The people of Guyana cannot put their faith in those who set the country on fire in 1953 nor those who have been fanning the flames ever since for their own benefit. They need to rediscover the unity that served them so well in the anti-colonial struggle and use it to plot an escape from the division, killing and insecurity generated by the communalism and racism that currently plague them.
These Covid 19 ‘support measures’ have the effect of deepening the debt crisis in the region. In fact, they go in the opposite direction to the statement of Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nation's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), speaking at a meeting of Caribbean Heads of State and Finance Ministers with ECLAC, at the end of April. In her statement to the meeting, Bárcena declared that since the Caribbean is the world's most highly indebted region, “borrowing is not the answer to confront this crisis. Caribbean countries need grant support fast.” She further added that the region also requires debt relief. Addressing the same meeting, Antigua's Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, stated that “the economic burden for our countries has been unsustainable because of the high levels of debt. We don’t have the capacity for printing money and our policy instruments are very limited."
204 years after a shipwreck took the lives of chained Saint Lucian Freedom Fighters off the coast of North Devon, [UK,] a quiet struggle continues…
When Jamaican company Chukka Caribbean Adventures takes over management of Harrison’s Cave in the next two months, some workers will be without jobs. That was confirmed by Acting General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Delcia Burke, who told Barbados TODAY that while the union had been informed some workers would get back their … Continue reading Layoffs coming with management change at Harrison’s Cave
At the General Council of the World Trade Organisation, the organization’s highest decision-making body, the Permanent Delegation of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), speaking on behalf of the CARICOM group, addressed several critical issues currently affecting Caribbean countries, including efforts by some WTO members to blacklist, CARICOM Member States.
Parents and students affected by the ongoing Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) saga have welcomed the Mia Mottley administration’s promise to foot the bill for students demanding a review of their “erroneous” grades.
by Godfrey Vincent In the 1986 general election, the PNM’s thirty-year political rule came to a dramatic end with a 33-3 seats landslide victory by the NAR, a coalition of opposition parties that comprised the Democratic Action Congress (DAC), the United Labor Front (ULF- Panday Faction), the Organization for National Reconstruction, and TAPIA. This party … Continue reading Everything for Sale: Privatization in Trinidad and Tobago [Part Two]
by Godfrey Vincent From 1986 to the present, all governments: the NAR, the UNC, the PNM, the Peoples Partnership have committed to the neoliberal agenda of privatization of the economy. This essay will examine a historical trajectory of the ideological positions of each party on the issue of privatization of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs). During the … Continue reading Everything for Sale: Privatization in Trinidad and Tobago
The Assembly of Caribbean People Asamblea de los Pueblos del CaribeAssembly of Caribbean PeopleAssemblée du Peuple CaraïbeAssemblee van het Caraibissch VolkAsanble Pep Karayib LaDeclared on October 12, 2020 in recognition of the 528 years of the indigenous people’s resistance following the arrival of the colonists, Christopher Columbus and his team, on the land of America.Introduction:The … Continue reading A Call to Action! In Defence of our Sovereignty and Self-Determination!
Many countries in the Caribbean region continue to express unease at the recent announcement of CXC results. Concerns over the methods used to mark exams in the light of Covid-19 disruption and the apparent downgrading of students' expected results are widespread. Transition to further education and the impact on university admission are also a concern.
As the UN celebrates its 75th anniversary, a campaign is seeking to round up 100,000 signatures on the UN75 website, to request reparations for at least 10,000 Haitians killed by Cholera. The campaign cites 800,000 Haitians as having been contaminated.
In this episode outdated colonial arrangements appear to supersede the facade of autonomy enjoyed by the British Virgin Islands.