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Washington consolidates it position in the Caribbean

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
Washington consolidates it position in the Caribbean

Recent statements by the US Secretary of State suggest that the Washington is moving to increase its economic dominance in the Caribbean. David Jessop writes that the Caribbean would do well to consider the implications of this new and likely long-lived version of the Monroe doctrine that offers benefit, but at a price.  Speaking recently […]

African & Caribbean communities to download NHS COVID-19 App

| September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments
African & Caribbean communities to download NHS COVID-19 App

Community voices get behind government drive urging African and Caribbean communities to download the new NHS COVID-19 App. People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. To show their support, trusted […]

Pandemic offers opportunity to transform tourism’s role

| September 27, 2020 | 0 Comments
Pandemic offers opportunity to transform tourism’s role

The timing of Caribbean tourism’s return to normality remains uncertain. David Jessop suggests that the pandemic has validated the case for transforming the Caribbean model so that the industry is better integrated, and more socially relevant.  Despite the understandable desire by some in tourism to talk up a ‘return to normal’, it is hard to […]

COVID-19 and fearful times for BVI businesses

| September 23, 2020 | 0 Comments
COVID-19 and fearful times for BVI businesses

There is light at the end of the tunnel on the COVID-19 Pandemic with an approved vaccine expected shortly, and new super swift testing and tracing capabilities. However businesses remain desperate and fearful, and that is to be expected. Ok. This Virgin Islands swimming instructor met his key sponsor on another breezy day in paradise, […]

Fear The Destiny Killer

| September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments
Fear The Destiny Killer

Today’s Word with Amanda I can’t do this, I’m too fat, I’m too skinny, I’m Black, I’m a woman, I’ve no education, I was born on the wrong side of the fence, if only I came from, it goes on and on and on, that predominate negative voice that goes around in our head telling […]

Time to repurpose the Caribbean public sector

| September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments
Time to repurpose the Caribbean public sector

COVID-19 has shown how a repurposed, well directed and joined-up public sector can better meet national needs. David Jessop believes that if the Caribbean is to successfully navigate the world that is coming, new thinking about governance is required if citizens are to believe their leaders care.  Over the last twelve months the Caribbean has […]

Guyana Tourism Request For Proposal

| September 17, 2020 | 0 Comments
Guyana Tourism Request For Proposal

Dear Travellers and Members of the Trade, The Government of Guyana (GOG) is in receipt of many proposals since August 2, 2020 in respect to hotel development. In the interest of transparency, the GOG invites all persons interested in hotel development to submit or re-submit their proposal in accordance with the below RFP. The GOG is prepared to […]

St Lucia accedes to Marrakesh Treaty

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments
St Lucia accedes to Marrakesh Treaty

CASTRIES, 11th September 2020 –The Government of Saint Lucia acceded to the Marrakesh Treaty which came into force with respect to Saint Lucia on 11th September 2020. The Marrakesh Treaty is a legally binding international copyright law administered by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The Treaty was adopted and opened for signature in Marrakesh […]

Loving Someone Through Mental Illness

| September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
Loving Someone Through Mental Illness

Staggering…it’s just staggering to know that we’re living in a country where modern conveniences, education, employment, healthcare is at our disposal easily yet the figures for people suffering with mental health is increasing, why is this, and what is the impact on those who love and care for loved ones in this sad predicament? Mental […]

Covid 19 and the Debt Tool

| September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments
Covid 19 and the Debt Tool

In a world that was already awash with debt, before the Covid 19 Pandemic, it appears debt remains the one tool for keeping the global economy alive, until the pandemic ends. The good news is that the Covid 19 Pandemic may well be over by December 2021. A vaccine is expected to be approved and […]