Category: Culture & Society

Grenada Diaspora Policy stakeholder survey

Grenada Diaspora Policy stakeholder survey

| July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Grenada Diaspora Policy stakeholder survey and Discussion Drafts Dear Diaspora, Thank you for attending last Saturday’s (June 20) first ever Virtual meeting of the Grenadian Diaspora. By the excellent turnout and thoughtful questions for our panelists, you showed your passionate interest in continuing to engage with this process. For those who were unable to attend […]

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Tax holidays can help aviation and tourism recover

Tax holidays can help aviation and tourism recover

| July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

If the Caribbean is to recover from the economic crisis it is facing, governments will need to stimulate tourism in unprecedented ways. David Jessop believes that one answer may be to remove, for a while, taxes and charges on aviation and tourism.  After years of failing to find a way to reconcile whether LIAT, the […]

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Jamaica to host its first ever soap box Grand Prix

Jamaica to host its first ever soap box Grand Prix

| July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Amongst the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Dr Andre Haughton has initiated the idea to host Jamaica’s first ever soap box Grand Prix. Coming off the heads of childhood memory and past times, the event scheduled to take place in August 2, 2020 in the country’s second parish Montego Bay. The Senator believes that the event will […]

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Sir Shridath Ramphal appeals for democracy in Guyana

Sir Shridath Ramphal appeals for democracy in Guyana

| July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

STATEMENT BY SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL ON THE JUDGEMENT OF THE CCJ AND THE IMPORTANCE FOR DEMOCRACY TO PREVAIL IN GUYANA Guyana’s highest Court has spoken on the March elections, and the air of all of CARICOM is purer for the CCJ’s Judgement.  The rule of law has prevailed, and a darkening cloud has been dissipated […]

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Are You Stuck? By Amanda Alexander

Are You Stuck? By Amanda Alexander

| July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today’s Word with Amanda Are you in a career, relationship or situation that once brought fulfilment, but now brings daily misery? Do you feel that you’ve outgrown your environment and not sure which way to turn? Have you seen in your heart what you should be doing with your life, but circumstances are preventing you […]

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A vision of the road to VI independence

A vision of the road to VI independence

| July 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The road to Virgin Islands independence is a long and winding road that starts with public discussion, and debate, leading to a referendum, where two thirds of a territory’s citizens vote for independence. But even before any type of independence, that there will be a move towards greater autonomy by Overseas Territories, and the consolidation […]

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Consent is very clear when given. Be Alert!

Consent is very clear when given. Be Alert!

| July 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

In mid June a swarm of brave women individually took over Twitter with unfortunate stories of their sexual assault cases. Mostly from famous and well-known people. Sexual assault is an act in which a person intentionally sexually touches another person without that person’s consent or coerces or physically forces a person to engage in a […]

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‘Whispering Death’ blasts racism against Blacks

‘Whispering Death’ blasts racism against Blacks

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Affectionately known in the cricketing world as ‘Whispering Death’ Michael Holding, regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time delivered an impassioned statement about racism and how unproductive and unfair the practice is to the victims. He appeals for it to be ended in the interest of world peace and equality through […]

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CARICOM development model after COVID-19

CARICOM development model after COVID-19

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

RE-THINKING CARICOM DEVELOPMENT MODEL AFTER COVID-19 Governments around the world, including in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, have emerged as the principal players in the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The private sector, for the most part, has taken a back seat with many companies turning inwards and concentrating on safeguarding their own […]

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Are Economic and Racial inequalities really myths?

Are Economic and Racial inequalities really myths?

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dr Thomas Sowell discusses economic inequality, racial inequality, and espouses what he calls the myths that have continued to falsely describe the system of poverty among different racial and economic classes. He attempts to explain the economic theories behind these so-called pervasive myths and proposes fact-based solutions for seemingly intractable situations.

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