Opinion

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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Television in Jamaica … ha

In 1962, when Jamaica celebrated its Independence, there was no television station to capture it. JBC, the Jamaica Broadcast Corporation was established in 1963. JBC was the only television station until 1993 when CVM began broadcasting. Programming was made up of news broadcasts, local musical performances, talk shows, old movies and foreign programs. Television broadcasting …

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Jamaica police break up attack on gays in Kingston.

Javad Jaghai: Jamaican Gay Rights Pawn

Let me begin with the obvious: There is no Jamaican gay rights organisation. There are organisations designed and funded by interests in the United States that rope in a number of Jamaicans for use as cannon fodder. There is no organisation created by Jamaicans to deal with Jamaican problems. In Jamaica almost all ‘gay’ murders are …

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Heaven help us?

Cricket Below Parr

Jack Parr was the first host of the ground-breaking, late-night television programme known as ‘The Tonight Show’ later made even more popular by Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. WIKIPEDIA says, “It was during Paar’s stint as host that ‘The Tonight Show’ first became an entertainment juggernaut; Paar generated the most obsessive fascination and curiosity from …

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Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission, Prof Hilary Beckles

Reparations Campaign Distracts From Challenges Facing the Caribbean

On July 16th Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus in Barbados, spoke to the House of Commons in his capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Reparations Commission, making the case “that the Government of Great Britain, and other European states that were the beneficiaries of …

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About Hilbourne A. Watson

Hilbourne Watson is a Barbadian political scientist.

IMF, Simpson-Miller – Fixing an Economy of Exclusion, and a Wasteland of Discarded Potential

The visit of Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund to Jamaica June 25 – 27, represents a game changer from the almost 40 years of bitter and acrimonious relationship between the government administrations of Jamaica and the FUND. This bitter and hostile relationship prompted former prime minister, Michael Manley, in 1978 to …

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Big Brother Software Giants and the Dumbing Down of Society

Bill Gates is busy saving people in Africa with vaccines but the company he founded is creating a new technological poor over here in the West. Every free application Microsoft has bought has become closed off from independent developers who drove add-on programs to support/enhance user experience with such as the on-line telephony/conferencing software, Skype. …

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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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The Saga of a Mississauga River Community

What’s the point of voting if what really counts  is money? It’s as though casting a ballot is really giving away a franchise rather than empowering a governing committee to act on your behalf. Take the 40-year-old community that has grown up, not in isolation, but in a semi-urban setting that has created its identity …

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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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