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      by G.A.Dwyer Astaphan, With the possible exception of Cuba, which enjoys worldwide respect in health care, I think we can safely say that global acclaim for Caribbean people and nations has come typically been through our athletes and artistes, and, very rarely, through political figures, intellectuals, or […]

Thinking Outside The Box – Guinea Hen Weed


The Reparations Train is Not Coming – The Argument Against Reparations By Russell Williams The recent presentation by renowned activist and lawyer, Michael Lorne on Reparations for the National Slave Route Project and as part of St. Kitts-Nevis History and Heritage Month activities, presented a rather unique and compelling perspective. […]

The Reparations Train is Not Coming


The members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) should move to establish immediately two separate bodies to regulate domestic non-bank financial institutions and the offshore financial services sector.  In turn, these new bodies should work closely with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). Financial problems in the member […]

OECS Should Establish Joint Regulator: G20 Should Help



It is a classic case of “passing the buck”, but Caribbean jurisdictions that offer offshore financial services will be the victims of lax regulation by the OECD countries – the UK and US in particular.  Britain’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and the US Senate and Congress have both now shown […]

“Tax haven” jurisdictions – Sitting Ducks and Scapegoats


The threat to the financial services sector of the Caribbean is growing everyday and is becoming more evident in reports by media who have swallowed hook, line and sinker that so-called “tax havens” are helping US, European and Japanese nationals, both persons and companies, to evade taxation in their home […]

Is the Caribbean Financial Services Sector Asleep?


Three years on, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) single trading market seems mired in stagnation. The single market was launched in January 2006 and lauded as the vehicle to propel economies of member countries into a competitive era. But these days, it seems bogged down in recriminations and many have started […]

Single-Minded About Single Market?