Transportation facilitates trade, writes Aura Whittier, 17, a Correspondent from San Juan, Trinidad. Trade exists within, between and among economies, yet none of this is possible without transportation. It is no secret that the transportation systems in most Caribbean islands are inadequate. While citizens do complain, and governments do sometimes try to address the issue, not …

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Unemployment rates are alarming for young millennials, writes Aura Whittier, 17, a Correspondent from San Juan, Trinidad.  She worries that ever-higher education is not a hedge against the difficulties of finding work in one’s chose field.  My uncle received a National Scholarship from the government of Trinidad and Tobago to pursue an undergraduate degree, after …

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Fast food is a growing presence among food options, but Ashley Foster-Estwick, 26, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Barbados, raises concerns about what it means for health and nutritional literacy. It is fast, processed, reasonably priced and often times delicious. If it takes you a little longer to figure out the answer to my opening line, …

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Elections give citizens a voice, but Lyn-Marie Blackman, a Commonwealth Correspondent alumni from Barbados, argues for methods to hold politicians accountable to citizens during the term of office. An election is a process that many of us all over this globe have gotten familiar with over time. Many of us go to the polls seeking …

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Examining the myths behind epilepsy takes on a personal meaning for Ashlee Burnett, 20, a Correspondent from Couva in Trinidad. We were introduced to each other when I was 16 years old. Before that, I heard it in a dance hall song, ““Hold mi like yuh really, really, really, really miss me Baby, yuh move …

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