July 7, 2020

A 4th July essay on statues, meaning in the Anglo-American world and historical facts

BY COURTENAY FRANCIS RAYMOND BARNETT By vocation I am a lawyer; by disposition I am a reader and a thinker. On the latter limb in the year 2020 A.D. I note that the statues of formerly venerated persons in the personage of U.S. Confederate Generals and slave owners are being toppled  – while on the […]

Martin: Lockdown living

By Melissa Martin The world is reopening and I need to return to social norms and hygiene habits prior to COVID-19. Life after lockdown requires diligence to return to previous routines and schedules. First, I want to make a confession and come clean—soapy clean. Daily bathing during the shutdown didn’t happen until May when the […]

OPINION: Very nasty systematic and institutional racism in Cuba

By Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green. July 01, 2020. All those Cuban doctors and nurses arriving in the Caribbean are predominantly white. So where are the black doctors and nurses? The population of Cuba is 65% black, yet blacks have the worst housing, and the worst jobs, and are a minority in the Communist Party of Cuba. […]

OP-Ed: Latin America and the Caribbean must rethink its future, and the time is now

by Carlos Felipe Jaramillo The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt We can never really foresee the future. It is always dynamic and changing, and shaped by any number of unforeseen circumstances. Who could have predicted, for instance, that a global pandemic would burst upon us […]

Stabilize Sid’s’ steadily sinking ships – BASIL Springer Column – June 15, 2020

By Basil Springer “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” – Ephesians 3:20  In a column I penned just under a year ago, entitled “CARIBBEAN SUSTAINABILITY“, I posed the question “When are we going to open the […]

Chris’ Corner: NOAH is frustrated at Frank Sound

By Chris Johnson Noah’s Ark Early this year before the coronavirus, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in Frank Sound in the Cayman Islands and said, “Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me. Build another Ark and save two of […]

Venezuela’s borderlands have been assaulted by COVID-19

By Vijay Prashad, Eduardo Viloria Daboín, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC / Independent Media Institute Sixty percent of Venezuela’s COVID-19 cases are in its border states of Apure, Bolívar, Táchira, and Zulia. Roughly 70,000 Venezuelans who had moved to nearby countries of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru (largely in response to crippling U.S. sanctions) have returned in the […]

Nagging questions

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio I’m often asked the same question: If the ultimate goal is to perfectly recreate what was on the recording, then why wouldn’t we be duplicating the monitoring systems in recording studios? It’s a great logic puzzle because it seems so obvious. If we had what the recording engineer had […]

OPINION: The Soviet Union of the United States of America

By Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green. June 6, 2020. Let there be no doubts whatsoever the United States of America is on the slippery slope of becoming ruled initially by Democrat encouraged anarchists then becoming a real Soviet-style Communist Country. Many Americans fell into the trap of believing all they read and heard about President Trump. So […]

OPINION: Is Ralph Gonsalves an Honorary Member of the Cuban Communist Party?

By Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green. June 26, 2020. Watch out Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Gonsalves got you in the doodoo again. By using Cubans to build our airport at Argyle, to develop and man the specialist hospital at Georgetown, and to bring the unnecessary Cuban doctors and nurses to manage our COVID 19 situation, the […]