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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

  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

Sir Ronald Sanders (Sir Ronald Sanders was Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador in negotiations with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on its “Harmful Tax Competition” scheme)   In naming 30 countries as the “top tax havens in the world”, the European Union (EU) appears to “playing dice” with […]

Remarks by Sir Ronald Sanders on EU Naming Caribbean Tax ...

By Sir Ronald Sanders At the opening of the 33rd Conference of the 15-Nation Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), the incoming Chairman, St Lucia’s Prime Minister, Kenny Anthony, called on governments of the region to “develop a common policy and programme for engagement with new and emerging global partners”. […]

This Is No Time for A Weaker Caribbean Community

COMMONWEALTH EMINENT PERSONS GROUP 2010-2011 MEDIA RELEASE Members of a Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG), that authored a report on reform of the Commonwealth, have called for immediate Commonwealth action in relation to threats against the life of Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir.


PM Douglas joins Queen Elizabeth, Commonwealth Heads of State and Governments in Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 3RD 2012 (CUOPM) – St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas and other Commonwealth and British dignitaries in a flotilla on the River Thames […]

PM Douglas Celebrates Diamond Jubilee In London

By Sir Ronald Sanders What effect will Jamaica becoming a Republic and leaving the 53-nation Commonwealth have on the rest of the Caribbean countries? Will they follow Jamaica to become Republics and leave the Commonwealth? Those were the questions put to me by the Editor of an Internet news website […]

Of Jamaica, Republics and the Commonwealth

By Sir Ronald Sanders The Government of Canada has placed itself in the front of the drive to reform the 54-nation Commonwealth. The 62-year old organisation should be all the better for Canada’s initiative. At the end of last year, Canada’s Foreign Minister, John Baird, announced the appointment of Hugh […]

Canada Taking the Commonwealth Lead

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, NOVEMBER 18TH 2011 (CUOPM) St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, has been appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council. The announcement has come from the Barbados-based British High Commissioner to St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Mr. Paul Brummell, in brief remarks at […]

Prime Minister Douglas Appointed to Her Majesty’s Privy Council

By Sir Ronald Sanders The report of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on urgent reform of the Commonwealth dominated the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth. It is now a seminal document in the Commonwealth’s history, and will remain the focus of attention for much needed change […]

The Commonwealth at Its Turning point: The EPG Report and ...

By Sir Ronald Sanders The Eminent Persons Group has made bold recommendations, says Sanders. Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) member Sir Ronald Sanders said he believed that the group’s recommendations for reform of the Commonwealth will create “an association fit for purpose in a world that is changing rapidly”.

‘The Commonwealth has to embrace reform’ – Sir Ronald Sanders