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Viva Fidel! Long Live Fidel!

Fidel Castro Ruz is one of the greatest political figures the world has ever seen. For us in the Caribbean, he is, indeed, the greatest political figure who gave solid meaning to the concept and practice of social justice. Taking his fellow Cubans from the squalor of colonialism and imperial domination and the human degradation …

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About Judith Soares

Judith Soares, PhD, is the head of the University of the West Indies' Women and Development Unit.

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Individualism vs Collectivism – Let’s decide our own destiny

The long history of economic and social difficulties with which Jamaica struggles to solve requires intense study. These problems have stymied all efforts to reduce crime and improve the economy to increase opportunities for the citizens. It is therefore necessary to peel beneath multiple layers of obvious symptoms to examine the core ideological attitudes that …

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Casinos: To be or not to be

While the authorities vacillate between its existence and nothingness, several islands in the Caribbean continue to reap big rewards from casino gambling, enjoying a lifestyle superior to that of the moral majority in Jamaica. While residents of a few of these islands are relieved of the burden of paying income taxes, Jamaica continues to suffer …

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The Caribbean Crime Control Industrial Complex

The sterility of the debate in Jamaica’s domestic press does not allow any keen insight into the dynamics driving crime management and the articulation of policies relating to crime control. Crime is characterized in the popular discourse as a monster. That imagery is perhaps adequate for the elementary conceptualization of social life in a social …

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Aduku Addae

About Aduku Addae

Aduku Addae writes on social, political and cultural matters from upstate New York.

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The Economic Cure is Outside the Medicine Chest

Let me see if I can provide an answer that will help us all understand why it so important to learn how to continue to think outside the box. I’ll begin by asking a very simple question. How long did the Roman Empire last and what really caused that great civilization to collapse? America is …

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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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