Tag: Caribbean Community

Caribbean consequences of Trump’s new immigration rules

Caribbean consequences of Trump’s new immigration rules

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. President Donald Trump’s new rule on immigration and nationality, published on Monday, August 12, is not different from the rules applied by Caribbean countries.   It seeks to prohibit persons from migrating to the U.S. if they would become a charge upon the State, and it denies qualification for permanent residence status of such persons who […]

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Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

Prevailing Against Economic Imperialism

| August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Countries that fail to economically optimize their own natural and domestic markets are doomed to an eternity of economic slavery A story out of Nigeria West Africa emphasized the importance of local production and local markets for strong and sustainable economic growth. Punch Nigeria asserted that, ” actively promoting patronage of locally made products is […]

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Guns, Safety and Tourism

Guns, Safety and Tourism

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Personal safety is the travelers most critical consideration. Now, no family wants to go on vacation only to return in caskets.  A country may offer spectacular panoramas, hugely significant historical sites, rich cultural narratives, awesome geography, and great resorts and hotels, but if a car bomb or mass shooting promises to send the tourist and […]

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Contempt of Haitians is shameful

Contempt of Haitians is shameful

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The response to Haitians arriving in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries has been lamentable at best and contemptible at worst.  They have been treated, for the most part, as pariahs particularly by the ignorant and bigoted. Recently, in Guyana, the arrival of Haitians has been greeted with a hysteria that was evident in other parts of the […]

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The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

The Vocations and the Road to El Dorado

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Countries with a skilled workforce are far more prosperous than countries with workers who major in academia and white collar services. The road to social and economic prosperity runs through the vocations. It has become mantra that the plumber earns more than the office worker. In the Virgin Islands, a skilled building contractor is in […]

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Boris Johnson’s can of worms

Boris Johnson’s can of worms

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

There were echoes of US President Donald Trump’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America great again”, in the first parliamentary statement of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.   “Our mission”, Mr. Johnson declared is “making this country the greatest place on earth”. As with President Trump’s slogan, Prime Minister Johnson’s catchphrase is designed to appeal to a […]

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Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

Capitalism and Environmental Destruction

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

DRIVING A COMPASSIONATE AND SUSTAINABLE CAPITALISM Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate and Economist, has asserted that the dominant economic model of the latter Twentieth Century- mainly Supply Side Free Market Economics- is obsolete in today’s swiftly changing global environment. Trickle Down has had its day. The world today is transitioning away from fossil fuel capitalism towards […]

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Carnival Pioneers 2019 celebrate Windrush Generation

Carnival Pioneers 2019 celebrate Windrush Generation

| July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The annual Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers Community Festival enter its 7th year and will be held on Sunday 11 August 2019 from 12 pm – 8pm at Horniman’s Park, Kensal Road. W10.    The annual free family festival has become the precursor to Notting Hill Carnival and continues in the tradition of paying tribute to […]

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Guyana rums stand out at Drinks Trade Show

Guyana rums stand out at Drinks Trade Show

| July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the success of the first Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilion in 2018, an initiative of CaribDirect Multi-Media, the second Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilion was held again at the world renowned IMBIBE Drinks Trade Show, Olympia London, Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July 2019. Jus’ Caribbean, the food and drinks brand of CaribDirect seeks to provide opportunities […]

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Making a difference: the example of António Guterres

Making a difference: the example of António Guterres

| July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

In his three and a half years as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres has proved himself sensitive and alert to the difficulties confronting Caribbean states.  He has been an example that Secretaries-General of other inter-governmental organisations would do well to emulate, particularly those interested in being elected for second terms. His address to the 40th Regular Meeting […]

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