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We Need a Marshall Plan for Clean Energy in the Caribbean

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Unlike an industrial powerhouse like Germany, for example, few Caribbean countries are in a position to fully exploit their renewable energy potential.

Obama Isn't Weak, He's Simply Emulating Reagan

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Aside from the various economic and political similarities faced by both leaders, there's one thing that critics fail to remember when evaluating the current president: Obama's uncanny ability to emulate Ronald Regan.

Sailing the Grenadines -- By the Whim of the Wind

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

"Hark now, hear the sailors' cry. Smell the sea and feel the sky." -- Van Morrison Friends had told me about an old, iconic ship that offered a most...

Ukraine 2014 Is Grenada 1983

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Sarwar Kashmeri

Before the U.S. gets too worked up about the Russian "invasion" of Ukraine, it should recall its own invasion in 1983 of the idyllic island of Grenada some 100 miles from the United States.

The Missing Piece of the Entrepreneurial Puzzle

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

entrepreneurs tend to go full speed ahead, without first understanding one of the fundamental principles of business planning, and that is first identifying their customer profile.

Developing an Entrepreneurial Culture in Grenada

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
N. Kimron Corion

Students need to know that they do not need to leave school and go look for jobs, but that they can leave school and create jobs, thereby creating employment not only for themselves, but also for others.

True Love: Where Do Your Chocolate Hearts Come From?

Mark Schuller | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Mark Schuller

Valentine's Day is around the corner. One of the ways in our consumer society we are encouraged to show our love is through buying chocolate. But is it true love on the other end?

Meatless Monday: Spice Me Up for Christmas

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

If the idea of anything other than a white Christmas seems strange, spend Christmas in the islands -- they love it there, decorating lavishly, yet tro...

Will Grenada Always Be a Poor and Middle Class Society?

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
N. Kimron Corion

Grenada's biggest weakness is also its greatest strength: its people, and their perception of money and debt. Grenadians and other nationalities need to wake up and take charge of their finances.

Grenada: 'A Lovely Little War'

Bill Bigelow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

Unless teachers "teach outside the textbook," students won't learn about Grenada or about anything else that might call into question the U.S. authority to impose its will whenever it wishes. The specifics of the Grenada invasion are unique, but when students are encouraged to ask critical questions, they can recognize that intervention in Grenada is part of a pattern.

Obama And Syria: Learning the Lessons of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan

Richard Brodsky | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The real world tends to expose flaws in the best theories. Syria has done just that. However we come out on this debate, Obama's decision to delay action until Congress acts matters. His deferral to Congress builds a wall against cowboy military adventures in the future.

Gun 'Background Check' on Pentagon

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Stringent "background checks" are central to many proposals for curbing gun violence. The following is a background check on the nation's largest buyer of firearms.

Cruising The Off-Beat Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Several passengers head off to the Cays' iconic Horseshoe Reef, a long, shallow strip of coral known as one of the best snorkeling spots in the Caribbean.

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's...Kirani James?

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | World

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...Kirani James? The prime minister of Antigua says he wants Caribbean airline LIAT to name o...

10 Sure Signs America Is in Decline

David Macaray | Posted 08.27.2012 | Comedy
David Macaray

Washington survived Valley Forge, Kennedy survived PT-109, Reagan survived a gun shot. And our commander-in-chief passes out from eating a pretzel. Who can deny that our best days are behind us?

Grenada Gravedigging To Solve Cold War Mystery

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada — A haunting Cold War mystery is getting a fresh look on the Caribbean island of Grenada, where officials are trying to lo...

PHOTOS: Grenada's Underwater Museum

Caribbean Travel + Life | Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel
Caribbean Travel + Life

It's common for a sunken ship or an assortment of discarded building materials to serve as the base for an artificial reef, but a sculpture garden? In...

Tourist Carves Initials Into The Alhambra

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 10.31.2011 | Travel

MADRID — An official at Spain's Alhambra palace says a Jordanian tourist was caught carving his initials with a coin into a wall of the complex ...

BlackAtlas.com: 7 Winter Getaways To Book Now

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.01.2011 | Black Voices

Let's face it: We can be a hard bunch to please. Don't think so? Just take a look at your Facebook news feed and you're likely to encounter a bevy of ...

The Reagan and Obama "Doctrines" vs. the State Department

Allan Gerson | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

In considering the response of President Obama and the State Department to the Libya crisis, immediate parallels to Ronald Reagan's Grenada experience come to mind.

Reagan's Progressive Foreign Policy

Lawrence Korb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Korb

I received an email asking how someone who served in the Reagan administration could now work at a progressive think tank. The answer is pretty simple.

A Ray of Light in China? EPA Administrator Attempts to Defuse Climate Standoff

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The climate talks in Tianjin last week did very little to improve the prospects for a binding international treaty, which would reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are warming the globe.

8 Secret Caribbean Hotels (PHOTOS)

Jetsetter.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

Before you know it, it's going to be that time of year again -- when the novelty of chillier weather wears off and suddenly you find yourself cold, a ...

Kids Reenact Grenada Invasion At Reagan Library

Wall Street Journal | TAMARA AUDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Locked in a war room with military officials shouting at each other about the impending invasion of Grenada, Gen. John Vessey, President Ronald Reagan...

WHILE I AM WAITING

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Room Eight New York Politics (www.r8ny.com) is the blog site where one of my Puerto-Rican brothers in activism (Manny Burgos) promised an early respon...