November 20, 2017

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 […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Mugabe: A Graceful Coup

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own. Responses to: By […]

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 […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Letter to the Secretary of State – treatment of mentally ill persons in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Dear iNews, As you shall discern – the ‘opportunity cost’ of funding wars is social neglect. If one thinks through Britain’s administrative conduct in the colony of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), then what is found is that Britain has an international duty to administer to the needs of people of the TCI. There […]

David Jessop:Caribbean Tourism – The solo traveler and the Caribbean

By David Jessop From NAN News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017: One of the odder experiences in my past was when, while sitting on a beach in Barbados, a young American visitor appeared from nowhere and asked if I was vacationing on my own. As it happened, I was quietly spending a Sunday […]

Our generation should unite the church

By Rev. Devon Dick From Jamaica Gleaner On Tuesday, the Christian world celebrated 500 years since Martin Luther, German theologian, published 95 theses based on his understanding of justification by faith and his angst against the selling of indulgences. One unintended consequence of his action was a split in the Roman Catholic denomination. Since then, […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The effect of a strong President Xi in the Caribbean

By Sir Ronald Sanders From WIC News On 24 October, at its 19th Party Congress in Beijing, China’s Communist Party formally elevated President Xi Jinping to the revered status of legendary leaders, Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The Congress wrote his name into its constitution and set him up to remain in office beyond 2022. […]

We must decolonize the Caribbean

By Angel “Monxo” Lopez Santiago,  NACLA From Readers Supported News In the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the Caribbean must escape the trappings of modern-day colonialism and seek out its own kinds of sovereignties. aría and Irma, 2017’s two most destructive hurricanes in the Caribbean basin, have exposed the trappings and inequalities of colonialism […]