The Cure from the Sea

As the Caribbean grapples with its biggest decline in tourism, in sails Royal Caribbean International’s behemoth, Oasis of the Seas, with its mega proportions and economic promise. But is this a sailing knight in shining armour or just another wooden horse? There are many who think that the Caribbean building its economy on tourism is …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

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

Tasteless Melon Mystery Solved?

Several months ago I visited relatives in the breadbasket region of Southern Manchester and St. Elizabeth , Jamaica . While admiring a seemingly endless field of watermelons with great relish and anticipation, I was jarred by the bizarre exclamation of a befuddled farmer, “dem no good sah, not even fi feed hog.” “Why?” I sheepishly …

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Towards A Granville Renaissance

Granville is a highly textured community, a matriarchal society with a vibrant and rich African cultural tradition nestled between two estates in the north coast parish of St James. Peopled by peasant farmers, small traders, artisan and skilled workmen who cohabited in later years with migrant sugarcane workers from the Barracks of Barnett Limited on …

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Jamaica One of Six Caribbean Territories in the Top 40 Climate Hot Spots

At least six Caribbean islands – Haiti, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Jamaica, Martinique and Saint Lucia are ranked in the top 40 countries experiencing extreme weather impacts by the 2009 Germanwatch Global Climate Risk Index. In a press conference at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Germanwatch explained that its 2009 Global Risk …

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