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Caribbean Heavy Industry Is Experiencing A Clean Renaissance

| December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments
Caribbean Heavy Industry Is Experiencing A Clean Renaissance

Keen readers of the news will have seen the exciting reveal of the Dominican Republic’s 48mW wind farm in early December. An indicator of the vast development occurring across central America and the Caribbean, it offers a taste of the priorities of national governments – primarily, driving tourism profits into new infrastructure for their citizens. Most positively, […]

CARICOM finds its winning voice

| December 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
CARICOM finds its winning voice

It is a valid criticism of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that they have more often failed than succeeded in coordinating their foreign policy actions. This tendency has been displayed in the Organisation of American States (OAS) over the last three years, causing celebration among those countries that fear the voting power of the 14 […]

The Thrift Paradox

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Thrift Paradox

There are two types of player in the market economy: the producer and the consumer. Producers and consumers can be further described as savers and spenders; and lenders and borrowers. This is an important dichotomy of the marketplace. Jack Big Spender and Tom Cheap are both crucial to economics. The thrifty are a minority in […]

Withdrawal of Canadian banks: opportunity to remedy

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
Withdrawal of Canadian banks: opportunity to remedy

Withdrawal of Canadian banks: opportunity to remedy not repeat mistakes The untidy and muddled way in which Canadian banks are withdrawing from the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean is a direct result of insufficient attention being paid by governments to the terms of their entry at the time.  Commonwealth Caribbean countries are those that were former […]

Maria Fernanda Espinosa for OAS President

| December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
Maria Fernanda Espinosa for OAS President

Washington, DC, December 13…. The Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, announced that he has submitted the formal nomination of former UN General Assembly President, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, for the post of Secretary-General of the OAS. Ambassador Sanders advised that he submitted the nomination to the current […]

What happens after Britain leaves the European Union

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
What happens after Britain leaves the European Union

Now Jack the Bohemian is clearly a Brexiter. He is nuanced, cultured, and urbane in his style, but battle hardened when standing up for England and quitting the European Union. His passion for his English upper class culture is unequivocal: even imperial. When this Old Boy speaks of the vital role the European Union plays […]

Foreign and local investment: fairness for all

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
Foreign and local investment: fairness for all

There has always been tension between encouraging foreign investment and promoting local entrepreneurship.  In many countries, local businesses are expected to pay a range of domestic taxes while governments exempt foreign investors from obligation for the same taxes in order to attract their money, knowledge and, in some cases their technological skills. Where foreign investors do […]

Jamaican Trailblazers receive National Awards

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
Jamaican Trailblazers receive National Awards

London, 21st November 2019: Two of Jamaica’s trailblazers, Dame Karlene Davis and Bishop Rose Hudson Wilkin, were yesterday presented with the National Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, CD, High Commissioner, on behalf of the Governor-General of Jamaica. Dame Karlene Davis, DBE, CD, who was born in Portland, Jamaica, is […]

Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments
Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

Austere trickle down economics has created a dangerous world The western world especially the US and UK are in a similar place the world sat in 1935. In the US and UK xenophobia and race hate has spiraled. Trump’s Pitchfork Revolution is akin with Adolf Hitler’s storm trooper paramilitaries whose mission was to make the […]

Double standards in the OAS

| November 23, 2019 | 0 Comments
Double standards in the OAS

Double standards have become the new system in the Organization of American States (OAS).   This unwholesome development does not portend well for the future of the Organization which is increasingly becoming a rubber stamp for the will of a few governments.  It also creates a huge cloud over the bilateral relations of nations within the hemisphere. This […]