Category: Caribbean Diplomacy

Comply or else:  The EU blacklist

Comply or else:  The EU blacklist

| December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Council of the European Union (CEU) published its much anticipated ‘List of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes’ on December 5. This particular EU blacklist refers more particularly to what they have described as “Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” (BEPS).  It is aimed particularly at companies that enjoy low or no tax status because they are […]

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New St Lucia High Commissioner Mayers charms the Associations

New St Lucia High Commissioner Mayers charms the Associations

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The new St. Lucia High Commissioner to the UK, his Excellency Guy Mayers, met with representatives of the various St. Lucan Associations and voluntary groups at a cordial get together on a cold Wintry London evening.  Those in attendance had braced the winter conditions, to engage at short notice the new representative from St. Lucia. […]

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Guyana Vice President to speak on Guyana-Venezuela dispute

Guyana Vice President to speak on Guyana-Venezuela dispute

| April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

In spite of the carefully drafted Treaty of Geneva that saw the nations of Guyana and Venezuela sign on February 17th 1966, these countries are yet to put the ensuing border or boundary dispute to rest. Guyana’s independence in 1966 has not helped the tension over the years in respect of 159,500 km² of land the […]

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CSG Designate Patricia Scotland to address Caribbean conference

CSG Designate Patricia Scotland to address Caribbean conference

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

29 March 2016 – The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, who later this week takes office as the sixth Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, will today give an opening address to the 15th Conference of Presidents and Governors-General of the Caribbean region in Antigua and Barbuda. In a special video message released earlier this […]

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Is Harper pegged for Venezuela Ambassador role?

Is Harper pegged for Venezuela Ambassador role?

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge was Monday tight-lipped about whether former Prime Ministerial candidate for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Elisabeth Harper was being considered for an ambassadorial post. Greenidge acknowledged that he recently had discussions with Harper. “I, myself, spoke to Ambassador Harper a few weeks ago on a variety of […]

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SVG Ambassador presents credentials in Argentina

SVG Ambassador presents credentials in Argentina

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Kingstown, St. Vincent– The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines continues to demonstrate its dedication towards strengthening its diplomatic relations and partnerships with countries around the world especially through South-South relations. As a testament of this thrust, on April 23rd, 2015 His Excellency Andreas Wickham presented Letters of Credence to Argentinean Vice-President, […]

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US & Venezuela:Don’t fan the flames, put out the fire

US & Venezuela:Don’t fan the flames, put out the fire

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

World news. US President Barack Obama’s Executive Order imposing sanctions on another seven officials of the Venezuelan government for alleged intimidation of political opponents was boilerplate. In other words, the language is the standard government-speak used when measures of this kind are enacted. Once Obama had decided to go the route of imposing sanctions on government […]

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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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Does Caribbean Integration have practical value?

Does Caribbean Integration have practical value?

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Does Caribbean Integration have practical value? Astute reflections of Owen Arthur. There is no doubt about the passion of Owen Arthur, one of the Caribbean’s foremost economists and thinkers, for the economic integration of the Region. As the Prime Minister of Barbados and the member of the Bureau of Heads of Government of […]

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Montserrat and ANU commit to closer relationship

Montserrat and ANU commit to closer relationship

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. BRADES, Montserrat — Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne and premier of Montserrat Donaldson Romeo, each just months into their first term in office, have pledged to forge closer ties between their governments and peoples. Last week, Browne, accompanied by Permanent Secretary Ambassador Colin Murdoch, paid a goodwill and friendship visit […]

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