Author Archive: Ronald Sanders

Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own

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Challenges facing the new Government of Guyana 

Challenges facing the new Government of Guyana 

| August 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The one upside of the challenges facing the Government of Guyana after a five-month impasse in declaring the result of general elections on March 2, is that the country’s economic growth in 2020 is projected at a whopping 52.8% – surpassing all 26 Latin American and Caribbean states.  This trend is likely to continue for many […]

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Statement by Sir Ronald Sanders on the Guyana Elections

Statement by Sir Ronald Sanders on the Guyana Elections

| August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Statement by Sir Ronald Sanders on the Guyana Elections Result  The result of the March 2nd elections, announced five months after they were held, is a triumph for democracy in Guyana. That it has taken so long and put the Guyanese people through so much emotional distress and tension, is most unfortunate. But, we must be […]

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Climate Change killing the Caribbean…

Climate Change killing the Caribbean…

| August 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Climate Change killing the Caribbean one cut after the other  Amid the feverish work to cope with both the public health and economic effects of COVID-19 on their populations, Caribbean governments can be forgiven for dropping their guard against the existential dangers posed by Climate Change. But their guard must be raised again. The dangers […]

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A tale of two neighbours 

A tale of two neighbours 

| July 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recent electoral events in Guyana and Suriname, which border each other on the north-eastern coast of the South American continent, display a remarkably different approach to democracy that could be the determining factor in catapulting Suriname’s development and prosperity well ahead of Guyana’s. The two countries have many similarities and some differences. One of the […]

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Guyana political circus has outrun its time

Guyana political circus has outrun its time

| July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is long past time for good sense to prevail in Guyana amongst the leadership of the APNU-AFC coalition that has been a caretaker government since the March 2 general and regional elections. Without exception, the regional and international community has clearly indicated that the result of the elections – now awaited for four and […]

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CARICOM development model after COVID-19

CARICOM development model after COVID-19

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

RE-THINKING CARICOM DEVELOPMENT MODEL AFTER COVID-19 Governments around the world, including in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, have emerged as the principal players in the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The private sector, for the most part, has taken a back seat with many companies turning inwards and concentrating on safeguarding their own […]

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CCJ offers parties in Guyana pathway to rule of law

CCJ offers parties in Guyana pathway to rule of law

| June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

There have been unhelpful and destructive attacks by leading members and zealous supporters of the APNU-AFC caretaker government in Guyana against all with whose position they disagree.  The targets are international organisations, CARICOM Heads of Government, other governments that have been major partners with Guyana and their diplomatic representatives. All these institutions, governments and their representatives […]

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Caribbean unfairly targeted by US Senators over Cuba

Caribbean unfairly targeted by US Senators over Cuba

| June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Caribbean among countries unfairly targeted by US Senators over Cuba Three U.S. Senators, who have done little to advance the interests of the Caribbean and with whom requests for meetings by many Caribbean Ambassadors are usually shunted to their staff, are now proposing U.S. government punishment for Caribbean countries that request assistance from Cuba for […]

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Another knee on the Caribbean’s neck

Another knee on the Caribbean’s neck

| June 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The failure of the world’s richest nations to respond adequately to the abrupt and rapid decline in the economies of developing countries, including the Caribbean, is resulting in huge increases in unemployment and poverty, and could, ultimately, erode democracy and the rule of law.    As a new World Bank report issued on June 8 rightly […]

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Democracy on trial 

Democracy on trial 

| June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Adherence to democracy, including free and fair elections, has been on trial in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region over the past three months in Guyana and Suriname. So far, Suriname is the only one that has come out of the trial with credibility and with regional and international respect.  Its elections, held on May 25, were […]

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