Tag: Caribbean News

Meghan, Brexit, and Change

Meghan, Brexit, and Change

| January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Meghan Markle story is part of the ongoing process of change in the west and a UK slow to enter the 21st Century. The UK Royal Family is a symbol of UK nationhood and history. So, watching the Royal Family and it’s evolution is watching the UK itself and how the UK adapts to […]

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Why CARICOM had no national for OAS top job

Why CARICOM had no national for OAS top job

| January 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Readers of Barbados newspapers were exposed recently to the views of John Beale, one of the country’s former Ambassadors to the Organisation of American States (OAS), on the forthcoming election for the post of Secretary-General.  Because Mr. Beale served at the OAS and did sterling work, his views on the Secretary-Generalship of the OAS deserves attention. […]

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BREXIT and Offshore Finance

BREXIT and Offshore Finance

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Brexit will be a boon to the offshore finance industry  in the short term, at least Will Brexit be advantageous to offshore finance? The answer could well be yes. The European Union is pro regulation on offshore finance for obvious reasons. The EU is much less of a deregulated economy, than a Post Brexit UK […]

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China and the West: serving whose interest?

China and the West: serving whose interest?

| January 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

China, the Caribbean and the West: serving whose interest? Caribbean countries are being warned by the government of the United States of America (U.S.) and U.S. writers that they should limit their dealings with China.  In the course of these warnings, several allegations are made, suggesting sinister Chinese motives and even corrupt relations between Chinese institutions […]

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The Tail wags the dog

The Tail wags the dog

| January 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Will there be a vast war in the Middle East? The Trump Administration has killed Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s top military leader in an airstrike. This is the biggest escalation in tensions since the Iran hostage crisis 40 years past. Iran’s leaders have vowed a harsh response. It may not be a coincidence that President Donald […]

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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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BREXIT and a new Special Relationship

BREXIT and a new Special Relationship

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Brexiteers are clearly upbeat at this dawn of a new decade. Remainers/Europhoiles like this Old Boy are disappointed. There is a feeling in the air that the UK has changed for good- and not necessarily for the better.  It is wait and see whether the UK will break up with Scotland and Northern Ireland remaining […]

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West Indies go down fighting against India

West Indies go down fighting against India

| December 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

India reigned supreme in the Twenty20 and One-Day International series against West Indies at home to end the year on a high. The hosts won both the three-match series 2-1 as the spectators were treated to some fabulous game of cricket. But the West Indies put up a real challenge and even looked good enough […]

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CARICOM finds its winning voice

CARICOM finds its winning voice

| December 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Withdrawal of Canadian banks: opportunity to remedy

Withdrawal of Canadian banks: opportunity to remedy

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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