieving higher primary fiscal surpluses, and  “structural reforms …

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Mark Lee

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

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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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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