December 16, 2018

Cayman Islands: Save Barkers Beach

Save Barkers Beach started this petition to Cayman Islands Government Our beloved Barkers Beach in West Bay is under an environmental threat!  An application for a coastal works license was advertised in a recent newspaper issue on behalf of Adventure in Taste Ltd. by Mr. Handel Whittaker.  It is proposed that a 300ft long dock will be […]

Caribbean ‘frontier societies’ like St Vincent are defined by the ever-present interplay between the civilised and the wild

By Philip Nanton From LSE Historical shifts and contemporary changes in St Vincent and the Grenadines reveal how the frontier between the wild and the civilised is ever-present and continually shifting in the Caribbean and beyond. Colonisers once recoiled from untameable peoples and landscapes, as did the establishment from “out of control” self-organising religious movements like the […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Caribbean – Confronting its demons

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Had the meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week of December, it would have been a week to celebrate. But, it was also a week when global emissions of […]

The View from Europe: A new approach to tourism analysis is long overdue

By David Jessop From Dominican Today Since the mid-2000s the ability of the Caribbean tourism sector to  generate rapid economic growth has been widely accepted by international financial institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. This seems to have occurred at the point at which it became apparent that services […]

President George H.W Bush. A personal reflection (and chili, too)

By Dody Denman Houston, Texas, United States, and the World has lost an incredible leader and caring man with the death of President George H.W. Bush. While listening to the news the day after our 41st President died, the newscaster said, “Everyone is talking of their memories and stories of President Bush.” “I’m not,” Mike […]

Swan song

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio “Music is so powerful that it can even avert death” is an ancient notion popularized by the Greeks in legends and fairy tales centered around the swan. In Aesop’s, The Swan and the Goose, a beautiful swan, mistaken by its owner for a goose, was saved from the chopping […]

The Xi-Trump trade truce may not end in a peace treaty, and markets should prepare accordingly

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley From South China Morning Post Neal Kimberley says investors can adjust short-term plans, but the pending US tariff hike has only been delayed for 90 days And, even if the trade war is resolved for good, investors may have to prepare for more Fed interest rate rises than expected 90-day ceasefire […]

Ganja: race, politics and legalisation

BY LOUIS EA MOYSTON, PHD From Caribbean Life The issue of legalisation of ganja has become a popular issue in the global discourse on drugs since the pioneering role of countries such as Uruguay and Canada led the way regarding the legalisation of ganja for medicinal and recreational purposes. However, the road to legalisation is […]

Op/Ed, Santa is big business—too big, Martin

By Melissa Martin, Self-syndicated Columnist, USA Santa is big business—too big Before the 1840s, Christmas was about the birth of Jesus, get-togethers with family and friends, and celebrating the holiday with favorite foods. According to the Pew Research Center, 33 percent of those who were surveyed dread the commercialism/materialism of the holiday and […]

The progress train

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio We’re all passengers on the progress train whether we choose to be or not. It might feel like we can get off whenever we want, but unless you’re living in a shack disconnected from the grid, deep in the woods, it’s unlikely its constant forward push is going to […]