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The Commonwealth Charter, Human Rights and Sri Lanka

The Commonwealth Charter, Human Rights and Sri LankaThe most important reason for the selection of a country as the host-venue for a Commonwealth Heads of

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The Caribbean After Chavez

photo -ibtimes.co.ukSeventeen countries of the Caribbean face a heightened period of economic uncertainty now that Venezuelan

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Fuel Bills- An Impending Disaster

Fuel Bills- An Impending DisasterIn the words of the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart, the annual bill for the importation of fuel

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In the Ring – a Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Memoir

In the Ring (On 26 February, Sir Ronald Sanders was invited to launch, “In the Ring”, a Commonwealth Memoir written

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Caribbean in Greatest Crisis Since Independence

Inaction“Make no mistake about it. Our region is in the throes of the greatest crisis since independence. The

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An IMF Lead in Jamaica- Will Other Caribbean Countries Have to Follow

An IMF Lead in JamaicaJamaica’s harsh experience with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to get a new $750 million loan,

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The Other Presidential Election- No surprises

The Other Presidential Election- No surprisesWhile the eyes of the world were focussed on the Presidential elections in the United States, another

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Eyeing the Case Before the Caribbean Court of Justice

Shanique Myrie, photo- islandsunited.comThe judgment in a case now proceeding through the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) could prove to be a

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Rum Facing Devastating Double Whammy

Double WhammyEarnings and employment generated by the rum industry in 14 CARICOM countries and the Dominican Republic

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The People of Fiji Matter- Who is Standing up for Them

Frank BainimaramaBy any objective measure of the Commonwealth’s own criteria, Fiji should by now be expelled from the

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No Right to Pass by on the Other Side - Kofi Annan and the UN

Kofi Annan“The Security Council took no responsibility for the situation in Rwanda and the growing number of lives

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President Obama- The Man Unveiled

President Obama: The man unveiledThe speech may have been directed to a domestic United States audience, but in its boldness, its frankness

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Is Obama or Romney Better for the Caribbean

Is Obama or Romney Better for the CaribbeanSuch is the continuing power of the United States that all over the world governments and organisations are

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Save the Commonwealth Brand- Tell Sri Lanka Enough

Tell Sri Lanka EnoughIt is time for the Commonwealth of Nations to suspend Sri Lanka from its councils.

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Turning Off the Golden Taps

Turning Off the Golden TapsAusterity budgets throughout Europe, and Government cuts on welfare spending, have caused many people to

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Planning Beyond Hugo Chavez

Planning Beyond Hugo ChavezHugo Chavez, the populist leader of Venezuela, could not turn-up on January 10 for his swearing-in ceremony

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Diplomatically Cutting Costs

Cutting CostsSmall states in the Caribbean would do well to follow the pattern of Britain and Canada in pooling and

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Commonwealth or Europe - Why a choice

Two-way tradeThe New Year started with yet another welcome affirmation from the British Government of the importance of

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Tenth Anniversary of EPA Negotiations - Not a Time for Celebration

Not a Time for CelebrationSeptember 27, 2012 marked the tenth anniversary of the beginning of negotiations for Economic Partnership

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2013 –CARICOM Irrelevant or Essential

The curtain rolls downThe curtain rolls down on 2012 with the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) institutionally weak

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The Hypocrisy Of It all

The Hypocrisy Of It allIt is hypocritical in the extreme. The US Trade Representative has filed a complaint with the World Trade

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Rum Rivalry Resistance

 Rum Rivalry ResistanceThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade Ministers issued a statement on 11 December stating that “CARICOM

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A Dark Time for the Caribbean

A widening budget deficitsThe importance of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries acting jointly to address their development

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Why Ignore Cuba’s Welcome Mat

Cuba’s Welcome MatCuba has long been an economic, trade and investment opportunity that has been neglected by the 15-nation

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Cutting EU Aid Should Be Resisted- But Begging Bowl Not Enough

Begging Bowl Not EnoughExcept Haiti, all the Caribbean countries that are members of the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific

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Two Blows for Whales

photo - www.dw.de.comThe policy of the Japanese government to slaughter thousands of whales every year in the name of

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Backing Australia and Finland- The Caribbean at One

Backing Australia and FinlandThe 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries will be supporting Australia and Finland for two of the

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Cliff – What Cliff?

What Cliff?It is not only the people of the United States that should be praying that their political leaders have

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Rum Threat Looming Larger

Rum Threat Looming LargerIn an unfortunate statement, attributed in several news reports to one of its spokespersons, the huge

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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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