Tag: Antigua

Guyana: future leader or outcast?

Guyana: future leader or outcast?

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Guyana is in grave danger of being ostracised in the regional, hemispheric and global communities.  As I write, the General Elections, which were held on March 2, still have no final count, and certainly not one that international observers have declared as credible, transparent and lawful. I have seen many comments, statements and assertions from some […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Caribbean

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Caribbean

| March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to creep closer to The Bahamas as three more countries in the Caribbean reported their first cases of the virus on Thursday. The Bahamas had no suspected or confirmed cases of the virus, which causes COVID-19, as of yesterday. Cuba, The Bahamas neighbor to the south, reported three […]

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Contest for OAS Secretary-General: The Caribbean’s interest

Contest for OAS Secretary-General: The Caribbean’s interest

| January 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The contest for the post of Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS) is now well and truly joined.   The election for the post will be held on March 20, and there are three contestants whose nominations were submitted by December 15, 2019 – the date set by the Permanent Council of the Organization.  The […]

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Maria Fernanda Espinosa for OAS President

Maria Fernanda Espinosa for OAS President

| December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Foreign and local investment: fairness for all

Foreign and local investment: fairness for all

| December 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Harvard University’s moral debt

Harvard University’s moral debt

| November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Why does Harvard University in the United States of America (US) have a moral obligation to provide some form of compensation to Antigua and Barbuda, a small Caribbean island state?  The answer is simple: natural justice demands it. The island of Antigua is not as remote from the lavish campus of Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as […]

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Scotiabank: Is might, right?

Scotiabank: Is might, right?

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Canadian-owned Bank of Nova Scotia, or Scotiabank, has more than US$1 trillion in assets; the Gross Domestic Product of the small island state, Antigua and Barbuda, is just US$1.5 billion. Yet, there is what the Canadian newspaper, Globe and Mail, described, on August 26, as a “stand-off” between Scotiabank and the Government of Antigua […]

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BROWNE AND MOTTLEY: Shapers of the regional future

BROWNE AND MOTTLEY: Shapers of the regional future

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prime Ministers Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda and Mia Mottley of Barbados are two of the Caribbean’s young and dynamic leaders, both workaholics with clear and determined visions for the betterment of their countries.   Each of them is a committed regionalist, notwithstanding insinuations to the contrary in sections of the regional media. Because of their […]

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Why silence about the Climate Conference in Poland?

Why silence about the Climate Conference in Poland?

| December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

A statement may have been made one or more of the Caribbean countries that attended the Conference of the Parties (COP) on the disastrous effects of Climate Change in Katowice, Poland in early December, but if any statement was made it is nigh impossible to find it despite the considerable search engines on the internet. […]

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The Caribbean: confronting its demons

The Caribbean: confronting its demons

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Had the meeting of CARICOM governments on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week of December, it would have been a week to celebrate.  But, it was also a week when global emissions of carbon dioxide reached such high levels that the future of Caribbean […]

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