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Insuring the Caribbean’s future

Insuring the Caribbean’s future

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Insurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.   These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the Eastern seaboard of the US. Higher building and flood insurance […]

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Support the CTO Caribbean Relief Fund

Support the CTO Caribbean Relief Fund

| September 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (8 Sept, 2017) – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has activated its “CTO Relief Fund” through GoFundMe to help families and countries rebuild after hurricanes, particularly in the wake of the massive category 5 Hurricane Irma, which has impacted a number of member countries. All of the money raised through the CTO’s Relief […]

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Jus’ Caribbean Festival and CFD Conference great success

Jus’ Caribbean Festival and CFD Conference great success

| August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The much anticipated Caribbean Food and Drink Conference and Jus’ Caribbean Festival both sponsored by Grace Foods UK, went without a hitch and to the enjoyment of all, last weekend. The conference attendance exceeded expectations and saw High Commissioner for Saint Lucia His Excellency Guy Mayers deliver the keynote address which pointed out ‘Why the […]

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Debt strangling a Caribbean generation

Debt strangling a Caribbean generation

| May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is a real prospect that, in dealing with unsustainable debt, 11 of 13 Caribbean small states will have lost the first three decades of the twenty-first century, and foregone opportunities for poverty reduction, transformation and growth. That judgement has been made by a leading development-economist who has studied and worked on small economies. Cyrus […]

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BFUWI invite you to special fundraising concert

BFUWI invite you to special fundraising concert

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The British Foundation for the University of the West Indies is pleased to announce a fundraising concert on 11 April 2017. In celebration of its strong ties with Commonwealth countries through a shared common law tradition, Inner Temple joins BFUWI in celebrating over 50 years of Caribbean nationhood. This year Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago […]

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One Love. The Bob Marley Musical Review Part II

One Love. The Bob Marley Musical Review Part II

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bob Marley comes Alive Part II One Love The Bob Marley Musical tells part of his life story, part of his success, with hints of why he is still remembered today. The show starts with his early career and ends with the 1978 One Love Peace Concert in his native Jamaica. In true Hollywood style, […]

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One Love. The Bob Marley Musical Review

One Love. The Bob Marley Musical Review

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bob Marley comes Alive A few weeks ago almost everyone I had spoken to in Birmingham, seemed  to know that the Bob Marley Musical was about to be staged in the second city. A former headmaster offered, “they have already extended the run”.  Come what may expectations were high. I arrived from London on the […]

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Countering the Negative Media Reporting of Notting Hill Carnival

Countering the Negative Media Reporting of Notting Hill Carnival

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anyone who takes the time to research the statistics of crime and drug usage at the Notting Hill Carnival against those of other comparable British Festivals will see the truth for themselves. Such scaremongering and wild prophesies of the apocalypse does nothing to bolster public confidence in the credibility of the Metropolitan Police as they […]

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Transparency vital in Passport and Residence Programmes

Transparency vital in Passport and Residence Programmes

| February 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The global US television company, Cable News Network (CNN), broadcast the first part of a programme on February 8, alleging the sale of Venezuelan passports to Iraqis and others through the country’s Embassy in Baghdad. The programme suggested that it is possible that terrorists might have been among those alleged to have bought passports. Interestingly, […]

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Political leadership in the Caribbean

Political leadership in the Caribbean

| February 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The remarks in this Commentary were spoken in a television interview in Grenada on the day that Fidel Ruz Castro, the former President of Cuba, died.   The discussion centred on whether contemporary Caribbean leaders lacked the courage that previous leaders, such as Castro, displayed. Fidel Castro is a controversial man of history.  But he was […]

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