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Month: May 2020

TWO CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES SIGNED AGREEMENT FOR TRAVEL WITHOUT VISAS

Two Caribbean countries have signed an agreement that permits holders of diplomatic and official passports to travel to and enter the territory of the other party without the need for a visa. HE Anton Edmunds, Ambassador of St Lucia to theRead More

ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, NY, DESECRATED BY ANGRY PROTESTORS

The St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, USA has been desecrated by protestors staining stairs and spewing graffiti on two walls. The graffiti on one wall on Fifth Avenue and 51st Street read “F–k F–k” in red letters. On an adjacentRead More

A RESPONSE TO MR BRIAN PLUMMER’S ARTICLE IN AMANDALA “WHAT IS BELIZE’S PLAN” DATED MAY 23RD, 2020

Dear Mr. Brian Plummer and My Belizean People, I have been listening to the Press Conferences that our Prime Minister has been giving and he makes it looks as if we do not have a major problem when in factRead More

How airplane seats could look in the post-coronavirus era

Airline passengers may be buckling up to new physical distancing measures in the post-coronavirus era — through novel seat configurations that prevent the spread of bugs, according to a report. Italian manufacturer Aviointeriors has created concepts for two airline seatsRead More

IMPROVING YOUR COMMUNICATING SKILLS IN A RELATIONSHIP DURING COVID-19

Many of us are several weeks into following stay-at-home directives from our governments and health officials. For many, social distancing means sharing a confined space with romantic partners while navigating new stressful issues including sudden unemployment, working from home, childRead More

Couples In Quarantine: Only 18% Are Satisfied With Their Communication During Coronavirus Pandemic

Only 18% of surveyed couples reported satisfaction in communication with their partner, with the largest source of conflict is how often to have sex followed by purchasing decisions, then phone time. Dr. Michael Gurian, a marriage and family counselor, recommendsRead More

ISSUES CONFRONTING THE PASTORS’ WIFE

Today, pastors wives are discovering that their roles are changing while recognizing more opportunities than ever.  Years ago, the pastor’s wife’s role was to somewhat sacrifice her life for the members of the congregation; she would play the organ orRead More

WHAT WE CAN DO TO PRESERVE OUR GARIFUNA LANGUAGE

We the Garifuna people are among the 400 million people on this earth who speak one of the 6,000 indigenous languages that exist. Most of us are struggling to preserve our languages that we have been speaking for centuries beforeRead More

BELIZE CHIEF JUSTICE MICHELLE ARANA, FIRST BELIZEAN WOMAN AND GARIFUNA WOMAN TO SIT AND HEAD THE SUPREME COURT

When Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin from Guyana reached his mandatory retirement age of sixty-five years, he retired from the Judiciary. In Belize, most of the Judges that the government of Belize employs from another country, are given contracts. At theRead More

Covid-19 Crisis Reveals Fragile Nature of America’s Food System

If you like cheap food prices, our efficient and corporately consolidated food system is hard to beat.  But there are many links – and if a disruption like a global pandemic occurs – the farm to table chain is onlyRead More

ABOVE NORMAL 2020 HURRICANE SEASON PREDICTED

A summary infographic showing hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms predicted from NOAA’s 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook   An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division ofRead More

STATISTICS SHOWS INCREASED PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT BY MILLENNIALS

“Millennials are concentrating more on building their career and becoming more knowledgable about what assets will come from their career salaries and what their income will be in the future” says Jacquline Itani of Stutman, Stutman & Lichtenstein, LLP. SheRead More

JAMAICA RECORDS 389 GANGS WITH 250 ACTIVE

This was disclosed by National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang in Parliament on Tuesday as he tabled the report of the Joint Select Committee that reviewed the Criminal Justice (Suppression of Criminal Organizations) Act of 2014, also called anti-gang legislation.Read More

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF EVENTIDE TRAGEDY IN JAMAICA

Forty years ago, May 20, 1980, fire at the Eventide Home in Jamaica claimed the lives of over 140 destitute and elderly women. During a coroner’s jury on May 5, 1981 for just over 15 minutes, the deliberations resulted inRead More

DO CHRISTIANS BELONG IN POLITICS?

