Posts tagged: Corruption



Caribbean dive deep down

The BBC reports that the world's deepest undersea volcanoes, which lie 6km down in the Caribbean, are to be explored. Delving into uncharted waters to hunt for volcanic vents will be Autosub6000, Britain's new autonomously controlled, robot submarine. The research will be carried out by a British ...

Crime In Caribbean

Violence in the Caribbean is aggravated by a steady inflow of criminal deportees, many of whom have adopted criminal behaviour in major cities such as London and New York. An estimated 30,000 deportees were sent to Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana between 1990 and 2005.

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The flaw in humanity

This article is the first of many. For many people, much of what is in these articles will be disturbing, to say the least.  For most people many statements will even be unacceptable. The statements made in these articles will understandably require many demonstrations, as they are contrary to much ...

Rise of Socialism in Latin America

By Michael Greaney, first published by www.helium.com; re-posting authorized by author.

After the fall of communism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the final years of the 20th century, capitalist pundits loudly proclaimed the "victory" of capitalism. From the presidency of Ronald Reagan ...

Amnesty and Corruption Cuba Style

If you consider capitalism a crime, then any commercial transaction is corrupt. This is the situation in Cuba. If you sell your house in Havana and make a profit, you have committed a crime and are punishable by law. Now, this particular crime is not easy to commit in Cuba, for all real property is ...

Peace Paradigm

Ugly Americans! Were they always ugly? Or have they become ugly during the Bush administration? Let us begin by saying there are no ugly Americans. There are no ugly Islamists either. There are only people. According to Clint Eastwood there are good people, bad people and ugly people. Eastwood ...

It’s About Breaking the Race-Barrier

When we from abroad watch the American presidential campaign, we see a young man with an unusual name - Obama - take center stage. And we rejoice. We are beginning to see a new America. An America that is finally and definitely going to define a new direction. For this is not about race. It’s about ...

Separation of Powers Animalistic

The much-hailed political device known as the ‘separation of powers’ is animalistic in nature. It originated from and is based on mistrust in man’s ability to handle power. If we look at how chimpanzees handle power and base our political system thereon, we would end up with dictatorship. Now, the ...

Di kon Korupshon ta malu?

Korupshon ta malu, pasobra e ta kontra e prinsipio di igualdat. Un akto korupto ta favoresé sierto hende riba otro hende. Lo kontrario tambe sa sosodé, esta ku sierto hende no ta haña loke nan tin derecho riba dje, pero otronan sí ta hañ’é. Tur dos ta inhustu. Tur dos ta perhudiká komunidat. ...

USA: the World’s Last Best Hope

Some of our American friends don’t agree with our last Daily Connect, in which we point out that the Bush-administration poses a serious threat to freedom and democracy. They don’t see it. They demand proof. When we point out that the US is violating human rights openly and with total disregard for ...

Atakando korupshon riba skala mundial

Ta ser kalkulá ku pa aña, for di siudadanonan di tèrser mundu un total di 40 mil mion dòler ta ser hòrtá via korupshon i ta ser mandá pa eksterior!! En prinsipio, no mester tin niun lugá seif pa esnan ku ta hòrta di pobernan. Ku e pensamentu aki den mente, Banko Mundial i Nashonnan Uní lo bai lanta ...

The Return of the Last Samurai

Chile's Supreme Court has approved the extradition of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori.  He is to be sent back to Peru, where he faces charges of human rights abuse and corruption - which he denies. Mr Fujimori - the son of Japanese immigrants to Peru - was arrested when he arrived in Chile ...

Liberia’s ghost workers

Liberia's government has found more than 7,000 'ghost' workers on its payroll - employees who do not actually exist, or do not work for it. They were discovered when the government embarked on a civil service overhaul plan to improve efficiency. The Civil Service Agency head, William Allen, said ...

A Just Solution for Iraq

At this time of grave danger to freedom and democracy from within and from without, we need new ideas. We need new paradigmatic ideas. What follows is such an idea. We copy it verbatim from www.catholicprwire.com where it was posted on 23 August 2007 (note: sub-headings were added by us). The idea ...

CARICOM’s feeble Unification Attempts

On 9 August 2007 the 12th CARICOM-Japan consultation was held. Judging from the speeches the co-operation between the two sides for now is not much more that that: speeches. Of course, the attempt is commendable. The Caribbean must try and unify internally and start seeking recognition as such ...

Human Rights in the Caribbean

Seen our history, we should be the world champions of human rights. But we’re not. Far form it. Of course, we can blame slavery. We can claim that slavery has blunted our humanity, therefore we cannot be human anymore. Those who argue this way never fail to blame the white people for all our ...

Al-Queda is Al-Guida

We’re probably condemned as terrorists right now. But wait a minute. Let’s analyze the situation first. Then condemn us, if you must. You see, the 9/11 attacks have unleashed international unrest. It is called a war, but it’s not. It’s not a war between nations. It’s not a civil war. It’s not a ...

The Migration Question as Shameful as Slavery

The world is in deep crisis. We fight wars ‘for freedom’, but at the same time freedom is undermined as much from within as from without. One wonders whether the US will survive the assault on democracy from the Bush administration. We need drastic solutions, if we are to get out of this mess. The ...

DEVELOPMENT AID, YES. BUT WHAT KIND?

Poor nations 'need a science boost' to break the poverty trap and catch up, the UN recently said. Its trade and development agency UNCTAD used its annual report on Least Developed Countries to look at the role of science, technology and innovation. These are not luxuries, but necessities. This all ...

ONBESCHAAMDE PENSIOENEN EILANDSRAAD

Wij hadden net het voorpagina-artikel van deze editie geschreven, toen ons oog viel op een artikel in de Amigoe van 15 mei 2007 over een concept-eilandsverordening waarbij de Eilandsraadsleden van plan zijn zichzelf een vernieuwd suikerpensioen te geven. Dit is schaamteloos, sin bèrguensa. Op ons ...

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