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Business, Politics, and the Economy

Salient topics that reflect the region’s growth and development dissected by experts, players in the fields, informed commentators, and everyday citizens. A collection of up-to-date, hard-hitting, and insightful facts and opinions about the present states of our nations.

Black Hair

Why Should We Care about “Black Hair”?

However, one can argue that Gabriela’s reaction was emotionally-charged due to how taxing the issue surrounding her identity and how she chooses to portray herself as a black woman is. It cannot be said that race is being unnecessarily brought up when the model’s desire to embody and represent black empowerment is the root of the issue.
personal style

Fashionistas Speak Out

Whatever the occasion, make sure that you feel comfortable in the outfit that you choose to wear. You will exude confidence and your inner beauty will shine through.
alternative learning

Innovation & Education – The Recipe for Development (cont’d)

“Chalk and talk” must be allowed to sink into the waters of the past and a more integrated facilitation method must be promoted in the classroom.
food security

The Importance of Food Security (Part 2)

The region’s food security prospects would greatly benefit from a commitment to modernized farming and in this regard, mechanization is possible once catered to an appreciation of our local environment and needs.
trinidad borders

Jurisprudence or Human Due Diligence?

It seems we are enacting our own tribalism manifested most notably in a complicated, snowballing tension between our closest neighbor, Venezuela.
food security

The Importance of Food Security (Part 1)

In 1996 the World Food Summit defined ‘food security' as a state where people have, at all times, access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that they may maintain an active and healthy lifestyle....
ICT technology

ICT Development and E-Government

ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is a big topic in developmental forums. From the UN to economic indicators and annual reports, everyone stresses the obligation states have to secure and consolidate their place in the digital world.
refuge

Seeking Caribbean Refuge

The UNHCR reported a 257 per cent increase in asylum seekers in the Caribbean from 2015- 2016.
UGHI presentation Molinelli Agriculture

Hanging Gardens for San Juan, Puerto Rico

A 22-year old young man’s dream of transforming the agriculture sector within the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico is becoming a reality, as Jose A. Molinelli Gonzalez recently won an investment grant of 7,500 euros from Youth Time International Movement in Paris, France for a project in which he hopes to introduce urban farming within an old building in his city using hydroponic systems.
Tourism

Festival tourism: Beyond sun, sea and sand

In the highly competitive tourism industry, it becomes imperative to create a distinctive and captivating vision that not only draws the attention of tourists but also engrosses them in the experience so that they seek to return in the future.

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