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In Brief.......

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.

In Brief……….. Many Caribbean citizens in the Diaspora are talking about the emergence of fruits and vegetables , which they ‘grew up on’ but now find themselves paying high prices for  in America, Canada and Europe. They are talking about the mango, coconut and pomegranates that they used to devour in their youth. Suddenly, it seems: okra, sour sop and tamarind are being consumed and are promoted as important and healthy foods. They lament that the vast majority of these fruits and vegetables are imported from other regions because the Caribbean agriculture base is to all intents and purposes incapable of competing. The only positive is that many Caribbean rums and spirits are quickly establishing themselves on the international market. Once more we are witnessing the results of poor vision and economic planning.

Swimming and surfing seem to be at last getting the Caribbean firmly established on the international sporting map. In recent times Caribbean sports me…

Caribbean Prognosis Poor

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Group The  Mahogany Coconut Group has long suggested that the entire  English speaking Caribbean, is in a state of very poor governance and unless new leaders emerge the prognosis for any real and sustainable development is extremely poor. There are those who believe that all of our problems are the result of poor economic management. We do not subscribe to that view because our limited resources have not restricted us from achieving a relatively high standard of living for our citizens. Sometimes, it is difficult to accept that a region can be so rich in its culture, emerging identity and civilization and yet so poor in present day leadership and self confidence.   Very few regions of our collective size and limited resources can boast of the high number of noble laureates and other distinguished citizens. Indeed we have produced world class athletes at the level of Usain Bolt and sportsmen of the superb caliber of Sir Garry…

Muhammad Ali, Greatness Defined

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.

 By the Mahogany Coconut Group The Mahogany Coconut Group takes this opportunity to convey to the family of Muhammad Ali, our sincerest condolences on his passing. We   join the world wide outpouring of sympathy as we all come to grips with this tremendous loss. It is true to say that Ali gave us a life time of memories. In marketing terms , he was the   ideal figure to pitch a product : handsome-he would say pretty; talented and a natural public speaker, who excited with his skills in the boxing ring as much as he did with his almost unbelievable vocabulary. His quotes are legendary and his ability to market himself was extraordinary.  This great religious and spiritual man, taught us by example that there is no gain in gaining the world and losing one’s soul. Ali will forever be the ultimate example, of one who believed in this philosophy. He had the ability to out earn and become a celebrity of great magnitude. He turned his back on that glitter by opposin…