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Archives for January 7, 2021

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Haitian people sadly and badly in need of a champion

By Sir Ronald Sanders Human rights and constitutional violations in Haiti have been ignored for too long by the Organization of American States (OAS).   The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has also avoided dealing with incendiary political issues in Haiti.  Meanwhile, more suffering is being piled on the poor people of Haiti whose body count from malnutrition […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update for Thursday, 7 January 2021 – THREE NEW positives, National Vaccination Plan outlined

– The Medical Officer of Health outlines the procedures for eligible members of the community in the first phase of the National Vaccination Plan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from tomorrow (Friday, 8 January).  ·         – Cayman Islands’ leaders encourage members of the community to take the COVID-19 vaccine when they are called to do so.  ·         – HE the Governor, […]

CXC nearing completion of the queries and reviews of May/June Examinations

From SKNVibes BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – OFFICIALS at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) are nearing completion of the queries and reviews of the May/June Examinations, even as plans continue for this year’s sitting. The 2020 examinations were marred by controversy following the change of modality for the way grading and results would be undertaken. Students, […]

Survivors don’t need your pity

By Miriam Karmali, Freedom United It’s time to call it out. Many media outlets, journalists, and even well-meaning organizations continue to cover stories of modern slavery in sensational ways, complete with click-bait titles and offensive imagery of survivors chained up with duct tape plastered over their mouths. We know public pressure is successful in driving change. Just a few weeks […]

Statement of Condolence on the passing of Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart

From OECS Communications Unit Thursday, January 7, 2021 — The OECS Commission notes with sadness the passing of the visionary icon of Caribbean tourism Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart.  We extend deepest condolences to his immediate family, his extended Sandals family and to the people of Jamaica on the loss of another Jamaican legend. The Sandals and […]

The Jayhawks January 2021 Updates

JAYHAWKS LIVESTREAM CONCERTComing up: A special matinee livestream concert focusing on The Jayhawks favorite cover songs. JANUARY 10, 2021 (3pm CT / 4pm ET / 1pm PT / 2000 UTC) on the Mandolin platform. Ticket options: –Basic livestream ticket–Merch bundle – includes a custom t-shirt & poster–VIP access – includes exclusive virtual access to a private soundcheck that […]

US – Analysis: Media have hypocritical double standard on Trump vs BLM protests

By Michael Dorstewitz From Newsmax Wednesday was proof that how corporate media and Democrat politicians report and comment on acts of civil unrest depends upon who is engaged in the rioting. Six months ago The New York Times, which has been described as the national “newspaper of record,” made excuses for rioters who attempted to take over […]

Cayman: Water-related incident in West Bay

From RCIPS Jan 7 2021 At about 6:00PM on Wednesday, 6 January, officers of the RCIPS and EMS staff responded to a report of a person in distress on the beach near the intersection of Mary Mollie Hydes Road and West Bay Road, West Bay. A juvenile male had begun experiencing difficulties while in the […]

PuLSE Institute names its 2021 Online Lecture Series on Caribbean Influence on American Politics after The UWI’s Professor Rupert Lewis

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, January 6, 2021. — The PuLSE Institute has announced its naming of a major online lecture series on the contributions of the Caribbean world to US politics after Professor Rupert Lewis. Currently Research Fellow at the PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy at The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Lewis […]

Rescheduled UWI graduation ceremonies begin January 10

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Thursday, January 07, 2021. Graduation season for The University of the West Indies (The UWI) commences this weekend on Sunday, January 10. The first graduation ceremony is at the Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda where six women who will be awarded Diplomas in Education have made history as the first […]