Tag: Culture

Gays are citizens too 

Gays are citizens too 

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

A regressive 19th century law, that is a legacy of British rule, continues to exist in 10 of the 12 independent Commonwealth Caribbean states.  The law, inspired by the 1553 Buggery Act in England, was imposed on all British colonies by the colonial government in Britain in 1861.  It effectively outlawed homosexuality. The two independent Commonwealth […]

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India look to dominate West Indies at home

India look to dominate West Indies at home

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Indian cricketers are finally back home. After an 81-day UK tour, followed by a fortnight-long Asia Cup meet at United Arab Emirates, the Indian team is now ready to take on West Indies at home. Stung by defeat in England and heading to Australia for a tough tour next month, India will look for […]

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Is the Caribbean prepared for a much- changed Europe?

Is the Caribbean prepared for a much- changed Europe?

| September 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop  The Caribbean has always felt confident that it understands the politics and values of Europe. This is largely because of a shared history, a common commitment to democracy and centrist thinking as well as the European Union’s (EU) continuing role in supporting regional development. Despite this, it would be […]

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No vigilante action in the Americas

No vigilante action in the Americas

| September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

A furore surrounded Luis Almagro, the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), after the Associated Press (AP) reported him as encouraging military intervention in Venezuela to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro.  The AP, on September 14, reported Almagro as saying: “With respect to a military intervention to overthrow Nicolas Maduro’s regime, […]

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All are invited to Dominica Thanksgiving Mass

All are invited to Dominica Thanksgiving Mass

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear National and Friends of Dominica, On the 3rd November 2018, the Commonwealth of Dominica will celebrate its 40th Anniversary of Independence. This momentous occasion not only marks 40 years of independence, but it also celebrates our resilience and fortitude as a nation, especially in light of Hurricane Maria and the recent storm alert. In celebration of this […]

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When a government goes broke!

When a government goes broke!

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now it is accepted that government borrowing is the universal norm for governments to find the cash to operate. Public spending from taxes and borrowing are the way most western governments function. However- and this is what the British Virgin Islands Post Irma, must adopt- it is imperative that the borrowed cash is invested in […]

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Cross joins Grace Foods UK as Managing Director

Cross joins Grace Foods UK as Managing Director

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

CROSS JOINS GRACE FOODS UK AS MANAGING DIRECTOR Leading world foods supplier Grace Foods UK has appointed Philip Cross as Managing Director. Philip brings a wealth of experience of internationally-based food businesses in the UK and Europe, with a proven track record in successfully developing sustainably profitable, high growth organisations. Based at Grace Foods UK’s […]

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Financial planning expert to address Food Conference

Financial planning expert to address Food Conference

| September 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The second international Caribbean Food and Drink conference, a collaboration with Nigerian based Compass Global Business Services is returning to London on Monday 19th November 2018. The conference will be the final day of a five day (14th to 19th November) African and Caribbean trade mission, social and cultural exposition and African and Caribbean lecture […]

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The CCJ – A Court for the People

The CCJ – A Court for the People

| September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Throughout the 185-year history of the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council, it has never provided access for people of little means except for a few persons on death row who got free legal service from British lawyers. This stands in stark contrast to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) where, in the three […]

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Influential Speaker Notice: Madeleine Teasdale

Influential Speaker Notice: Madeleine Teasdale

| September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

CARIBBEAN FOOD AND DRINK CONFERENCE 2018 The second international Caribbean Food and Drink conference, a collaboration with Nigerian based Compass Global Business Services is returning to London on Monday 19th November 2018. The conference will be the final day of a five day (14th to 19th November) African and Caribbean trade mission, social and cultural […]

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