Category: African Caribbean

The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships

The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Road to El Dorado passes through apprenticeships and a stint in trade school  The skills and vocations are the future of a socially and economically prosperous Virgin Islands- not simply academia Now this Old Boy met a very old friend on a street corner in the Virgin Islands on Wednesday. The man is a […]

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Harvard University’s moral debt

Harvard University’s moral debt

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Why does Harvard University in the United States of America (US) have a moral obligation to provide some form of compensation to Antigua and Barbuda, a small Caribbean island state?  The answer is simple: natural justice demands it. The island of Antigua is not as remote from the lavish campus of Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as […]

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Things You Can Do to Improve Personal Finances

Things You Can Do to Improve Personal Finances

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The average poverty rate of the Caribbean population is approximately 30%, according to the GSDRC website. Factors such as the lack of financial literacy, significant student loans, and bad credit continue undermining financial wellness among individuals. Creating personal wealth in a society where debt and the wealthy drive the economy is not exactly manageable either. However, with the […]

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BREXIT: A mess with no end

BREXIT: A mess with no end

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In spite of Boris Johnson’s supposed breakthrough deal, Brexit remains an eternal conundrum: this is why Now, Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal of October 17, 2019 has been described by the Anti-Brexit Crowd as a Theresa May Deal ‘’Lite:’’ a worse version of the First Theresa May deal.  Johnson- a ‘’can do’’ type much admired by Brits- […]

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CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti

CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti despite the president’s failure to respond to offers Haiti is in turmoil again.  This time the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) cannot be criticised for inaction, but questions must be asked about others in the hemispheric community who have been silent about the political and humanitarian situation in the country. For […]

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The Balkanisation of Great Britain

The Balkanisation of Great Britain

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit has entered an expected phase. The UK is becoming balkanized. The Brexit Civil War has generated divisions in the United Kingdom that cannot be bridged unless the two sides talk and settle. and it will be unwise for any ”expert” to predict the trajectory and final outcome of the Brexit war at this stage […]

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Resist the UN being held to ransom

Resist the UN being held to ransom

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The United Nations (UN) is facing a severe shortage of cash, and, according to its Secretary-General, António Guterres, “the Organization runs the risk of depleting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month (October) and defaulting on payments to staff and vendors”. This is because 64 of the UN’s 193 member states have not […]

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United Kingdom: Winning elections is everything

United Kingdom: Winning elections is everything

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

As she delivered the unanimous decision of the 11 members of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland (UK), on the unlawfulness of Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, advising the Queen to prorogue Parliament, I admit to being mesmerized by the startling brooch being worn by the Court’s President, Baroness Brenda Hale. It […]

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Cross-Border Climate Change refugees looming large

Cross-Border Climate Change refugees looming large

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Hurricane Hell” and “The Bahamas is at war being attacked by Hurricane Dorian. And yet The Bahamas has no weapon to defend itself”, are two memorable expressions that emerged from the wreckage of the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama in the chain of islands that make up the territory of The Bahamas.  The first was […]

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Hurricane disaster survival part 1

Hurricane disaster survival part 1

| September 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Belief that the Virgin Islands may escape an annual devastating hurricane such as Irma, Maria, and Dorian, is simple delusion; it is  dangerous complacency. Now, as the UK convulses in major constitutional crisis, these beautiful British Virgin Islands face their own convulsion, generated by climate change. Hurricane Dorian passed by two weeks past, and new […]

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