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The Georgetown Accord

THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES THROUGH THEIR HEADS OF DELEGATIONS TO THE EIGHTH CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES ASSEMBLED IN GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, FROM 9TH TO 12TH APRIL, 1973 – DETERMINED to consolidate and strengthen the bonds of unity which have historically existed among their peoples; SHARING a common determination to fulfil within the shortest possible time the hopes and aspirations of the people of the Caribbean Territories for industrial and agricultural development, full employment and improved living standards; CONSCIOUS that these goals can most rapidly be attained by the optimum use of available human […]

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The Caribbean is America’s Balkans for Jihadist Migrant Flow

by Wayne MADSEN | 25.11.2015 | 00:00 Just as the Balkans have served as Europe’s «soft underbelly» for the largest mass migration of refugees since World War II, the Caribbean, coupled with Central America, is proving to be America’s own «Balkans» when it comes to Syrian and other migrants flowing into the United States. In the cases of both Europe and America, the flows of migrants, including non-vetted military draft-age men from Syria, Iraq, and other Muslim countries, is being facilitated by the huge network of non-governmental and quasi-governmental organizations influenced by and linked to the international hedge fund tycoon […]


From resistance to rebellion

Asian and Afro-Caribbean struggles in Britain This article is taken from the author’s book, Race, Class and the State, to be published next spring by Pluto Press. Copyright © 2015 by Institute of Race Relations On 25 June 1940 Udham Singh was hanged. At a meeting of the Royal Asiatic Society and the East India Association at Caxton Hall, Lon- don, he had shot dead Sir Michael O’Dwyer, who (as the Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab) had presided over the massacre of unarmed peasants and workers at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, in 1919. Udham was a skilled electrician, an active trade […]


Whatever happened to the 11.8m Euro

Published on Friday, July 27, 2007 BELMOPAN, Belize: The Ministry of National Development has announced that official confirmation has been received from the European Commission Delegation in Jamaica that a grant of Euro 11.8 million, or BZ$32.5 million, has been allocated to Belize under Envelope ‘A’ of the 10th European Development Fund. This BZ$32.5 million allocation represents a 20% increase from the original allocation indicated earlier by the European Commission. The increase in allocation is provided by the European Commission as an incentive to Belize and was calculated on the basis of Belize’s performance in governance, and credibility and extent […]


UK ordered destruction of ‘embarrassing’ colonial papers

Britain systematically destroyed documents in colonies that were about to gain independence, declassified Foreign Office files reveal. ‘Operation Legacy’ saw sensitive documents secretly burnt or dumped to cover up traces of British activities. The latest National Archives publication made from a collection of 8,800 colonial-era files held by the Foreign Office for decades revealed deliberate document elimination by British authorities in former colonies. The secret program dubbed ‘Operation Legacy’ was in force throughout the 1950s and 1960s, in at least 23 countries and territories under British rule that eventually gained independence after WWII. Among others these countries included: Belize, British […]


How EU and US Economic Policies spell bitter end for Caribbean Sugar

This article was originally posted by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs on June 24, 2005. We thought you may be interested in reading it. Notice how the Caribbean nations have been affected by this and add it in to what we’ve been saying all along that things are all part of a larger goal. CALLOUSNESS REDEFINED: HOW EU AND U.S. ECONOMIC POLICIES SPELL A BITTER END FOR THE CARIBBEAN’S SUGAR INDUSTRY Yesterday, the European Union’s (EU) agriculture commissioner, Mariann Fischer Boel, revealed the specific provisions of the plan originally proposed last July to cut the preferential price the EU pays […]


The Effect of Cannabis on Pregnant Women & Newborns

It’s almost too taboo to discuss: pregnant women smoking marijuana. It’s a dirty little secret for women, particularly during the harrowing first trimester, who turn to cannabis for relief from nausea and stress. If you were to inquire about pot and pregnancy on the Web, Baby Center offers a strongly worded warning from Gerald Briggs, pharmacist clinical specialist. Briggs says that pot affects the baby’s growth and development and—gasp!—may even cause childhood leukemia. But there are no facts or studies attributed to back up the claims. More than 50 pages of comments were posted to the site about Briggs’ statements. […]


Don't let Guatemala duck agreement

Published: Friday | April 12, 2013 on The Gleamer It is urgent that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) engage the global community for help in sending a clear message to Guatemala that there will be no reward for bad behaviour, including, as seems to be the intent of the Central American country, squirming out of solemn undertakings. Jamaica, in its own right as a respected and influential voice on hemispheric matters, and as the CARICOM country with responsibility for the Community’s external relations, must lead this initiative. The matter to which we refer is the agreement between Belize and Guatemala to […]


Abstract of Statistics Belize 2012 Volume 1

Have you ever wondered which Immigrant group has the most population in Belize? We did, and here are the numbers that answer that question. Population by Urban/Rural, Sex and Country of Birth: 1991 and 2000 1991 Total Urban Rural Total % Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total 185,970 100 93,968 92,002 87,327 42,653 44,674 98,643 51,315 47,328 In Belize 160,163 86.1 80,111 80,052 78,362 38,242 40,120 81,801 41,869 39,932 United States of America 1,607 0.9 844 763 976 517 459 631 327 304 Mexico 2,558 1.4 1,433 1,125 638 342 296 1,920 1,091 829 Guatemala 10,696 5.8 […]


Godolphin Treaty 3

Celebrated between the Crowns of Spain and Great Britain, to reestablish Friendship and good Relations in America Madrid, July 18, 1670 The publication of this treaty responds to the desire to present here all diplomatic documents in which can be found the origin of any right on which England might pretend to base the defense of her possession of Belize. Some authors have affirmed that the rights of England to lands in America originated from the provisions of this treaty, and, in order to clarify the matter, it is published, The struggle to obtain domination over the extensive Spanish Empire […]


Snoop Lion Reincarnated Press Conference

A live webcast of a very special conversation with international superstar Snoop Dogg, as he explains his reincarnation to Snoop Lion for his upcoming musical offering, Reincarnated. During the event, Snoop Lion will unveil several significant artistic components of the project and discuss the influences and inspiration behind Reincarnated. Featuring Snoop Lion, Diplo, Suroosh Alvi, Ted Chung, and host, Sway broadcast live from Miss Lily’s in NYC. Listen to the track Related articles Snoop Dogg to Release Reggae Album as Snoop Lion Snoop Dogg has reincarnated to Snoop Lion Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion, readies reggae CD – Yahoo! Music […]


Marley – The Documentary

Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley was and still is an international superstar. His death in 1981 cut his life and monumental career short but his music lives on and his popularity has grown exponentially. Not only did he leave 11 confirmed children behind, he left the legacy of bringing reggae music into the international spotlight. Bob Marley promoted the growth of the Rastafarian religion, that was before the 70′s, only known on his tiny island of Jamaica. His spirit has resonated through many cultures, generations and even armed conflict. All who love his music have their own reasons for identifying with […]