Category: Politics

Vision is Boss

Vision is Boss

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vision is critical to economics. The math, statistics, psychology, history, and sociology, that create the concepts and narratives of economic thought, are mere tools of the visionary. Vision is what economics is about. Vision makes economics a useful and desirable discipline. The adoption of a national vision is the greatest tool of security and prosperity a […]

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Jamaican Prime Minister Holness to visit London

Jamaican Prime Minister Holness to visit London

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Jamaicans and Friends of Jamaica, you are invited to a Townhall Meeting with the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, ON, MP, Prime Minister of Jamaica. The meeting which will address important issues of national interest, will be held on Friday, 20th April 2018 commencing at 7:00p.m. at the Gaumont State Theatre (Ruach City Church Kilburn), 197-199 Kilburn High Road, […]

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Trade wars in no one’s interest

Trade wars in no one’s interest

| April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Government of the People’s Republic of China wrote to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on April 4, registering a dispute with the Government of United States of America over duties that would be applied by the U.S. only to China’s products.   The Chinese action was […]

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The new masters of the universe

The new masters of the universe

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop It is far from easy to separate fact from fiction when it comes to recent allegations about the effect that big data may have had on Caribbean democracy. This is because it is difficult to determine whether the harvesting and use of personal information by Cambridge Analytica, Aggregate IQ […]

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Winnie Mandela: Statement by Shridath Ramphal

Winnie Mandela: Statement by Shridath Ramphal

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

As South Africa marks the passing of Winnie Mandela  with a State Funeral, I the Commonwealth and the Caribbean must let South Africans know that we are there in spirit. In the days before Nelson Mandela was released, Winnie was his symbol to whom we all related, and she was the embodiment of the struggle for […]

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The region’s recent history is being lost

The region’s recent history is being lost

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  At the start of the month, Barbados’ former Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, officially departed the island’s Parliament and elective politics. Some weeks prior, he had indicated that he would not be running again in his St Peter constituency after the island’s legislature had been dissolved. Uniquely, he is the only Barbadian […]

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External interference in Caribbean elections is real

External interference in Caribbean elections is real

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before getting into the thrust of the serious and threatening matter that lies at the heart of this commentary, I declare that I was an integral part of the management of the campaign of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) for the March 21 General Election, and I managed its communications campaign It is […]

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NATIONAL ADDRESS Prime Minister Mitchell March 13 2018

NATIONAL ADDRESS Prime Minister Mitchell March 13 2018

| March 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL ADDRESS Prime Minister Mitchell March 13 2018

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Antigua and Barbuda withdraws from OAS meeting

Antigua and Barbuda withdraws from OAS meeting

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Washington, DC, March 8……Antigua and Barbuda yesterday withdrew from participation in the second preparatory meeting for the Summit of the Americas scheduled to be held in Lima, Peru in April. Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), which is responsible for the preparation of the meeting, explained that […]

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The OECD has citizenship programmes in its sights

The OECD has citizenship programmes in its sights

| March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop Some years ago, a well-liked and highly respected Caribbean Ambassador regularly made the point that the region should follow more closely the issues that the OECD and the G20 were debating. He reasoned that any decision by one or the other of these complimentary bodies – they bring together […]

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