Guyanese Citizens Challenge ExxonMobil Offshore Drilling On Climate Grounds

The discovery of oil and subsequent production-sharing agreements with some of the world’s largest fossil fuel firms have proved politically explosive in the small South American country, where about two-fifths of the population live below the poverty line of US$5.50 a day.

Trinidad and Tobago – Citizens Face Economic Hardship

Families Struggle To Survive On Government Relief MARRYING her passion of cooking with her love for children, a San Fernando mother of two left a cushy job as a property manager to become a school’s “cafeteria lady” four years ago. Things were going well. She had a plan to expand her business and make it … Continue reading Trinidad and Tobago – Citizens Face Economic Hardship

Guyana – Mining Industry – Concerns Over Ownership, Workers Employment Rights

Kaieteur News – The Management of Guyana Goldfields says that the rent of US$5 or G$1,000 is a standard rental arrangement that is offered to all investors desirous of making significant investment in the development of large scale mining properties in Guyana. This was the position espoused publicly by Director of Corporate Office, Compliance and … Continue reading Guyana – Mining Industry – Concerns Over Ownership, Workers Employment Rights

Behind Cuba’s Successful Pandemic Response

After keeping SARS-CoV-2 at bay for most of 2020, Cuba has experienced a surge of infections in 2021. As of March 8, the country had reported 55 693 cases of COVID-19 and 348 deaths. 23 093 new cases occurred in February alone, almost twice as many as occurred in the whole of 2020. Cuba is still doing far better than the majority of other countries in the region, but a vaccine is urgently needed.

A Refection from Trinidad and Tobago

The African presence in selected locales on the planet today is as follows: USA, 44 million (or 13.4 per cent of population); Canada, 1.2 million (3.5 per cent); UK, 1.9 million (3.0 per cent); Brazil, 14.5 million (7.6 per cent); France three-five million (7.5 per cent). The African presence in Germany is one million, (about one per cent of population), and in Portugal 150,500 (1.5 per cent). Here in the Caribbean the African presence is 20 million, with Haiti a great contributor, and with our country contributing about half a million.

French and Dominican Military Exercises In The Caribbean

With the participation of 45 members of the Armed Forces (Armed Forces), the Dominican Republic and France will begin next Friday, May 7, and until the 12th, the traditional joint and combined military exercises, “Caribe 2021” that are carried out in the island of Guadeloupe as part of the bilateral cooperation agreements between both nations. … Continue reading French and Dominican Military Exercises In The Caribbean