GEORGETOWN, Guyana – CARICOM is a Community of sovereign states which have agreed to act in concert in areas agreed within the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - In 1967, American civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King said in a speech, “we are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late.” For far too many in the world today affected by our changing climate, this statement is an urgent truth.
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.
As a graduate of Howard University, there was very little conversation and discussion about Juneteenth, and it being recognized as freedom day. For 2 centuries slavery defined America, while the first 10 presidents owned slaves, and 4 million Black people were enslaved. The slaves were a key element to the economy, and their labor built the country.
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.
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.