Category: African Caribbean

The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Countries with a skilled workforce are far more prosperous than countries with workers who major in academia and white collar services. The road to social and economic prosperity runs through the vocations. It has become mantra that the plumber earns more than the office worker. In the Virgin Islands, a skilled building contractor is in […]

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BREXIT’s effect on Caribbean tourism

BREXIT’s effect on Caribbean tourism

| August 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Caribbean persons interacting with British tourists, apart from the super-rich, should be mindful that if these visitors appear reluctant to part with their money, or demand better value, it’s because they’re spending a much-devalued UK currency.  In the first week since Boris Johnson took the reins of the British government on July 24, the pound […]

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Brexit: a new phase of civil war

Brexit: a new phase of civil war

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Boris Johnson’s appointment as UK Prime Minister is simply a new phase of the Brexit Civil War Boris Johnson officially became UK Prime Minister on July 25, 2019. His appointment was no surprise. Johnson is a darling of the UK Far Right. Much as Donald Trump is the Poster Boy of the USA’s White Supremacists […]

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Boris Johnson’s can of worms

Boris Johnson’s can of worms

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

There were echoes of US President Donald Trump’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America great again”, in the first parliamentary statement of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.   “Our mission”, Mr. Johnson declared is “making this country the greatest place on earth”. As with President Trump’s slogan, Prime Minister Johnson’s catchphrase is designed to appeal to a […]

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Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

DRIVING A COMPASSIONATE AND SUSTAINABLE CAPITALISM Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and Economist, has asserted that the dominant economic model of the latter Twentieth Century- mainly Supply Side Free Market Economics- is obsolete in today’s swiftly changing global environment. Trickle Down has had its day. The world today is transitioning away from fossil fuel capitalism towards […]

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Name and blame the polluters

Name and blame the polluters

| July 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Climate Change is no longer a future event.  It is here, now and real.  Planet Earth, mankind’s common homeland, appears to be already locked into 1.5C of warming, once hoped to be the top limit of human-caused climate change. The world is now set to storm its way through the 2C limit set by the much vaunted […]

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All are invited to Jamaican Independence Service

All are invited to Jamaican Independence Service

| July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

On the occasion of Jamaica’s 57th Anniversary of Independence, the Jamaican High Commission will host a Service of Praise and Thanksgiving on Saturday 27th July 2019. See details below:

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BREXIT: The 800Lb Gorilla Mauling the UK

BREXIT: The 800Lb Gorilla Mauling the UK

| July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

BREXIT is the most damaging event in recent UK history, equivalent to the Suez Crisis of the early 1960s, in terms of it’s malevolent effect on UK politics, economics, and society. Boris Johnson will be UK Prime Minister by the end of July 2019, save his death, or some event totally unforeseen as yet. Johnson […]

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The new burden of diplomacy: the enemy within

The new burden of diplomacy: the enemy within

| July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The mess resulting from reports that the British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch, made about President Donald Trump and his administration, underscore the dangers of leaking confidential government documents. If nothing else comes of this affair, the identification and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for leaking Sir Kim’s confidential and […]

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Carnival Pioneers 2019 celebrate Windrush Generation

Carnival Pioneers 2019 celebrate Windrush Generation

| July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The annual Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival enter its 7th year and will be held on Sunday 11 August 2019 from 12 pm – 8pm at Horniman’s Park, Kensal Road. W10.    The annual free family festival has become the precursor to Notting Hill Carnival and continues in the tradition of paying tribute to […]

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