More than 30 Civil Society Organizations from The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad Tobago, Haiti and Suriname met on May 20 – 21, in Paramaribo, for the IV Caribbean Civil Society Meeting hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). For the first time in the history of these fora, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that are not members of the … [Read more...] about Fruitful dialogue with The Caribbean Civil Society
This past weekend (May 24-25, 2014) was truly an exciting two days here in The Bahamas. BAH-MAZING according to a post written by Spikes on spikes.iaaf.org. The Bahamas hosted the IAAF World Relay Championships in our brand new stadium. More than 40 countries including more than 500 athletes participated. You could feel the electricity in the stadium amongst the loud cheers as … [Read more...] about Conquering Sports Tourism in the Caribbean
I recently completed the Eight Weeks to Wellness programme here in The Bahamas. This programme is put on by the Better Living Health Center each year in the Bahamas. As one of the coaches, I assisted in the guidance of just under 200 persons to achieve a better and healthier lifestyle. Most of the persons apart of the programme were plagued by Chronic Non-communicable … [Read more...] about Hey good-lookin’, whatcha got cookin’?
When I was 14 years old, I stood at my window and watched as a young man ran for his life and another young man calmly stood, aimed and shot him to death. They were both under the age of 25. The following year, my best friend, 15 years old, barely made it to his front door before he collapsed. He had stab wounds over his entire body. In that same year, my brother and I … [Read more...] about At-Risk Young Men in the Bahamas: An Endangered Species?
We need to reconsider the way we move! A recent blog by the Caribbean Economics Team mentions that “the global landscape for the sector has become more competitive and traditional source markets for the Caribbean are less dynamic”, referring to the recently published Caribbean Quarterly Economic Bulletin’s special report on tourism. When I read of the need to diversify our … [Read more...] about Rethinking Logistics and Connectivity