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Youth unemployment rates in the Caribbean are among the highest in the world, according to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). In 2015 the bank released the most comprehensive and wide-ranging report on the employment crisis to date, finding that young people (defined as 15-24 years old) are being failed by government, industry and other stakeholders.

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Where are you liming today? Recently, there was a newspaper headline in Trinidad about the prime minister and a female television host: “Rowley lose cool, bouff Hema”. In fact, although “bouff” is a local colloquialism for someone being put in their place or rebuked, if I were an outsider and had no idea what it […]

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Recent months have seen Cuba’s new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, busy establishing the framework for what he hopes Cuban historians will one day call the Diaz-Canel Era. Central to this has been the adoption of a new constitution for Cuba. In some respects the document is ‘business as usual’, reaffirming socialism as ‘irrevocable’ in the Communist Party of Cuba’s platform for the island nation.

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I was warned over and over by Saint Lucians living in Taiwan that the food is completely different from what I’m used to. I imagined that tofu would be the scariest thing. Then again, I expected the food to be different. Why travel across the world only to be served something that tastes like green […]

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Warring companies in dispute over contracts; business partners ironing out the terms of a deal; suppliers pressing for their rights after an unsatisfactory transaction — all these scenarios would usually mean a time-consuming, expensive and arduous journey through the courts. But there’s another option when it comes to corporate conflict. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), better […]

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In his time, George Odlum took the island’s cultural/religious phenomenon, which described children as legitimate or illegitimate, and applied the derivative legitimacy to political misfits and pretenders who had no history of struggle and were, in his view, unqualified for politics.

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Organisers and swimmers are currently preparing for the second annual St Lucia Channel Swim Event which will take place July 4-9 and, with that in mind, held a recent press launch at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority office in Rodney Bay. Officials in attendance included Director of Youth Development and Sports, Patrick Mathurin; Main Event Organiser, Sue Dyson; Meet Director, Lily Bergasse; and Saint Lucia Tourism Authority official, Christopher Gustave.

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