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By Robertson S. Henry KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — On Monday November 19, 2018, an extensive presentation was made by Professor David Berry of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus. Berry is one of the foremost regional authorities on international law, and his presentation covered the international legal obligations of St Vincent and […]

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By Daphne Ewing-Chow and Iris Monnereau BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The massive influx of sargassum seaweed to Caribbean waters, since 2011, has had a number of negative touch points on the fisheries value chain, resulting in a catastrophic hit to the livelihoods of Caribbean fisherfolk, particularly in the harvest sector. In spite of impressive demonstrations of […]

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When they hear of Mexico, most people think of tacos, tequila, Spring Break, Cinco de Mayo, and similar delicious or entertaining things that have seeped out of the country and into the global consciousness. They certainly don’t think of Hollywood filmmakers and actors, even if there are many of them at both sides of the […]

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The Saint Lucia Social and Economic Labs have now gone through the pre-lab phase of focus group discussions on the six key priority areas for government, the National Competitiveness and Productivity Unit has reported. The key priority areas comprise Tourism, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Education and Crime. The Economic Labs initiative is a new approach government has […]

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By J. K. Roberts The governor-general of Grenada, Dame Dr Cecile La Grenade, and her government of the New National Party (NNP) led by Dr Keith C. Mitchell, in the Throne Speech of 2018, tend to concretize the position and intent for public officers, with particular reference to their constitutionally-entitled state pensions. On this long-standing […]

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By Benito Wheatley It should not be taken for granted that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is today financially self-sufficient or that the government’s finances are managed by a minister of finance appointed from among the elected representatives of the legislature (i.e. House of Assembly). This was not always the case. At the introduction of […]

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By Stephen A Cooper When, in October 2016, I wrote “[d]eath row inmates in Alabama are human guinea pigs” because the state’s capital punishment regime – specifically its barbaric, often bungled lethal injection protocol – is already so dark, so depraved, so outrageously cloaked in lies and officious secrecy, I never could have predicted the […]

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By Alicia Bárcena The member states of the United Nations are preparing to adopt in Marrakech the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which has received broad support from the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. This instrument arises as the international community’s response to the challenges and opportunities that migration poses […]

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Dear Sir: “For some time, the worsening crime situation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines [SVG] has enveloped the nation in a climate of fear that is contributing to a lack of confidence in law enforcement” (New Democratic Party [NDP] of SVG, November 8, 2018). *** The so-called “worsening crime situation” and its link to […]

The post Letter: Crime, Caribbean-style: Lessons from St Vincent – Part 5 appeared first on Caribbean News Now.

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Dear Sir: The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches strongly disapproves of the statement by the minister of sports and youth affairs, Shamfa Cudjoe, that sex education should be taught in schools. It is of the opinion that, because of the sensitive nature of the issue, it should be left in the hands of […]

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