Employees of Ready-Mix Ltd will spend the Christmas season with a bitter taste in their mouths, after being laid-off abruptly and subsequently locked out of their place of employment while attempting to collect the documents necessary to file for their unemployment benefits. The surprise actions have also raised suspicions among workers about the breakdown of … Continue reading Workers Defend Right To Livelihood
A new report released recently by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is reporting that as a result of COVID-19, almost half a million Caribbean tourism workers now face the prospect of decent work deficits in the form of job losses, reductions in working hours, and loss of incomes.
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
Strategic economic decisions taken by successive governments have made the economy of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique heavily dependent on tourism. The most recent figures state that agriculture contributes 11% of GDP, with industry and services responsible for 20% and 69% respectively. The services element of the economy is made up, in large part, of … Continue reading EYE OF THE STORM Economic Winds of Post COVID-19 Impact Being Felt in Grenada
The following article highlights the way in which the huge foreign monopoly tour operators dominate the tourism sector in the Caribbean and how they use this dominance to plunder the economies of the Caribbean through both legal and not so legal means. Will the traditional model of largely being a tour operator dependent tourism destination … Continue reading ADRIAN LOVERIDGE COLUMN – DISHONEST TOUR OPERATORS