May 26, 2018

Sir Ronald Sanders: Welcome Prince Charles by Royal wish and better sense

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By Sir Ronald Sanders For two and half years since Commonwealth Heads of Government met in Malta in 2015, the British Government had been anxious to ensure that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as Head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Indeed, lobbying for agreement on such a succession was already in play […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Commonwealth – What’s in it for small states?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Writing in the British Guardian newspaper on April 10, my colleague, Professor Phillip Murphy, the director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, recalled that for those who campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, “depicting the Commonwealth as a huge potential trading opportunity for the […]

OECS Foreign Ministers conclude successful fourth meeting of Council of Ministers – Foreign Affairs (COMFA)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 — On May 06, 2017 OECS Ministers of Foreign Affairs concluded yet another successful meeting of the Council of Ministers – Foreign affairs. The meeting was held in Nassau, the Bahamas under the Chairmanship of Senator the Hon. Francine Baron, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Commonwealth of Dominica, and involved […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Caribbean – Facing a fatal fate

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By Sir Ronald Sanders High-tide flooding is set to become an every-other-day affair in coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast of the United States of America by the year 2100. It will also fatally harm the countries of the Caribbean. As the level of the sea continues to rise, conditions […]

Data privacy tops Caribbean Internet Governance agenda

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By Gerard Best From Curacao Chronicle PARAMARIBO – Data privacy will be among the items topping the agenda at an upcoming Caribbean Internet Governance Forum to be held by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Suriname this month. The meeting is part of an effort by several Caribbean countries to establish and strengthen policies to ensure […]

New UK Interior Minister vows to resolve immigration scandal

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BY JILL LAWLESS, Associated PressFrom USA News Britain’s new interior minister is vowing to sort out an immigration scandal shaking the government, saying that as the child of immigrants he had been angered by the mistreatment of long-term residents from the Caribbean. LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new interior minister vowed Monday to sort out an […]

100 volunteers mobilized against plastic pollution in Anse-La-Raye, St-Lucia

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OECS Media release Thursday, April 26, 2018 — Over 100 volunteers gathered in the community of Anse-la-Raye, Saint-Lucia, on April 20 to participate in a major cleanup activity. The initiative was held in observance of World Earth Day celebrated on April 22 under the theme “a World Without Plastic”. The cleaning activity was organised by […]

Hub and Spokes Programme provides critical trade support to Caribbean economies

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By the CARICOM Secretariat From St kitts & Nevis Observer GREATER GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Caribbean development partners and beneficiaries of the Hub and Spokes Programme, an aid-for-trade initiative, began a regional planning workshop April 23–25 with appreciation of the programmes tangible impact on the ground. The workshop is being held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel […]

No surprise: Charles to succeed Queen as Commonwealth Head

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BY JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press From US News Heir to the British throne Prince Charles has been approved as the next head of the Commonwealth made up mostly of former colonies. LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another […]

World Earth Day : Cleanup Campaign to be held in Anse-La-Raye this week

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OECS Media release Thursday, April 19, 2018 — World Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22, 2018 under the theme “A World Without Plastic Pollution”. Hence, the Anse La Raye Disaster Committee in Collaboration with the OECS Environmental Sustainability Cluster, the New Zealand High Commission, the European Union, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated […]