Tag: Caribbean News

Strongman-ism in the House of the Americas

Strongman-ism in the House of the Americas

| October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In one year and eight months’ time the present holder of the Office of Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) will end his current term.  Judging from his recent utterances, Luis Almagro, might not offer himself for a second term although he has not said so specifically. In his most recent statement on October […]

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All are invited to Dominica Thanksgiving Mass

All are invited to Dominica Thanksgiving Mass

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear National and Friends of Dominica, On the 3rd November 2018, the Commonwealth of Dominica will celebrate its 40th Anniversary of Independence. This momentous occasion not only marks 40 years of independence, but it also celebrates our resilience and fortitude as a nation, especially in light of Hurricane Maria and the recent storm alert. In celebration of this […]

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When a government goes broke!

When a government goes broke!

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now it is accepted that government borrowing is the universal norm for governments to find the cash to operate. Public spending from taxes and borrowing are the way most western governments function. However- and this is what the British Virgin Islands Post Irma, must adopt- it is imperative that the borrowed cash is invested in […]

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Judging the Caribbean Court of Justice

Judging the Caribbean Court of Justice

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Startlingly, 8 of the 10 Commonwealth countries that still cling to the Judicial Committee (JC) of the Privy Council as their final court of appeal are Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states. Forty-three of the 52 remaining Commonwealth countries (not counting Britain) have long since left this hang-over from British colonialism.   These countries include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, […]

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The CCJ – A Court for the People

The CCJ – A Court for the People

| September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Throughout the 185-year history of the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council, it has never provided access for people of little means except for a few persons on death row who got free legal service from British lawyers. This stands in stark contrast to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) where, in the three […]

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Antigua and Barbuda defends legitimacy of CIU program

Antigua and Barbuda defends legitimacy of CIU program

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) rejects the claim made in wicnews.com, an on-line publication, that a person, named Jabir Motiwala Motiwala also known as Moti and Jabir Siddiq, was given Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship “as part of the country’s citizenship by investment programme”. The claim is utterly false.  The CIU advises that it has thoroughly […]

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Earlybird Food Conference ticket sales end tomorrow

Earlybird Food Conference ticket sales end tomorrow

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The second international Caribbean Food and Drink conference, a collaboration with Nigerian based Compass Global Business Services is returning to London on Monday 19th November 2018. The conference will be the final day of a five day (14th to 19th November) African and Caribbean trade mission, social and cultural exposition and African and Caribbean lecture […]

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Barbados, Dominica and Ross:  Debating the wrong issue

Barbados, Dominica and Ross: Debating the wrong issue

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The debate, particularly on social media, following the decision by Ross University School of Medicine to relocate from Dominica to Barbados, is about the wrong issue. Instead of focussing, incorrectly as it turns out, on the belief that the Mia Mottley administration poached Ross from Dominica, the debate should centre on yet another disastrous effect […]

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EU-OECD have Caribbean on the ropes again

EU-OECD have Caribbean on the ropes again

| August 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The financial services sector of Caribbean jurisdictions, and other parts of the developing world, have been under continuous assault by the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) since the mid-1990s.  This assault will peak again in a month’s time when financial institutions are expected to comply with the Common […]

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How beneficial was the CARICOM leaders meeting?

How beneficial was the CARICOM leaders meeting?

| July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

This week, the Washington-based publication, Latin American Advisor, sought responses from me, and others considered knowledgeable on Caribbean affairs, to three questions regarding the recently-held CARICOM heads of government meeting in Jamaica.   For the benefit of readers of this column, I provide more detailed answers to the three questions here than I did to the Washington […]

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