Archive for February, 2019

The overspill of Haiti’s persistent problems

The overspill of Haiti’s persistent problems

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

This commentary, being written on Thursday February 21, is about troubling developments in Haiti and the constraints upon the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that prohibit them from playing a meaningful role in averting further violence.  Since the time of writing, the feared escalation might have occurred. The 13 independent states that, along with Haiti, comprise CARICOM, […]

Continue Reading

Jamaica’s James Bond

Jamaica’s James Bond

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most of us know that James Bond was connected to Jamaica…courtesy of news.com.au, here’s how… After visiting Jamaica for a naval conference during World War II, Ian Fleming decided then and there that island life was going to be for him. Three years later, when the war was over, he kept his word and bought […]

Continue Reading

Name That Voice 75

Name That Voice 75

| February 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

Continue Reading

Sidney Poitier’s Words

Sidney Poitier’s Words

| February 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bahamian born actor Sir Sidney Poitier once wrote, “I felt very much as if I were representing 15, 18 million people with every move I made.” Celebrating his 92nd birthday (Born on Feb. 20, 1927) The New York Times highlighted a number of exclusive pictures and articles featuring the world-loved actor. The piece reminded readers that […]

Continue Reading

Elected officials should not be dual nationals

Elected officials should not be dual nationals

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The law is the law and it is binding on all who dwell or visit within its jurisdiction.   The law is particularly binding on those who make the law.  As I observed in a previous commentary, “Law makers should not be law breakers”. This issue is raised again in the context of persons who hold dual citizenships […]

Continue Reading

Saint Lucia 40th Independence Celebrations

Saint Lucia 40th Independence Celebrations

| February 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The present issue of Our Saint Lucia is dedicated to Saint Lucia’s 40th year of Independence being observed on 22nd February 2019, under the theme “All In, Our Journey, Our Future.” The publication highlights some of the events in February, plus a full list of events taking place during the year.  It also features several competitions the […]

Continue Reading

Name That Voice 74

Name That Voice 74

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

Continue Reading

Barbados Bans Straws

Barbados Bans Straws

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

RELEASE: February 2019, London. From Monday, April 1, the importation, retail, sale and use of petro-based single-use plastic (plastic made from petroleum) will no longer be allowed in Barbados. The popular tourist destination attracted 623,293 visitors in 2018 and is committed to the fight against pollution and joins the growing list of countries attempting to […]

Continue Reading

U.S. Virgin Islands committed to Regional Collaboration

U.S. Virgin Islands committed to Regional Collaboration

| February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS COMMITTED TO REGIONAL COLLABORATION MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (February 6, 2019) – The new head of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has signaled his department’s desire to collaborate with other Caribbean destinations in promoting the region in the global marketplace. “A rising tide lifts all boats, so it is important that […]

Continue Reading

A “Venezuelan owned” solution: too much to hope?

A “Venezuelan owned” solution: too much to hope?

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Commentators in western media, that dominate international news distribution, characterise any government, entity or person who speaks out against meddling in the internal affairs of Venezuela as “supporters of the Maduro regime”.  Implicit in the characterization is that all these governments, entities or persons are “in the pocket” of the Venezuelan government, and, therefore, have […]

Continue Reading