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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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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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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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