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Haiti, Philippines and Pakistan Most Affected by Catastrophe

Warsaw, Nov 12, 2013 — In the shadow of human catastrophe wreaked by typhoon in the Philippines, Germanwatch presented its ninth annual Global Climate Risk Index highlighting Haiti, the Philipines and Pakistan as countries most affected by natural disasters.  “The index shows that the most severe weather related catastrophes in 2012 occurred in Haiti, Philippines and …

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Mapping China’s Rise: A Multipolar World in the Making

Credit Suisse, Nov 8 – The rise of the Chinese economy over the past 20 years has had a significant impact on the rest of the world. Dong Tao, Chief Regional Economist for non-Japan Asia at Credit Suisse, discusses the country’s growth and the impact on its citizens, as well as its role in the increasingly …

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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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Journalists Hail Abolition of Criminal Defamation

LONDON, Nov 6, 2013 — In a milestone achievement for press freedom in the Caribbean, the Jamaican Parliament has approved a bill fully abolishing the offence of criminal defamation. Following a unanimous Senate vote in July, Jamaica’s House of Representatives on Nov. 5 passed the Defamation Bill 2013, which revamps the country’s libel legislation to better …

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Caribbean Women Parliamentarians Tackle Human Trafficking

Women parliamentarians from 22 countries, including eight Caribbean representatives met in Washington DC, as part of a new global network of women leaders for four days of discussions and action planning to address the serious issue of human trafficking of women and girls. Vice- President of the Inter American Commission for Women and Parliamentary Secretary …

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Drive on to Exonerate Marcus Garvey

A petition has been launched addressed to President Barack Obama for the exoneration of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, leader of the first and largest economic justice movement in the USA and the world, and a National Hero of Jamaica. The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee, Institute of Caribbean Studies, and the Rootz Foundation Inc, which launched the …

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Child Killer Zimmerman Arrested 46 Days After Slaying

George Zimmerman who shot dead unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, was arrested by Seminole County law men in Florida, Wednesday, April 11, after state attorney Angela Corey completed investigations and had the killer charged with second degree murder. The controversial killing which first saw police freeing Zimmerman on the grounds of self defence, …

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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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The Wild Wild West Killing of Trayvon Martin

A teenager is sheltering in a neighbourhood home from heavy rain as dusk has settled. He wanders out and ambles in the rain with the hood of his coat pulled over his head. A man cruising by in a truck spots him, believes he’s up to no good, trails him, accosts him and, eventually, kills …

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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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Recalling the Berbice Revolution, February 23, 1763

The enslaved Africans of Berbice, Guyana, led by Kofi and his lieutenants, Atta, Accabre and Akara, seized their freedom on February 23, 1763. Kofi, a former “house slave” was the leader of this revolution of enslaved Africans. Guyana, formerly British Guiana, is a country of 83,000 square miles that is situated on the Northeast Coast …

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IMF, UWI to Examine Caribbean Challenges

The University of the West Indies (UWI), the Central Bank of Barbados and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold a conference, Caribbean Policy Challenges After the Global Crisis, and a student Town Hall meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados January 27-28, 2011. These events focus on economic and social challenges facing the region and seek to deepen …

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State of Emergency

A state of emergency has been declared by the government in Kingston the Jamaican capital as gunmen attacked four police stations and burned one to the ground. The State of Emergency begins at 6 o’clock Sunday evening and last for a month. A statement from Prime Minister Bruce Golding said the decision to declare the …

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