Tatum is an East Texas town of about 1,300 people, closer to Shreveport than Dallas. It’s on the north shore of Martin Lake. Across the water sits a coal-fired power plant named after the lake that happens to be the single largest sulfur dioxide polluter in the United States.
BELMOPAN, Belize – “At the time I was living in Jamaica, there was no rain for quite a few months. There were very severe water restrictions where we would only receive water once a week” says Dr. Ayanna Alexander, a medical doctor and public health professional from Trinidad and Tobago.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Since HIV was discovered and the first cases of AIDS were reported in 1981, there have been ongoing discussions about the criminalization of HIV transmission, exposure and non-disclosure and vulnerable populations most affected by HIV.
The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) 41st Caribbean Travel Marketplace is set to take place in Barbados over the next few days, and as someone who is deeply invested in the Caribbean tourism sector, I couldn’t be more excited to be “back home” for this event.
As one of the legions of Barbadians making a life in the diaspora, every trip home is gratifying and a precious opportunity to again breathe refreshing Bajan air, luxuriate in Caribbean sunshine, and return the warm greetings of locals, friends and family.
The official coronation of Charles III on May 6, 2023 as King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms is being celebrated across Britain with public events, street parties, and special functions. The crowning event, attended by other Royals, celebrities, friends, and heads of state, marked Charles’ formal ascendancy to the thrown replacing Queen Elizabeth II after her death on September 8, 2022.
It looks like a re-match with President Biden against President Trump, and the two old men look tired in their corner, but they are ready for the fight. Biden will be 82 and Trump will be 78, whoever wins the campaign in 2024. They both will be the oldest presidents in the history of the country and they both may need a wheelchair or walker to finish their term.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The report on May 17, from the World Meteorological Organization, (WMO) that global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years should have sent all Caribbean institutions, such as the CARICOM Secretariat, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, into overdrive to explore further ways in which the region could accelerate efforts to avert this calamity.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) play an essential role in the education of Black students in America. HBCU opens the path to higher education for Black students who did not have an opportunity, because Blacks were barred from a higher education.
As tourism stakeholders increasingly recognize the need to promote authentic cultural offerings, I cannot help but recall the masterpiece entitled “Culture” by the distinguished Barbadian calypsonian and cultural ambassador Mighty Gabby.
The challenge of stroke in America is still a sickness that many refuse to discuss and admit they have struggled with. May is stroke awareness month, and there are very small groups engaged in sharing their issues with the disease. Something is wrong with the healthcare system when so many Americans do not know the correct numbers for good high blood pressure numbers, and 80% of strokes are preventable.
St. Kitts’ latest campaign invites travelers “to explore, to learn, and immerse themselves fully in a new experience,” encouraging them to “peel back” the layers and discover something new. In other words: “Venture Deeper”.