July 18, 2019

Sir Ronald Sanders: Making a difference – the example of António Guterres |

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jouvert Radio WASHINGTON, United States, Friday July 5, 2019 – In his threeand a half years as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres has proved himself sensitive and alert to the difficulties confronting Caribbean states. He has been an example that Secretaries-General of other inter-governmental organisations would do well to […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: St Vincent on the UN Security Council – More valuable than coin

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Make no mistake about it, the election of St Vincent and the Grenadines – one of the world’s smallest states – to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is both an important and timely event. The election, primarily by the world’s developing states, […]

Trump praises ‘extraordinary’ US-UK alliance on state visit

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From BBC US President Donald Trump has said the US and UK have the “greatest alliance the world has ever known”. In a news conference with Theresa May, he promised a “phenomenal” trade deal after the UK leaves the European Union, but added that “everything is on the table” – including the NHS. Mrs May […]

UK: Donald Trump praises ‘eternal friendship’ at state banquet

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From BBC President Donald Trump has praised the “eternal friendship” between the UK and US as he joined a state banquet at Buckingham Palace. The Queen said the countries were celebrating an alliance which had ensured the “safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades”. The president is in the UK for a three-day […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Edward Seaga – A Caribbean enigma

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By Sir Ronald Sanders from Caribbean News Now Edward Seaga was a great Jamaican patriot well deserving of the many tributes that have been paid to him concerning his devoted service to his country.  But, he was not a regionalist and his tenure as Prime Minister of Jamaica, from 1980 to 1989, contributed to the deceleration […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Brown and Mottley – Shapers of the regional future

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Prime Ministers Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda and Mia Mottley of Barbados are two of the Caribbean’s young and dynamic leaders, both workaholics with clear and determined visions for the betterment of their countries. Each of them is a committed regionalist, notwithstanding insinuations to the contrary […]

Pooling resources and sharing strategies at the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference

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Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference to be held in Barbados, 27 May – 1 June 2019 Hundreds of participants from more than 35 countries and territories will meet at the Understanding Risk Caribbean Conference in Barbados, at the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, from May 27th to June the 1st 2019. […]

Cayman Islands Premier begins meetings in London

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LONDON – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin met separately on Wednesday with Ben Wallace, Minister of State for the Home Office and Ben Merrick, Director of the Overseas Territories Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Accompanying Premier McLaughlin was Chief Officer Eric Bush of the Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs, and […]

Five OECS social entrepreneurs nominated for participation at the One Young World Summit 2019

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019 — As part of the OECS Commission’s commitment to drive youth development in the region, it has become a nominating agency for the One Young World (OYW) Summit held in London, United Kingdom, from 22 – 25 October 2019. This Summit seeks to encourage peer to peer learning, mentorship by leading figures in various sectors […]

Caribbean: in no one’s backyard

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Barbados Today P.J. Patterson, the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, recently observed to an attentive audience in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, that: “We of the Caribbean should never allow our strategy to be dictated or determined by anyone else”, adding that “we live in no one’s […]