Tag: Dominica

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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Barbados, Dominica and Ross:  Debating the wrong issue

Barbados, Dominica and Ross: Debating the wrong issue

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

The debate, particularly on social media, following the decision by Ross University School of Medicine to relocate from Dominica to Barbados, is about the wrong issue. Instead of focussing, incorrectly as it turns out, on the belief that the Mia Mottley administration poached Ross from Dominica, the debate should centre on yet another disastrous effect […]

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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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Welcome Prince Charles by Royal wish and better sense

Welcome Prince Charles by Royal wish and better sense

| April 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

For two and half years since Commonwealth Heads of Government met in Malta in 2015, the British Government had been anxious to ensure that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.  Indeed, lobbying for agreement on such a succession was already in play before and during the […]

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The Windrush Generation

The Windrush Generation

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  For years now, Caribbean High Commissioners, activists, church organisations and community oriented Caribbean companies have been raising with the British government and parliamentarians the shocking way in which undocumented members of the Caribbean Diaspora who came to Britain between 1948 and 1971 have been treated. This has involved, in the absence […]

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Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Celebrates Year of the Bird

Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Celebrates Year of the Bird

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

April 22, 2018—This spring, groups throughout the Caribbean will be celebrating the birds that are only found here. 40 events on 14 islands are already on the schedule for this year’s Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). More than 80,000 Caribbean residents, friends and visitors will join in the activities, led by BirdsCaribbean. Earth day, April […]

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Brexit’s many imponderables

Brexit’s many imponderables

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  Many months have passed since this column last addressed the issue of Brexit and what it may mean for the Caribbean and its long-standing relationship with the United Kingdom. This  is  because  the  shape  of  Britain’s  future  relationship  with  the  EU27  and  other international trade partners including the Caribbean remains ill-defined, […]

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The Commonwealth: What’s in it for small states?

The Commonwealth: What’s in it for small states?

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Writing in the British Guardian Newspaper on April 10, my colleague, Professor Phillip Murphy, the Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, recalled that for those who campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, “depicting the Commonwealth as a huge potential trading opportunity for the UK was a useful […]

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Barbados Today Evening Update – March 9, 2018

Barbados Today Evening Update – March 9, 2018

| March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

UWI Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles blames Barbados’ social and economic decline on what he says is government’s marginalisation of the Cave Hill Campus. Government Senator Harry Husbands says the issue of school violence is being exaggerated.

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The OECD: a robust response required

The OECD: a robust response required

| March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Small states, including those in the Caribbean, are justifiably troubled by the continuous efforts by the member-states of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to cripple every initiative they take in the financial services sector. Indeed, it is true to say that the OECD has become as intimidating and odious an acronym as […]

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