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COMMENTARY   By Sir Ronald Sanders   (The writer is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US; he has served as Ambassador to the EU and the WTO and High Commissioner to the UK)       The 12 English-speaking independent countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have at the […]

BREXIT creates EU-Britain nightmare for the Caribbean


PRESS RELEASE Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell Prime Minister of Grenada Fellow citizens of the Member States of the OECS, I bring you greetings in my capacity as Chairman of the OECS on the occasion of the 35th Anniversary of our Organisation. Every year on June 18th we commemorate […]

OECS DAY ADDRESS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE OECS AUTHORITY


  35th Anniversary Speech by Director General of the OECS H.E. Dr. Didacus Jules   Fellow Citizens of the OECS,   On 18th June 1981, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States was formed with the signing of the Treaty of Basseterre by leaders of the Eastern Caribbean who represented a […]

ACCELERATE THE AGENDA FOR REGIONAL INTEGRATION




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


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?



BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JULY 21ST 2011 (CUOPM) – Chairman of the Caribbean Community, St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas Thursday announced that His Excellency Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has been selected to serve as the seventh Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) by the Heads of […]

Dominican Irwin LaRocque Named New Secretary General of CARICOM


By Russell Williams On Sat. 11th June, the Caribbean Association of Industry & Commerce (CAIC) 6th Annual Conference was held in St. Kitts-Nevis This was the first time I attended a CAIC conference, but within a half hour I was already experiencing a sense of deja vue. Once again it […]

Caribbean Association of Industry & Commerce (CAIC) 6th Annual Conference ...


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 […]

CARICOM or CARI-GONE?



GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) The 30th Heads of Government Conference of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which was expected to be contentious, with migration and intra-regional trade rows threatening to disrupt the discussions, ended last evening with significant progress being made in several areas. Global Economic and Financial Crisis Recognizing that several […]

Important CARICOM Heads of Government Conference Achieves Significant Progress


In a few weeks time the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will attend the Summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Since his inauguration, expectations have been rising about a new US relationship with the Caribbean. Sadly, there is in this a large measure of wishful thinking. While […]

The US and The Caribbean


Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS): CARICOM's concerns regarding the effects of the current global economic crisis on the region are to be conveyed to G-20 Leaders, prior to their summit in London next month, Prime Minister Bruce Golding, confirmed on Monday. Golding was speaking to JIS News […]

CARICOM To Pursue Economic Concerns With G-20 and UN