Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. has repeatedly said it’s his job to keep residents safe from the ravages of COVID-19, going as far as mandating the use of plastic utensils at restaurants and restricting beach access on weekends and holidays.

For most of us, the long Labor Day holiday weekend is a last-ditch celebration — a short vacation, a backyard barbecue or beach party — with summer in the rear-view mirror.

A few days ago, the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, delivered a speech marking the anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolivar. In it he argued that the time has come for “a new coexistence among all the countries of the Americas” as “the model imposed more than two centuries…

We know that your patience is running thin, but we encourage you to hold on as we all continue to fight this awful coronavirus disease. Let the vaccine work, and put your trust in Almighty God. He will see us through. God never gives us more than we can bear.

Editor’s note: The following poem is titled “An Apology to Haiti,” whose president, Jovenel Moise, was assassinated on July 7, at his home. First lady Martine Moise, who was critically injured in the incident, was subsequently flown to a Miami hospital for further treatment.

Today, a younger generation of Caribbean women and men have begun to challenge many of the assumptions that exist in and beyond the region. They are in government, business, academia, the social sector, and the media. They are becoming more assertive, independent of the outside world, seekin…

Is there any such thing as a fish too small to fry? If you ask Fish and Wildlife officers, they would say, “Yes!” (And they’ve got the measurement charts and scales to prove it.) If you ask the senators, they would say, “No!” (And they’ve got the records of their discussions and decisions to…

Editor’s note: This editorial first appeared in the Nov. 13, 1965, edition of The Daily News, and is among a compilation of editorials in “Thoughts Along the Way,” by the late co-founder Ariel Melchior Sr. From time to time, we will republish some of Melchior’s editorials written between 193…

Can the Caribbean avoid being caught up in the accelerating east-west struggle for global influence? Is the region likely to find itself in a bidding war, “dancing to the rhythm of dollar diplomacy,” as Jamaica’s former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has suggested?

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