Tag: CARICOM

No vigilante action in the Americas

No vigilante action in the Americas

| September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

A furore surrounded Luis Almagro, the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), after the Associated Press (AP) reported him as encouraging military intervention in Venezuela to topple the government of President Nicolas Maduro.  The AP, on September 14, reported Almagro as saying: “With respect to a military intervention to overthrow Nicolas Maduro’s regime, […]

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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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CARICOM skin in the game

CARICOM skin in the game

| July 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Haiti’s current fiscal problems that led to four days of riots setting back the country’s already fragile economic and political stability, have implications for Caribbean Community and Common Market countries (CARICOM) that cannot be ignored. If economic and social conditions continue to deteriorate the flight of Haitians seeking refuge in other countries will intensify, and […]

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CARICOM Summit needs to excite the people’s imagination

CARICOM Summit needs to excite the people’s imagination

| June 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

I wish I could say that “all eyes are on the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting to be held from 4 to 6 July in Jamaica”.  But, CARICOM events have long since ceased to hold excitement for the people of the 15-member community. They hardly get a glance these days. The prospects CARICOM once had of fostering a […]

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Caribbean democracy demands Constitutional change

Caribbean democracy demands Constitutional change

| June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Leader of the Opposition is assigned important roles in the Constitutions of all Commonwealth Caribbean (CC) countries.  The roles stand at the heart of the democratic values to which the peoples of CC countries adhere.  That is why provision should be made in the Constitutions of all CC countries for a seat to be reserved for […]

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Sanctions and the law of unintended consequences

Sanctions and the law of unintended consequences

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  The problem with the use of trade sanctions is that the innocent get hurt. This is particularly so when one economically powerful nation acts against another, and regulations are written in such a way that they have an extraterritorial effect on third nations and their citizens. The best-known example is of […]

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Jamaican PM Holness speaks with Britain’s PM Theresa May

Jamaican PM Holness speaks with Britain’s PM Theresa May

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jamaican PM Holness speaks with Britain’s PM Theresa May

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