Tag: CARICOM

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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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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Contempt of Haitians is shameful

Contempt of Haitians is shameful

| August 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The response to Haitians arriving in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries has been lamentable at best and contemptible at worst.  They have been treated, for the most part, as pariahs particularly by the ignorant and bigoted. Recently, in Guyana, the arrival of Haitians has been greeted with a hysteria that was evident in other parts of the […]

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Name and blame the polluters

Name and blame the polluters

| July 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Climate Change is no longer a future event.  It is here, now and real.  Planet Earth, mankind’s common homeland, appears to be already locked into 1.5C of warming, once hoped to be the top limit of human-caused climate change. The world is now set to storm its way through the 2C limit set by the much vaunted […]

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All are invited to Jamaican Independence Service

All are invited to Jamaican Independence Service

| July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

On the occasion of Jamaica’s 57th Anniversary of Independence, the Jamaican High Commission will host a Service of Praise and Thanksgiving on Saturday 27th July 2019. See details below:

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Guyana rums stand out at Drinks Trade Show

Guyana rums stand out at Drinks Trade Show

| July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the success of the first Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilion in 2018, an initiative of CaribDirect Multi-Media, the second Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilion was held again at the world renowned IMBIBE Drinks Trade Show, Olympia London, Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July 2019. Jus’ Caribbean, the food and drinks brand of CaribDirect seeks to provide opportunities […]

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Preparation for Day 1 at Drinks Trade Show

Preparation for Day 1 at Drinks Trade Show

| July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guyana High Commission trade representative Carl Browne and CaribDirect Marketing Executive Misie Goode all set for the day’s onslaught of thirsty visitors at the Jus’ Caribbean Drinks Pavilionm IMBIBE LIVE, London Olympia…    

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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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