Tag: Barack Obama

The evolution of morality

The evolution of morality

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

    For instance, the Quaker who admitted the black was told in no uncertain terms by most members of her community that what she did could never be acceptable. Indeed, one parent told the Quaker that for that black girl to be made the equal of his white daughter was abominable. Their parents pulled […]

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US and the Caribbean: brief summits not enough

US and the Caribbean: brief summits not enough

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. US President Barack Obama and Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller have pronounced his visit to Jamaica and their bilateral discussions to be a success.   What is certain is that media coverage of Obama’s visit and his late night call at the Bob Marley museum where the President declared “I still have all his […]

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Obama has wrong-footed Republicans in his war on ISIL

Obama has wrong-footed Republicans in his war on ISIL

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Political commentary. US President Barack Obama, in the eyes of the Republicans in the US Congress,  is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t.  This is now particularly obvious following his proposal to the US Congress that it authorizes military action against ISIL (also called ISIS) to bring an end to the reign […]

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Anti-Obama forces cloud global stability

Anti-Obama forces cloud global stability

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

America news. With just 2 years effectively left in Barack Obama’s Presidency of the United States, the world suddenly looks set to face even more danger than it does currently. Control of the US Congress by the Republican Party, following the November 4 mid-term elections, has emboldened the “neo-cons” who formed part of the George […]

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Why people take #selfies and why you should too

Why people take #selfies and why you should too

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Community news. The age of the selfie is with us and possibly forever. For the first time in history, regular people have the ability to take a picture of themselves wherever and whenever they want, make themselves look better with filters and built in photo editing tools and then share it with hundreds, maybe thousands […]

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Obama: The cold logic of mass graves

Obama: The cold logic of mass graves

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

US President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 24 should rank as a rare breath of fresh air in a body that for decades has been accustomed mostly to rant and rhetoric. Obama spoke truth to power in a refreshingly frank and painstaking manner.  Given the turmoil that exists […]

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What about the Syrian people? Do they count?

What about the Syrian people? Do they count?

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

In world news. The last month’s chessboard politics about Syria and the use of chemical weapons have done nothing to stop the large-scale suffering of the mass of Syrian people, but they have underscored the inadequacy of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Throughout the last two years of the civil war in Syria the […]

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The American demon called race

The American demon called race

| July 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

While Caribbean news networks come to terms with the unfortunate results of the Treyvon Martin murder trial, this story asserts that race in the USA is a national dilemma. Race defines American culture and society. The Trayvon Martin matter is symptomatic of a malevolence that states that the US has arrived at the place where […]

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“Brutal” talks and the US-Caribbean relationship

“Brutal” talks and the US-Caribbean relationship

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In other Caribbean news, much media coverage was given to the signing on May 28 in Trinidad of a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) by US Vice President, Joseph Biden, and current Chairman of the 15-nation Caribbean Community, Haiti’s President Michel Martelly. But the TIFA must not be mistaken for what it is not.  […]

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A Brazilian WTO Head: A great trade opportunity?

A Brazilian WTO Head: A great trade opportunity?

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is now set to appoint a new Director-General.  He is Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, Brazil’s long-serving Ambassador to the Organisation. His appointment is good news for developing countries in so far as Carvalho de Azevêdo is from a leading developing country that has shown itself not to be averse to […]

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