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The Road to independence is a process

The Road to independence is a process

| October 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The road to Virgin Islands independence is a game of chess, not dominoes Now, one reason it appears any talk of independence swiftly dissipates into farce, is the very nature of the beast. To begin with, the winding, bushy, and thorny path, to independence is further strewn with traps, obstacles, and deep holes. The road […]

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Spirit Airlines to Restore Flights to Cap-Haitien

Spirit Airlines to Restore Flights to Cap-Haitien

| October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Spirit Airlines to Restore Flights to Cap-Haitien, Re-Activate Region’s Only Nonstop Service to U.S. Spirit will connect Cap-Haitien to the U.S. starting Dec. 3 MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 1, 2020 – The brightest planes in the sky will return to Haiti’s north coast just in time for the holidays. Today, Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) announced the […]

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MP David Lammy’s appeal on behalf of Windrush generation

MP David Lammy’s appeal on behalf of Windrush generation

| October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

MP David Lammy appeals to the descendants of the Windrush era to take full advantage of the government’s scheme to assist them.

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Let’s Talk about Universities and Reparative Justice

Let’s Talk about Universities and Reparative Justice

| October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Roundtable on the role/responsibility of universities to recognise their links to slavery and colonialism and engage in reparative justice About this Event In this third roundtable hosted by the International Network of Scholars and Activists for Afrikan Reparations (INOSAAR), our panellists discuss the role and responsibility of universities in the struggle for reparative justice and […]

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Washington consolidates it position in the Caribbean

Washington consolidates it position in the Caribbean

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recent statements by the US Secretary of State suggest that the Washington is moving to increase its economic dominance in the Caribbean. David Jessop writes that the Caribbean would do well to consider the implications of this new and likely long-lived version of the Monroe doctrine that offers benefit, but at a price.  Speaking recently […]

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African & Caribbean communities to download NHS COVID-19 App

African & Caribbean communities to download NHS COVID-19 App

| September 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Community voices get behind government drive urging African and Caribbean communities to download the new NHS COVID-19 App. People across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise. To show their support, trusted […]

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Pandemic offers opportunity to transform tourism’s role

Pandemic offers opportunity to transform tourism’s role

| September 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The timing of Caribbean tourism’s return to normality remains uncertain. David Jessop suggests that the pandemic has validated the case for transforming the Caribbean model so that the industry is better integrated, and more socially relevant.  Despite the understandable desire by some in tourism to talk up a ‘return to normal’, it is hard to […]

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COVID-19 and fearful times for BVI businesses

COVID-19 and fearful times for BVI businesses

| September 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is light at the end of the tunnel on the COVID-19 Pandemic with an approved vaccine expected shortly, and new super swift testing and tracing capabilities. However businesses remain desperate and fearful, and that is to be expected. Ok. This Virgin Islands swimming instructor met his key sponsor on another breezy day in paradise, […]

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Fear The Destiny Killer

Fear The Destiny Killer

| September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Today’s Word with Amanda I can’t do this, I’m too fat, I’m too skinny, I’m Black, I’m a woman, I’ve no education, I was born on the wrong side of the fence, if only I came from, it goes on and on and on, that predominate negative voice that goes around in our head telling […]

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Time to repurpose the Caribbean public sector

Time to repurpose the Caribbean public sector

| September 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVID-19 has shown how a repurposed, well directed and joined-up public sector can better meet national needs. David Jessop believes that if the Caribbean is to successfully navigate the world that is coming, new thinking about governance is required if citizens are to believe their leaders care.  Over the last twelve months the Caribbean has […]

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