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  • Who will deliver the structural changes the pandemic has highlighted?

    Who will deliver the structural changes the pandemic has highlighted?

    Who will deliver the structural changes the pandemic has highlighted? A timely and comprehensive policy paper produced by the Ramphal Centre has set out the structural changes required to deliver Caribbean post-COVID economic recovery. Welcoming the study, David Jessop, questions however whether the region still has the unity of purpose to deliver what it recommends.  […]

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    | October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Absolutely Caribbean unlocking the potential of the Caribbean

    Absolutely Caribbean unlocking the potential of the Caribbean

    BARBADOS, 15th October 2020 – The Caribbean Export Development Agency (i.e. Carib-Export) has announced the launch of its first virtual expo event named ‘’Absolutely Caribbean, unlocking the profit potential of the Caribbean’.

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    | October 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Kinlaw Joins Caribbean Athletes in the NFL

    Kinlaw Joins Caribbean Athletes in the NFL

    Despite how popular American football is in the United States and Canada, there’s little representation in the Caribbean and Latin American sports worlds. The US’s National Football League (NFL), on the other hand, is well known abroad. In addition to the NFL’s International Series, which sees the league play games abroad in countries like Mexico […]

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    | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Five Simple Food Tips for Better Health

    Five Simple Food Tips for Better Health

    Five Simple Food Tips for Better Health As part of Public Health England’s (PHE) Better Health campaign, which encourages adults to eat better, lose weight and get active, we speak to registered Dietitian and member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)Shola Oladipo who shares her five simple food tips for better health. 1.Become portion aware In our […]

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    | October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • National Adoption Week 12th Oct. Black adoption

    National Adoption Week 12th Oct. Black adoption

    In the midst of a pandemic, adoption is firmly in the hearts of our communities. Results from a recent survey show that black people have positive and altruistic views around adoption as a new campaign urges potential black adopters to come forward. It is widely known in black communities that informal adoption is part and […]

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    | October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Renewed Support for Dominica’s Native Parrots

    Renewed Support for Dominica’s Native Parrots

    BirdsCaribbean Welcomes Renewed Support for Dominica’s Native Parrots 8 October 2020—BirdsCaribbean approves of Dominica’s plans to launch new efforts to protect the Sisserou and Jaco parrots. Both species are rare and live nowhere else in the world. A recent letter from the Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernization and Kalinago Upliftment, attached here, reaffirms Government’s pledge […]

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    | October 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
  • Why Donald Trump is in soup

    Why Donald Trump is in soup

    Covid-19 and why Donald Trump will likely lose the November 3 Election, and the Republicans the Senate Just under a year ago the biggest news story was trade wars, especially the USA versus China. Trade tensions between the super powers threatened the global economy. Before the advent of COVID-19 the USA appeared to have its […]

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    | October 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

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  • King Bubba FM x DJ Puffy & Dwaingerous – Ride It
    King Bubba FM x DJ Puffy & Dwaingerous – Ride It

    King Bubba FM x DJ Puffy & Dwaingerous – Ride It (Official Music Video) “2020 Soca” [HD]

  • Mikey – Getting it Good “2020 Soca” (Barbados)
    Mikey – Getting it Good “2020 Soca” (Barbados)

    Written by James ‘Jamesy P’ Morgan Produced by Kevin ‘Shadee’ Sardine (Kode786 Productions) Mixed and Mastered by Parry Jack (Jack Spaniard Productions) Background Vocals by Anderson Armstrong and Michael Mercer Vocals Recorded by Reddhead Studios Vocal Production by Vocaldini Lyric Video by Danny Reid for Oak Buy / Stream URL: https://riddimstream.it/gettingitgood

  • Yolo Riddim – Various Artists (Frankie Music Production)
    Yolo Riddim – Various Artists (Frankie Music Production)

    Frankie Music has released their first dancehall Rhythm juggling since the start of the year. The project, entitled the YOLO RIDDIM premiers Friday Jun 26, 2020 and features the likes of Dancehall Star Beenie Man, Demarco, Singer J, Teejay, Qraig, Hydal, Christopher Martin, Krysie, Yaksta and Shawn Antoine. Head honcho of the label, Comar “Frankie […]


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Menelik Shabazz Premiere Screening and Q&A

Menelik Shabazz Premiere Screening and Q&A

| October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Goodemanagement is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Sista M Queen Introducing Menelik Shabazz Premiere short film screening and Q&A Menelik Shabazz is an Award winning film director, producer, and writer – known as a key pioneer in the development of contemporary black British cinema. Born in St. John, Barbados. He is known for […]

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A Healthy Twist on Jollof Rice

A Healthy Twist on Jollof Rice

| October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

As part of Public Health England’s (PHE) Better Health campaign, which encourages adults to eat better, lose weight and get active, registered dietitian and member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA)Shola Oladipo  shares a healthy twist on how to prepare popular West African dish Jollof Rice. Jollof rice (made with brown basmati rice)  Preparation time:  […]

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Let Saint Lucia Inspire You

Let Saint Lucia Inspire You

| October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Affectionately known as the Helen of the west, the island of Saint Lucia is still arguably the most beautiful island in the chain of Caribbean islands. Don’t let COVID-19 deter you from letting this gem sooth and inspire you…Take the leap, go pamper yourself and forget your troubles for a few weeks…visit Saint Lucia. You […]

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Can mineral extraction ever be environmentally acceptable?

