The presentation below is the reproduction of the essay submitted by Magnus Brensyl Esdaille which won him the first prize in the Jamaica 50 St. Kitts Nevis Essay Competition in the Young Adults (aged 16 to 25) Category which was held in August 2012 as part of the celebration of Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Political Independence in the Federation.
It is, in my estimation, beyond dispute that no account of the Caribbean’s historical experience, be it of the near or distant past, or of current times, is even contemplatable far less complete without reference to Jamaica and its unique and singular contribution to what is collectively the Caribbean experience. Continue reading →
A Free Trade Agreement with Haiti is a priority for Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina, he said this weekend.
Medina, who won the country’s election in May, said he would boost efforts towards a free trade agreement with the Dominican Republic’s neighbours on Hispaniola upon taking office Aug. 16. Continue reading →
An Opening Ceremony signaled the start of a Rural Tourism Business Lab Course in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on June 4, 2012, at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Conference Room in Fortlands, Basseterre.
The Course is sponsored by the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT), which is an affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS). Sponsorship of the Course is also in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Continue reading →
Having external observer missions at election time is important, but no longer enough.
Sir Ronald Sanders
The Commonwealth and the Organization of American States (OAS) are now both observing general elections in two Caribbean countries – Guyana and St Lucia – and may be observing a third – Jamaica- before year end.
But, how effective are these election observation missions, and should they continue in their present form in which they arrive in countries only eight days or so before Election Day? Continue reading →