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The Caribbean Must Decriminalize to End AIDS

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.

Photo courtesy of CARICOM

Caribbean Travel Marketplace: More Than Meetings

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. 

An inspiring Visit to Barbados

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.

MPE CEO Bevan Springer (left) with Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley in Bridgetown earlier this month. (Illustration by Abdul Wahid, Marketplace Excellence)

Is the Coronation Relevant to Caribbean Nationals?

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 is Official Biden and Harris Running for Another Term

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.

Photo courtesy of @JoeBiden on Twitter.

1.5°C Is Upon Us. Are We Prepared?

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.

High Blood Pressure- A State of Stroke Awareness in 2023

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.


She’s desirable, one who is worth his while, one who he can be interested in. It really means that she’s worth the effort, still on the market and not yet on the back shelf.

Time for Caribbean Tourism to “Venture Deeper”

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”.

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