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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

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?

Three years on, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) single trading market seems mired in stagnation. The single market was launched in January 2006 and lauded as the vehicle to propel economies of member countries into a competitive era. But these days, it seems bogged down in recriminations and many have started […]

Single-Minded About Single Market?

NEWS RELEASE Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Basseterre, St.Kitts ECCU 2008 ECONOMIC REVIEW Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Sir K. Dwight Venner will present the 2008 Economic Review of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) on 29 January 2009 at 8:00 p.m. The review will be broadcast simultaneously […]


Why the need for the CRNM? In the mid 1980’s it became clear to the leaders of Caribbean Governments that external trade negotiations were going to be extremely important in helping the region adjust to the challenges of the changing international environment. It was also apparent that these negotiations were […]

Understanding The CRNM: Its Function, Structure And Mandate