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It Is Not About Greg Versus Paula

The Joseph Hibbert- Mayberry Johnson case demonstrates the usefulness of Contractor General Greg Christie’s proposal. In January 2009, the Contractor General announced that he had started investigations concerning allege corruption against Mr. Hibbert, after Britain ‘s Serious Fraud Office visited Jamaica to probe the allegation against Mr Hibbert. In October, some nine months after, 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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Air Jamaica – Let it Go, Let it Go, Let it Go

The state owned national carrier Air Jamaica has been getting a lot of attention as the country grapples with what to do with the perennial loss making carrier during testing financial times. Since it began operating in 1968, it has experienced its share of expansion and contraction and only once recorded an operating profit in …

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Puppets of the IMF

David Comissiong, president of the People’s Empowerment Party (of Barbados) argues that the island and other Caribbean countries are becoming puppets of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and marginalising their vulnerable populations.

David Comissiong

About David Comissiong

David Comissiong is a Barbadian attorney-at-law and political activist.

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Pat Robertson, God and the Devil

Televangelist Pat Robertson’s demented claim that Haiti’s disastrous earthquake was the result of a pact the Haitian slaves signed with the devil to win their freedom has probably gained more converts to atheism and agnosticism than have the efforts of Dawkins, Hitchens and the rest of the “new atheists” vanguard together. In the midst of intense grieving for a …

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Jamaica Canada Trade – The Missed Chances

Many writers have excused Jamaica’s poor economic performance by blaming or ascribing it to the global melt down. While I will admit that that occurrence affected visitor arrivals, Jamaica’s economic woes were set in motion long ago. Let me hive off one little piece of our unreadiness. We built the mercantile trade of the Maritime …

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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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Collaboration Versus Conflict

The sugar plantation was undoubtedly the dominant economic and social phenomena of colonial Jamaica and the Jamaican society that emerged out of slavery was very much a reflection of the sugar plantation. In such a society there is a small but dominant upper class and large but subservient lower class. In colonial times colour and …

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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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Gov’t on Collision Course with the People

It was surprising to many how Jamaicans responded to the tax measures announced by the Government in the April supplementary budget. Even the Government had expected some amount of street protest over the gas tax. The Jamaican people have demonstrated that they understand the effects of the global recession and are appreciative of the difficulties …

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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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Jamaica – Blood and Fury Part 1

There is an island of rolling hills and blue-green mountains, nourished by swirling rivers that empty into a yawning sea. Those burnt-faced, olive-skinned people who were its first inhabitants, in homage to its resplendent vistas, bestowed on it the name, ‘Xaymaca’ – “Land of Springs”. After their demise at European hands, came those of my …

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