We Have Enough Battles to Fight…

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Businesswoman, philanthropist, writer, poet and newspaper columnist Jean Lowrie-Chin is also a committed Christian (in thought, word and action). She comments in a kind, thoughtful way on Jamaican society in her weekly “Jamaica Observer” column, always seeking to highlight hopeful stories. In today’s interesting piece, Ms. Lowrie-Chin gently but firmly puts her fingers on several issues troubling Jamaica at this time. She ends with a similar challenge to our National Hero Marcus Garvey, whose birthday we celebrated yesterday.

Marcus Garvey. Marcus Garvey.

TODAY, the day after we celebrate the birthday of our first National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, we are still asking why the teachings of this great man are not part of our school curriculum. Garvey produced numerous books. Academics and authors like Professor Rupert Lewis, Professor Robert Hill, Ken Jones, and Geoffrey Philp have explored his work and philosophy. And there is a wealth of information that can be shared…

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