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Ben Michah, Minister for Public Enterprise and State Investment (Papua New Guinea)  and Milner Tozaka, Foreign Minister (Solomon Islands) in Fiji
    By Sir Ronald Sanders   (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College, University of Toronto)   The Island-States of the Pacific are outraged at what they regard as indifference […]

Militant Pacific Islands Ready To Fight


The Flag of the Commonwealth of Nations
Sir Ronald Sanders   Questioning the relevance and value of the Commonwealth of Nations is nothing new – for such has occurred ever since the modern Commonwealth was created in 1949. However, doubts have intensified in recent time about the voluntary association of now 53 countries. Claims are repeatedly made […]

The Commonwealth’s Future – Part 1


Dr. Warren Smith, President of Caribbean Development Bank
PRESS RELEASE   Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS):   Effective partnership between governments and private sector across the Caribbean are expected to grow with the establishment of a US$1.2 million Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Support Facility.   This was one of the outcomes of the recently held Annual Board of Governors’ Meeting […]

Caribbean Region To Benefit From Launch Of PPP Support Facility



By Sir Ronald Sanders  Are governments in the Caribbean killing the goose that lays the golden egg?  This question relates to the number of taxes that governments are applying to the tourism industry and, particularly, to the cost of airplane tickets for flights originating in their countries. In some cases, the […]

Re-Thinking Taxing Tourism


FIM logo 2012
The eight member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) will observe Financial Information Month (FIM) 2012 under the theme: “Challenge Yourself: Innovate – Compete – Succeed!”. FIM is a regional financial education campaign observed in the ECCU throughout October since 2002 and forms part of an ECCU financial […]

Financial Information Month 2012 Promotes Innovation, Competition and Success


6th CEF in St. Kitts & Nevis
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): The green economy within the context of the Caribbean is so important that it should be a requisite for all development strategies. This is according to Patricia Aquing, Executive Director of the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI) who was in the Federation as part of a […]

CEF-6 TO CREATE AWARENESS ON THE GREEN ECONOMY



PRESS RELEASE Three and a half years after the signing of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) the regional private sector has been urged to get on board, instead of passively standing on the sidelines. The admonition has come from Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados and the […]

Caribbean Export-EU Media Launch


Ban Ki Moon Secretary General United Unations
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL 25 November 2011 Violence against women and girls takes many forms and is widespread throughout the globe. It includes rape, domestic violence, harassment at work, abuse in school, female genital mutilation and sexual violence in armed conflicts. It is predominantly inflicted by men. Whether in developing or developed […]

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MESSAGE


Map of Palestine
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MAY 8TH 2011 (CUOPM) Caribbean governments have reiterated its long-standing solidarity with the people of Palestine hoping that recent developments in the Middle East will lead to a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the creation of lasting peace and stability in the Region.

Caribbean Governments Reiterate Long-standing Solidarity With Palestinian People



Participants at HIPCAR Workshop
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): The Region is one step closer to enhancing competitiveness through the harmonization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policies, legislation and regulatory procedures after a four-day workshop in St. Kitts and Nevis, last week.

FEDERATION TO ENHANCE COMPETIVENESS THROUGH ICT


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a href=”http://www.kittivisianlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Flagbig.gif”>Group will recommend options to sharpen impact, strengthen networks and raise profile of the Commonwealth. Commonwealth Secretary–General Kamalesh Sharma on 7 July announced members of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG).

Commonwealth Announces Eminent Persons Group


By Sir Ronald Sanders The writer is a Consultant and former Caribbean Diplomat The eyes of the world are focused daily on the terrible images of Haiti on television screens and in newspapers. The consequent flood of humanitarian assistance from all parts of the world has been great and admirable. […]

Haiti’s Future Must Not Be More of The Same