Category: Jamaica News

How beneficial was the CARICOM leaders meeting?

How beneficial was the CARICOM leaders meeting?

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week, the Washington-based publication, Latin American Advisor, sought responses from me, and others considered knowledgeable on Caribbean affairs, to three questions regarding the recently-held CARICOM heads of government meeting in Jamaica.   For the benefit of readers of this column, I provide more detailed answers to the three questions here than I did to the Washington […]

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The truth about Jamaica’s health and wellbeing

The truth about Jamaica’s health and wellbeing

| July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Analyzing Jamaican Fertility Trends as Birth Rates Continue to Decline  The average number of registered births in Jamaica peaked in 1966 with about 71,400 births being registered that year. After a steady decline in birth rate, the average number of births during 2015 barely reached 37,600.  In 2017 the number of babies being born decreased […]

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Cuba, the EU and a post-Cotonou agreement

Cuba, the EU and a post-Cotonou agreement

| June 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  Just over a week ago, Cuba and the European Union held a first Joint Council meeting. It identified the principal multilateral and bilateral issues on which they hope in future to work more closely. For the EU, the event was particularly important. It established a dialogue with one of the few […]

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The overseas territories – the long view

The overseas territories – the long view

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  A few days ago, the British Parliament voted to compel Britain’s overseas territories (OTs) in the Caribbean to adopt public registers of company ownership. The decision, which has been condemned by the states concerned, has multiple implications. It ignores their sovereignty, disenfranchises locally elected legislatures, undercuts economic development, harms post hurricane […]

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Welcome Prince Charles by Royal wish and better sense

Welcome Prince Charles by Royal wish and better sense

| April 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

For two and half years since Commonwealth Heads of Government met in Malta in 2015, the British Government had been anxious to ensure that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.  Indeed, lobbying for agreement on such a succession was already in play before and during the […]

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Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Celebrates Year of the Bird

Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Celebrates Year of the Bird

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

April 22, 2018—This spring, groups throughout the Caribbean will be celebrating the birds that are only found here. 40 events on 14 islands are already on the schedule for this year’s Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). More than 80,000 Caribbean residents, friends and visitors will join in the activities, led by BirdsCaribbean. Earth day, April […]

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Brexit’s many imponderables

Brexit’s many imponderables

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  Many months have passed since this column last addressed the issue of Brexit and what it may mean for the Caribbean and its long-standing relationship with the United Kingdom. This  is  because  the  shape  of  Britain’s  future  relationship  with  the  EU27  and  other international trade partners including the Caribbean remains ill-defined, […]

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MP David Lammy puts pressure on Home Secretary

MP David Lammy puts pressure on Home Secretary

| April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

MP David Lammy puts pressure on Home Secretary in defence of the many displaced Caribbean nationals through a government cock-up under a new immigration law.

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Sports Star Marlon Samuels Issues Cease And Desist order

Sports Star Marlon Samuels Issues Cease And Desist order

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sports Star Marlon Samuels Issues Official Statement Regarding Social Media Controversy “It has been brought to my attention that there are allegations in social media circles, that a female television personality who goes by the moniker Yanique Curvy Diva has made several derogatory posts on social media about me. I am therefore informing the public […]

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Jamaica55 UK Prayer Breakfasts, London & Birmingham

Jamaica55 UK Prayer Breakfasts, London & Birmingham

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Fellow Jamaicans and Friends  of Jamaica, As  you are aware, Jamaica’s 55th anniversary of Independence was commemorated last year with the staging of a series of events and initiatives across the United Kingdom which were either organised or supported by the High Commission and the Jamaica55 Steering Committee co-chaired by Ms. Janelle Raeburn and […]

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