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Sustainable tourism key to region’s product

Sustainable tourism key to region’s product
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By: Joe Shooman The Caribbean must stop potentially-negative development schemes to secure its future in tourism. United States Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen, the non-voting Delegate from the US Virgin Islands to the US House of Representatives, told delegates at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s State of the Industry conference that cultural heritage tourism and sustainable tourism […]

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The history of U.S. imperialism in Caribbean

The history of U.S. imperialism in Caribbean
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(FinalCall.com) – U.S. imperialist entities have always been interested in maintaining power in the Caribbean, and many of these imperialists have sought to redefine the Caribbean based on its importance to the so-called first world. Commentary After the American Civil War the United States went into a period of isolation. By the 1880s, however, the […]

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Caribbean Weighs Allegiance to Taiwan vs. China

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jul 5 2012 (IPS) – As Caribbean leaders meet in St. Lucia this week, they are focusing on a series of routine issues affecting the region, including problems with the smooth operation of the single trading market. But those from the smaller eastern group of islands are also likely to raise the implications […]

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Banks fraud and the Caribbean

Banks fraud and the Caribbean
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By David Jessop Recent developments in Europe and North America, involving Barclays Bank and others in the manipulation of Libor rates, are truly shocking. They bring into question not just the role of the banks concerned, but suggest that a once measured and conservative profession that people trusted, has in major financial centres become so […]

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Journalism is no walk in the park – Richards

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By Larry Moonze and Bivan Saluseki in Trinidad and Tobago TRINIDAD and Tobago President Professor George Maxwell Richards says risks for media personnel are ever increasing. Opening the 61st International Press Institute World Congress in Port-of-Spain on Sunday, President Richards said journalism was no walk in the park adding that the media influence in world […]

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Conman of the Caribbean

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By Raffique Shah June 16, 2012 I SUPPOSE most people digested the news that a US judge jailed conman Allen Stanford for 110 years, yawned, burped and moved on to the next item. Except for victims of the Texan’s multi-billion-dollar swindle, among them a few thousand from the Caribbean who lost their savings chasing a […]

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Oil, gas and the Caribbean

Oil, gas and the Caribbean
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By David Jessop In March 1980 David Renwick, the Trinidadian journalist, and I wrote an extended feature for the Caribbean Chronicle about the future outlook for the Caribbean as an oil producing region. In it we observed that although nobody expected the Caribbean to ever become oil or gas rich on the scale of Venezuela, […]

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St. Kitt’s Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation, Fact or Fiction ???

St. Kitt’s  Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation, Fact or Fiction ???
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February 12, 2012 According to the Government of St. Kitts & Nevis, an investment of $250,000 get you a passport. A passport goes for a $250,000 cash donation to the country’s Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation, which was set up to benefit retired sugar workers. “The Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis (also known as St. […]

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Is Vybz Kartel being setup? (Part I)

Is Vybz Kartel being setup? (Part I)
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GFBC NEWS NETWORK November 18, 2011 According to a recent story in The Jamaica Gleaner, Adidja Palmer,internationally known as Vybz Kartel has been implicated in five additional murders. Palmer was charged on September 29, 2011 by (“Jamaica’s Finest”) Jamaica’s Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT), incarcerated with no bail since October 3, 2011. Kartel was charged with […]

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AJC on the New Greek Government

AJC on the New Greek Government
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NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2011 As the new Greek unity government was named, AJC expressed the hope that the leaders would successfully confront the major economic challenges facing the country. AJC Executive Director David Harris: “We are long-time friends of Greece, having visited the country countless times over the years to broaden and deepen our […]

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