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The Question of Ethnocentric Schools or Ethnocentric Curricula

What is a call for an Afrocentric curriculum in any location if not an indictment of the existing school system? It results from a perception that students from the African Diaspora are not doing as well in the system under indictment. Too often the issues are reduced to that of race. Usually the education system …

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Minor Parts for Caribbean Region in US Political Script

It has been a long election season since George Bush was returned to the White House for a second term. The Democrats took control of the Congress in 2006. In August that year Guyana’s Bharrat Jagdeo retained the presidency, leading his PPP-Civic coalition. In September 2007, Jamaicans went to the polls after a relatively short …

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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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Giuliani Crime Fighter – Fact or Fiction?

New York: Much of Rudolph Giuliani’s renown and his bid for the Republican Party candidacy for the US presidency is premised on the assumption that he was a brilliant crime-fighter who dramatically turned things around during his mayoralty. Many well informed people in the Caribbean who have believed the Giuliani-brilliant crime-fighter and David Dinkins-incompetent fallacies, …

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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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Jamaica’s PM Shocked and Outraged at Bhutto’s Killing

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding has expressed shock and outrage at the assassination, Wednesday, of Pakistan opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto. In a statement issued through the government Jamaica Information Service, Golding recalled that the deteriorating situation in Pakistan was the cause of considerable concern and discussion at November’s Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Kampala. The decision was …

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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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Mark Lee

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

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