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Russell Williams On the 1st of October, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) took over stewardship of the Internet from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. We were able to discuss the ramifications of this transfer and the wider issue of Internet Governance as it relates to the […]

Caribbean Must Engage in Internet Governance


THE SECRETARY GENERAL — MESSAGE ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION 21 March 2016 In the 15 years since the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa, the world has undoubtedly come a long way in ensuring equal rights […]


Russell Williams     The St. Lucia Public Service Training   Institute was the venue for the opening of St. Lucia’s ICT Week, on Monday 10th August. The event is a multi-stakeholder event, coordinated by the St. Lucia CARCIP (Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Project) office. Stakeholders include the Government of St. […]

ICT Week off to Great Start in St. Lucia



  SECRETARY-GENERAL PRESS RELEASE Announces Plans for Accessibility Centre at United Nations Headquarters More than 1 billion of us live with disabilities. We must remove all barriers that affect the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society, including through changing attitudes that fuel stigma and institutionalize discrimination.   […]

Message for International Day of Persons with Disabilities


Rohan Walters The historic timelines for the abolition of slavery by two of our most dominant colonist is set out below. 1. In July 1833, a Bill to abolish slavery throughout the British Empire passed in the House of Commons, followed by the House of Lords on 1st August. There has […]

A Case for Ideological Slavery in the Workplace?


By Sir Ronald Sanders By the time this commentary is read, Heads of Government of the 15-nation Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) will have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the inter-governmental organisation.   There is cause for celebration, but there is also reason for lamentation. Heads of Government will have rightly pointed […]

CARICOM at 40: An Alternative Agenda



Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 08, 2012 (SKNIS): Five new companies commenced operations in St. Kitts on Thursday as part of the practical exercise of the Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) training taking place in Sandy Point this week. Members of the community, joined by students from Project Strong, […]

CEBO PARTICIPANTS FORM BUSINESSES – BEGIN SELLING PRODUCTS


By Sir Ronald Sanders Except Haiti, all the Caribbean countries that are members of the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group are in danger of losing the level of aid they receive from the European Union (EU) under a differentiated approach being considered by the European Commission. The differentiated […]

Cutting EU Aid Should Be Resisted, But Begging Bowl Not ...


BRUSSELS, Belgium, Wednesday September 5, 2012 – Concern is being voiced by the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states over a new European policy that may result in the exclusion of some countries from bilateral aid. The Europe Commissions Agenda for Change outlines an altered approach towards European […]

Caribbean Could Be Cut From EU Bilateral Aid



By Russell Williams The title statement was a phrase I learned for the first time having moved to St. Kitts-Nevis. Without wanting to insult the person asking the question the saying makes complete sense as to the purpose of asking questions, yet after 11 years in the region I am […]

Fools ask Questions to be Made Wise – Where are ...


A NEW IDEAS CONTEST CALLS FOR PROPOSALS TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN THE CARIBBEAN • The 2012 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest for the Caribbean was launched on February 15, 2012. • Awards of up to US$200,000 are offered for projects and enterprises which promote energy efficiency and access to renewable […]

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN THE CARIBBEAN COMPETITION


Bulletin Board Notice There will be a meeting at the SKNAAA Office in Dorset Village on Thursday 15th March 2012 at 6:00pm for all London 2012 Development Squad Athletes, Officials and Coaches. All athletes, officials and coaches are required to attend and make a concerted effort to be on time.

London 2012 Olympic Development Squad Meeting