Puerto Rican Academic Yarimar Bonilla Explains – Decolonizing Decolonization

BY RYAN CECIL JOBSON A leading scholar of Caribbean anthropology, Yarimar Bonilla cemented her role as a public voice on climate change and hemispheric politics after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, in 2017. Bonilla’s ongoing research on the social landscape of trauma and disaster recovery earned her an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, in 2018. Her writing has … Continue reading Puerto Rican Academic Yarimar Bonilla Explains – Decolonizing Decolonization

CARICOM again calls for closer ties to Africa

Caribbean Community [CARICOM] Flag GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping Monday reiterated a call for closer collaboration with Africa in fashioning a new global order as the region participated in “Africa Day” which it said underlines the strengthening of relations between the continents. CARICOM chair and Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, in … Continue reading CARICOM again calls for closer ties to Africa

Steve Gadet : « Pour ma part, je préfère dix jeunes debout derrière leurs idées que 100 fatalistes »

Tribune par Steve Gadet, écrivain et  Maître de Conférence à Université des Antilles : Quand ça se passe en Afrique du Sud, vous comprenez, vous applaudissez. Quand ça se passe aux Etats-Unis, vous comprenez, vous applaudissez, vous écrivez. Quand ça se passe chez nous, ça vous semble vide de sens, vous récriminez. L’indignation de ces … Continue reading Steve Gadet : « Pour ma part, je préfère dix jeunes debout derrière leurs idées que 100 fatalistes »

Bus drivers from Portsmouth and surrounding areas protest

Bus drivers gathered at Burrough’s square in Portsmouth, Dominica Bus drivers in Portsmouth and surrounding communities gathered in Portsmouth this morning to express their dissatisfaction with the $15,000 loan facility at the AID Bank which the government has provided as part of its COVID-19 economic relief measures. Reports indicate that the bus drivers from the … Continue reading Bus drivers from Portsmouth and surrounding areas protest

Destruction des statues de Schoelcher : « Nous assumons pleinement notre acte »

Polly Miette Deux militantes martiniquaises ont revendiqué samedi dans une vidéo postée sur les réseaux sociaux (à voir en fin d’article) avoir participé à la destruction des deux statues de Victor Schoelcher le 22 mai, jour du 172éme anniversaire de l’abolition de l’esclavage en Martinique. « Ceci est un message à la gendarmerie de la … Continue reading Destruction des statues de Schoelcher : « Nous assumons pleinement notre acte »

Mental Health and COVID-19

Dr. Valda Henry Mental Health is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a “State of mental well-being in which people cope well with the many stresses of life, can realise their own potential, can function productively and fruitfully, and are able to contribute to their communities.”[1]  The United Nations warns that the coronavirus … Continue reading Mental Health and COVID-19

Cuba Celebrates Africa Day with Gratitude and Respect

"Cuba and Africa are united by strong ties and shared longings," said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Anayansi Rodríguez Photo: Prensa Latina Havana: Cubans are celebrating Africa Day this Saturday with joy, gratitude and respect, a continent that contributed to culture and the formation of national identity, Prensa Latina reports. On this occasion, … Continue reading Cuba Celebrates Africa Day with Gratitude and Respect

Salaries alarm

Dwaine Paul, deputy general secretary of the Barbados Workers' Union (BWU) BWU says some employers unilaterally slashing pay AS COMPANIES SWITCH to survival mode during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) is calling on the Ministry of Labour to urgently address a disturbing increase in companies unilaterally slashing the salaries of workers. The … Continue reading Salaries alarm

CARICOM looking to creatives for input, ideas to bolster post COVID-19 resilience

Participants during the ‘First Regional Dialogue on Culture in a COVID-19 Environment” which was held virtually Assistant Secretary-General in charge of Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, told regional culture stakeholders from government and the artistic community that their input and ideas were crucial to post COVID-19 resilience. He was … Continue reading CARICOM looking to creatives for input, ideas to bolster post COVID-19 resilience