November 13, 2019

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 […]

Taiwan donates US$167,000 to Nevis to purchase hemodialysis machines

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From Caribbean News Now CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) — Taiwan continues to make good on its promise to assist the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in its quest to arrest and control chronic kidney disease on the island. On Tuesday, Tom Lee, resident ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis, handed over a US$167,000 cheque to Mark Brantley, […]

Int’l Day for Disaster Reduction observed in St. Kitts and Nevis under “Resilience for All” theme

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“Here in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Government has been responding to the felt needs of the people by integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) and risk-informed measures into new programmes and policies largely focused on building back better and increasing our country’s resilience,” the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Mr. Osmond Petty […]

St. Kitts wins top award in sustainable tourism

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From Times Caribbean The St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism received top honors for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism, issued by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The award was issued at an awards ceremony of the Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum, which was held in St. Kitts. “The Ministry of Tourism’s Sustainable Destination Management Plan provides a powerful […]

Jamaica: PM orders audit after one minister racks up $8 million cell phone bill

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From Caribbean News Service KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 12 2017 – Prime Minister Andrew Holness has ordered an audit of all cell phone bills of Cabinet Ministers. Holness, who issued the order ahead of Tuesday’s sitting of Parliament, said the issue of communication costs and high cellular phone bills being incurred for roaming and data charges, […]

The influence of feudalism on Caribbean politics

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now In his recent, brilliantly discussed commentary in Caribbean News Now, David Jessop suggests that over the next ten years, our way of thinking about the Caribbean will radically change as a result of new discoveries in oil and gas, presenting new opportunities, and room for economic growth. Associated […]

Is political correctness desirable behaviour?

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now The idea of the need for political correctness has emerged during the primary elections in the USA, and continues in the presidential elections stretch. It was linked to Donald Trump in his not too complimentary remarks about the facial looks of a female contender, and in his descriptions […]

Has politics become delinquent?

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now Caribbean systems of governance have been undergoing serious critique because of their perceived dysfunctionality in delivering economic and social goods, and protecting the lives and property of citizens who are at the core of the social contract. The social contract exists between a government and its people who […]

BVI Minister Skelton wraps up three-day visit to Cayman Islands

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From BVI News Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton is heading back to the British Virgin Islands today (June 4) following a three-day official visit to the Cayman Islands. In a media release yesterday, the Government Information Service said the minister left the territory on June 1 to engage in discussions with government […]

Caribbean moves to strengthen management of radioactive sources

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From CARIBFLAME The Caribbean is moving to improve the regulatory framework for the management of radioactive sources used in medicine, industry, agriculture and for other beneficial purposes. Through support from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the region has designed a ‘cradle-to-grave’ project, which proposes the establishment of safe, adequate and sustainable systems to effectively […]