Tag: Trinidad and Tobago

Prospects for EU agri markets  Implications for the ACP

Prospects for EU agri markets Implications for the ACP

| March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

This epamonitoring.net article compilation contains 4 articles presented to you on CaribDirect.com over four weeks reviewing the implications for ACP economies of the EC’s projected trends in production and trade in sugar, poultry meat, dairy and rice. While in the short term these projections have now been overtaken by the market and trade impacts of […]

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Guyana: future leader or outcast?

Guyana: future leader or outcast?

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Guyana is in grave danger of being ostracised in the regional, hemispheric and global communities.  As I write, the General Elections, which were held on March 2, still have no final count, and certainly not one that international observers have declared as credible, transparent and lawful. I have seen many comments, statements and assertions from some […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Caribbean

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Caribbean

| March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to creep closer to The Bahamas as three more countries in the Caribbean reported their first cases of the virus on Thursday. The Bahamas had no suspected or confirmed cases of the virus, which causes COVID-19, as of yesterday. Cuba, The Bahamas neighbor to the south, reported three […]

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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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Scotiabank: Is might, right?

Scotiabank: Is might, right?

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Canadian-owned Bank of Nova Scotia, or Scotiabank, has more than US$1 trillion in assets; the Gross Domestic Product of the small island state, Antigua and Barbuda, is just US$1.5 billion. Yet, there is what the Canadian newspaper, Globe and Mail, described, on August 26, as a “stand-off” between Scotiabank and the Government of Antigua […]

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BROWNE AND MOTTLEY: Shapers of the regional future

BROWNE AND MOTTLEY: Shapers of the regional future

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prime Ministers Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda and Mia Mottley of Barbados are two of the Caribbean’s young and dynamic leaders, both workaholics with clear and determined visions for the betterment of their countries.   Each of them is a committed regionalist, notwithstanding insinuations to the contrary in sections of the regional media. Because of their […]

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Selling or saving the soul of the OAS

Selling or saving the soul of the OAS

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Organisation of American States (OAS), already a broken institution, was shattered even more on April 9 at a meeting of its Permanent Council.  It is now an organisation whose membership is deeply divided and amongst whom mistrust, and bitterness now predominates. How this huge problem will be fixed – if it can be fixed at […]

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EU blacklist: Cooperation or Coercion?

EU blacklist: Cooperation or Coercion?

| March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

On 12 March, the Council of the 28-nations European Union (EU) placed 15 small territories on a list of what it calls ‘non-cooperative jurisdictions”.  What the EC considers these territories to be “non-cooperative” about reveals the raw exercise of power by the strong over the weak.  In this case, the firm intention of the EU is […]

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Hidden Hotspots To Include On Your Caribbean Road Trip

Hidden Hotspots To Include On Your Caribbean Road Trip

| March 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tourism is booming in the Caribbean, with the region attracting tens of millions of visitors thanks to its warm waters, sandy beaches, and lush jungles. Unfortunately, this means that popular destinations can get uncomfortably crowded, especially during peak season. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds during your Caribbean vacation, one of the best ways to do […]

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Respect rule of law internationally

Respect rule of law internationally

| March 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The United States of America, Canada and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean together share the deeply-held values of democracy and human rights more than the majority of other countries in the Western hemisphere. The long history of slavery and indentured bondage in the English-speaking Caribbean, linked to the courageous act of Abraham Lincoln to […]

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