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Give Women Equality in Leadership, Urges Tourism Leader

MIAMI, FL – Lauding the focus of International Women’s Day on “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”, Nicola Madden-Greig, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), said the United Nations theme was particularly apt as COVID-19 wanes in the region because of the special role played by women in guiding Caribbean hospitality and tourism through the pandemic.

Source: Burcu Köleli for UN Women (2022)

Ketanji Brown Jackson is the Supreme Court Justice We Need Now

It is with profound joy that I write these words today: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has been nominated to become our nation’s first Black woman Supreme Court Justice. From a pool of outstanding Black women attorneys, jurists and legal scholars, President Biden has chosen Judge Jackson for her stellar credentials and brilliant legal mind. We are overjoyed by this nomination; now the Senate needs to move quickly to confirm her.

Ben Jealous

Empowering Women and Girls in the Caribbean for Long-Lasting Change

KINGSTON, Jamaica -“Raise a son, and you will raise a man, raise a girl and you will raise a nation”. A World Bank report underlines the truth of this adage. It shows that increasing female labor market income contributed to a 30 percent reduction in extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Photo courtesy of Solidaridad.

The Potential Power of Our New Supreme Court Justice

President Joe Biden is about to name the first Black woman ever nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court—in fact, he may have already done so by the time you read this. Based on the Black women President Biden has chosen to serve as federal judges, we know that the nominee will be brilliant. And we know she will be committed to a “justice for all” approach to the Constitution.  

Ben Jealous

The Chicken Meat Trade and Regional Production

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Chicken is the world’s favorite meat after pork. Since the 1940s, it has become the favored meat in the United States. It is also a favorite in the Caribbean, especially in more recent years, with the increasing price of other meats, such as pork, beef, lamb, goat and fish, and with the popularity of fast convenience foods and the expansion of the tourist industry.

Emotional Stress Disorder

What can be more stressful than emotional crosses? This can be almost anything, a bad childhood, an abusive relationship, a horrible time at school, or even a series of bad romantic experiences. All of these events can adversely affect someone, and what they do as a result can impact negatively on their lives and on the lives of others.

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