miércoles 29 de mayo de 2024
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Caribbean: Political parties don’t win elections by what they call themselves!

Castries (The Voice): The recent decision by Guyana’s ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) at its 32nd Congress (May 3-5) to remove ‘Marxism Leninism’ from its Constitution has drawn expected responses from friends and comrades near and far, some claiming it harms the image of the party built and led by Dr Cheddi Jagan.

St. Lucia: Burning a House to Kill a Rat?

Castries (The Voice) Prime Minister and Political Leader of the Saint Lucia Labor Party (SLP) Philip J. Pierre has described current tactics of the Opposition as akin to “burning a house to kill a rat…”

US Student Protests Trigger Haunting Vietnam Nightmares Ahead of 2024 Presidential Elections

Castries (The Voice): The current students’ demonstrations at over-200 university campuses across the United States had, by May 5, seen over 2,400 arrested for protesting against US policy in support of Israel’s punishing war on Gaza and demanding university administrations divest from Israel and recalled similar student protests against the Vietnam War in 1967 and 1968 that helped lead to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.

Caricom Embraces Palestine, Haiti and ALBA-TCP’s Bolivarian Alternative

Castries (The Voice): Never-mind being overly underestimated by critics yet to fully-appreciate its positive roles in quiet management of the processes leading to a peaceful transition to a new ‘government’ in Haiti earlier this week and tempering the noises in the Guyana-Venezuela controversy ahead of heady elections in Caracas in July, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) continues demonstrating it can be counted-on to break-the-ice when it matters, including in global diplomatic deadlocks.

Making Dollars Make Sense!

Castries (The Voice): Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure are just that: statements of intent on how-much government plans or wishes to earn and spend, usually on the basis of also hopefully earning enough to spend.

CARICOM and Haiti over Time and History!

Castries (The Voice): The nations that form the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have demonstrated all manners of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ leadership in the wider Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region that unites the two neighboring regions in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

DANGER: Fooling-Around with Fake

Castries, Saint Lucia: I awoke early on April 1, informing selected friends and colleagues online: ‘Today marks my 48th unbroken year in journalism.’

April 1, 1976 was my first day on the job as Editor of ‘The Crusader’, one of the two major local weekly newspapers, an opposition voice that grew loud in the wilderness of pre-Independent Saint Lucia.

Global Water Can Die From Thirst!

Agua consumo Voces del Sur Global

Twenty-twenty three (2023) was not exactly a wet year for water. Instead, last year was the hottest year on record, a reflection of the acute changes haunting humankind in the 21st Century, accelerating faster everywhere than ever before.