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 By Sir Ronald Sanders               The decision by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to refer the 51-year old contention between Guyana-Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should be welcomed by all nations, particularly those in Latin America and the Caribbean. The peaceful […]

Ending 50 years of Venezuela and Guyana contention


By Sir Ronald Sanders     (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS.  He is also Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own.)   The […]

IMF-World Bank meetings: a rare opportunity


    By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States. The views expressed are his own)   Luis Almagro, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of American states (OAS), has told political stakeholders in Haiti, including the interim […]

Haiti: Time is running out



Dr. Didacus Jules Director General, OECS   We have all been saturated with news and views on the British vote to exit the European Union in the past week and there is much more to come by way of analysis and revelation as things unfold. Not unexpectedly, the Brexit has […]

A REFLECTION ON THE LESSONS OF BREXIT FOR OECS INTEGRATION



COMMENTARY   By Sir Ronald Sanders   (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US; he has served as Ambassador to the EU and the WTO and High Commissioner to the UK)       The 12 English-speaking independent countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have at the […]

BREXIT creates EU-Britain nightmare for the Caribbean



    By Sir Ronald Sanders   (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States.  The views expressed are his own)   “International interests in Haiti, in addition to checking off an ‘elections done’ box, are largely defined by controlling emigration, […]

Let the voices of the Haitian people be heard


  By Sir Ronald Sanders   I start with the now proven premise that no CARICOM nation is able to prosper on its own. No protestations to the contrary erase the evidence that, without aid from external sources, these countries could not deliver the goods and services that their people […]

Caricom Deficiencies Leading To Fragmentation And Weakness


  By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. The views expressed are his own)       Peace and development will be endangered in Haiti if the United States and other nations insist that the interim government holds the second […]

No quick fix in Haiti



  By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto.  The views expressed are his own)   The names of persons implicated in the leak […]

The lessons of Panama and its papers


by Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto.  The views expressed are his own) In January coincidental to my assuming the Presidency of the […]

Caribbean banking: Defending rights, resisting unfair practices


By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own) My commentary this week is an expanded version of a response […]

Cuba is an imminent competitor