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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.

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Caribbean, Latin America Among Most Distressed by Extreme Climate Events

 Lima, Peru Dec 2, 2014 – Haiti, the Dominican Republic, St Vincent and Honduras are among countries listed as most threatened by extreme weather events in a report presented by the development and environmental organisation Germanwatch, at the UN Climate Summit (COP20) in Lima, Peru. While the Philippines, Cambodia and India were most affected by …

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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.

Lesha Matthews

Jamaican Mother Gets Free Heart Surgery in Cayman Islands

CAYMAN ISLANDS (October 14, 2014) – A young woman from Jamaica returned home on Monday after being the latest beneficiary of life-enhancing surgery and care provided free of charge by a team of cardiac surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands. “The young woman was suffering, and none of the clinics on the US mainland contacted by her …

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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.

Christine Lagarde

IMF’s Lagarde Calls for Caribbean Partnership for Building the Future

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine, Lagarde has identified partnership among Caribbean Countries and with the IMF as the way to tackle stifling debt, growing unemployment and threats to the natural and built environment. In a speech at the University of the West Indies campus at Mona, in the greater Kingston area …

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A New Model of Governance for Barbados

During the 2013 general election season in Barbados, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) spent millions of dollars on a propaganda campaign that was designed to convince the voters that the DLP was profoundly committed to maintaining all existing jobs in the public sector of the country. They used the millions of dollars given to them by un-named wealthy “donors” on advertisements …

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David Comissiong

About David Comissiong

David Comissiong is a Barbadian attorney-at-law and political activist.

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