‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

Grenada-born technology developer Nicholas Braithwaite who earned a degree in chemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario  in 1982, returned to the university last week to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. And  for the graduating students of the De Groote School of Business, Braithwaite, he  had a message. ” The world awaits you […]

First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

First day at school in Canada for Jamaica’s Leroy

By Stephen Weir The  United States administration of President Donald  Trump has come under fire for the separation of children from their parents at the Mexican border in the current crackdown on undocumented migrants. As the subject becomes a hot button topic in Canada, a new children’s book  is creating interest. It  too is about […]

Mottley hopes to reach an agreement with the IMF as soon as possible

Mottley hopes to reach an agreement  with the IMF as soon as possible

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said on Saturday  that her government would seek a one per cent interest payment on any loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it seeks to turn around an ailing economy. Mottley returned to Barbados from the United States where she held talks with the Washington-based […]

ECLAC chief calls for ‘new narrative’ on international cooperation

ECLAC chief calls for ‘new narrative’ on international cooperation

PANAMA CITY — The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has called for a “new narrative” on international cooperation for the region’s development. In addressing a high-level meeting in Panama City, organised by the European Union (EU), Bárcena said there was need for “rethinking development and […]

Barbados named Caribbean Luxury Destination of 2017

Barbados named Caribbean Luxury Destination of 2017

Of all the destinations in the Caribbean, Barbados stands tall as the most luxurious. That was the finding of the 2017 Caribbean Travel Awards which celebrates the best in Caribbean travel, as chosen by the editorial team of Caribbean Journal. Alexander Britell, Editor-in-Chief and founder of the Caribbean Journal, officially presented the Barbados delegation with […]

Marlene allowed to remain in Canada after spousal applications were rejected

Marlene allowed to remain in Canada after spousal applications were rejected

Immigration Matters Sukhram Ramkissoon    Marlene allowed to remain in Canada after spousal applications were rejected  In  previous  columns about Family Class Spousal Applications, I have  often stressed the importance of providing all the necessary documentation and proof of cohabitation to show that the relationship between the spouses is genuine. Often spousal applications are refused […]

Summitry? But to what end?

Summitry? But to what end?

By Carlton Joseph   Congratulations to President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un on the recently concluded summit.  The pragmatic Trump finally arrived at this meeting – at least for a very brief moment.  That same week Trump showed his belligerent, bullying side to America’s allies.  He refused to sign a joint statement with the […]

CARICOM countries divided on OAS vote on suspending Venezuela

CARICOM countries divided on OAS vote   on suspending Venezuela

WASHINGTON– Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries were split last week when the Organization of American States (OAS) voted to pass a resolution that can initiate the process of Venezuela’s suspension from the organization. The General Assembly voted with 19 member states in favour – including The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica; four against – including Dominica […]

Hotels of Belize Collection launched

Hotels of Belize Collection launched

BELMOPAN, Belize – Three of Belize’s resorts have come together to form Unique Hotels of Belize (UHB) – an exclusive collection “dedicated to offering consistently high standards in accommodations, amenities and service” in three locations across Belize, according to UHB member, The Lodge at Chaa Creek. UHB brings together the award-winning jungle lodge Chaa Creek, […]

Trade war could have a devastating effect on the Caribbean

By Lincoln DePradine A decade ago, events began unfolding in the United States that, at first,  received little or no attention from Caribbean politicians and other citizens of the region. Those events began in 2007 with a crisis in the United States mortgage market and mushroomed into a full-blown international banking crisis and a global […]

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