Comments for Caribbean360 http://www.caribbean360.com Caribbean news coverage impacting society, business, politics, travel, lifestyle, health and personalities. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:43:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on Vincentian Native Breaking Stereotypes in Caribbean Law Enforcement by shana http://www.caribbean360.com/news/vincentian-native-breaking-stereotypes-caribbean-law-enforcement#comment-13032 Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:43:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145603#comment-13032 Not intending any disrespect to the young lady

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Comment on Eastern Caribbean Currency Union Growth Hit by Hurricanes by Pat Robinson Commissiong http://www.caribbean360.com/business/eastern-caribbean-currency-union-growth-hit-hurricanes#comment-13031 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:47:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145370#comment-13031 I am not sure that Mr Lake understands the currency to which this article refers. (1) The islands involved in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union do not have separate currencies. They all use the Eastern Caribbean dollar. Mr Lake says that on independence they should have formulated their own currency. The EC dollar is their own currency. It is not controlled by Britain, notwithstanding the head of the Queen on the currency. (2) The EC$ is pegged to the US dollar. (3) The reason for retaining the Queen’s head on the currency is that the islands who use this dollar are either still realms of the British monarch with Governors General as their local Heads of State, or British Overseas Territories. There are no republics in the group, like Trinidad or Guyana (both of which are now republics with their own currencies, and no longer use the Eastern Caribbean dollar as they once did). But the Queen has no control over the EC currency. (4) The EC dollar actually has a higher value than the currencies of Trinidad, Jamaica or Guyana. The rate of exchange is EC$2.70 to the US dollar. Barbados, with a separate currency was the only Eastern Caribbean former British colony which had a more favorable rate of exchange with the US dollar – and Barbados has been experiencing some rocky economic times recently. (5) The fact that the Queen’s Head is on the dollar bills (and also the coins) really has nothing to do with the value of the currency, nor with the economic development of the islands involved. That is merely a figurehead. The islands determine their own economic development. So it really matters little how one decorates the dollar bill. The Co-operative Republic of Guyana has notable historic buildings, local flora and fauna, and noteworthy natural sites like the Kaiteur Falls on their dollar bills; but the Guy$ is worth less than 2 cents EC, and Guyana’s economy is struggling. Jamaica, as he pointed out, has devalued its currency over the years since independence. So clearly the presence or absence of the Queen’s portrait on a dollar bill is not a factor driving either the strength of the currency or the state of the economy.

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Comment on Two Girls Die As Fire Guts Children’s Home in Jamaica by FlawlessAndFancy http://www.caribbean360.com/news/two-girls-die-fire-guts-childrens-home-jamaica#comment-13030 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:52:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145594#comment-13030 Oh gawwwddd! I eh like dis at all! I feel so bad reading this!

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Comment on Not Welcome! Regional Pan-Africanists Vow To Protest Any Trump Visit to The Caribbean by FlawlessAndFancy http://www.caribbean360.com/news/not-welcome-regional-pan-africanists-say-theyll-protest-trump-visit-caribbean#comment-13029 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:48:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145597#comment-13029 None of the sewage that comes out of that miscreant’s shithole mouth surprises me. He is, and will always be a persona non grata to me! I hope that the Caribbean’s leaders will not falter on their decisions to keep this stink mouth man out of the region! Hold allyuh heads up high and join forces to keep his nasty a$$ out!!

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Comment on Barbados Welcomes Inaugural Calls From Two Cruise Ships by PlatinumEBT http://www.caribbean360.com/travel/barbados-welcomes-inaugural-calls-two-cruise-ships#comment-13027 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:34:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145187#comment-13027 Shame someone doesn’t shoot a race traitor cuck like you. We can still hope.

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Comment on Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change by CO2lover http://www.caribbean360.com/news/nowhere-hide-climate-change#comment-13026 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:28:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145382#comment-13026 I never said that I thought it was because of CO2, I totally agree with you than money i wasted trying to change the climate when it is impossible. The Money would be better spent making properties more storm proof.

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Comment on CARICOM Moving to Create World’s First Climate Resilient Region by Professor http://www.caribbean360.com/news/caricom-moving-create-worlds-first-climate-resilient-region#comment-13025 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145413#comment-13025 “CARICOM’s incoming chairman, Jovenel Moise of Haiti, says the absolute necessity to create a climate smart region is clear, given the effects of climate change which have brought destructive hurricanes.”

Why are there still people who believe in anthropogenic climate change? It has been thoroughly debunked as a way for unscrupulous businesses to make money selling unnecessary “remedies” that are supposed to decrease CO2 production. Mr. Moise would do well to invest in ways to lessen the effect of hurricanes, which are inevitable in the Caribbean area, and NOT to waste funding on things like solar power.

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Comment on Nowhere to Hide from Climate Change by Professor http://www.caribbean360.com/news/nowhere-hide-climate-change#comment-13024 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:50:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145382#comment-13024 Your name says it all. It is a crying shame that there are still people who believe that CO2 is responsible for climate change! What a waste of time and resources it is for mankind to try to change the climate – for better or worse!

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Comment on A New Adults-Only Resort Opens in Barbados by Keliautojas Paparacis http://www.caribbean360.com/travel/new-adults-resort-opens-barbados#comment-13023 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:42:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145453#comment-13023 Great hotel! If you are looking for an adults-only hotels, check out https://adultyhotels.com/ They have the largest selection of adults-only hotels.

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Comment on Strong Earthquake in Caribbean Sea Triggers Tsunami Warning by naomi zuckerman http://www.caribbean360.com/news/strong-earthquake-caribbean-sea-triggers-tsunami-warning#comment-13022 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:09:00 +0000 http://www.caribbean360.com/?p=1145497#comment-13022 this makes me very suspicious that the US gov’t. is messing with more than their politics down there……like maybe fracking…..or underground weapons testing…….the US was up to it’s eyeballs in Haiti when they had their big earthquake too………hmmmmm

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