Tag: West Indies

Strongman-ism in the House of the Americas

Strongman-ism in the House of the Americas

| October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In one year and eight months’ time the present holder of the Office of Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) will end his current term.  Judging from his recent utterances, Luis Almagro, might not offer himself for a second term although he has not said so specifically. In his most recent statement on October […]

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India look to dominate West Indies at home

India look to dominate West Indies at home

| October 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Indian cricketers are finally back home. After an 81-day UK tour, followed by a fortnight-long Asia Cup meet at United Arab Emirates, the Indian team is now ready to take on West Indies at home. Stung by defeat in England and heading to Australia for a tough tour next month, India will look for […]

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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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The overseas territories – the long view

The overseas territories – the long view

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  A few days ago, the British Parliament voted to compel Britain’s overseas territories (OTs) in the Caribbean to adopt public registers of company ownership. The decision, which has been condemned by the states concerned, has multiple implications. It ignores their sovereignty, disenfranchises locally elected legislatures, undercuts economic development, harms post hurricane […]

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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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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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Tourism Minister warns of “false and dangerous” forces

Tourism Minister warns of “false and dangerous” forces

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez warns of “false, sinister and dangerous” forces  ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 18 April, 2018…    Antigua and Barbuda’s Tourism Minister, Charles Fernandez, has rejected claims by two convicted money launderers, Kenneth Rijock and Monte Morris Friesner on Internet blogsites, as “false, sinister and dangerous”.   Fernandez is the latest target of a […]

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Antigua PM Gaston Browne meets nationals tomorrow

Antigua PM Gaston Browne meets nationals tomorrow

| April 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Antigua and Barbuda PM Gaston Browne meets nationals tomorrow

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