Tag: BVI

A vision of the road to VI independence

A vision of the road to VI independence

| July 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The road to Virgin Islands independence is a long and winding road that starts with public discussion, and debate, leading to a referendum, where two thirds of a territory’s citizens vote for independence. But even before any type of independence, that there will be a move towards greater autonomy by Overseas Territories, and the consolidation […]

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‘Whispering Death’ blasts racism against Blacks

‘Whispering Death’ blasts racism against Blacks

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Affectionately known in the cricketing world as ‘Whispering Death’ Michael Holding, regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time delivered an impassioned statement about racism and how unproductive and unfair the practice is to the victims. He appeals for it to be ended in the interest of world peace and equality through […]

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Resources to Support Hospitality Reopening Plans

Resources to Support Hospitality Reopening Plans

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Resources to Support Implementation of your Reopening Plans The Caribbean Tourism COVID-19 Task Force has launched health and safety guidelines for companies and destinations to guide the reopening of the tourism industry in the region to help safeguard the health of travelers and employees. The guidelines – inclusive of detailed checklists to facilitate your implementation – address […]

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The immorality of denying anyone medical support

The immorality of denying anyone medical support

| July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The provision of health care in support of the weakest in society ought to be beyond politics. David Jessop believes it is reprehensible that US politicians and US Administration are attempting to curtail Cuban medical support for the Caribbean and in many other countries around the world.  Last month a bill introduced into the US […]

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The Pandemic Economy

The Pandemic Economy

| July 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Covid 19 will determine the length of recession, the trajectory of recession, and the type of economic recovery the world experiences, not any type of stimulus. Stimulus in the midst of a global pandemic is a band aid. Stimulus will generate economic recovery only after the departure of the virus from the globe. The Covid […]

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An Apology Cannot Substitute for Reparations

An Apology Cannot Substitute for Reparations

| July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is no secret the wealth amassed by the many social and financial institutions of Britain and the United States. Hundreds of millions of sterling and dollars have been raised on the backs of former slaves that have since used to enrich many families across both territories, many of whom own highly profitable businesses today. […]

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CARICOM Day Video Premiere

CARICOM Day Video Premiere

| July 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dear Nationals and Friends Greetings.  Unfortunately, we cannot have the customary CARICOM Day in-person activities this year, but we will still commemorate the day.  Please see flyer below.  This link is for the CARICOM Channel    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF1zJsyEdI9aAK85mZ9-BPA/featured?view_as=subscriber One CARICOM Stay safe

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Commonwealth Cook Off launches today

Commonwealth Cook Off launches today

| July 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Commonwealth Cook Off launches today July 1st, kicking off a month-long campaign to cook and share homemade culinary creations and raise funds for our girls across the Commonwealth. All you need to do is: Register using the button below and make your donation Look out for the confirmation from cookoff@cgefund.org telling you what to do next Cook […]

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Seabird Harvesting increase Despite Covid-19 Restrictions

Seabird Harvesting increase Despite Covid-19 Restrictions

| June 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Observations of Seabird Harvesting Increase Despite Covid-19 Restrictions Although seabird harvest and egg collection are prohibited by legislation of both Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, research by Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) shows that the practice continues to occur, primarily amongst fishing communities and recreationists.  Harvesting often occurs in tandem with other […]

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Did Digicel Executives break COVID rules by traveling to St. Lucia?

Did Digicel Executives break COVID rules by traveling to St. Lucia?

| June 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

In April, three executives of telecommunications giant Digicel were given exemptions to come into Jamaica despite the lockdown on incoming passengers at the island’s airports. The finding comes after 18º North analyzed flights coming into and out of the country as of March 25, when the restriction came into effect. The analysis was done in […]

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