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Justice in a Framework of Injustice?

The issue of human rights and peace is being highlighted now more than ever. This is so because the world is in turmoil and peace is elusive. Every day, the news media bring to us incidences and situations in which the rights of women, men and children and of whole nations are constantly being violated …

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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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The Legitimacy and Integrity of The Jamaican Parliament

In the Westminster democracy, Parliament is considered the highest court of the land. The lower house of parliament is especially important because its members are elected to represent the people. The lower house is important also because it is from that chamber the majority of the ministers of government (the cabinet) are drawn. Countries that …

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A History of Bamboozle in Latin America and the Caribbean

When Christopher Columbus landed on the shores of the Caribbean in 1492 along with his motley crew of swashbuckling predatory hustlers, thereafter began an unprecedented new age of violence and plunder. Born also was a new era of poppycock, deceit and obfuscation. Quite a few of us grew up on this diet of fabricated historical …

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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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Foolhardy, Fumbling, Folly

How times flies; to the amazement of most political pundits in Jamaica , Mr. Bruce (de Driva) Golding has survived all of two (2) whole years in office, slim margin and all. Over the next several days it is an absolute national past-time to grade the administration; in print and on innumerable radio talk shows. …

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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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Prayer to the IMF: Set a ‘Fix Electricity’ Conditionality

Notwithstanding the trepidation haunting Jamaicans as we contemplate a return to a borrowing relation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), dreaded conditionalities and all, this energy researcher will be cheering them on, providing they levy one particular conditionality amongst their menu! If the IMF can do for Jamaicans what successive government have been unable, or …

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Can the IMF Leopard Change its Spots?

There is talk of the possibility of the current Jamaican administration returning to do business with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF was founded at the end of the second World War. It’s original reconstruction objective was simply, and directly to augment the coffers of countries’ foreign exchange holdings or reserves, providing them with …

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About Joshua Spencer

Joshua Spencer is an educator, author and poet. He writes out of Toronto Canada

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I Dream of a New Jamaica – part II

Jamaica’s government and private sector must seek to adopt policies that not only coordinate economic and trade policies but other domestic policies that encourage wider participation in the economy. The more people that participate in the economy are the more that will become prosperous. Market based reforms should not be abandoned. A program of gentrification …

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Dis is My Culcha or Is This My Culture?

The world laughed when it was published abroad that a Jamaican man had attempted to hijack a passenger plane from the island’s tourism capital of Montego Bay recently. “What? Why would he want to leave a herb smoking paradise to go to Cuba or to North American snow?” they suggested in their snicker. It’s the …

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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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