Tag: Barbados

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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Petition to ban laws used to discriminate by race

Petition to ban laws used to discriminate by race

| April 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reform Immigration Laws to repeal those used in a racially discriminatory way. Why? The huge publicity of cases of alleged shameful violations of human rights of several Black members of the Caribbean “Windrush” generation who entered the UK prior to 1973 and were told by the Home Office that they would be deported unless they […]

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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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The Commonwealth: What’s in it for small states?

The Commonwealth: What’s in it for small states?

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Writing in the British Guardian Newspaper on April 10, my colleague, Professor Phillip Murphy, the Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, recalled that for those who campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, “depicting the Commonwealth as a huge potential trading opportunity for the UK was a useful […]

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The implications of a divisive Summit of the Americas

The implications of a divisive Summit of the Americas

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop In just over a week’s time the Summit of the Americas will take place in Lima, Peru. It will likely illustrate just how divided the hemisphere has become. Since the last such event was held in Panama City in 2015 much has changed. Then, improved hemispheric relations seemed possible. […]

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The region’s recent history is being lost

The region’s recent history is being lost

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  At the start of the month, Barbados’ former Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, officially departed the island’s Parliament and elective politics. Some weeks prior, he had indicated that he would not be running again in his St Peter constituency after the island’s legislature had been dissolved. Uniquely, he is the only Barbadian […]

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Barbados TV News: Crime down by 7%

Barbados TV News: Crime down by 7%

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Barbados crime statistics falling

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Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question V

Caribbean Trivia Online Quiz Question V

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Answer to question number #4 is British 1625. The persons to provide the correct answer to question #4 were Nordia Jackson from Jamaica based in London, Margaret St John from Grenada based in London, Doneeka Brown from Jamaica based in America, Jackie Walcott from Barbados. CONGRATULATIONS ladies you have all been entered in the grand finale […]

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The OECD: a robust response required

The OECD: a robust response required

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Small states, including those in the Caribbean, are justifiably troubled by the continuous efforts by the member-states of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to cripple every initiative they take in the financial services sector. Indeed, it is true to say that the OECD has become as intimidating and odious an acronym as […]

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UK Healthcare Market Visit to the Caribbean

UK Healthcare Market Visit to the Caribbean

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The English-speaking Caribbean (Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica) is a market with many commercial opportunities for UK plc.These islands source the majority of their hospital and medical equipment from international firms and focus on healthcare as a priority on a governmental level. Here’s an invitation to a join a unique trade show in March […]

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