March 27, 2017

The Unfinished Work of Maurice Bishop, by Peter Binose

Here is an extract of the last chapter in Peter Binose’s unpublished book about Maurice Bishop. I am not sure when Peter actually wrote this because he started the book in 2004 and I believe but am not sure finished it in 2010. I thank his family for allowing me to publish this and I […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Alternative facts and undisclosed sources in Citizenship by Investment

By Sir Ronald Sanders From The Sun Dominica The Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), operated by many countries in the world, including the US, Spain, Switzerland, Malta and Portugal to name a few, is particularly misrepresented in relation to the small countries in the Eastern Caribbean. At the outset, I make it clear that this […]

David Jessop: The coming trade disorder

By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner A few days ago, an astute observer of the United States political scene told me: “Watch what the new administration and Congress does, not what the President tweets. That is the secret of understanding future US policy,” she said. If this is correct, the Caribbean should ignore the noise […]

The View from Europe: Tourism is vital to the Caribbean economy

By David Jessop From Guyanese Online David Jessop “Tourism is a vital sector to the economies of member states.” So said Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government in the communiqué that followed their recent inter-sessional meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. Taken at face value the statement is unremarkable, even obvious; but the language chosen, its inclusion, […]

Trump’s America – episode #6 – good news, fake news

By Arthur Piccolo From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 24, 2017: Thank you Donald Trump. Yes I did say it! It is GOOD news …  FAKE news has entered the popular lexicon. It should stay there forever. It’s about time. FAKE news is always on our minds. FAKE news has existed since […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The future of financial services in the Caribbean – Part 2

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now A presentation by Sir Ronald Sanders on Friday, February 17, 2017, at a conference organised by Goethals Consulting Corp in Panama on “Widening the Pathways to Open Societies” When, as ambassador of my country to the US, I pointed out to the Commissioner of the US Inland […]

Canada’s role in ‘snow washing’ money to evade taxes

By Martin Kenney From Our Windsor Ca Mossack Fonseca’s office in the British Virgin Islands drew global attention, but the offshore financial centres in Cayman, Scotland, Canada and most notably in the U.S. are not perfect either Canadians should be concerned that our good name is being used to add credibility to companies and individuals […]

Pat Kreitlow: It’s good to be back home [from the Cayman Islands]

By Keith O’Donnell From The Chippewa Herald It’s nice to be back home in western Wisconsin after three years living in another country. Yes, even at this time of year. Sharry and I have enjoyed collecting the double-takes from people surprised to see us back on the tundra after three years in the Caribbean. We […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Transparency vital in passport and residence programmes

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Observer The global US television company, Cable News Network (CNN), broadcast the first part of a programme on February 8, 2017 alleging the sale of Venezuelan passports to Iraqis and others through the country’s embassy in Baghdad. The programme suggested that it is possible that terrorists might have been […]

The new Caribbean Patent Convention and Caricom stasis

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