Mark Lee

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

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Caribbean 2008 – Moving From the Periphery of History

TORONTO: If you were around in the Caribbean in 1980 you probably danced to the tune of the Mighty Sparrow’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” “The rule of the tyrants decline/the year 1979” twitted the birdie. From Uganda to Nicaragua, from Iran to Grenada, there were explosive upheavals and dictators were wanted dead or alive, evan …

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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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Cho-Cho – How a Jamaican Plans to Eat Into China’s Boom Economy

If ever you’re in Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, and hear someone saying, “Yeah man, the food nice,” don’t be surprised. They had probably just licked their chops at Cho-Cho, the Jamaican restaurant opened by Atlanta businessman Glendon Thompson, in July 2007. Jamaica-born Thompson, managing director of Arcom Group Inc., which uses technology …

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

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The Economic Cure is Outside the Medicine Chest

Let me see if I can provide an answer that will help us all understand why it so important to learn how to continue to think outside the box. I’ll begin by asking a very simple question. How long did the Roman Empire last and what really caused that great civilization to collapse? America is …

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

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Erykah Badu for Barbados Jazz Festival

Erykah Badu will bring her sounds to the 2008 annual Jazz Festival, now in its 15th year. The spectacular 2008 lineup includes world renowned artists such as Bob James, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, Stefan Walcott, Andre Forde, Venessa Rubin, Kenny Garrett, Lee Retenour and more. The Festival will be staged January 14 to 20, 2008. …

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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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Your Cancer May Be as Particular as Your Finger Print – Not Quite

An October 2007 edition of Time mag, carried an extensive feature on breast cancers. It clarifies the need for Caribbean women and men to be aware of our health issues and our scientists to do serious formative research as the University of the West Indies’ Dr Errol Morrison has done with diabetes and what the institution has …

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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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Bhutto’s Assassination Won’t Shorten the War on Terror

On the surface it would seem that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, as she campaigned to regain power from the militarist Pervez Musharraf, should have meaning in the Caribbean beyond the mere death of a world leader in a country on the front-lines of one theatre of the “War on terror”. Approximately half of the populations of …

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

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Oscar Peterson, a Son of the Caribbean

As a child, Oscar Peterson – who has died at the age of 82 – began learning to play the trumpet, but a bout of tuberculosis caused him to switch to the piano. This proved to be a blessing, since he was to become one of the most popular virtuoso jazz pianists. He made more …

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Ethanol Production No, Remittances No, Investments Yes Says Jamaican Tourism Minister

Thinking of investing in ethanol in Jamaica? Think again. That doesn’t seem to be the priority area for the new government as it was for the former administration. At least that’s the strong impression given by Tourism Minister Ed Bartlet when he addressed a group of Jamaicans in Toronto, who had turned out for a get …

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Getting Involved

Who cares whether the last hurricane washed away the bridge that links the village of Bath to the rest of the eastern Jamaica parish of St Thomas or that the Barbados dollar, securely pegged at 50 US cents for maybe 30 years is on the verge of slipping? Perhaps nobody but the motorists who must …

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Welcome!

What’s new? We’re taking on a new magazine format, presenting a Caribbean world view using the latest technology that allows for better intergation of multimedia files in our articles. Apart from that you will be better able to share your views on the subjects being discussed in our articles and make suggestions on what we ought …

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