Tag: Caribbean Community

BREXIT: A mess with no end

BREXIT: A mess with no end

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In spite of Boris Johnson’s supposed breakthrough deal, Brexit remains an eternal conundrum: this is why Now, Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal of October 17, 2019 has been described by the Anti-Brexit Crowd as a Theresa May Deal ‘’Lite:’’ a worse version of the First Theresa May deal.  Johnson- a ‘’can do’’ type much admired by Brits- […]

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CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti

CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti

| October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti despite the president’s failure to respond to offers Haiti is in turmoil again.  This time the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) cannot be criticised for inaction, but questions must be asked about others in the hemispheric community who have been silent about the political and humanitarian situation in the country. For […]

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The Balkanisation of Great Britain

The Balkanisation of Great Britain

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit has entered an expected phase. The UK is becoming balkanized. The Brexit Civil War has generated divisions in the United Kingdom that cannot be bridged unless the two sides talk and settle. and it will be unwise for any ”expert” to predict the trajectory and final outcome of the Brexit war at this stage […]

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Resist the UN being held to ransom

Resist the UN being held to ransom

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The United Nations (UN) is facing a severe shortage of cash, and, according to its Secretary-General, António Guterres, “the Organization runs the risk of depleting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month (October) and defaulting on payments to staff and vendors”. This is because 64 of the UN’s 193 member states have not […]

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Cross-Border Climate Change refugees looming large

Cross-Border Climate Change refugees looming large

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Hurricane Hell” and “The Bahamas is at war being attacked by Hurricane Dorian. And yet The Bahamas has no weapon to defend itself”, are two memorable expressions that emerged from the wreckage of the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama in the chain of islands that make up the territory of The Bahamas.  The first was […]

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Hurricane disaster survival part 1

Hurricane disaster survival part 1

| September 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Belief that the Virgin Islands may escape an annual devastating hurricane such as Irma, Maria, and Dorian, is simple delusion; it is  dangerous complacency. Now, as the UK convulses in major constitutional crisis, these beautiful British Virgin Islands face their own convulsion, generated by climate change. Hurricane Dorian passed by two weeks past, and new […]

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Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

There have been many ignominious moments at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) and many farcical decisions made, but they pale in significance when compared with the events of Wednesday, 11 September 2019. On that day 11 countries, accompanied by the illegitimate representative of the self-proclaimed “Interim President” of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, […]

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TRUMP, BREXIT, and Culture Wars

TRUMP, BREXIT, and Culture Wars

| September 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Donald Trump’s Pitchfork Revolution, BREXIT, and a world in upheaval, are a refusal by the western Anglo Saxon driven culture, to accept a radically altering world. At the core of Donald Trump’s populist movement, Brexit, and populism in Europe, is what has been termed by sociologists” WHITE ANXIETY.” White Anxiety is a fear among whites, […]

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The UK Civil War

The UK Civil War

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit could very well be the swam song of the UK, with England going its way, to become the world’s largest financial offshore destination, and Scotland and Northern Ireland becoming countries of the European Union. Now, civil wars are nasty affairs. Why: because they are fought within a country’s borders between kith and kin. Usually […]

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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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