On September 1st, 2021, two kayakers successfully circumnavigated the Caribbean island of Dominica. Dominica, also known as Waitukabuli in the Amerindian native tongue, translates as “long is her body.” Our kayakers, Weston Moses and Kerry Alleyne, residents of Dominica, certainly came to know the truth of that translation over an expedition time of 4 days and 7 hours.
We’re now entering the annual Film Festival Season with the big kick off featuring Toronto’s International Film Festival TIFF, a world class festival followed by several lesser but just as important that includes 16 year old COMMFFEST a forerunner to the 100’s that now screen every year in and around Toronto.
It’s happening in countries all over the world. There are large percentages of national populations that are resisting taking the COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of supplier. The Caribbean hasn’t been immune to this and it has made even Antiguans, some of the more placid people in the Caribbean, take to the streets in protest of increasingly widespread requirements for full vaccination. Across the region, including Barbados, St. Vincent and Grenada, there has been resistance against taking the coronavirus vaccine.