Category: Culture & Society

OECS Botham Jean Statement

OECS Botham Jean Statement

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Media Statement by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States on the recent Botham Jean Trial Verdict: “Roughly one year since our Caribbean community was shaken by devastating news of the untimely and seemingly senseless murder of Saint Lucian national Botham Shem Jean, the state of Texas has delivered some degree of justice to Botham’s family.” […]

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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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Name That Voice 105

Name That Voice 105

| September 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

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Commonwealth Secretarial Talks

Commonwealth Secretarial Talks

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris held constructive talks with The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC (pictured at right), on the sidelines of high-level events at the United Nations on Monday, September 23rd, 2019.  Prime Minister Harris was supported by St. Kitts and Nevis’ Ambassador to the UN, His Excellency Sam […]

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Professional Development Programme Scholarship

Professional Development Programme Scholarship

| September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The OECS Commission in collaboration with the embassy of Spain is pleased to offer 20 academic scholarships for a Professional Development Programme valued at $1,500EC each, aimed at promoting Spanish proficiency in the OECS region. The programme will run from October 7th to December 12th 2019 and continue on January 6th to March 30th 2020. […]

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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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Name That Voice 104

Name That Voice 104

| September 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

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Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

There have been many ignominious moments at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) and many farcical decisions made, but they pale in significance when compared with the events of Wednesday, 11 September 2019. On that day 11 countries, accompanied by the illegitimate representative of the self-proclaimed “Interim President” of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, […]

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Name That Voice 103

Name That Voice 103

| September 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Delia invites you to guess the name of the voice you hear in Name That Voice! It could be someone recently in the news, a celebrity, even a cartoon character. The names of everyone who supplied the correct answer will be noted and Delia will periodically select someone to experience something with her…Are you game? […]

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