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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL 17 October 2012 Poverty is easy to denounce but difficult to combat. Those suffering from hunger, want and indignity need more than sympathetic words; they need concrete support. We mark this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at a time of economic austerity in many countries. […]

MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ERADICATION OF POVERTY


By Sir Ronald Sanders Except Haiti, all the Caribbean countries that are members of the 79-member African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group are in danger of losing the level of aid they receive from the European Union (EU) under a differentiated approach being considered by the European Commission. The differentiated […]

Cutting EU Aid Should Be Resisted, But Begging Bowl Not ...


PRESS RELEASE On April 14 and 15, 2012, the 34 Heads of State and Government of the Americas will meet in Cartagena, Colombia, for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, to discuss a number of critical issues affecting the citizens of the Hemisphere. The leaders will be guided in their […]

Sixth Summit of the Americas



By Sir Ronald Sanders The countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), with the exception of Guyana and Suriname, are each experiencing severe decline in their economies. The small Leeward and Windward Islands are worst affected, and so too is Barbados. Governments are struggling to find ways in […]

Where are Businesses in Caribbean Business?



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By Orita Bailey EARTH DAY, the brain child of US senator Gaylord Nelson, who was disillusioned and disappointed by the lack of government action to protect the environment from industrial pollution and exploitation of the environment, is 40 years old. EARTH DAY has been celebrated on the 22 April since […]

40th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY