Category Archives: Caribbean News

Shareholders, Directors and Defacto Directors Should Pay LIAT (1974) Ltd Debts

Submitted by Jolly Green LIAT has been traded for many years while making massive losses, and those losses were compounded by the gigantic taxes lodged against local air travel by the shareholder governments, despite many warnings about the excessiveness of those taxes. But each time LIAT got into financial difficulties, the shareholder governments put money in to make up the

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Is Ralph Gonsalves an Honorary Member of the Cuban Communist Party?

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green Watch out Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Gonsalves got you in the doodoo again. By using Cubans to build our airport at Argyle, to develop and man the specialist hospital at Georgetown, and to bring the unnecessary Cuban doctors and nurses to manage our COVID 19 situation, the US will punish us, some think rightly

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CGID RESPONDS TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS AND THE OAS

Submitted by Rickford Burke, President, Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) It is unfortunate that, in response to intense solicitation and lobbying from Guyana’s opposition People Progressive Party (PPP) and their lobbyists, the Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, as well as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the ABCE Ambassadors in Guyana,

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How Dirty is CARICOM?

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green CARICOM is the oldest surviving integration movement in the developing world. It is a grouping of twenty countries: fifteen Member States and five Associate Members. CARICOM is owned by the member countries and run by the member countries. So, if you have among those countries leaders who have elements of evil in their leadership, you

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Mass Corruption in Saint Vincent

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green Firstly, what is corruption? Often, we use expressions or terms without having a clear understanding of their meaning or implications. In most dictionaries, corruption is described as dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. Is corruption merely the reflection of a lack of integrity? I suppose it can be described as

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CARIBBEAN PEOPLE’S DECLARATION OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS

David Commisiong in his infinite wisdom removed BU from his distribution list, however, in the interest of sharing his statement for what it is worth in the prevailing climate the blogmaster will not allow himself to feel slighted… Thanks to the BU family member for sharing. BU Blogmaster The peculiar race-based history of the Western Hemisphere has bequeathed to all

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Covid 19 and LIAT

It would appear that our citizens and residents will first have the option of travelling within the Caribbean, as and when Coronavirus restrictions are lifted. As we are now in the traditional prolonged softer summer season, it also appears to be more logical that our tourism planners and policymakers will focus, at least part of their efforts on promoting this

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Baby steps – Giant Undertaking

Submitted by The Mahogany Coconut Group As the Caribbean region diligently turns to what is hopefully the “new norm” or the post COVID-19 era, we note the tentative baby steps, in what will be a giant undertaking. Caribbean social and political culture is steeped in the “creep before you can walk” philosophy, and from all indications, this gradualism or “old

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Preparing for Another Round of Election

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green As sure as God made little green apples, the giving away of building materials immediately before an election in SVG to influence the outcome of that election is bribery and is illegal. Everyone involved that knows the truth is guilty of a crime, the arranger, negotiator, giver, the distributor, the loader of the truck, the truck

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Proposal: PRIVATE Pan-regional Business System

Submitted by Jim Lynch, Captain, retired Proposal: PRIVATE Pan-regional business system, facilitated by pan-regional airline – #2 PM Antigua PM Bahamas PM Barbados PM Belize PM Dominica PM Grenada PM St. Lucia PM St. Kitts PM St. Vincent&Grenadines ANU Minister Yearwood CARICOM Deputy Sec-Gen CARICOM Sec-Gen CARICOM Ambassador Comissong ECCAA Chairman — To the Prime Ministers and other leaders of

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Developing Food Security in Post Covid 19 Caribbean Economies

Submitted by Mahogany Coconut Group Many regional commentators are of the firm opinion, that the post COVID-19 economies, will have to consider putting the Agriculture industry, at the forefront of economic planning. While we certainly do not want to engage in pessimism, we suspect that some who share this view, may be quite optimistic and are avoiding historical truths. The

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Trinidad Slams Door Shut on Trinis Stranded in Barbados

It has been reported the Trinidad and Tobago government through National Security Minister, Stuart Young has again refused to receive 33 CITIZENS stranded in Barbados since the week of March 23, 2020 back into the country. The Barbados government attempted to piggyback on an arrangement with the European Union who sent a plane this week to collect Europeans stranded in

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