Tag: CARICOM

CARICOM must be active on HAITI

CARICOM must be active on HAITI

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Haiti continues to be an unsettled country politically.  Demonstrations against successive governments have become almost normal, and so too, tragically, are the deaths associated with them. No one should be surprised at the continuous unrest in Haiti.  It has been an impoverished country for too long, and it has been exploited by external forces and mismanaged by […]

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A Caribbean Secretary-General for the OAS

A Caribbean Secretary-General for the OAS

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s time for a Caribbean Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States. Over the last 70 years, since its formation, the OAS has had 10 Secretaries-General and one Acting Secretary-General.   None have come from the Caribbean even though Caribbean countries started being members of the Organisation from its inception in 1948 (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), […]

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The coming OECD black list

The coming OECD black list

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reports are wrong in stating that eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are on a ‘black list’ recently released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Resident by Investment (RBI) schemes that they operate. The OECD has not ‘black listed’ these countries – at least not yet.  But […]

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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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