November 29, 2020

Caribbean baroness again attempts to suppress freedom of the press

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From Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England — Last year, the Commonwealth secretary general, Dominica-born Baroness Patricia Scotland, filed a complaint over online coverage about her by London’s Mail on Sunday (MoS) with Britain’s Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The IPSO advised all parties to “preserve confidentiality” of the complaint with nothing more published or […]

Dominica baroness a regional embarrassment, says Antigua PM

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From Caribbean News Now LONDON, England — Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has described reports of profligate misspending and wastage by Commonwealth secretary general, Dominican-born Baroness Patricia Scotland, as an embarrassment to the Caribbean. Browne said that, instead of bringing benefits to the region, she brought shame, the Antigua Observer reported. He said […]

Catholic Order disowns honours awards to Caribbean leaders

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From Caribbean News Now MADRID, Spain — In a press statement on Saturday, the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, a Catholic institution based in Spain, disowned what it described as the purported exchanges of decorations between the Constantinian Order and certain Caribbean states, which have been extensively reported in recent weeks by Caribbean […]

Commonwealth’s new boss is spending appalling amounts of public money

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By Guy Adams For Daily Mail UK Fit for public office? Dubbed Baroness Shameless for cosy links with evil tyrannies, the Commonwealth’s new boss is spending appalling amounts of public money self-promoting herself and chums Baroness Scotland of Asthal is head of body that runs the Commonwealth Labour peer added friends and political allies to […]

The Editor Speaks: From an outsider

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I am very much an outsider. I look on, mostly. At one point in my life I was on the inside but I was uncomfortable with that position. I have found by observing, listening, and allowing my nose to twitch I am more qualified to come up with a correct opinion than “being in the […]

On making a mockery of regionalism

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From Barbados Today The coordination of foreign policy among member states was one of the principal reasons for establishing the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) back in 1973. The founding fathers felt that by arriving at common positions and speaking with a single voice on the world stage, they would be much more effective and achieve greater […]

Congratulations pour in from around the Caribbean for New Commonwealth Secretary General

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From WINN St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Congratulations poured in from around the Caribbean for the newly elected Dominican-born Commonwealth Secretary General Designate Baroness Patricia Scotland. Though CARICOM members had been unable to agree on a single candidate for the position and had fielded two: Baroness Scotland and Sir Ronald Saunders, once the announcement was […]

The Commonwealth’s battle for relevance

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By Kayode Soyinka from Jamaica Observer Where is the Commonwealth these days? The multi-lateral organisation of nations who are bound together by a similar colonial past, as colonies under British rule, has lost its sparkle and it’s rarely heard of these days. It led the way in the 1970s and 1980s in galvanising international interest […]

Dominica confuses and embarrasses CARICOM

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — The insistence by the government of Dominica to sponsor the candidacy of a sitting member of the British parliament and former minister in the British government for the post of Commonwealth secretary-general when the office comes up for election in November 2015 is causing confusion and embarrassment […]