December 2, 2023

 Pioneering trade mission to West Africa

Caribbean Export Embarks on Pioneering Trade Mission to West Africa, Fostering Business Cooperation and Economic Growth Over the period of June 5-15, 2023, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), is embarking on a historic mission to selected African markets, with a primary focus on Ghana and Nigeria. This ground-breaking mission aims to deepen cooperation, […]

What cocoa farmers told us they need

May 21, 2023 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Supply chainI visited cocoa farmers in West Africa. Here’s what they told me.Our Executive Director Joanna Ewart-James recently made a trip to the world’s leading cocoa producer country, Côte d’Ivoire, together with Fuzz Kitto from our partner organization, Be Slavery Free. They spoke to cocoa-farming communities to […]

I visited cocoa farmers in West Africa

From Joanna Ewart-James, Freedom United How can we take the forced and child labor, the deforestation, and the poverty out of chocolate?  I travelled to Côte d’Ivoire recently to ask the real experts: the cocoa-farming communities. Here’s what they told me about how to improve conditions.  Read the Speak Free blog You’ve probably heard a lot about […]

6 religious sites around the world you need to see

From the UK to Turkey, there are certain religious sites around the world that will take your breath away—and not simply because they’re tourist traps. These places have a deep spiritual meaning for people of all backgrounds and religions, making them well worth visiting even if you’re not particularly religious yourself. Here are six of […]

CARIBBEAN TOURISM AUTHORITY – Bahamian barrister to lead tourism promotion board

Bahamian attorney-at-law Joy Jibrilu, former Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board. Jibrilu, who starts her new role on August 22, replaces the retiring Fred Lounsberry, longtime CEO of the Board. She will be the first woman and Bahamian to head the Promotion Board. “This […]

The promise Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey won’t make

By Katrina French From Freedom United Mars, Nestlé, and Hershey Won’t Promise Chocolate is Free from Child Labor – The Washington Post The world’s largest chocolate companies promised to eradicate child labor from their supply chains 20 years ago. But today, these same companies say they cannot guarantee that the chocolate you buy is free […]

The Rhodes Trust announces Historic Class of 101 new Rhodes Scholars

Rhodes House, Oxford, 18 December 2018 The Rhodes Trust today announces a record-breaking class of 101 new Rhodes Scholars. This cohort, who will arrive at Rhodes House, Oxford, in October 2019, features young people from all fields of study who have exceptional leadership potential and share a commitment to positive change. The Rhodes Class of […]

Can you help free Biram again?

By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United Unbelievably, anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid has been remanded in prison, arrested on the same day he was planning to submit his candidature for the upcoming Mauritanian elections.[1] Add your name to help free Biram! Biram, president of anti-slavery organization the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement, was taken […]

Applications for Rhodes Scholarships open this year on truly global basis

Rhodes House, Oxford, 18 June 2018 The Rhodes Trust is delighted to announce that Rhodes Scholarship applications are now open for most of the Rhodes constituencies. Applications have opened to students and recent graduates from Bermuda, Canada, China, Commonwealth Caribbean, East Africa, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, […]

These 9 films prove Caribbean cinema is on the rise

By KAÉCHE LIBURD From okayafrica A recap of nine standout films hailing from the Caribbean featured at this year’s Pan-African Film Festival. Islanders made their mark on films from all geographic regions at the 2018 Pan-African Film Festival. This festival’s selections captured the evolution of language, spiritual practices, food and art of a people whose […]