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By Deniece Alleyne As a small child I was very much mesmerized by Africa. My parents took a keen interest in the developments in South Africa in the waning days of the Apartheid regime in the late 1980s and would take any opportunity to watch the struggle unfold on television. […]

In the Footsteps of the Ancestors – The UNESCO Slave ...


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 9TH 2011 (CUOPM) – South Africa’s Special Envoy to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has been lobbying regional governments to attend the African Diaspora Summit next year. Her Excellency Mathu Joyini, who attended last week’s Caribbean Ministers of Foreign Affairs meeting in St. Kitts, told the Communications […]

South African Envoy Lobbies CARICOM For African Diaspora Summit


KINGSTON, Jamaica The University of the West Indies (UWI) has formally launched the Rex Nettleford Foundation in memory of the late cultural icon who left his indelible mark on the institution. The foundation will support scholars and programmes that promote the strengthening of West Indian society in the areas of […]

UWI Launches Rex Nettleford Foundation



Jamaican tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett
LONDON, England (JIS) Caribbean countries will be working with other states and regions, such as India, New Zealand and Africa, to increase the pressure on the British government to reform the Airline Passenger Duty (APD) regime Jamaica’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett told a meeting of United Kingdom-based Jamaicans, that Caribbean tourism […]

Caribbean Seeking Support of Other Regions in Lobby Against Airline ...


Alexandra Azor
Published on August 2, 2010 The article below highlights a phenomenon which seems to be affecting the whole of the region, is development in the Caribbean being slowed by reticence to embrace our Diaspora residents who long to return home? St.Lucia has just held a “Homecoming” seeking to embrace their overseas […]

Haitian Expats Seek a Sense of Place in Homeland


By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is an International Consultant and former Caribbean Diplomat) The widely publicised bloody clashes over the last few days between law enforcement agencies and armed gangs in Jamaica are as bad for the economic and social well-being of the people of Caribbean countries as they […]

Jamaica’s Business Is The Caribbean’s Business



When heads of government of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) meet in early July, a big responsibility will fall on the shoulders of Guyana’s President Bharat Jagdeo as chairman to heal the wounds that are causing the regional project to haemorrhage. President Jagdeo will have to dig deep […]

Caricom Leaders Must Move The Region Forward Or Pay The ...



There is no question that the two oil-related initiatives launched by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez – Petro Caribe and ALBA – are life belts to many Caribbean countries, notably Cuba and Jamaica. However, Chavez’s continuation in government is not guaranteed and when he goes it is very likely that the […]

The Chavez Effect: A life belt for the Caribbean