Time to repurpose Caribbean public sector

Time to repurpose Caribbean public sector

By David Jessop Over the last twelve months the Caribbean has been able to demonstrate through the ballot box that its democracies remain strong. Despite flaws and low coronavirus virus related turnouts, general elections have taken place in Jamaica, Trinidad, the Dominican Republic, Suriname, Guyana, St Kitts, Anguilla and Montserrat, and the outcome accepted. Even […]

Prospective immigrant placed on cash bond of $10,000

Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon  Prospective immigrant placed on  cash bond of  $10,000 I am representing Gemma 56, and son Roy 21 (not real names) from the Caribbean who retained my firm to pursue a humanitarian and compassionate application from within Canada.  Gemma initially came to Canada in mid 2010 and her son later joined her. […]

Former Jamaica prime minister urges CARICOM to be more united

Former Jamaica prime minister urges CARICOM  to be more united

Former Jamaica prime minister has warned against fragmentation of the regional integration grouping, CARICOM, and is urging regional leaders to ensure that the Caribbean is present “at the table” as negotiations continue for a new world order. Patterson was part of a virtual panel discussion on Sunday as part of the Bocas Lit Fest that […]

Pesco-Mediterranean diet, intermittent fasting may lower heart disease risk

Pesco-Mediterranean diet, intermittent fasting may lower heart disease risk

FOCUS ON HEALTH Pesco-Mediterranean diet, intermittent fasting may lower heart disease risk   A Pesco-Mediterranean diet rich in plants, nuts, whole grains, extra-virgin olive oil, and fish and/or seafood is ideal for optimizing cardiovascular health, according to a cumulative review published last week in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Intermittent fasting is […]

A positive step forward

A positive step forward

Editorial A positive step forward One week after the Trudeau government announced the first ever major Black Entrepreneurship  Program, many of our readers are still asking questions about the how it can  be accessed. In The Caribbean Camera last week, the Program was, of course, big news, highlighted on  our front page. It was also […]

Why vaccine nationalism should concern the Caribbean

Why vaccine nationalism should concern the Caribbean

By David Jessop Wealthy countries are vying to be the first to produce and roll out a fully tested and safe vaccine, test their citizens, and seize the global financial opportunity that being first presents.David Jessop asks how prepared the Caribbean is to respond to vaccine nationalism. How well prepared is the Caribbean to respond […]

Playing the race card for votes in Trinidad and Tobago

Playing the race card for votes in Trinidad and Tobago

Fifty-eight years after Trinidad and Tobago attained political independence from Britain,  we’re still hearing about race problems  plaguing the twin-island state. Would you believe? In fact, the  vexed question of race became a major talking point in Independence Day speeches last Monday. The president, the leader of the Opposition. a high court judge – they […]

Building a nation on the watchwords of discipline, production and tolerance

Building a nation on the watchwords of discipline, production and tolerance

By Carlton Joseph Trinidad and Tobago celebrated 58 years of Independence on August 31 last without fanfare or the usual parades as the COVID-19 pandemic caused the government to shelve all celebrations, including plans for fireworks display and festivities. Instead, Prime Minister  Keith Rowley announced that from Monday last it would be illegal for citizens […]

How vitamin C could help over 50s retain muscle mass

How vitamin C could help over 50s retain muscle mass

Vitamin C could be the key to better muscles in later life—according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A study published  last week shows that older people who eat plenty of vitamin C—commonly found in citrus fruits, berries and vegetables—have the best skeletal muscle mass. This is important because people tend […]

Britain has a lot to answer for police brutality in former colonies

Britain has a lot to answer for police brutality in former colonies

By Kuba Shand-Baptiste Many of you won’t have heard of Matthew John Lee. I hadn’t, until recently. But his memorial page on Facebook, set up by his family after his death in 2013, describes him as a person who was brought up to be “caring” and “very helpful”, going out of his way to assist […]

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