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Good Journalism is like a toothache: it hurts but it warns

Good Journalism is like a toothache: it hurts but it warns

| May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reporters Without Borders (RWB) just released its 2018 press freedom report, and, apart from two of them, the lowest mark for rated Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries is “fairly good”.  The worst rated, as “problematic”, are Haiti and Guyana.  Jamaica is the only CARICOM country rated “good”. For unknown reasons, the Bahamas and Barbados are not included among […]

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A vision for the Virgin Islands post Irma Part 2

A vision for the Virgin Islands post Irma Part 2

| May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following story is the second in a three part narrative. There can be no real economic recovery for the Virgin Islands without a clear vision, mission, and plan for a Post Irma future. And post Irma, in a highly competitive, predatory, scientifically driven, global economy, VISION and strategic economic planning alone, will rescue the Virgin […]

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Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Political commentary is controversial. Undoubtedly! But why is this so? Because it discusses power! And in the game of power the stakes are always high. Political commentary is necessary. It is a forum and venue, where issues, ideas, social demographics, the economy, campaigns, voter intentions, and so on and so forth, are discussed. And objectivity […]

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 Opportunity knocks: mid-career workers get ready

 Opportunity knocks: mid-career workers get ready

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, did not mince words during last week’s Canada Growth Summit.  He intimated that artificial intelligence, big data and high tech machines could lead to mass unemployment, stagnant wages and political instability.  “If you substitute platforms for textile mills, machine learning for steam engines, Twitter for the telegraph, […]

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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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Tourism Minister warns of “false and dangerous” forces

Tourism Minister warns of “false and dangerous” forces

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez warns of “false, sinister and dangerous” forces  ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 18 April, 2018…    Antigua and Barbuda’s Tourism Minister, Charles Fernandez, has rejected claims by two convicted money launderers, Kenneth Rijock and Monte Morris Friesner on Internet blogsites, as “false, sinister and dangerous”.   Fernandez is the latest target of a […]

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Trade wars in no one’s interest

Trade wars in no one’s interest

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Government of the People’s Republic of China wrote to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on April 4, registering a dispute with the Government of United States of America over duties that would be applied by the U.S. only to China’s products.   The Chinese action was […]

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Buju Banton first show after release NOT Trinidad & Tobago

Buju Banton first show after release NOT Trinidad & Tobago

| March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Buju Banton first show after release NOT Trinidad & Tobago

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Opportunity knocks: from learning to earning

Opportunity knocks: from learning to earning

| March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The link between learning and earning used to be quite simple: get as much formal education as you can, as early as you can, and more likely than not, a good career and a comfortable lifestyle would be yours.  Or so we thought. But it’s not quite so simple nowadays. Our rapidly emerging digital economy […]

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Silent Morning is in Jamaica’s Carnival 2018

Silent Morning is in Jamaica’s Carnival 2018

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kingston, Jamaica (Sonique Solutions) – Following numerous requests, the highly anticipated event which has become a staple in the Caribbean & North-American Carnival calendars is finally making its first appearance in scenic Jamaica on April 5th, 2018.  In the last decade, Silent Morning, the annual ‘breakfast boat ride party’ and cooler cruise concept has literally […]

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