Archive for November, 2015

Living under the legacy of post Caribbean Apartheid

Living under the legacy of post Caribbean Apartheid

| November 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

As is customary with a reparations lecture delivered by the eloquent and charismatic Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies,  the interest was high. ‘Reparationists’ from all over the country including the acclaimed Esther Standord Xosei; students, enthusiasts and ‘on-the-fencers’ all flocked to the Anatomy Theatre of King’s College, Strand […]

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Impact of Chinese on Jamaican society

Impact of Chinese on Jamaican society

| November 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the mid-19th century, more than 500 men traveled from China to Panama as labourers. In 1854, 205 Chinese workers demanded to leave Panama because of yellow fever breaking out. They were sent to Jamaica because the country was closer than China. Fewer than 50 immigrants survived. Robert Jackson Chin (Chin Pa-kung), opened a wholesale […]

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Baroness Scotland is new Commonwealth Sect. Gen

Baroness Scotland is new Commonwealth Sect. Gen

| November 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following a lengthy campaign trail, and numerous region-wide calls for her to drop out of the race, Baroness Patricia Scotland has emerged victorious in her quest to become the 6th Commonwealth Secretary General. The Dominican candidate and a former UK attorney general came out ahead of Antigua & Barbuda’s nominee, Sir Ron Sanders, and Botswana’s Mmasekogoa […]

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Refugee Cubans rescued by Royal Caribbean Cruise ship

Refugee Cubans rescued by Royal Caribbean Cruise ship

| November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eight refugees fleeing from Cuba were found themselves rescued after a Royal Caribbean cruise ship spotted them out at sea just before the sun came up on Sunday morning. The refugees were floating on a row boat that appeared to be attached to barrels, with backpacks and paddles inside. The aptly-titled Independence of the Seas […]

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Jamaicans are “3rd Coolest people in the world”, say CNN

Jamaicans are “3rd Coolest people in the world”, say CNN

| November 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week CNN international had a poll to determine the coolest nationalities in the world. Brazilians were voted #1 and Singaporeans were voted #2 and Jamaicans were voted #3. There’s more to Jamaicans than reggae, including Rastafarian (the most kick-back religion ever invented), an accent that’s the envy of the English-speaking world and the planet’s […]

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Caribbean in desperate need of investment

Caribbean in desperate need of investment

| November 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hit badly by the global financial crisis, debt-plagued Caribbean countries have struggled to recover ever since. After contractions in 2009 and 2010, average regional growth in real output has climbed very slowly and has not yet reached 2 per cent — although the Caribbean Development Bank projects it will pass that marker for 2015. Greenfield […]

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Come and meet the PM of Trinidad and Tobago

Come and meet the PM of Trinidad and Tobago

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago cordially invites you to meet Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Monday 30th November 2015, 6:30pm at Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London SW3 5EE. As spaces are limited, bookings will be taken on a […]

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Caribbean cruise ship miracle baby returns to US

Caribbean cruise ship miracle baby returns to US

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The baby born 15 weeks premature on a cruise ship in the middle of the Caribbean has finally returned to Utah, after spending 78 days at Miami Children’s Hospital where he defied the odds for survival. Fox 13 Now reported that 4-and-a-half-pound Haiden Morgan reunited with his family Saturday at the Ogden Airport. When Haiden […]

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Daniel Sync speaks on Kano, Adamawa and France attacks

Daniel Sync speaks on Kano, Adamawa and France attacks

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

WE FEAR NOT Terror in our nation is spreading like an incurable plague that is set to destroy our very existence and the foundation that God almighty has laid for our generations to come. Many have now resulted to living in fear but one thing is sure, WE SHALL OVERCOME! Even though we walk through […]

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Guyana backs Sir Ron for Commonwealth SG post

Guyana backs Sir Ron for Commonwealth SG post

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

GUYANA throwing its full support behind Sir Ronald Sanders for the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General (SG) when leaders of the 53-member association meet at the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta on Friday. A new Secretary-General will be selected on Friday, the first day of the summit. Baroness Patricia Scotland The sixth […]

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