June 17, 2021

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Caribbean – Confronting its demons

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Had the meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week of December, it would have been a week to celebrate. But, it was also a week when global emissions of […]

The View From Europe: Only outcomes that improve lives will demonstrate that CSME matters

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now Most in the political class say that what drives them to seek high office is a desire for change in ways that will improve lives. However, in power too many become remote, caught in the web woven by bureaucrats, foreign powers or their colleagues, allow themselves to be […]

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: Caricom skin in the Haiti game

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From jamaica Observer Haiti’s current fiscal problems that led to four days of riots, setting back the country’s already fragile economic and political stability, have implications for Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) countries that cannot be ignored. If economic and social conditions continue to deteriorate the flight of Haitians seeking […]

The View From Europe: Time for honesty about the future of the CSME

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate In the coming days, CARICOM Heads of Government will meet in Montego Bay. There they will hold a special session on the future of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). They will also consider the recommendations contained in the Golding report, which was published earlier this year. As […]

Barbados Opposition pleads with Jamaica

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Jamaica “Hold strain,” is the plea of Barbados Opposition Leader Mia Mottley to Jamaican Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, regarding news that Jamaica may soon leave the economic segment of CARICOM. The Jamaican government is now considering a recommendation, of a Commission led by former prime minister Bruce Golding, that the island […]

New Year’s Message from incoming Chairman of the Caribbean Community His Excellency Jovenel Moise President of the Republic of Haiti

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2018 dawns for the Caribbean Community, with the prospect of seizing an opportunity out of a crisis. As we begin the rebuilding process after the devastating hurricanes of last September, as well Hurricane Matthew, which pounded the region on October 3-4 , 2016, we do so with the aim of creating the first climate resilient […]

OECS and CARICOM to hold joint session in support of OECS Competition Authority

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On November 24, 2017 the Commissioners of the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) will convene a meeting at the Coco Resort in St. Lucia. On the Agenda is a joint session with the OECS Commission to support the establishment of an OECS Competition Authority. Article 170(2) of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC) requires every Member […]

The View from Europe: Who will reform CARICOM?

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now There is a pervasive view within and beyond the Caribbean that the regional integration process is foundering, and that its progress is being held back by an absence of political compromise and a failing bureaucracy. The outcome of the recently held Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government meeting […]

CARICOM Communiqué July 2017

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The following communiqué was issued at the conclusion of the 38th Regional Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, July 4 to 6 at Grand Anse, Grenada. The Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Grand Anse, Grenada, […]