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Jamaica’s 9-11 Moment

Jamaica is having a 9-11 moment. Prime Minister Bruce Golding flying a plane of obfuscation into the Jamaican parliament, has brought a unity not often seen across classes and interests on the island. But calls for Golding’s resignation will not solve what is at the heart of the people’s disquiet: the seeming formalisation by the …

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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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Revolution!

Twenty-ten is a landmark year. It’s the end of the first decade of the 21st Century if you’re one who counts from one to 10, and start of the second decade if you count from zero to nine. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Rastafari movement emerging in Jamaica, the 20th anniversary of …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

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Still Victims of the “Shitstem”

At Abeng News Magazine we hate the culture of victimology. It’s where minority people spend much time lamenting the reasons for our oppression rather than being focused on the means of empowerment. But four news reports in Canada and the USA Tuesday – let’s call them two pairs – cause us to temper our position …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

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CARICOM’s Existence Threatened – Golding

The existence of Caricom (the Caribbean Community), the only organisation dedicated to the economic interests of the Caribbean countries, is at risk, Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding has cautioned. “There are a number of things that are happening now that are destabilising and threatening the existence of Caricom,” he declared at the launch of Export …

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It’s Your Turn on Abeng Radio

The internet is all about interconnectivity and interconnectedness. Abeng News Magazine is positioned within this global community but with a  distinctly Caribbean voice. The Net connects not just people but the media we use to communicate. Abeng News is offering you a new way to participate in our community. It’s called My Turn, a voice …

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Grave Challenges but Time to Rejoice

On January 20, on a crisp, cold winter day under clear skies and in the presence of innumerable witnesses at the US Capitol’s National Mall, Barack Obama with his family by his side, took the oath of office and became the 44th President of the United States of America. In completing the transfer of power, Obama broke a 220 year-old tradition of …

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All the Queen’s Men

Jamaica’s Governor General, Sir Kenneth Hall has resigned as the country’s head of state for health reasons after three years in the office and Prime Minister Bruce Golding has almost immediately announced Hall’s successor as Dr Patrick Allen, an educator and Seventh Day Adventist minister and administrator. Critics have already questioned Allen’s bona fides for …

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