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  • Yardie Skeptics (S.3, ep.10): Decade on People of African Descent

    in Education

    "In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected."

    - United Nations

    The Yardie Skeptics are back this Sunday, August 9th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaican time) to discuss the inauguration of the International Decade on People of African Descent 2015-2024. What are the goals of this initiative? Why are we still chanting "Black lives matter" a whole four decades after the civil rights movement? Will the lived realities of Afrodescended persons improve in any meaningful way over the next 10 years, or are we destined to suffer under the heal of racism? 

    Joining us live on air will be Prof. Verene Shepherd, professor of social history and director of Gender and Development studies at UWI, Mona, and Alison Moses, founder and president of RICA Diaspora LLC, a business consultancy firm geared for persons of African descent. We want to hear from you folks of African descent - what do want for yourselves as a group over the next ten years?

    To listen to this episode live, or catch the archived version afterwards, simply click the link below. Feel free to call in and share your views live on air or interact with other listeners in the live chatroom. 

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    Yardie Skeptics Radio


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    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism" ?

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    Yardie Skeptics (S.02, ep.09): Secular Humanism as a Guiding Principle

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    The Yardie Skeptics return this Sunday, August 2nd ar 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to blaze up the airwaves with yet another hot button topic - can secular humanism serve as a guiding principle for a society? Can a philosophical system which is not subjected to the dictates of a deity provide the necessary moral framework for social stability? If gods aren't in charge, then who? Men? Is secular humanism simply a way for atheists to impose their ideology on society and force theists into the margins? 



    Joining us live in studio will be secular humanists Peter John Williams and Robin Gane-McCalla, Suzette Gardner, and Mandisa Thomas. We will be hearing from them about their journeys as humanists as well as their involvement in organizations which seek to foster and educate persons on the principles of secular humanism. You don't want to miss out on your chance to put secular humanism under a microscope!


    "The home of the ackee of rationality and the saltfish of skepticism" 

  • 02:02

    Yardie Skeptics (S.3, ep.11): Dialogue on theistic worldview with Ian Boyne

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    Yes, you read that title right, the Yardie Skeptics will be having none other than the venerable Ian Boyne in studio this Sunday, August 16th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to discuss the finer points of the theistic worldview. This man has been called everything from elitist, to snobbish, to detached from the reality on the ground, but love him or hate him, none can deny that veteran journalist Boyne has distinguished himself as one of Jamaica's most outspoken public intellectuals and erudite Christian apologists.

    You don't want to miss this episode when the Yardie Skeptics and Boyne stop trading barbs in the national newspaper for a second, and sit down to discuss the merits of maintaining a theistic worldview in the 21st century. What purpose does theism serve in society? Has there ever been a single tangible benefit of religiosity? Does God have a place in figuring out our current social problems? Get ready for what promises to be a highly informative and scintillating episode!

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    Yardie Skeptics (S.3, ep04) Joint broadcast with Haitian Freethinkers

    in Atheism

    Come join the Yardie Skeptics this Sunday, June 28th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) for our first joint broadcast with our fellow Caribbean skeptics the Haitian Freethinkers Show. You don't want to miss this episode as both sets of radio hosts tackle the challenges and opportunities for skepticism and freethinking in the Caribbean region. 

    Also in this episode, we explore this issue of "forgiveness" in the wake of the church shooting in South Carolina. Can forgiveness legitimately come so quickly after such an atrocity, or was it done just so that members of the African American community can head back to genuflecting in church? Be sure to tune in for this Yardie Skeptics first! 

    To listen to this episode live, or catch the archived version afterwards, simply click the link below. Feel free to call in and share your views live on air or interact with other listeners in the live chatroom. 

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  • 02:03

    Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.03): Revisiting the Tivoli Inquiry

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    The Yardie Skeptics are back next Sunday, June 21st at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to revisit one of the bloodiest masacres in recent Jamaican history - the Tivoli Gardens incursion of May 2010, and the subsequent commission of inquiry established to investigate the operations of the security forces. What, if anything, has the commission unearthed to date? And will the security forces be held accountable for the innocent lives which were mowed down on that fateful day?

  • 02:59

    AL- IMAN PRAYER GROUP WEEKLY LECTURE

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    Al- Iman Prayer Group Weekly  lecture continue with the marriage and the concepts

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    Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.02): Marching for Children's Safety - Waste of Time?

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    The Yardie Skeptics are back this Sunday, June 7th, 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to tackle and ongoing and sensitive issue affecting Jamaica - the protection and well being of our children. Have we as a nation completely failed our children? Are we more concerned about keeping children safe from sexual education than we are about keeping them safe from sexual predators? Will marching down the road with cardboard placards change this? 

    Live in studio will be none other than the incomparable Dr. Michael Abrahams, OBGYN, poet, humorist, and human rights advocate. Dr. Abrahams recently started the social media campaign "Protect Our Children" which produced a march to promote the protection of children recently in Kingston. What is at the heart of this persistent issue? And can social media campaigns have any real impact on this problem?

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    AL- IMAN PRAYER GROUP THREE DAYS FASTING & PRAYER

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    Al-Iman Prayer Group Three days fasting & Prayer continue the second day with lecture & Prayer.

  • AL- IMAN PRAYER GROUP WEEKLY LECTURE

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    Al- Iman Prayer Group  Weekly Lecture Continue the topic  Marriage and Concepts

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    AL-IMAN PRAYER GROUP THREE DAYS FASTING & PRAYER

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    Al-Iman Prayer Group Three Days Fasting & Prayer commence with special prayer.

  • 02:00

    The Rob Black Show

    in Politics Progressive

    HILLARY CLINTON’S ENCOUNTER WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTORS SHOWS WHY THE MOVEMENT IS DOOMED, BECAUSE ITS LEADERS DON’T HAVE A PLAN.

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