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Youth, Death and Leadership – Reflections on the Passing of Bajan PM David Thompson

Those whom the gods love die young, goes the saying from Greek mythology. David Thompson, who died in office as the Barbados prime minister, age 48, early Saturday morning (Oct 23) must have been one of those. He died at his St Phillip home in eastern Barbados just a few months after being diagnosed with …

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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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Team Jamaica Goes for Business Gold in 2012

Jamaican businesses are mobilising to make significant gains by partnering to develop trade and investment opportunities leading up to the Olympic Games in London, UK in 2012. Earl Jarrett, Chairman of the Trade Policy committee in the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and general manager of Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), said that government …

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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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Guyana Farmers Pray for Rain

Rural farmers on the Demerara’s East Coast in Guyana are hoping that the rains quickly come or else they stand to lose millions invested in farmlands for rice and cash crops and they want the government to do more to help them cope with the extremely dry weather brought about by El Nino. Some of …

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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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Change, Can You Believe It?

The scene is haunting. It recalls those pictures of war ravaged African cities where dark faces congregate by seemingly useless buildings to stare at nothing as feet force people on to nowhere in particular. But it is West Queen Street, downtown Kingston, Jamaica, the Wednesday when things are supposedly returning to normal after the Jamaica …

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Mark Lee

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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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Mark Lee

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

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Jamaica Government Relents on Extradition Fight

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding, in a mood of atonement, announced Monday night that the US extradition request for alleged drug dealer and gun runner, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, is to proceed. Rumours of the decision to allow the process had created a tense atmosphere in Kingston, the Jamaican capital, where government offices, the courts and …

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Mark Lee

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JLP Senators Back Prime Minister Golding

All the senators nominated by the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have thrown their support behind Prime Minister Bruce Golding, beleaguered with calls for his resignation by the opposition, human rights and church groups after he told parliament on Tuesday the party had hired a law firm to lobby the US government over a treaty …

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In a Time of Crisis Jamaica Must Look for Opportunities

It would seem that every day we wake up and open the newspapers, turn on our radios and watch the television Jamaica’s problems appear to be spiraling out of control.  If it isn’t the recent drought and water crisis it is the rising cost of living.  If not these crises, then it is the current …

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Evangelicalism and Society: A Reappraisal

The few articles that have mentioned ‘evangelicals’ or the like have not always been fair, due no doubt to their brevity, or misunderstanding or some such thing. Many have rightly condemned the distasteful pronouncements of some of the movement’s leaders but appear to ignore its contributions. I will continue the conversation by delineating what I …

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