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In this March 1977 photo, Annibel Villela, executive secretary for Economic and Social Affairs in the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (at mike), speaks to the press in an airport interview; Others from left are Dr. Sergio Vellozo

In his statement celebrating Jamaica’s independence in 1962, then Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Dr José Mora expressed the wish to ultimately welcome Jamaica to the OAS, and on August 20, 1969, Jamaica proudly...
Maisha Hutton

Caribbean consumers have a right to know what is in their food. This right is magnified when considering the reality of diet-related illnesses in our Caribbean region where one in every three children is overweight or obese and 40 per cent of...

Lisa Hanna (left) and Mark Golding, People’s National Party (PNP) Presidential candidates, greet each other after signing the PNP internal presidential election code of conduct as Dr Peter Phillips (centre), the current president of PNP, looks on.

The ideal place for any political aspirant to be, that is if he or she is aiming directly at the party leadership, is having good numbers in opinion polls and popularity among party delegates. The first is a potential measurement of what one is...

Many were willing to believe that with the chaotic presidency of Donald Trump since 2017, and with all the egregious steps of his historically altering leadership (or the very lack of it), nothing bad would stick to him. Maybe even the president...

Recently, Barbados announced its intention to cut ties with the Queen of England (the Queen) and to become a republic. This, they said, would be accomplished by next year October, the 55th anniversary of Barbados’ independence from Britain....

We are now in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jamaica is in the phase of community spread. But what does this mean? Community spread is defined as the spread of a contagious disease within a community, specifically, the spread of a contagious...

Nigeria. The Black world’s most populous country, with nearly 200 million citizens, and its largest economy, remains a huge enigma of unfulfilled potential. The country turned 60 this week on October 1. Following one civil war, seven military...

In world history, we seldom come across incidents that, although appearing trivial at that time, spark major revolutions that change the course of the history of nations. One such incident happened on June 7, 1893, and transformed Mohandas...

In light of the recent global anti-slavery and anti-colonial protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement, a burning issue that has not been prominently addressed is that of reparations for the victims of these two evil scourges in the Caribbean...

I could have driven the mile-and-a-half round trip to the supermarket. Instead, I walked to a little shop about 300 metres away. It was Wednesday, and we wanted stewed peas and rice. The lady knew that I did it better than whatever it was she could...
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