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Eric Leopold Edwards (Leo) – Tribute to the Life and Legacy of a Caribbean American (1922-2020)

Eric Leopold Edwards (Leo) – Tribute to the Life and Legacy of a Caribbean American (1922-2020) This production of video Tributes, hosted by Ambassador Curtis Ward and Special Guest former Maryland State Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, to a Jamaican who dedicated his life to the advancement of the Jamaican-Caribbean diaspora and to the interests of Caribbean countries, speaks volumes to Leo’s works and successes over a span of more than 70 years. Leo’s legacy lives on in the...

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Jamaica’s contribution to a free South Africa

Jamaica’s contribution to a free South Africa By Gerry German* Island opposition to apartheid In 1958 Jamaica was the first territory in the world to ban trade with South Africa, even though it had a credit trade balance at the time – about £12,000, a substantial amount in those days. The island imported leather and tanning materials and exported its world-class mango juice to enhance the flavour of South African mangoes! 1958 was the year when the Federation of the West Indies was...

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Governments slow to react to coronavirus crisis

Governments slow to react to coronavirus crisis Earl Moxom, host of That’s a Rap, on Radio Jamaica 94 FM ‹Link to entire interview Ambassador Curtis Ward, a US based attorney and former Jamaican representative at the UN Security Council, spoke with Earl Moxam, host of Radio Jamaica’s Sunday news review show, That’s a Rap, on March 29 about the coronavirus pandemic. They also discussed the recent indictment of Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, by...

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