Tag: West Indies

The Balkanisation of Great Britain

The Balkanisation of Great Britain

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit has entered an expected phase. The UK is becoming balkanized. The Brexit Civil War has generated divisions in the United Kingdom that cannot be bridged unless the two sides talk and settle. and it will be unwise for any ”expert” to predict the trajectory and final outcome of the Brexit war at this stage […]

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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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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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What about the interests of the ordinary Venezuelan people?

What about the interests of the ordinary Venezuelan people?

| August 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelle Bachelet is a torture survivor.  She was arrested in 1975 by the late dictator Augusto Pinochet’s political police and detained in the notorious Villa Grimaldi torture centre.   So, she knows much about the suffering of people.  She is also an astute politician with a keen understanding of the social, economic and political challenges that face Latin […]

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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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Making a difference: the example of António Guterres

Making a difference: the example of António Guterres

| July 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

In his three and a half years as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres has proved himself sensitive and alert to the difficulties confronting Caribbean states.  He has been an example that Secretaries-General of other inter-governmental organisations would do well to emulate, particularly those interested in being elected for second terms. His address to the 40th Regular Meeting […]

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OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti

OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti

| June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

In what is increasingly becoming a pattern of ignoring established procedures and authority in the Organisation of American States (OAS), a delegation went to troubled Haiti on June 19 without any discussion or mandate by the Permanent Council, the organ responsible for making and overseeing policy between General Assemblies. The results of the unmandated OAS […]

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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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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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CARICOM must unify to resist imposition of OAS Boss

CARICOM must unify to resist imposition of OAS Boss

| May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Readers of this commentary, particularly those in small countries, might wonder why they should be concerned about who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of any multilateral or international organisation.   It could be claimed that the disposition of the person, holding such an office, is far removed from the existence of people who are focused on […]

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