Tag: Caribbean

Tracking Derek Walcott’s Trek Through The Gleaner (Pt 1: 1950-1960)

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the Caribbean lost one of its most decorated and gifted literary gems. Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, son of St Lucia and Nobel Laureate, passed away. The accolades have been pouring out from around the world as international literary

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What Is Commonwealth Day?

Commonwealth Day is observed annually on the second Monday in March. It is a day designated to celebrate the Commonwealth of Nations (more often referred to as ‘The Commonwealth’), a group of 52 sovereign nations which were once territories of the British Empire,

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Jamaica, the Caribbean & De-Risking

    There has been much talk about de-risking in economic circles recently, centering especially around the impact it will have on Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region. The consensus from these groups seems to be that if left unchecked,

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#WorldAIDSDay 2015 – Getting To Zero

December 1 is observed annually as World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is ‘Getting to Zero.’ World AIDS Day was launched in 1988 to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, to encourage support for people living with the disease, and

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The US Celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month

The Caribbean is home to more than 39 million people, with a significant number of immigrants and descendants living in the United States, Canada, the UK and other countries around the world. The Caribbean Diaspora in the United States has

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Hurricane Season: Better To Be Prepared

Every June, millions of people in the regions of the Caribbean Seas, the Gulf of Mexico and the North Atlantic Ocean brace themselves for the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins on the first of the month and lasts until November

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 23, 2013

T&T Job Magnet – Jamaicans Drawn To Employment Opportunities In Twin-Island Republic. Trinidad and Tobago – the twin-island republic in the eastern Caribbean – is truly the great Caribbean lure for Jamaican job seekers, and the signs are there for all

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 24, 2013

‘We Will Not Quit’ – Powell, Simpson Vow To Hurdle Drug Scandal, Continue Careers. “I have never considered quitting.” That was the message from embattled Jamaican sprinting standouts Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson as they sat before a specially selected media

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6 Things You Need To Know Today: April 4, 2013

Cutting The Fat – Finance Minister To Present Tight Budget Today. Jamaicans will know today just how much the Government plans to spend during this fiscal year but already some financial analysts are warning the country to brace for a tight

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