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The British Are Slumming! The British Are Slumming!

The last British Governor of Trinidad and Tobago left as his legacy a dump and a highway. The dump symbolizes the way in which the British were anxious to get rid of some of the supposedly useless and troublesome bits of their Empire like Trinidad. The highway represents the typical British attitude to negotiations, “My …

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From Cuba With Peace

In the aftermath of the January 28 and 29 second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), in Havana, Cuba, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as a group and its member states individually, must undertake a critical reflection on how they stretch into more ambitious integration enterprises even as their own house …

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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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Simplistic, Sounds Good, So Not The Right Way

Lately, there has been any number of comments, posts and threads about “the crime problem” in Jamaica. In this case, “the crime problem” relates to violent crimes, especially murder. Some just express disgust at the problem and look to pass blame and others have suggested supposedly “successful” ways that can combat crime. Over time there …

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Trayvon Martin – The Loss of Liberty and Life

It seems the American dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is becoming a closed domain. The Statue of Liberty, gifted by the struggling French seeking what they thought was the ideal of the American founding fathers and Abraham Lincoln’s fight to free the enslaved, is now a dream in the very land …

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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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CARICOM No Big Help But Jamaica Can’t Blame Others

With Trinidad and Tobago enjoying a trade surplus on manufactured goods with Jamaica and with a seeming reluctance in Port of Spain to sell Jamaica natural gas the country needs to lower its electricity generating costs, political leaders in Kingston are calling for Jamaica to opt out of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Attorney-at-Law Kerry-Ann McKoy Tulloch, shared another view via Facebook.

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About Mark Lee

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

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Positive Development For The Future

There are plenty of positive developments taking place in Jamaica’s fledgling democracy and political culture. As citizens, we will miss these if we focus too much on the usual fluff of political campaigning characterized by rhetoric, attack ads, mass rallies and motorcades. For one, the manifestos of the two major political parties readying for the …

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Race-Based Violence Against Women Missing Agenda Item

When the Mirabal sisters – Minerva, Patricia and Maria Teresa- took up the cause of justice in the 1950s in their native Dominican Republic, they had no idea that they would be the catalyst for a wider international movement for social justice. Their activism against the corrupt and unjust regime of Dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961) …

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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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Fall again?

At first sight, despite the summer has come, it is only wording considering political nonsense… Unfortunately, it is only the primary impression, regardless of the modern Ukrainian-Russian relations status. It seems recently both parties have forgiven and forgotten mutual insults, suspicions in insincerity and former neglects. Immediately after it both political and economic renaissance have …

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