December 14, 2017

Caribbean female leadership needed

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert From Soualiga Newsday Sint Maarten SINT MAARTEN/COMMENTARY – Would female leadership change the Caribbean? Most likely it will! It is all about the characteristics of how the members of the male and female gender have a different way of approaching a task, a challenge, or stress.  Women leaders take care, whereas […]

Toppling statues? Here’s why Nelson’s column should be next

By Afua Hirsch From The Guardian UK While the US argues about whether to tear down monuments to the supporters of slavery, Britain still celebrates the shameful era The area I grew up in, leafy Wimbledon in south-west London, is bordered by memorials to two towering historical figures. One side dedicates its streets and walls […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Worsening consequences of Climate Change

By Sir Ronald Sanders (This commentary is excerpted from the writer’s presentation to the Caribbean Actuarial Association’s 27th annual conference in Nassau, Bahamas on 30 November 30 on Political and Economic Challenges Confronting the Caribbean) The effects of Climate Change, particularly sea-level rise, is an overwhelming problem for the Caribbean that needs urgent attention.  Delay […]

The View From Europe: UNWTO seeks to broaden tourism’s developmental role

By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate A new and potentially challenging way of thinking about the future of tourism is evolving. It sees the industry as having an economic purpose that is quite different from the role it presently plays in much of the Caribbean. The new paradigm requires that travel and tourism contribute to […]

What next for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: Division and hatred? Or ‘One Love?’

By: Earl Bousquet From telesurtv Bob Marley, if alive today, would probably have hesitated to write another song to replace “Zimbabwe.” The Caribbean has long had a close association with the Southern African liberation struggle and movements, especially the role played by Cuban soldiers in beating back the racist South African forces trying to turn […]

Letter to Bahamas Tribune242: China is on the rise

By BRIAN ELLIS PLUMMER From Tribune242 EDITOR, The Tribune. WE live in a multipolar world. The United States (US) is no longer the undisputed leader of the world. China is a direct challenge to US hegemony. Venezuela is also a threat to the old world order because she is influencing Latin America and the Caribbean. […]

Australia: Privatisation gravy train rolls on

By Michael West From There’s no work like government work. Look what dropped out of the tree: the guide to the consultants’ gravy train 2012 to 2016. This is just NSW privatisations mind you. The mind boggles at how much taxpayer money has been crisped on other consultants, and in all states. Unlike the […]

Tri-Continental Nations support Caribbean quest for reparations

By: Earl Bousquet From telesur The symposium was very deep and wide in its breadth of topics and discussed the matter of reparatory justice from almost every angle. Caribbean, North and South American, African, European and Jamaican advocates for reparations were heard louder than they had bargained for when they addressed a very wide range […]

The Editor speaks: Diabetes

On Tuesday 14th (Nov) World Diabetes Day is marked. I do not say ‘celebrated’ as it is nothing to celebrate if you have diabetes. I do not understand why the spotlight is on women. This year’s theme is “Women and diabetes – Our right to a healthy future”. Cayman Islands Minister for Health, Dwayne Seymour, […]

The Scotsman’s Bill Jamieson: is it so bad to avoid tax within the law?

By BILL JAMIESON From The Scotsman The reporting of the so-called Paradise Papers suggests tax avoidance is morally wrong but is it really so bad to limit how much you pay within the law? Feast your eyes on the tax haven secrets of the rich and powerful! Fortunes hidden in offshore accounts! Few exposures have […]