  The relationship between Christianity and politics is a complex subject and a frequent source of disagreement throughout the history of Christianity, as well as in modern-day Christianity. Many believe that Christianity should have little interest in or participation inRead More

WOMEN IN TOP JOBS ARE PRONE TO DIVORCE MORE THAN MEN

The study on the impact of career growth on relationships in Sweden, which was published by the World Economic Forum and London School of Economics Business Review, discovered a link to a rise in divorce rates for women who enjoyRead More

DISGRUNTLED SHIP WORKERS SAFELY ARRIVE AT FALMOUTH PORT, JAMAICA

Over one thousand ship workers who are aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Adventure of the Seas, which arrived at the Falmouth Port in Trelawny, Jamaica, will be allowed to disembark in stages. The process, which begins on Thursday, willRead More

THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS ALL OF US THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE

The coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on many families throughout the world. The biggest fear for many people is that; it will shatter their unaccomplished dreams, stop some of them to enjoy what they have accomplished in theirRead More

ST KITTS AND NEVIS GOES TO THE POLL ON JUNE 05

Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Dr Thimothy Harris announced that the general elections will be held Friday, June 05, 2020. The electorate will at that time, chose a government to lead the Federation for the next five years.Read More

SURE SIGNS YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS HEADING “SOUTH”

Reaching the end of a relationship isn’t always a bad thing. Like ripping a band-aid, it is often better to just get the breakup over and done with rather than delaying the inevitable. Ahead, relationship therapists and Counselling psychologists spillRead More

Protect Yourself And Others!

Newsweek has reported that as of Monday, May 18, 2020, the county of Brooklyn has recorded the most COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Brooklyn’s death toll has passed the numbers recorded in every state except New York, New Jersey,Read More

BABY USAIN BOLT HAS ARRIVED

Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness has sent well wishes to sprint legend Usain Bolt and his girlfriend Kasi Bennett on the birth of their first daughter. The couple launched the countdown to the birth of Baby Bolt in JanuaryRead More

IMF praises Jamaica’s economic reforms following COVID-19 outbreak

The International Monetary Fund has praised Jamaica’s efforts in reforming its economy and its fiscal discipline while facing the coronavirus crisis. The country was commended by IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, who said that Jamaica’s economic reforms and its nationalRead More

Gov. DeSantis confirms Florida is entering “full Phase One”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has confirmed that Florida will be moving into a new phase following the lockdown, starting today. The governor, speaking at a press conference in Jacksonville on Friday said that the state would be moving into “phaseRead More

Mississippi legislators vote to unlock $300 million in business grants

Mississippi legislators voted this week to enable new grants for small businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The total cost of the program is estimated to be around $300 million, and businesses will be eligible to applyRead More

IMF, World Bank Urged to Cancel Debt of Poorest Nations

Politicians from around the world on Wednesday petitioned the International Monetary Fund (MF) and World Bank to cancel the debt of the poorest countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative, led by former United States presidential candidate SenatorRead More

California Moving University Classes Online Ahead of Fall Semester

University classes in California are moving online ahead of the fall semester due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made shortly after US top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told Congress that lifting the sweeping lockdownsRead More

Mixed Reaction to New York’s subway shutdown

New Yorkers are already showing mixed reactions to the shutdown of subways amidst a rapid increase in its daily coronavirus cases. Last week, for the first time, the trains stopped running between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.,Read More

Russia to Ease Coronavirus Restrictions Despite Surge in New Cases

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to ease coronavirus restrictions in Russia as of Tuesday. During a televised broadcast on Monday, the President also announced  new measures to support the Russian economy as well as welfare payments for familiesRead More

CARICOM and the Caribbean in the Changing International Order: Towards a new foreign policy?

Charged by the Treaty of Chaguaramas to present a communal forward-facing picture to the external world, politically and economically, the member states of the Caribbean Community are now faced with the new theatrical deviations of the international order. Mingled withRead More