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By Sir Ronald Sanders             A common market in CARICOM would lead to  substantial rise in regional exports   A common market in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries would lead to a substantial rise in the regional exports. This is one of the findings of a new […]

Caribbean Countries: Trapped?

PRESS RELEASE Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 06, 2015 (SKNIS):   Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris and Minister responsible for Energy, the Honourable Ian “Patches” Liburd are among regional leaders in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela attending the annual PetroCaribe organization summit and a memorial service in commemoration of […]


Norman Girvan The Caribbean Court of Justice has handed down a landmark decision in finding in favour of Ms Shanique Myrie in the case brought against Barbados for being denied entry, verbally and physically abused, and deported back to Jamaica, on March 14-15 2011. In handing down its decision the […]

The Caribbean Court of Justice Makes a Landmark Decision

PRESS RELEASE The Department of Youth Empowerment in St. Kitts is busy finalizing arrangements to pilot a unique regional programme designed to familiarize young people with the basics skills of starting and running a business. Senior Youth Officer Pierre Liburd told SKNIS that the Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity […]


by Sir Ronald Sanders A recent statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin La Rocque, that the region has been “overly ambitious in its integration targets”, coming from the person who is expected to drive the regional integration process, is cause for disappointment. The Secretary-General said that […]

Ambition Without Action is FAILURE

By Sir Ronald Sanders 2012 dawns on a gloomy horizon for the 15 countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). It is a dawn whose breaking, although foretold, was largely ignored. If the inertia continues in the vague hope that external conditions will improve to the extent that global buoyancy will […]

Crunch Time: The Caribbean in 2012

LaRocque told he gets an institution with an ambitious agenda BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, AUGUST 15TH 2011 CARICOM Chairman, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has told the region’s top civil servant that he has been bequeathed an institution with an ambitious agenda whose scope is […]

PM Douglas Installs New CARICOM Secretary General

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, The agenda has been set by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council of Ministers for the Thirty-Second Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads scheduled for St. Kitts and Nevis in July, which will be chaired by St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.

Agenda Set For CARICOM Heads Meeting to Be Held In ...

The following is an excerpt from the Eleventh Sir Archibald Nedd Memorial Lecture, given by Sir Shridath Ramphal. As a history lesson it fits well in the month we celebrate History and Heritage, more importantly it should serve to spur us to action. By Sir Shridath Ramphal It was here […]


By Sir Ronald Sanders The New Year started with a great deal of frustration being publicly expressed over the Caribbean regional integration project which, this year, will have been in construction for forty-three years. Other integration efforts, such as the European Union (EU), which began after the Caribbean Community and […]


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