LaRocque told he gets an institution with an ambitious agenda
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 15TH 2011
CARICOM Chairman, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L.
Douglas has told the region’s top civil servant that he has been bequeathed an institution with an ambitious agenda whose scope is far reaching.
“With your leadership the Secretariat must chart the way forward to redefine the sphere of our foreign policy cooperation so as to accentuate our own relevance as a grouping which has a voice in international discourse Continue reading →
The annual observance of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities was established in 1981. This day of observance aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons living with disabilities in every aspect of their political, social, economic, and cultural life within their communities. Continue reading →
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 citizens, should we in other parts of the region be taking notice?
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By Trenton Daniel
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (MCT) -
When Alexandra Azor moved to her native Haiti weeks after the January 12 earthquake, she wanted to help and volunteered to aid doctors and other medical professionals by fetching medicine and working as an interpreter.
Alexandra Azor is shown in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in April 2010. Photo : (Walter Michot/Miami Herald/MCT)
Racism and xenophobia have once again emerged in British politics, driven by the very difficult economic situation in which Britain is now mired.
The grim reality of racial unease in Britain and its possible consequences were highlighted by an invitation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to a convicted racist and leader of the far-right British National Party (BNP), Nick Griffin, to appear on one its prestigious television programmes, “Question Time”. Griffin appeared alongside representatives of British mainstream political parties, including the Justice Minister Jack Straw. Continue reading →
It was Eleanor Roosevelt who said “Great minds discuss ideas: Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”
Hats off to the author(s) who coined the phrase “silly season.” Indeed we are in the “silly season” of the political campaign in St Kitts and Nevis and, believe it or not, I have high expectations for our politicians to behave in an acceptable manner. I know it would not be silly of me to ponder political maturity as we celebrate 26 years of nationhood! Continue reading →