August 4, 2020

How slaveholders in the Caribbean maintained control

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By Dr. Christer Petley /  Professor, School of Humanities University of Southampton With its huge sugar plantations and brutal slave regime, this was the jewel in the imperial crown. It is no surprise that the whip is synonymous with New World slavery: its continual crack remained an audible threat to enslaved workers to keep at their […]

Ironically enough, the Windrush scandal has brought the British African and Caribbean communities together for the first time

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By Funmi Olutoye From Independent UK For decades, British Caribbeans and British Africans have consistently looked down on one another for various reasons, which frankly, are unfounded ‘They were going to send me back to Jamaica. I’ve never been to Jamaica’: son of Windrush immigrant threatened with deportation The Windrush scandal has cut through the […]

OPINION: Strategic planning for a post-sugar Caribbean

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By Ronald Austin Jr From Guyana Chronicle …should have occurred 172 years ago with passage of the Sugar Equalisation Act 1846 Without prejudice to the hard-working men and women of the sugar industry, it seems like folly for the English-speaking Caribbean countries to cry over the demise of the sugar industry at this point in […]

5 Caribbean countries where the cost of living is higher than the U.S.

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 4, 2017:When it comes to cost of living, many often believe it is much cheaper to live in any Caribbean island than in the United States. But according to Numbeo data, that is not true in at least five Caribbean countries. Here are the five countries […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s speech at Blackstone

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The Rule of Law in the Cayman Islands: A Driving Force for Economic Development and the Key to Sustaining Growth in Times of Uncertainty By Hon. Alden McLaughlin Premier of Cayman Islands at Blackstone Chambers Law Conference One might be forgiven for thinking that the following narrative is an excerpt from the Brexit handbook. It […]

Cayman Islands cracking down on spearguns

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By Chris Eger From Guns.com The Cayman Islands strictly regulates spearguns, requiring licenses and a heavy set of guidelines for their use. This is all subject to increased scrutiny. Despite noting that it is a traditional Caymanian method of fishing in the British Caribbean territory, the government is debating a limit on licenses, which currently […]

CFP: Gender and Anti-colonialism in the Interwar Caribbean (Caribbean Review of Gender Studies)

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Reena Goldthree’s picture Discussion published by Reena Goldthree on Wednesday, Call for Papers: Gender and Anti-colonialism in the Interwar Caribbean Caribbean Review of Gender Studies Guest Editors: Dr. Natanya Duncan (Lehigh University) and Dr. Reena Goldthree (Dartmouth College) Deadline: 1 September 2016 The decades between the First and Second World Wars witnessed intensified challenges to […]

A small Caribbean island inspires a global innovation

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THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA–(Marketwired – August 11, 2016) – A globally significant innovation is quietly taking place on the island of Anguilla, British Caribbean. Perhaps best-known for her beautiful beaches, celebrity sightings and as the stunning backdrop for the network television series Coupled, this Caribbean island has also inspired an innovation that promises to benefit the […]

Economist magazine suggests Britain give Ja prison gift to other Caribbean countries

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By Andre Poyser From Jamaica Gleaner The Economist magazine has suggested that British Prime Minister David Cameron offer the £25 million offered to Jamaica for the construction of a new prison to other Caribbean countries in need of new penal facilities. In an exposÈ titled Caribbean Prison – Blue Seas, Black Holes, the influential magazine […]

Why the best Caribbean food comes with a side of ‘Bad’ service

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BY ANTHONY LORENZO From Munchies My dad was a Caribbean chef so I grew up on a healthy diet of Jamaican food. I remember “helping” him in some of his kitchens, where I rubbed my eyes after handling Scotch bonnet chili peppers and screamed, the wail rising in pitch as my eyeball was positioned under […]