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Taking a stand for an AIDS-free world!

November 30, 2008 by  
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Each year for the past 6 years, the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) has produced a calendar featuring prominent people in the Jamaican society. I felt honoured to be asked to be on the 2009 calendar along with my daughter Victoria and niece Yeshema. The message for 2009 is that women are the most […]

A conscience vote

November 27, 2008 by  
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On Tuesday, the Members of Parliament of Jamaica casted conscience votes on the issue of the retention of the death penalty in Jamaica. In the weeks leading up to the vote, the politicians struggled to define what a conscience vote is. Many quoted the Bible, both for and against the issue. A number of them […]

My perfectly planned day

November 23, 2008 by  
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I had my day perfectly planned. I was in Barbados for the Caribbean Association of Indigenous Banks (CAIB) 35th Annual Conference. On Wednesday, I was scheduled to deliver the keynote on “Leadership in Times of Crisis” at 2.30 p.m. I planned my day well, so that I would be ready to deliver a mind blowing […]

Laughter

November 13, 2008 by  
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A few days after I launched my book “Free and Laughing: Spiritual Insights in Everyday Moments” in December last year, a friend called me and said “Marguerite, you have got to meet my cousin Winnie. She is into laughter”. I immediately invited them both to have breakfast with me a week later, noting to myself […]

The First Family – family first

November 5, 2008 by  
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When the new “first family” came onstage at Grant Park in Chicago on Tuesday November 4, it hit me that not only are we having the first African-American man as President, we are having a whole black family in the White House! For the first time, the residents of the White House will be: A […]

A Gift to the World

November 5, 2008 by  
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Thank you America for your gift to the world! Thanks to the American voters for demonstrating that democracy is alive and well – and is still the best system to date that the human race has developed for representation of the people Thanks to all who over the past century worked, fought and sacrificed for […]

A difficult post

November 1, 2008 by  
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It is very difficult for me to write this post. I am torn between bringing a new perspective to a particular issue, and running the risk of adding to the issue. The issue is some people’s fear that Barack Obama will be killed if he is elected President of the United States of America. I […]