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Recent months have seen the resumption of commercial whaling by Japanese ships. For pro-whaling authorities in Japan, this is a return to normalcy after three decades when the Asian nation continued to whale under the auspices of ‘scientific research’, but did so in more limited quantities owing to international pressure.

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Royal Caribbean this year opened CocoCay on the island formerly known as Little Stirrup Cay, in the Bahamas. Operating on land, the cruise line had leased the sleepy locale within the Berry Island chain before announcing in March 2018 that it would be subject to a US$250 million transformation. CocoCay has created a great new drawcard for Royal Caribbean and has added another destination to the Bahamas’ many tourism attractions, but controversy has also raged.

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Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says work on the Pearl of the Caribbean Project Phase One is progressing on schedule. He has announced that the first racing event is slated for this National Day, December 13th 2019. “Over 250 Saint Lucians and numerous contractors have benefited from employment on this project,” the PM observed Wednesday on […]

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On Monday, 9 September 2019, the first of five country workshops under the theme “Rethinking Masculinity, Understanding Gender Equality as a Means of Ending Gender-Based Violence in Caribbean Schools” opened in Trinidad and Tobago under the auspices of the CARICOM Secretariat, with support from the European Union’s 10th EDF Crime and Security CARIFORUM Project, and […]

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The Editor, The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in Trinidad and Tobago has come and US$6. million have gone. A post mortem has to be done. With respect to Indo-Caribbean culture in CARIFESTA, it was marginalised in the Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname presentations. A content analysis by percentages will prove this claim. Indians constitute the […]

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The most terrible chapters of the Zika virus in the Caribbean are considered behind us. Yet this is a region of the world that knows in its heart and soul how a calm may just be the eye of the storm. With the worst of Zika over, many governments around the region have now switched gears and returned to the day to day, bread and butter issues as their key focus.

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Trade wars with China, diplomatic gaffes and polarised politics– the United States has been making plenty of waves on the world stage since President Trump took office. American-Caribbean relations are only growing stronger however, as the superpower looks to ward off possible threats to the relationship by building links in security, energy investments, public health and disaster resilience.

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The Deputy Speaker of the Bahamas House of Assembly has urged skilled Caribbean nationals to stay in the region as a means of halting the brain drain. As reported by Barbados Today, Donald Saunders made the remarks while addressing students, administrators and others at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, Barbados. According to […]

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