December 11, 2017

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 […]

David Jessop – Citizenship Programmes: A race to the bottom?

By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner In most nations of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS, citizenship is available at a cost. It can be purchased by almost anyone who can afford it. There is no qualifying period and no residential requirement. All that is needed is a one-off payment into either an […]

Sanders: No winners in secession – in Europe or the Caribbean

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Should areas of countries break away and govern themselves as they see fit? That’s a question that has been debated in several parts of the world, and is in focus now between Catalonia and Spain; Scotland and the United Kingdom, and to a lesser extent Barbuda and […]

Deep into the Eye of the Hurricane in the Caribbean

By Angel Rivera-Agosto From United Church of Christ In the Caribbean people look up and see God in the winds. They sense God’s overwhelming presence in the nature that shelters them, and in its contours and limitations, becomes a dominant force that creates, destroys, and transforms. As human beings, we confess our limitations by understanding […]

Belize Letter: BPP demands transparency concerning $8 million contract

Dear Sir: It is the opinion of the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) that the greatest evil that has emanated from the unadulterated greed of the PUDP system is the deprivation of our children’s right to an education. It is the opinion of the BPP that the Faber’s Road Construction Project, valued at almost $8 million, […]

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 […]