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St Vincent on the UN Security Council: more valuable than coin

St Vincent on the UN Security Council: more valuable than coin

| June 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Make no mistake about it, the election of St Vincent and the Grenadines – one of the world’s smallest states – to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is both an important and timely event. The election, primarily by the world’s developing states, has occurred when there is increased intolerance of […]

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Edward Seaga: A Caribbean Enigma

Edward Seaga: A Caribbean Enigma

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Edward Seaga was a great Jamaican patriot well deserving of the many tributes that have been paid to him concerning his devoted service to his country.  But, he was not a regionalist and his tenure as Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989, contributed to the deceleration of the regional integration process. In January 2015, […]

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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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CARICOM must unify to resist imposition of OAS Boss

CARICOM must unify to resist imposition of OAS Boss

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Readers of this commentary, particularly those in small countries, might wonder why they should be concerned about who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of any multilateral or international organisation.   It could be claimed that the disposition of the person, holding such an office, is far removed from the existence of people who are focused on […]

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BELIZE: The people have spoken, politicians should respect them

BELIZE: The people have spoken, politicians should respect them

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

As territorial claims go, Guatemala’s claim to all – every square inch – of Belize is, perhaps, the most outrageous.   The only thing that is more outrageous than the scale of the claim is the argument on which it is based. In this context, it would have been right to expect the Belizean electorate, at […]

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Early grumblings in a government’s first term

Early grumblings in a government’s first term

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Smart politicians pay heed to early disenchantment from voters. Why: because to be forewarned is to be forearmed Voter grumbling and voter discontentment at specific matters usually marks the beginning of political downturn for governments. Public disgruntlement can be diverted. But it is extremely difficult to change a negative narrative once it begins. When the […]

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The Caribbean ideals of Alister McIntyre

The Caribbean ideals of Alister McIntyre

| April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sir Meredith Alister McIntyre was born in Grenada but for much of his life, dedicated to promoting the interests of the Caribbean, few knew his birth place.  What they knew was that he belonged to a group of West Indian thinkers whose identity was West Indian and who worked assiduously in the collective interest of the […]

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Tribute to Alister McIntyre from Sir Shridath Rampahal

Tribute to Alister McIntyre from Sir Shridath Rampahal

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

“A precious light has gone out in our Caribbean world,  with Alister McIntyre’s passing. He had devoted his life to Caribbean unity and was already, as he went, worrying over the darkening of the regional scene that threatens. The Region’s debt to Alister is payable only in a new enlightenment that makes Caribbean oneness the  reality […]

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The economics of vision part 1

The economics of vision part 1

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

A series of stories on why applying appropriate economic ideas, is the strongest route towards El Dorado, for the Virgin Islands Now, once a government has decided upon its short, medium, and long term strategy, leading to realization of a national vision, economics is the tool and vehicle to get the country to that ‘’Promised […]

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Migrant Caravans: Are they in the Caribbean’s future?

Migrant Caravans: Are they in the Caribbean’s future?

| April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine the scene if people with little hope of a better life in Caribbean countries could walk to the United States.  Undoubtedly, many would do so, joining the tens of thousands in the present so-called Caravan from three countries in Central America – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Television, cinema and other media have for decades […]

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