October 21, 2017

Why Caribbean nations should tap nationals as tourism influencers

By Nerissa Golden From Caribbean News Now The Caribbean has spent hundreds of millions of dollars advertising their tourism product in the international markets. Yes, there is a sense of pride when you turn on CNN and see images of your island backed by local music but how effective are the ads in the current […]

Stop using America’s children as pawns!

By Albert Baldeo From Caribbean Life “I received a letter just before I left office from a man. I don’t know why he chose to write it, but I’m glad he did. He wrote that you can go to live in France, but you can’t become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany […]

The Caribbean and SIDS should never borrow or even entertain any talk of IMF loans

By Timil Didier Nkoli From NAM News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 13, 2017: It is with great insight and understanding I pen this article as a clarion call for Caribbean governments and Small Island Developing States to avoid the financial institutions of Bretton Woods, especially the International Monetary Fund, IMF. Evidence based in […]

Challenges to Seafarers’ welfare in Caribbean ports

By Dr. Michael Skaggs Even as the Caribbean islands and Florida were recovering from Hurricane Irma this summer, Maria came roaring through the region. With numerous fatalities and crippling damage to island infrastructure, the hurricane season of 2017 – which has not yet ended – has been historic in scope and effect. These storms have highlighted the […]

Kate Osamor [The Voice] Exclusive: ‘UK should not abandon the Caribbean’

by Kate Osamor UK  MP From The Voice UK The Shadow Secretary of State for International Development shares her thoughts on the hurricane aftermath for ‘Voice’ readers OVER A month has passed since the hurricanes struck the Caribbean. Dominica, where over 90% of buildings were damaged, remains devastated. The island of Barbuda, entirely evacuated after […]

Unmasking Columbus!

By Earl Bousquet From Caribbean News Now The path opened by Columbus to the ‘The Americas’ led to territories being conquered and claimed, stolen and shared by the Europeans and left a long history of native genocide and slavery and systematic dismantling of ancient civilizations built over centuries before they arrived. Columbus Day has since […]

SPLC: Pirates, Poverty and Wealth in the Caribbean

By Tony Perkins from The Patriot Post The Southern Poverty Law Center likes to boast about its mission to “destroy” the groups it labels as “hate groups” — groups that now include mainstream conservative and Judeo-Christian organizations. But thankfully it appears the only thing being destroyed is its own credibility. Credibility that hit a near […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Insuring the Caribbean’s future

By Sir Ronald Sanders Insurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the Eastern seaboard of the US. Higher […]

The Editor speaks: Teaching

The 5th October is World Teacher’s Day where all the persons in this “most honourable” of all professions are recognised. Our Minister of Education Juliana O’Connor Connolly so described the teaching profession as most honourable and she is right. It is. She also said, “As a government, we want to acknowledge and give emphasis to […]

Puerto Rico needs federal relief and financial support, not lectures from ‘king of debt’ Trump

By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa From Business Insider President Donald Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday showed a deep disconnect between his vision of the federal disaster response to the territory’s devastation after Hurricane Maria and the reality being reported on the ground. Beyond his odd insistence that everything is going great, Trump’s lecturing tone […]