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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


OAS Delegation at High Level meeting on Banking Issues
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



Ben Michah, Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investment (Papua New Guinea)  and Milner Tozaka, Foreign Minister (Solomon Islands) in Fiji
    By Sir Ronald Sanders   (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto)   The Island-States of the Pacific are outraged at what they regard as indifference […]

Militant Pacific Islands Ready To Fight


            By Sir Ronald Sanders   (The writer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto)   A search of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s statements posted on his official website shows no […]

Guyana and Venezuela – Peace Under Law


Map-of-Pacific-Islands including Vanuatu
    Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto) Imagine if on the anniversary of its independence the friendliest message your nation gets is that if your country sinks underwater, a nearby island […]

Climate Change: Time For Talking Is Over



Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris has strongly condemned the decision by the Dominican Republic to deport persons of Haitian descent, in what the media describes as a “humanitarian tragedy.” The Dominican Republic gave a deadline of June 17, 2015 for […]

Prime Minister Harris Strongly Condemns Actions Of Dominican Republic


By Sir Ronald Sanders             A common market in CARICOM would lead to  substantial rise in regional exports   A common market in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries would lead to a substantial rise in the regional exports. This is one of the findings of a new […]

Caribbean Countries: Trapped?


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang,
By Sir Ronald Sanders             (The writer is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London and Massey College, Toronto)   China’s Premier Li Keqiang, accompanied by over 100 senior Chinese business leaders, visited four South American countries for eight days in May. […]

China: STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT



Sir Ronald Sanders
By Sir Ronald Sanders 2013 was not a good year for any of the 14 independent member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – not even for three of the four commodity-exporting nations Belize, Guyana and Suriname, despite their economic growth. The fourth commodity-exporting country, Trinidad and Tobago, had no […]

2013: A year of Lost Opportunities for Caribbean Countries


By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is a Consultant, Senior Research Fellow at London University and former Caribbean Dipomat)   In a commentary on the statement by St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony that there is a grave economic crisis gnawing away at Caribbean countries and “governments are busy […]

Addressing The Caribbean’s “grave economic crisis”


By Sir Ronald Sanders (The writer is a Consultant, Senior Research Fellow at London University and former Caribbean diplomat)   For years nationals of the 15 nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have complained of the discrimination they’ve experienced at the border controls of each other’s countries.   This discrimination has ranged in many […]

Caribbean Court of Justice Delivers For The Caribbean’s People