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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brexit — Perceptions and repercussions in the Americas

Viewpoints: MIAMI, June 27, 2016 (IPS) - The hopes of many of those who confidently expected the British electorate to vote, by a slender margin, for the country to remain in the EU have been dashed Comment

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Advance directives: A first step — but not enough

Viewpoints: My grandmother died feeling betrayed, frightened and utterly powerless in a bleak hospital room. She’d completed an advance directive about her end-of-life goals, preferences and values, including a do not resuscitate order (DNR). Comment

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A risky balancing act by Sanders

Viewpoints: It may be that what Bernie Sanders has in mind, strategy-wise, heading to the Democratic convention turns out to be a pullback from the “messy” experience he had promised. Comment

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Other currents swirl around a tragedy

Viewpoints: It’s only natural to wonder what peculiar DNA strain is present in those among us who shrug off, unperturbed, what has just transpired in Orlando, as they have every other gunfire massacre that’s now on the books. Comment

Governments slow to respond to elder abuse

Viewpoints: Toby Porter is chief executive officer of Health Age International Comment

Thursday, June 9, 2016

‘Let the jackass bray,’ the man said

Viewpoints: How Trinidad and Tobago’s first and longest serving prime minister, Dr. Eric Williams, once responded to a particular vexation to the spirit decades ago, it turns out, is a seamless fit with the side show we’re currently forced to endure as politics American style, for which one A-class jerk, above all else, bears responsibility. Comment

What lies ahead for oceans, seas and marine resources

Environment: UNITED NATIONS, June 5 2016 (IPS) - In September 2015, the international community adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Comment

Friday, June 3, 2016

Innovation, intellectual property and the donor industry in CARICOM countries

Viewpoints: The focus on innovation and technology has become synonymous with the narrative on the advancement of so-called developing countries as one of the most important means by which countries can move from low to high levels of economic development, to the extent that some are advocating for the renaming of the world groupings from developed and developing to technology rich and technology poor. This does not however properly take into account the economic dynamics which underlie the categorizations as they have come to be known. Comment

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Targeted hammer blows for hizzoner

Viewpoints: How will it look? Nuts-and-bolts logical as such inquiry is, when occasion demands it, it fails oftentimes to receive the due consideration it should. Comment

Doing the people’s work

Viewpoints: The commitment of assuming office is a commitment to serving New Yorkers with the utmost integrity. Comment

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Least Developed Countries still face significant challenges

Viewpoints: UNITED NATIONS, May 25 2016 (IPS) - Since the establishment of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) category in 1971, the international community has worked hand in hand to support its most vulnerable members. Comment

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Court nominee’s snub will re-surface

Viewpoints: Although it has now receded a bit from the major headlines it generated a couple of months ago, there’s every expectation that the issue of President Obama’s selection of Judge Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court will again be a huge bone of contention, before this critical election season is history. Comment

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Averting self-inflicted Democratic damage

Viewpoints: Let’s hope that the process still underway that will soon culminate, barring something almost apocalyptic, in Hillary Clinton becoming the Democratic presidential nominee, will usher in an across-the-board sanity in the Democratic ranks that expunges a potentially self-defeating hysteria in some quarters. Comment

Fear is not a good counsellor

Viewpoints: ROME, May 16, 2016 (IPS) - A new spectre is haunting the world. It is not the spectre of communism, as Marx’s Manifesto famously proclaimed. It is the spectre of fear, which has increasingly become the rationale behind politics. And, as the old proverb says, fear is not a good counselor. Comments (1)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Does he know what ‘crooked’ means?

Viewpoints: Now that Donald Trump’s outwitting whatever constitutes the Republican “establishment” is complete, the party is forced to look in the mirror and behold the ghastly image staring back. Comment

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Reforming our end-of-life healthcare system

Viewpoints: During a CNN presidential town hall on Feb. 3, an 81-year-old man from Concord, NH, with phase IV colon cancer, Jim Kinhan, asked Hillary Clinton what she could do to “help advance the respectful conversation that is needed around this personal choice that people may make, as we age and deal with health issues or be the caregivers of those people, to help enhance and — their end of life with dignity.” Comment

Growth of lateral economies in the Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago: The message to the Caribbean people is to make our own government. And so, our own economies. There are enough riches on the ground, in the communities, to do so. Comment

Thursday, May 5, 2016

No campaign can ignore the gun issue

Viewpoints: The election of 2016, like others in the past, will pit those in the electorate who would have the soul of America represented as steeped in values suggestive of an enlightened 21st century sensitivity and those who would just as soon revert to the norms of a checkered American past. Comment

Monday, May 2, 2016

In protecting our environment, Downstate lives matter

Viewpoints: Now that the weather’s warming and tornado and hurricane seasons are approaching, expect to start hearing more talk about climate change. Here in New York, Governor Cuomo has made it clear that he wants our state to be a leader in fighting against climate change. Comment

Sunday, May 1, 2016

World economy in serious difficulty: Call for bold measures

Viewpoints: GENEVA, April 26, 2016 (IPS) - The U.S. was the cause of the crisis but has come out better than anyone else in the advanced world and better than many developing countries. During the crisis there was a widespread perception that this was the end of US hegemony. It was end of the dollar as the major reserve currency. Comment