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 […]

Canada must realize that trade is war

By Carlton Joseph Since the  1990s the United States trade negotiators have been pushing “Free Trade,” including the removal of tariffs, government subsidies and other measures that will limit the role of government.   The World Trade Organization (WTO) was established to deal with the regulation of trade in goods, services and intellectual property between participating […]

Rastafarians face discrimination in some Caribbean countries – US State Department report

Rastafarians face discrimination in some Caribbean countries – US State Department report

The U.S. State Department said last week that Rastafarians in some Caribbean countries are still facing varied forms of discrimination. In its latest ‘International Religious Freedom Report for 2017,’ the US government said that Rastafarians claim they continue to face various forms of social discrimination in Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia […]

Caribbean American legislator applauds bid to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests

Caribbean American legislator applauds bid to reduce unnecessary marijuana arrests

NEW YORK – A Caribbean American New York City councilman has applauded New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that he will work to reduce unnecessary arrests and disparity in enforcement for marijuana possession in New York City. “As other states across the country legalise marijuana usage, the supposed progressive beacon of New York […]

Jamaica and US amend open skies agreement to enhance commerce

Jamaica and US amend open skies agreement  to enhance commerce

KINGSTON, Jamaica– Jamaica and the United States of America have revised their Open Skies Air Transport Agreement to further strengthen the aviation partnership between the two countries and deepen commercial and economic ties. Under an amendment signed yesterday, the Governments have agreed to allow all cargo airlines from their respective countries to continue to third […]

Jamaican women’s team wins Penn Relays 4×100 gold

Jamaican women’s team wins Penn Relays 4×100 gold

PHILADELPHIA –  The  Jamaican  women’s 4x100m team won the Pennsylvania Relays gold in the  USA vs The World  series on Saturday  at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. The team of Gayon Evans, Kerron Stewart, Schillone Calvert-Powell, and Jura Levy ran 43.14 seconds to beat two American teams and Guyana and retained the title they won last […]

Arbitrary use of force in Syria

By Carlton Joseph On Friday night, the United States, England and France coordinated military strikes against two alleged chemical weapons storage facilities and a research center in Syria. In his usual cavalier manner, Trump hailed the military strikes a success. In a tweet Saturday morning, he said :“A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you […]

Jamaican poet laureate receives literature award

Jamaican poet laureate receives literature award

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison was among a sterling group of writers announced by Yale University on Wednesday as being the 2018 recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes. The eight recipients, honoured for their literary achievement or promise, will receive a US$165,000 individual prize to support their writing. “This wonderful award will allow me […]

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