Can mineral extraction ever be environmentally acceptable?

| October 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

As gold prices surge, increased attention is being paid to its extraction across the Guiana Shield and in the Dominican Republic. David Jessop asks whether it is possible to reconcile the very different concerns of investors, environmentalists and governments?  In August, the price of gold reached a record high of US$2,073 per ounce. It did […]

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Naomi Osaka shines light for the oppressed

Naomi Osaka shines light for the oppressed

| October 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka speaks of her struggles and how she intends to use her powerful and influential platform to engineer positive change for Black people the world over.

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Inspiring biography of Amanda Alexander

Inspiring biography of Amanda Alexander

| October 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here is a shining example of how one’s belief in God can help overcome adversity and hardship. Amanda Alexander, originally from London to Saint Lucian parents has suffered terrible indignities and abuse as a child but she has focused on the good things life has to offer and developed herself into an inspiring person with […]

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The Road to independence is a process

The Road to independence is a process

| October 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The road to Virgin Islands independence is a game of chess, not dominoes Now, one reason it appears any talk of independence swiftly dissipates into farce, is the very nature of the beast. To begin with, the winding, bushy, and thorny path, to independence is further strewn with traps, obstacles, and deep holes. The road […]

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Spirit Airlines to Restore Flights to Cap-Haitien

Spirit Airlines to Restore Flights to Cap-Haitien

| October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Spirit Airlines to Restore Flights to Cap-Haitien, Re-Activate Region’s Only Nonstop Service to U.S. Spirit will connect Cap-Haitien to the U.S. starting Dec. 3 MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 1, 2020 – The brightest planes in the sky will return to Haiti’s north coast just in time for the holidays. Today, Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced the […]

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MP David Lammy’s appeal on behalf of Windrush generation

MP David Lammy’s appeal on behalf of Windrush generation

| October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

MP David Lammy appeals to the descendants of the Windrush era to take full advantage of the government’s scheme to assist them.

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Let’s Talk about Universities and Reparative Justice

Let’s Talk about Universities and Reparative Justice

| October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Roundtable on the role/responsibility of universities to recognise their links to slavery and colonialism and engage in reparative justice About this Event In this third roundtable hosted by the International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR), our panellists discuss the role and responsibility of universities in the struggle for reparative justice and […]

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Washington consolidates it position in the Caribbean

Washington consolidates it position in the Caribbean

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recent statements by the US Secretary of State suggest that the Washington is moving to increase its economic dominance in the Caribbean. David Jessop writes that the Caribbean would do well to consider the implications of this new and likely long-lived version of the Monroe doctrine that offers benefit, but at a price.  Speaking recently […]

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African & Caribbean communities to download NHS COVID-19 App

African & Caribbean communities to download NHS COVID-19 App

| September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Community voices get behind government drive urging African and Caribbean communities to download the new NHS COVID-19 App. People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. To show their support, trusted […]

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Pandemic offers opportunity to transform tourism’s role

Pandemic offers opportunity to transform tourism’s role

| September 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The timing of Caribbean tourism’s return to normality remains uncertain. David Jessop suggests that the pandemic has validated the case for transforming the Caribbean model so that the industry is better integrated, and more socially relevant.  Despite the understandable desire by some in tourism to talk up a ‘return to normal’, it is hard to […]

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COVID-19 and fearful times for BVI businesses

COVID-19 and fearful times for BVI businesses

| September 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is light at the end of the tunnel on the COVID-19 Pandemic with an approved vaccine expected shortly, and new super swift testing and tracing capabilities. However businesses remain desperate and fearful, and that is to be expected. Ok. This Virgin Islands swimming instructor met his key sponsor on another breezy day in paradise, […]

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Fear The Destiny Killer

Fear The Destiny Killer

| September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today’s Word with Amanda I can’t do this, I’m too fat, I’m too skinny, I’m Black, I’m a woman, I’ve no education, I was born on the wrong side of the fence, if only I came from, it goes on and on and on, that predominate negative voice that goes around in our head telling […]

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Time to repurpose the Caribbean public sector

Time to repurpose the Caribbean public sector

| September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID-19 has shown how a repurposed, well directed and joined-up public sector can better meet national needs. David Jessop believes that if the Caribbean is to successfully navigate the world that is coming, new thinking about governance is required if citizens are to believe their leaders care.  Over the last twelve months the Caribbean has […]

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Guyana Tourism Request For Proposal

Guyana Tourism Request For Proposal

| September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Travellers and Members of the Trade, The Government of Guyana (GOG) is in receipt of many proposals since August 2, 2020 in respect to hotel development. In the interest of transparency, the GOG invites all persons interested in hotel development to submit or re-submit their proposal in accordance with the below RFP. The GOG is prepared to […]

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St Lucia accedes to Marrakesh Treaty

St Lucia accedes to Marrakesh Treaty

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

CASTRIES, 11th September 2020 –The Government of Saint Lucia acceded to the Marrakesh Treaty which came into force with respect to Saint Lucia on 11th September 2020. The Marrakesh Treaty is a legally binding international copyright law administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The Treaty was adopted and opened for signature in Marrakesh […]

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