Daily Archives: 11/30/2018

Down Liberty Avenue 7 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Down Liberty Avenue 7 – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

They could talk all day about Jagan and Burnham, and Jagdeo and Granger. Don’t get them started about Kamla and Rowley. You will hear about corruption in Trinidad and how the man ‘thiefing’, and how Moonilal was right to cuss them out in Parliament. If you listen long enough you will learn about corruption in India and the pernicious influence of Bollywood.

There are the palm readers that connect you with the afterlife. The Korean shopkeepers make the extra dollar as they call you ‘Mamoo’ and seem to know the address of the next pooja. You buy the big pumpkin in the corner, or the watermelon that has seen better days, and shake your head in wonderment. As you leave, a small group of old timers say that the people from ICE have made another arrest, and someone else faces deportation.

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News Americas Headlines – 30 November 2018

News Americas Headlines – 30 November 2018

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Will shrinking aeroplane toilets stop fat people flying? – commentary

The new 61cm-wide lavatories found on some US flights can free up space for six additional passengers. But some may not be able to close the toilet door

Getting smaller … aircraft toilets.

Getting smaller … aircraft toilets.

If you cannot afford to travel in any class above economy, flying generally sucks, either a little or a lot, depending on your tolerance level. But it especially sucks if you are too wide for the airline’s design.

Just getting to your seat can be a challenge, as your hips pinball from seat to seat on each side of the aisle, as if you are riding the teacups at a funfair, but with added bruising.    Continue reading

Barbados: Local and International Business Taxes now the same – OECD pressure

Barbados jumps ahead in tax reforms

By George Alleyne – Caribbean Life News

Barbados PM Mia Mottley

Barbados has responded to another instance of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) pressure by radically reforming its company tax system, that probably puts the island ahead of many jurisdictions trading in international business.

In its constant pursuit of nationals who evade paying taxes at home, the European Union had blamed several countries that host offshore companies, including many in the Caribbean, of offering attractive low levies to lure Europeans who then do not pay the same at home.    Continue reading

UNESCO declares Jamaican Reggae a global cultural treasure + Music videos

Bob Marley


Get Up, Stand Up! UNESCO declares reggae a global cultural treasure

PARIS,  (Reuters) – UNESCO has declared reggae, the Jamaican music that spread across the world with its calls for social justice, peace and love, to be a global treasure that must be safe-guarded.

Born in the poor neighbourhoods of Kingston in the 1960s, reggae reflected hard times and struggle but could also be joyous dance music with its distinctive off-beat.       Continue reading