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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Letter: Assange, Snowden, Manning

Dear Sir: They have been called “whistleblowers”. This is a misnomer. They are, to use the politically incorrect epithet, “white folk heroes”. They belong to...

Letter: Searchlight opens its mouth and put its two feet in

Dear Sir: The NDP’s foreign policy, as we all know by now, has changed its economic interest from Taiwan to China. The equation to that...

Commentary: The Colombia-FARC agreement: A fragile step towards a sustainable peace

By Hector Perla, Senior Research Fellow and Jordan Bazak, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs After 52 years of armed conflict, the Colombian...

Commentary: History is repeating itself and America may not survive

By Richard Lawless In 2006 a financial crisis of unprecedented magnitude hit America. Wall Street, with at least complicit support from our legislators, the DOJ...

Commentary: A matter of ethos more than ethics

By Mickel Allen Pivotal to all social interactions, especially those of a professional nature, is the whole notion of ethics, which may be subcategorised into...

Let’s Talk Business: Should your business be considering HR shared services?

By Billie Bowe The business trend of human resource sharing services has become one of utter importance for organizations across the globe. Also known as...

Allegiant announces new routes to San Juan, Puerto Rico

An Allegiant Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83 at McCarran International Airport LAS VEGAS, USA -- Allegiant Air has announced the addition of two new routes to...

JetBlue announces new flights to Aruba

NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue is launching service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA). Daily flights between...

Caribbean destinations must offer a diverse product, says Air Canada leisure group president

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Canadian travellers are demanding more diversity and greater options and Caribbean destinations must offer a diverse product if they are to...

Florida man pleads guilty to participating in Caribbean cell phone fraud scheme

MIAMI, USA -- A Miami Gardens, Florida, resident pleaded guilty on Monday to multiple criminal charges in connection with a sophisticated Caribbean cell phone...

Two more cases of zika reported in the Cayman Islands

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Public health officials have confirmed that they have received two more positive zika virus tests on blood taken...

Canada assisting Belize with defence policy amid tensions with Guatemala

OTTAWA, Canada -- Canada is assisting Belize with its defence policy as tensions between the Central American nation and neighbouring Guatemala continue to simmer...

Venezuela detains television crew at airport, plans deportation

Maiquetia international airport outside Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, where members of an Al Jazeera television crew were detained. The authorities plan deport them...

Letter: Grenada needs a change of governance!

Dear Sir: After more than 16 years in government by Dr Mitchell and his New National Party administration, the status quo basically remains the same....

Letter: Britain’s anti-slavery efforts should be remembered too

Dear Sir: Every August, we celebrate the end of slavery, as usual. However, while we have grown accustomed to hearing about the roles some of...

Commentary: Brown invasive algae in the Caribbean: Origin, concern and opportunities

By Jodany Fortune, Clifford Louime and Gary Gervais University of Puerto Rico – College of Natural Sciences – San Juan, PR Contact: [email protected] Since 2011, most...

Commentary: Has politics become delinquent?

By Oliver Mills Caribbean systems of governance have been undergoing serious critique because of their perceived dysfunctionality in delivering economic and social goods, and protecting...

Bahamian author’s latest book receiving rave reviews

NASSAU, Bahamas – Bahamian-born, international motivational speaker and author Master Motivator Spence Finlayson’s latest inspirational book Phoenix Rising is being very well received by...

Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states

LONDON, England -- Key industries in some Commonwealth nations could take massive hits if appropriate steps aren’t taken following the UK’s departure from the...

Post-conflict Colombia should be a land of opportunities for small farmers, says UN agency

Women farmers near Santander, Colombia. Photo: Charlotte Kesl/World Bank ROME, Italy -- A lasting peace in Colombia will only be possible if small farmers have...