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Russell Williams     Bali, Indonesia was the venue for the signing of the historic trade deal on the 23rd July, which it is said could increase trade by more than a trillion dollars a year, globally.   The deal struck with all 161 member states comprising a number of […]

WTO Member States Agree Trillion Dollar Global Tech Deal


Basseterre, St. Kitts,  (SKNIS): Citizen by Investment Authority discussed A gathering of regional and international players met today in St Kitts and Nevis to discuss the foundation of a regional Citizenship-by-Investment authority, organised by IPSA International, a consultancy. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said […]

St. Kitts And Nevis Host Historic “CBI” Regional Meeting


By Sir Ronald Sanders 2013 was not a good year for any of the 14 independent member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) – not even for three of the four commodity-exporting nations Belize, Guyana and Suriname, despite their economic growth. The fourth commodity-exporting country, Trinidad and Tobago, had no […]

2013: A year of Lost Opportunities for Caribbean Countries



By Sir Ronald Sanders The 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries should use the strength of their combined number and access to their natural resources to demand a voice in global economic and financial arrangements that directly affect their economic well-being and the welfare of their people.

Wanted: A leader for the ACP


Press Release The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) for an amount equivalent to SDR 52.51 million (about US$84.5 million) with St. Kitts and Nevis. The arrangement will support the authorities’ economic program, coupled with a comprehensive debt restructuring, to restore […]

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year US$84.5 Million Stand-By Arrangement with ...


By Lorna Callender THIS WEEK, we witnessed the stirring of a hornet’s nest. Deep down within us we sensed alarm, fear, and a primordial panic … all because of land. There was an underlying anxiety that we were again becoming a landless people; we began to relive the hopelessness our […]

What happens When We Become ‘asset poor’ And Are Still ...




When heads of government of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) meet in early July, a big responsibility will fall on the shoulders of Guyana’s President Bharat Jagdeo as chairman to heal the wounds that are causing the regional project to haemorrhage. President Jagdeo will have to dig deep […]

Caricom Leaders Must Move The Region Forward Or Pay The ...


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