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Importing Food is Damaging the Caribbean- Why No Action

Why No Action?It is shameful that golden opportunities to produce more food in the Caribbean and significantly reduce the

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Maya Angelou – an American Messenger, a Universal Message

Maya AngelouA remarkable American voice has been stilled, but the entire world is poorer for it.  Many of us –

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Burdensome Debt and Elusive Solutions

Burdensome Debt The debt of small Caribbean states has been unsustainable for some time now and, unless it is tackled

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Saving the CARICOM-Canada Talks

Saving the CARICOM-Canada TalksNegotiations between Canada and the 15 member-states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on a Free Trade

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Canada-CARICOM Trade Talks Shrouded in Doubt

Canada-CARICOM Trade Talks Shrouded in DoubtNegotiations on a trade agreement between Canada and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have limped

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The Caribbean Should Show Leadership in the Commonwealth

Show LeadershipIn my previous commentary, I argued that the 53-nation Commonwealth association is an important instrument

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Provisional and Temporizing Solutions Not the Answer to Caribbean Problems

The aftermath of the disaster- PM Dr Ralph GonsalvesThe extent of the damage and human suffering on the island of St Vincent caused by unprecedented rainfall and

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Small States in Danger of Losing a Strong Advocate

Danger The 53-nation Commonwealth association is an important instrument for the promotion of the interests of small

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The Harsh Effects of Being Less Well-off

Make ends meetThroughout the Caribbean, people feel less well off.  The only people who may be exceptions to this general

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Caribbean Integration in Shackles

Caribbean Integration in ShacklesThe greatest critics of regional integration in the countries of the 15-members Caribbean Community and

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Why No Commonwealth Response to Caribbean Islands Disaster

Jon SnowIn the face of the disaster that hit Dominica, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines over the Christmas

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The US – Caribbean’s Friend or Unintentional Foe

The US – Caribbean’s Friend or Unintentional FoeIn what has to rate as one of the most insensitive and outrageous demands on a Caribbean country, US

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A Case for Compensation for Climate Change Destruction

Flood-stricken road in St. Vincent. presstv photoCan the countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) take international legal action

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Sri Lanka – Straining the Commonwealth

No cooperationThe Commonwealth of 53 nations is facing yet another ordeal because of the government of Sri Lanka.  This

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2013- A Year of Lost Opportunities for Caribbean Countries

2013- A Year of Lost Opportunities 2013 was not a good year for any of the 14 independent member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) –

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Japan’s Yen for Whales Blown

Patrick RamageIt’s not often that, apart from funerals, grown men are seen to shed tears openly, and certainly not tough

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A Gloomy Time

A Gloomy Time The announcement on Friday 13 December by the government of Barbados that it will lay-off over 3,000 public

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Re-thinking Caribbean Tourism Again

Re-thinking Caribbean TourismMost of the Caribbean tourism groups have claimed the recent change in the Air Passenger Duty (APD) as ‘a

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The EPG Wanted Ireland Back in the Commonwealth

Removed from the report ..“Get Ireland back in the Commonwealth” – that might well have been the most prominent headline in

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Caribbean Tourism - the Battle is Far from Over

Caribbean Tourism - the Battle is Far from OverThere is much euphoria in the tourism establishment over the Air Passenger Duty (APD) that on 19 March the

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Lowering the Heat on CARICOM Travel and Trade

L- Minister A J Nicholson and Minister Winston DookeranFull appreciation is due to Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, A J Nicholson, for

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Guyana’s Political Parties Leading on Caribbean Integration

Caribbean IntegrationIn a rare show of unity, the governing and opposition parties in the Guyana legislature have demonstrated an

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Stop the Rot Between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

High tensionRelations between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago are becoming increasingly difficult.  This deterioration

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In Guyana- Political Negotiations an Opportunity for Real Democracy

Can block legislation..The governing Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP) and the opposition parties in Guyana are locked in a

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The Dominican Republic Has Crossed the Line- Caribbean Governments Must Act

The Dominican Republic Has Crossed the LineSeemingly concerned about offending the principles of “non-interference in the internal affairs of

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Petro Caribe- Are Caribbean Countries Prepared for the Worst

Petro CaribeCaribbean governments that are members of the Petro Caribe Agreement with Venezuela would be prudent by

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Leaders in Self-denial as Caribbean Economic Crisis Worsens

Self-denialSt Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony says that there is a grave economic crisis gnawing away at

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Too Black to be Prime Minister - The Shackles of Mental Slavery

Dr Keith RowleyOf all the offensive – and unintelligent – statements made in the politics of the post-independence

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Guyana-Venezuela- The Consequences of Ideology and Avarice

The Consequences of Ideology and AvariceThe internal politics of Venezuela is playing a big part in the sudden deterioration of that country’s

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Sir Ronald Sanders

Sir Ronald Sanders is a business executive and former Caribbean diplomat who publishes widely on Small States in the global community.



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