OECS Network of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Training and Education Project is Underway

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM EDUCATION (3)The OECS Commission has commenced work towards establishing a Network of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Training and Education project.

The Tourism Training Network, via support from the 10th European Development Fund, is envisioned to comprise nine lead partner institutions from the respective OECS Member States and seeks to facilitate a virtual system with specialised training nodes in each member country of the OECS linked together via a hub. Continue reading

 Before you Post or Send, THINK!

Russell Williams

Panic Button - FDPWith the steady stream of news of companies large and small being hacked and the exposing of selfies of celebrities and not so famous, there are some serious lessons we all need to learn!

There’s an old time saying, that is as true – if not more so – now as it was way back when. “Don’t Do Anything You Wouldn’t Want to See on the Front Page of The Times!”, well today we can replace a stuffy broadsheet newspaper with a different name, “The Internet”! Continue reading

Oil Prices Fall Sharply: Will Poor Populations benefit?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders

 

To anyone living in a developing country that is not an oil-producer, the present drop in the price of oil is very welcome.

 

Ever since the world’s major oil-producing nations, through the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), dramatically increased prices in 1973, the economies of developing countries have struggled.  The purpose of the price increase then was to punish the US and Western European countries for their support of Israel against Arab nations in a war in October 1973.

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Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”

 

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

MESSAGE ON WORLD FOOD DAY

16 October 2014

Today, and every day, we eat thanks to the labours of family farmers. They run the vast majority of farms in the world. They preserve natural resources and agro-biodiversity. They are the cornerstone of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and food systems.

It is fitting that in this International Year of Family Farming, there are 100 million fewer hungry people than just 10 years ago. Sixty-three countries have halved the portion of their population which is undernourished. Our vision of zero hunger is within reach. Continue reading

A Case for Ideological Slavery in the Workplace?

Rohan Walters

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The historic timelines for the abolition of slavery by two of our most dominant colonist is set out below.

1. In July 1833, a Bill to abolish slavery throughout the British Empire passed in the House of Commons, followed by the House of Lords on 1st August. There has been a lot of debate over the factors that contributed to the final success of the bill: The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 was repealed in its entirety by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.

The repeal has not made slavery legal again, with sections of the Slave Trade Act 1824, Slave Trade Act 1843 and Slave Trade Act 1873 continuing in force.

2. Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln decrees that all slaves in Rebel territory are free on January 1, 1863. 1865 Slavery Abolished the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution outlaws slavery.

A definition of slavery is not required here as we are all too versed in its’ scope and definition, suffice it to say though, that one of the striking elements of slavery is the element of “control” that the property owner exercised over his or her property/ chattel as it was classified then. Continue reading