In The Diaspora

A Government of National Unity

By Moses Bhagwan If our statement that called for the establishment of a Government of National Unity, carries the implication that we stand in the way of the democratic process, then we may be guilty of misrepresenting ourselves.

Banks DIH – A move in the right direction

By Ulric Trotz Ulric Trotz is the Deputy Director & Science Adviser, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize Recently one of our daily newspapers carried the headline, “Banks DIH interested in auto sales, energy sector”.

Language in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM): Let’s Not Fake It

By Hubert Devonish Hubert Devonish lives in Jamaica Today’s diaspora column on Caribbean nation languages, is dedicated to the memory and life’s loving work of Kamau Brathwaite, who died last week in Barbados, aged 89, and who is described by Jamaican Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, Carolyn Cooper, as a “silk cotton tree”, “historian, poet, literary critic, publisher, Caribbean man of myth and magic “.

A race to the bottom: Election campaigning in Guyana

By Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora column Election season in Guyana has always been that time that rolls around, every couple of years, when neighbourliness can get suspended and tensions rise, when political parties set out to demonstrate why they are the best thing since sliced bread, and why their main political opponent is the absolute worst choice.

25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

By Ulric Trotz Ulric Trotz is the Deputy Director & Science Adviser, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize  After the euphoria pervading the international community at the end of COP 21 when there was unanimous global agreement on the Paris Agreement which defined a way forward for global action on climate change, there is now universal despair (barring a few) in the wake of the recently concluded COP 25 in Madrid which is now generally regarded as an abject failure.

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