September 15, 2019

‘We Are Rebellious Souls’: Manuel Mathieu imagines a Caribbean of the Future

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By Rianna Jade Parker From Frieze The Haitian-born artist discusses the climate crisis, losing his memory and belonging to a country of ruptures and profound dreaming Haitian artist Manuel Mathieu was born in 1986 — the same year dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier nicknamed ‘Baby Doc’ fled Haiti, marking the end of his almost 30-year dictatorship. Belonging […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Scotiabank: Is might, right?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer The Canadian-owned Bank of Nova Scotia, or Scotiabank, has more than US$1 trillion in assets; the Gross Domestic Product of the small island state, Antigua and Barbuda, is just US$1.5 billion. Yet, there is what the Canadian newspaper, Globe and Mail, described, on August 26, as a “stand-off” […]

Why one of Asia’s richest men is buying a British pub business right before Brexit

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By Geoffrey Smith From Fortune Li Ka-Shing, one of Asia’s richest men, has long been revered for his timing. So what does it say about the future that his flagship real estate fund is pouring windfall gains from Hong Kong real estate into a struggling U.K. pub landlord? CK Asset Holding, the flagship property company […]

Maples Group appoints new Managing Partner (Heidi de Vries) to its law firm in London

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he Maples Group’s law firm, Maples and Calder, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi de Vries as the Managing Partner of its London office. Heidi will take office on 1 December 2019, succeeding Paul Govier who is retiring from the firm. Paul joined the firm 17 years ago and will continue to support […]

Sanders: Boris Johnson’s can of worms

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From The Caribbean WASHINGTON, United States, Monday July 29, 2019 – There were echoes of US President Donald Trump’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America great again”, in the first parliamentary statement of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson: “Our mission”, Mr. Johnson declared, is “making this country the greatest place on earth”. As […]

Give us our birdman back! Jamaican government demands return of two Caribbean sculptures that have been in London for more than 200 years

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By Henry Goodwin From Daily Mail UK The sculptures depict a rain god and a birdman and are both around 3ft tall Both carvings, thought to have been made by the Taino people, are at the British Museum Jamaica’s culture minister said they are ‘priceless’ and ‘significant to the story of Jamaica’ Jamaica is demanding the return of a pair […]

Mustique – fit for Duke & Duchess

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ROYAL TREATMENT: Kate and William vacation at $43,400-a-week Caribbean villa POSTMEDIA NEWS From Windsor Star The summer private getaway cost an estimated $90,000. The villa they stayed at — Antilles — is the newest on the island and has five bedrooms, an open dining pavilion, infinity pool, jacuzzi and a spectacular ocean view. The household […]

Is Caribbean politics the old politics in a new jacket?

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now The advent of independence for Caribbean states was one of hope and great expectations for its citizens. It was believed independence would solve the lagging issues of emancipation and colonial rule, and promote economic and social development, cultural consciousness, and a sense of nationhood and national sovereignty. But […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Making a difference – the example of António Guterres |

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jouvert Radio WASHINGTON, United States, Friday July 5, 2019 – In his threeand a half years as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres has proved himself sensitive and alert to the difficulties confronting Caribbean states. He has been an example that Secretaries-General of other inter-governmental organisations would do well to […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: St Vincent on the UN Security Council – More valuable than coin

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Make no mistake about it, the election of St Vincent and the Grenadines – one of the world’s smallest states – to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is both an important and timely event. The election, primarily by the world’s developing states, […]