Caribbean Islands: Protests against IMF. Is the IMF the only salvation for Barbados?

June 13, 2017

English-speaking Caribbean countries share colonial pasts, a common sea, developing country status, and often financial difficulties. Financial troubles in this Caribbean sub-region have led Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to seek loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Such IMF assistance has been contentious and has resulted in protests in five of these seven small…

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Listen Chris, Tax This!

June 3, 2017

While the majority of Barbados is disgusted with the increase of taxes about to be implemented by the current Minister of Finance and his gang, the fact of the matter is, the island is in economic trouble, and we need solutions.

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Policy is Key to Development

June 2, 2017

While the Executive of Barbados exercises poor fiscal and public policy, to total blame that organ for the situation in which we find ourselves would be intellectually dishonest. The failure of the Barbadian private sector (businesses / markets / for-profit and non-profits / charities) to build upon the stability we had and expand during those times within the country and beyond is a major component of our current woes. The…

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Budget Straight Talk, No Chaser

June 1, 2017

The proposed budget for the next fiscal year has been delivered and it is a lengthy one. In addition to illustrating the current ailing state of Barbados’ economy, several economic objectives were also outlined for the next year along with a proposed plan for their achievement. 

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The Kilimanjaro Declaration

May 24, 2017

Africans Rising is a growing and self-selecting collective of social movements, NGOs, peoples and popular social justice movements, intellectuals, artists, sports people, cultural activists and others, across the continent and Diaspora. People who have given input to the development of the movement agree that African unity reflected by greater social, political and economic integration is critical for Africa and its peoples, nations and nationalities – a united civil society should…

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Changing Street Talk .. PUMPING .. a Revolutionary Reggae Audio Newsletter

December 7, 2015

The African Heritage Foundation (AHF), in an effort to create an innovative way of knowledge sharing and fund raising, has produced an audio reggae newsletter called “Pumping”. “Pumping” is an 80 minute CD that tells of issues that face the African in the Diaspora, activities hosted by the AHF, events and personalities, which are Afrocentric in content and not featured in any of our regular media outlets.

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Courage in the face of intimidation. Venezuela’s fight against US imperialiasm

December 5, 2015

When it comes to international politics we should be very aware of the methodologies used when attempting to weaken or overthrow a nationalist-populist government, aggressors will resort to numerous forms of attack in covert operations such as corruption (buying off government supporters),  funding and organizing opposition media, influencing business and trade union organizations, organizing and backing disloyal military officials to violently overthrow the elected government,  paralyzing of strategic sectors of the…

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African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization

December 2, 2015

By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today! When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and in a historic act of fury the french administration in Guinea destroyed everything in the country which represented…

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Black Community Comes Together to Turn ‘Food Desert’ Into a $2 Million Co-Op

November 22, 2015

For almost two decades, the residents who live in a predominantly African-American Greensboro neighborhood didn’t have a place to shop for food. The community tried to attract the attention of a popular grocery store, but when that plan didn’t work, they decided to open their own store. Last year, New Economy Week reported on this Greensboro community and the people’s plan to create their own grocery supply. The publication recently…

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