March 5, 2021

Int’l trade policy issues involving Jamaica and Caribbean partners

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BY Elizabeth Morgan From Jamaica Observer As we come to the end of 2018, I wish to provide an update on the international trade policy issues involving Jamaica and Caribbean partners: 1. Caricom/Caribbean Single Market and Economy The special meeting of Caricom heads of government held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, December 3-4, adopted […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: How beneficial was the Caricom leaders’ meeting?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Observer This week, the Washington-based publication Latin American Advisor sought responses from me, and others considered knowledgeable on Caribbean affairs, to three questions regarding the recently held Caricom heads of government meeting in Jamaica. For the benefit of readers of this column I provide more detailed answers to the […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: For a change – Welcome World Bank advice

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Attending a World Bank meeting on April 16, I was shocked to hear a senior official of the organization say that, in addressing fiscal deficits, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries should not make “shock adjustments”. This advice is contrary to the traditional prescriptions handed out by the twin international financial […]

Jamaica: Prime Minister tables report on CARICOM

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By Latonya Linton Ffom JIS Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, tabled a copy of the Report of the Commission to Review Jamaica’s Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks in the House of Representatives, yesterday (February 6). The report includes 33 recommendations, and has been presented against the background of the […]