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Who will deliver the structural changes the pandemic has highlighted?

Who will deliver the structural changes the pandemic has highlighted?

| October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Absolutely Caribbean unlocking the potential of the Caribbean

Absolutely Caribbean unlocking the potential of the Caribbean

| October 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Kinlaw Joins Caribbean Athletes in the NFL

Kinlaw Joins Caribbean Athletes in the NFL

| October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Five Simple Food Tips for Better Health

Five Simple Food Tips for Better Health

| October 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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National Adoption Week 12th Oct. Black adoption

National Adoption Week 12th Oct. Black adoption

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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Renewed Support for Dominica’s Native Parrots

Renewed Support for Dominica’s Native Parrots

| October 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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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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