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Cry, the Beloved Haiti – the world’s first black republic in travail – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Cry, the Beloved Haiti – the world’s first black republic in travail

– By Mohamed Hamaludin

The news of violent street protests against Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise and of five American mercenaries being expelled after arriving on a “secret mission” should be no surprise.

Nor is it a surprise that President Donald Trump has stayed silent about Haiti, whether in the current crisis or otherwise, except when describing the poor “Black country” with a crude word, as he focuses on the chaos in Venezuela. Especially in the last 50 years or so, Haiti has received little official attention from the United States, and certainly nothing commensurate with the fact that 500 free Haitians fought alongside the colonists in 1729 during the Revolutionary War — at a time when 13 colonies held 350,000 Africans in slavery.            Continue reading

US President Meeting with Caribbean delegation is “troubling” – PM Gonsalves

PM Gonsalves of St.Vincent and the Grenadines comments on Trump’s meeting

Gonsalves describes meeting between US President and Caribbean delegation as “troubling”

24 March 2019 – CMC
Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has described the recent meeting between United States President Donald Trump and some Caribbean leaders as “troubling”.

Speaking to reporters here late Saturday, Gonsalves noted that there was no true representation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as the current chairman of the regional body, Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Timothy Harris was not invited to the meeting.

He also pointed out that also absent were members of the CARICOM advisory committee including himself, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.        Continue reading

Grenada still fastest growing economy in Caribbean, reports CDB 

Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Report

Grenada still fastest growing economy in Caribbean, reports CDB

20 March 2019 – CMC
The medium-term outlook for Grenada is positive and for 2019, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is projecting ts economic growth of 4.5 per cent, with similar outcomes expected over the medium term.

The CDB said construction, tourism, agriculture and private education sectors will also drive performance, noting that in terms of construction, there should be further momentum from major road network upgrades and ongoing private sector projects.      Continue reading

Guyana- Jamaica Friendship Association New York – Boat Ride – July 13, 2019

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The Chinese in Africa and the Caribbean – By Dr. Umar Johnson – video commentary

The Chinese in Africa and the Caribbean – By Dr. Umar Johnson – video commentary

Why Are 120,000 Venezuelans Being Welcomed in Trinidad? – By David Mohamed – Video Commentary

Why Are 120,000 Venezuelans Being Welcomed in Trinidad? – By David Mohamed – Video Commentary

Trump to meet with Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago in Florida

Trump to meet with Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago  19 March 2019

President Trump

President Donald Trump is slated to meet with the leaders of several Caribbean countries later this week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the White House announced.

Trump will gather with the leaders of the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia on Friday March 22, 2019 to reaffirm the White House’s “strong friendship with and commitment to these countries, and signal the importance of the Caribbean to the hemisphere,” the White House said in a statement.  Continue reading

Mental Illness Does Not Catalyse Violence – By Annan Boodram – Caribbean Voice

Mental Illness and Mass Shootings – Caribbean Voice

Mass shootings in the US continue to bring to the fore the issue of the relationship between mental illness and violence. For example, US President Donald Trump expressed the view that the February 2017 Florida shooter’s mental illness inevitably catalysed his mass killings. But what are the facts?

A 2000 article in Psychology Today entitled “Are the Mentally Ill Really Violent?’ by Edward P Mulvey and Jess Fardella, stated, “The overwhelming majority of people with diagnosed mental disorders do not engage in violence.” In fact the article pointed out, “Certain factors that appear to be associated with an increased likelihood of violence are in line with common sense’. In effect it’s the same for persons with and without mental illness.             Continue reading

Justice Anthony Carmona Becomes President of Trinidad and Tobago

Justice Anthony Carmona Becomes President of Trinidad and Tobago!

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Justice Anthony Carmona

Justice Anthony Carmona has had a distinguished record of service for his native Trinidad and Tobago, and for the international community as well. He is a Caribbeanist at heart. His student days in Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados enabled him to appreciate the diversity of the Caribbean and the possibilities that it offers for integration. Anthony’s visit to Guyana has shown him how rich the country is in human and economic resources.

It is hardly surprising that with his deportment and experience high honors would come his way. He was appointed to several top positions in the judicial system in Trinidad. A prestigious honor was conferred on him when he was elected on the first ballot as a United Nations prosecutor.

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Caribbean: Treat People With Respect – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Treat People With Respect:  Says Justice Anthony Carmona

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Anthony Carmona

Justice Anthony Carmona is the fifth President of Trinidad and Tobago. He has had a distinguished career in the field of jurisprudence and community work and stands today as one of the foremost thinkers in the Caribbean region. Justice Carmona is a tireless worker for peace and security.

Justice Carmona was born in Trinidad. He is the eldest in a family of three brothers and two sisters, His mom is Barbara and his dad is Denis. It is through his dad that Anthony has native blood. His paternal grandparents were native Indians from the Oriental Delta.

READ MORE: Treat People With Respect – Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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