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By Ana Scarlette, freelance writer  Kingston (Panos) – SIX Caribbean islands have now endorsed the controversial Copenhagen Accord, a key outcome of the 15th United Nations climate change conference held in Denmark last December. They include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Bahamas, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica.

Six Caribbean Countries Endorse Copenhagen Accord – Setting the stage ...


BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas said on Monday in Castries, St Lucia, it was imperative for there to be a deepening integration within the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) so as to fully take advantage of the changing global environment.

St Kitts-Nevis PM Calls For Closer Unity Within OECS


Published  Friday 20 March 2009 CASTRIES, St Lucia: OECS Chairman, Prime Minister Tillman Thomas of Grenada feels the current global economic downturn makes now an even more opportune time for small countries like those in the OECS to strengthen ties and work closer together. Thomas delivered the feature address at […]

Opportune Time for Deeper Integration Says OECS Chairman



In a few weeks time the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will attend the Summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Since his inauguration, expectations have been rising about a new US relationship with the Caribbean. Sadly, there is in this a large measure of wishful thinking. While […]

The US and The Caribbean


Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS): CARICOM's concerns regarding the effects of the current global economic crisis on the region are to be conveyed to G-20 Leaders, prior to their summit in London next month, Prime Minister Bruce Golding, confirmed on Monday. Golding was speaking to JIS News […]

CARICOM To Pursue Economic Concerns With G-20 and UN


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



Published on Monday,March 9, 2009 GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA): On March 5, the shares of the great Citigroup, once one of the largest banks and companies in world, traded for only 97 US cents on the New York Stock Exchange. Unfortunately, this is not a unique situation. It has been repeated […]

CLICO Fears Shared By Entire Caribbean


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?