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Caribbean Court of Justice Delivers for the Caribbean’s People

According to the CCJ decision....For years nationals of the 15 nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have complained of the discrimination

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US Republicans Using Weapons of Mass Financial Destruction

Obstructed BudgetThere will be a lot of rubbish in Washington over the next few days.  And, that rubbish is not only the

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Re-thinking Taxing Tourism

Taxing TourismAre governments in the Caribbean killing the goose that lays the golden egg?  This question relates to the

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Obama- The Cold Logic of Mass Graves

US President Barack ObamaUS President Barack Obama’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 24 should

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No Need for a Trade War Between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago

Jamaica and Trinidad and TobagoThe state of the Jamaican economy and the increasing hostility to trade with Trinidad and Tobago by Jamaican

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High Time Indeed to Review Marijuana Policies

Marijuana PoliciesOn September 17, the Bureau of the Heads of Government of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

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Chinese Eggs Waiting to be Hatched

Chinese Eggs Waiting to be HatchedFrom the government of China’s point of view, the visit of President Xi Jinping to Trinidad to meet nine

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What About the Syrian People- Do They Count

Do They Count ?The last month’s chessboard politics about Syria and the use of chemical weapons have done nothing to stop

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Brutal Talks and the US-Caribbean Relationship

TIFAMuch media coverage was given to the signing on May 28 in Trinidad of a Trade and Investment Framework

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Guyana-Venezuela- A great Leap Forward But Need for Vigilance Remains

A Need for Vigilance RemainsA visit to Guyana by Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro Moros and a Joint Declaration issued by the two

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Legacies of Empire- the Good the Bad and the Ugly

Tthe Good, the Bad and the UglyThis commentary is a much shortened version of a paper delivered at a public seminar at London University on

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The Commonwealth- In Black and White

The Commonwealth- In Black and WhiteBoris Johnson, the Mayor of the British Capital City, London, has joined in a chorus of voices in the

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Not a Caribbean Man

Ronald MasonTension is developing toward the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) from some quarters in

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China-Taiwan Issue Trumps Caribbean Co-operation

China economic powerhouseChina may still be classified as a “developing” country because of its per capita income, but that is as

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A Brazilian WTO Head- An Opportunity to Make Trade Work

Roberto Carvalho de AzevêdoAntigua St. John's - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is now set to appoint a new Director-General.  He is

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Improving the Flavour of the Chinese Menu in the Caribbean

The voting power of the CaribbeanThere is a school of thought in China that the country’s relations with Latin America and the Caribbean

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The Agony of Caribbean Travel Re-visited

Caribbean TravelConcerns surrounding State-owned airlines in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries clearly exist

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Reparations for Slavery- Can a Claim be Sustained

Can a Claim be Sustained?In 1838, British slave owners in the English-Speaking Caribbean received £11.6 billion in today’s value as

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Will Trinidad and Tobago Lead the Caribbean

Losing moneyThere is an unfortunate pride that is linked to owning national airlines in the Caribbean.  It is a pride

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China-Caribbean Relations- a New Footing Needed

Chinese workers in AntiguaIn China recently one of the country’s leading academics told me that a former Chinese Ambassador to the

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Britons’ Shameful Moment

Margaret ThatcherThe lady was dead. Margaret Thatcher, who dominated British political life and the transformation of a sick

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The University of the West Indies- Performing Against the Odds

The University of the West Indies (UWI)A few days ago the BBC Television World Service interviewed one of the wealthiest persons in China.  She

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The Case for Compensating the Caribbean

Legacies of British Slave-ownershipIn 1838, British slave owners in the English-Speaking Caribbean received £11.6 (US$17.8) billion in

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Toward a New Venezuela-Caribbean Relationship

The Petro Caribe initiativeSince 2005 when the late President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez introduced the Petro Caribe initiative, several

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Supine and Silent- The Caribbean in a Vortex

SilentHow beneficial or not to the Caribbean is the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the 27-nation

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CARICOM at 40- An Alternative Agenda

CARICOM at 40By the time this commentary is read, Heads of Government of the 15-nation Caribbean Community and Common

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Export-Led Growth- Who Will Lead - Part II

Export-Led GrowthDespite all the promises of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), the

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Painting the Wind- The Ambition and Frustration of a Caribbean Man

 Ian-McDonaldEvery now and again, a book comes along that will be kept near to hand and will end up very dog-eared by

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Export Led Growth- Who Will Lead in the Caribbean

Export Led GrowthA huge burden is presently placed on the private sector in the Caribbean.   In the midst of steady economic

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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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