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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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Jamaican Trailblazers receive National Awards

Jamaican Trailblazers receive National Awards

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

London, 21st November 2019: Two of Jamaica’s trailblazers, Dame Karlene Davis and Bishop Rose Hudson Wilkin, were yesterday presented with the National Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by His Excellency Seth George Ramocan, CD, High Commissioner, on behalf of the Governor-General of Jamaica. Dame Karlene Davis, DBE, CD, who was born in Portland, Jamaica, is […]

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Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

Trump, Brexit, and Nazi Germany

| November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Austere trickle down economics has created a dangerous world The western world especially the US and UK are in a similar place the world sat in 1935. In the US and UK xenophobia and race hate has spiraled. Trump’s Pitchfork Revolution is akin with Adolf Hitler’s storm trooper paramilitaries whose mission was to make the […]

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Double standards in the OAS

Double standards in the OAS

| November 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Double standards have become the new system in the Organization of American States (OAS).   This unwholesome development does not portend well for the future of the Organization which is increasingly becoming a rubber stamp for the will of a few governments.  It also creates a huge cloud over the bilateral relations of nations within the hemisphere. This […]

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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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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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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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