Tag: West Indies

Whither the divided Organisation of American States?

Whither the divided Organisation of American States?

| March 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

On 20 March 2020, a reckless and irresponsible General Assembly (GA) was held by the Organization of American States (OAS), putting the health of many at risk and giving an entirely wrong example to the entire world.   The meeting of at least 50 persons was held amid intense concerns about the quickly spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19), and […]

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Grenada Airport Closed to Commercial Traffic

Grenada Airport Closed to Commercial Traffic

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

MBIA CLOSED TO ALL COMMERCIAL PASSENGER TRAFFIC FROM TONIGHT   GEORGE GRENADA, SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): With one imported case of COVID-19 confirmed, the Government of Grenada announces a date change in its airports’ operations, regarding commercial passenger traffic.

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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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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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CARICOM’s Role as Haitian Crisis Worsens

CARICOM’s Role as Haitian Crisis Worsens

| March 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

On February 20, the UN Security Council received a grim report of deteriorating human rights and collapsing rule of law in Haiti.  The troubling situation includes widening malnutrition, kidnappings for ransom, rapes and gang violence. And, while all of this is happening, the courts in the Capital, Port-au-Prince, have been closed since September 2019, and the […]

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Is St Lucia trade relationship with UK in question?

Is St Lucia trade relationship with UK in question?

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Will St Lucia Continue to Have an Export Trade Relationship with the UK once the UK Leaves the EU Customs and Single Market? St Lucia’s exports to the UK are dominated by bananas, which account for fully 83% of total exports to the UK. In addition, on the back of this banana trade there have […]

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Guyana-Venezuela and international law

Guyana-Venezuela and international law

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Global attention to Guyana has focused on the current campaigning for general elections due on March 2.  Reports indicate a vigorous campaign with the country’s newly found resources in oil and gas very much on the minds of the contesting political parties. While the election campaign is proceeding and the electorate awaits the date on which […]

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Why CARICOM had no national for OAS top job

Why CARICOM had no national for OAS top job

| January 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Readers of Barbados newspapers were exposed recently to the views of John Beale, one of the country’s former Ambassadors to the Organisation of American States (OAS), on the forthcoming election for the post of Secretary-General.  Because Mr. Beale served at the OAS and did sterling work, his views on the Secretary-Generalship of the OAS deserves attention. […]

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China and the West: serving whose interest?

China and the West: serving whose interest?

| January 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

China, the Caribbean and the West: serving whose interest? Caribbean countries are being warned by the government of the United States of America (U.S.) and U.S. writers that they should limit their dealings with China.  In the course of these warnings, several allegations are made, suggesting sinister Chinese motives and even corrupt relations between Chinese institutions […]

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A weak Caribbean will not serve its people in 2020

A weak Caribbean will not serve its people in 2020

| January 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

As 2019 ends and the New Year dawns, the world faces a troubling period of uncertainty. This precariousness will affect international and regional organizations as some powerful governments pursue a policy of de-linking from the established international system, encouraging fragmentation of regional groups and imposing their own agenda through various methods of coercion. That process […]

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