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by Sir Ronald Sanders A recent statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin La Rocque, that the region has been “overly ambitious in its integration targets”, coming from the person who is expected to drive the regional integration process, is cause for disappointment. The Secretary-General said that […]

Ambition Without Action is FAILURE

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

Press Release Basseterre, St Kitts: 1st June 2011 The Government of St Kitts and Nevis announced today that it is to seek the cooperation of its creditors in the restructuring of its public debt stock, which is approximately US$1 billion. This exercise will address the severe payment challenges associated with […]


It was Eleanor Roosevelt who said “Great minds discuss ideas: Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.” Hats off to the author(s) who coined the phrase “silly season.” Indeed we are in the “silly season” of the political campaign in St Kitts and Nevis and, believe it or not, […]

Our Sense Of Decency And Respect For Self And Others ...

There is no question that the two oil-related initiatives launched by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez – Petro Caribe and ALBA – are life belts to many Caribbean countries, notably Cuba and Jamaica. However, Chavez’s continuation in government is not guaranteed and when he goes it is very likely that the […]

The Chavez Effect: A life belt for the Caribbean