The Marketing of Homosexuality – Reply

Across various media in the recent days, various comments were made about my article, “The Marketing of Homosexuality” to which I said I would reply and I am now ready to do just that. I thank those all of the world, from Barbados to India, who made their contributions. There are but a few things…

Protests In Haiti

On the eve of The 2010 Haiti Earthquake’s Anniversary Haiti is in another uproar. Haitian citizens can be found in the streets protesting what they see as injustice and a breach of their constitutional rights. For a protracted period of time President Martelly and his government have been in discussions with The Haitian Opposition in regards…

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The Marketing of Homosexuality

Note Well – The word ‘homosexual’ in this piece is used to include all non-heterosexual variants. Though many people may be naturally homosexuals, to say that every self-proclaimed homosexual is that way naturally would seem to be an error. This piece investigates the idea that there may be many present-day homosexuals who are that way…

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Haiti’s Independence

On this day, we congratulate The Republic of Haiti on completing its 211th. year of Independence. This is a day of pride and celebration for all Caribbean people. Haiti stands as testimony of our spiritual will and ability move beyond boundaries placed before us. Think about this. When much of The New World was in…

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History’s Page

To speak of ‘may’ or ‘could’ in relation to the world’s future often seems to be the mode in which many of us are set and for good reason. We often seek this path because we acknowledge that there are few certainties in life and to predict what is to come with certain words such…

U.S. Assistance to Haiti Overview: 2010-2015 (Dec. 2014)

Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator December 29, 2014 Five years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti has transitioned to a period of long-term development. With the help of the international community, Haiti has made significant advances. The U.S. post-earthquake strategy for Haiti focuses on four sector pillars designed to catalyze economic growth and build…

2014 Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International

Transparency International, the non-governmental organization taking on the task of monitoring and publicizing both corporate and political corruption in the international world, yearly publishes an index of the perceived level of corruption by country. We acknowledge that efforts like this are vital to regulating and improving the global political economy; especially in an era riddled…

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Designer Identity Crisis

Remember as children, people would ask you what you wanted to be when you grow up and you would give some cute answer like I want to be a doctor to save lives and help improve my country’s medical facilities? Now that you have gone overseas to gain your degree, be honest, do you really…

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Marginalized – “Van Culture”

RealTalk.BB Presents – Marginalized  An in-depth look at the issues and people society often ignores or oppresses.  This is the first questionnaire published in a series on societal perspectives on van culture. The purpose is to give insight into the society’s perspective on van culture and those parties who contribute to it. The interviewees prefer to remain anonymous for…

In Focus, “Tanya Brathwaite”

IN FOCUS is RealTalk.BB’s Question and Answer Interview Series produced by our Publisher and Editor-In Chief William Chandler focusing on the lives, philosophies, ideologies, passions and struggles of seemingly average but very driven Caribbean people. We encourage you to have a read, enjoy and share!   What’s your story? I was born and raised in Barbados,…

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