Category: Commonwealth Political Insights

Winston McKenzie steps up for Lon Mayors race

Winston McKenzie steps up for Lon Mayors race

| December 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

In response to left-wing multi-culturalists saying Black people in England are more disposed to identifying themselves as British rather than English, former UKIP commonwealth spokesperson Winston McKenzie, announced his membership of the English Democrats party, last Thursday at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London. Surrounded by a number of English Democrats officials, well-wishers and friends, […]

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The Commonwealth’s future – Part 2

The Commonwealth’s future – Part 2

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2009, recognising the dangers to the grouping, Commonwealth Heads of Government at their meeting in Trinidad and Tobago instructed that an Eminent Persons Group (EPG) be established to inquire into the association and provide a report to their 2011 meeting in Australia.  I was a member of the Group and its rapporteur.  Chaired by […]

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Lukewarm to the Commonwealth?

Lukewarm to the Commonwealth?

| April 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. The political parties contesting the May 7 general election in Britain have now published their manifestoes and my friend and colleague, Professor Philip Murphy, found in them a ‘decidedly lukewarm attitude’ to the 53-member Commonwealth of Nations. He notes that the Labour manifesto “makes only a couple of brief mentions of the Commonwealth. […]

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Timothy Harris sworn in as St Kitts Prime Minister

Timothy Harris sworn in as St Kitts Prime Minister

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 18, 2015 (SKNIS): The Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris has been sworn in as the third Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis. The event took place today (Wednesday, February 18) at a ceremony held at Government House. The Oath of Allegiance, Office and the Oath of Secrecy were administered […]

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Terrorism – is not a Western problem only

Terrorism – is not a Western problem only

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Political commentary. There are many victims of terrorism carried out in the name of Allah and the prophet Muhammad, but none more so than people of the Muslim faith or people with Muslim names. Throughout the world, perfectly innocent, law-abiding Muslims have become objects of suspicion and fear because of the despicable terrorist acts executed […]

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The Commonwealth’s battle for relevance

The Commonwealth’s battle for relevance

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth news. Where is the Commonwealth these days? The multi-lateral organisation of nations who are bound together by similar colonial past as colonies under British rule has lost its sparkle and it’s rarely heard of these days. It led the way in the 1970s and 1980s in galvanizing international interest and support for the cause […]

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Mozambique National and Provincial Elections 2014

Mozambique National and Provincial Elections 2014

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth news. Statement by Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham, former Prime Minister of Bahamas and Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, in Maputo, on 10 October 2014: “It is an honour and privilege to have been asked by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma to chair the Commonwealth Observer Group for Mozambique’s National and Provincial Elections, taking place […]

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International Day of the Girl Child 2014

International Day of the Girl Child 2014

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

World news. 10 October 2014 – Speaking ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2014, Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma today said: “Every Commonwealth citizen can and should contribute to a world that is safe from violence against girls. Our 53 governments and the extensive range of Commonwealth organisations that link our […]

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Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group concluding statement

Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group concluding statement

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth news. The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) held its forty-fourth meeting in New York, on 26 September 2014. The meeting was chaired by Hon. Bernard K. Membe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania. It was also attended by Hon. Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus; Hon […]

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Fiji rejoins Commonwealth as a full member

Fiji rejoins Commonwealth as a full member

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

26 September 2014 – World news. Fiji was today reinstated as a full member of the Commonwealth following a decision by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) at their 44th meeting in New York. The group concluded that Fiji’s suspension from the Councils of the Commonwealth should be lifted in recognition of the credible elections […]

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