September 16, 2021

Mexican President proposes replacing OAS with new Institution

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From Bloomberg Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador proposed on Saturday replacing the Washington-based Organization of American States with what he called a more independent institution. “The substitution of the OAS can’t be ruled out for a truly autonomous organization — not a servant to anyone, but a mediator,” Lopez Obrador, commonly known as AMLO, […]

Sanders assumed charge of OAS presidency for the second time

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From Associates Times Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the OAS, Sir Ronald Sanders, has once again assumed the Presidency of the Permanent Council of the OAS Organisation. Antigua and Barbuda: Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the OAS, Sir Ronald Sanders, has once again assumed the Presidency of the Permanent Council of the OAS Organisation. This […]

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles calls on the OAS for coordinated investment in the Caribbean.

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The UWI Regional Headquarters Jamaica. Thursday, April 15, 2021. — Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor Hilary Beckles has called on the Organization of American States (OAS) for coordinated, organized global investment in the Caribbean.  Speaking during an open dialogue with Secretary General of the OAS, His Excellency Luis Almagro on April […]

Antigua, SVG nominate Ecuadorian diplomat for OAS secretary general

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the Organisation of American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, disclosed on Friday that Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have nominated Ecuadorian diplomat Maria Fernanda Espinosa for the post of Secretary-General of the OAS and that he has submitted […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: OAS should promote systemic change in Haiti not an external agenda

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer In what is increasingly becoming a pattern of ignoring established procedures and authority in the Organisation of American States (OAS), a delegation went to troubled Haiti on June 19 without any discussion or mandate by the Permanent Council, the organ responsible for making and overseeing policy between General […]

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, […]

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 […]

OAS, Telefónica and Fundación ProFuturo signs ICT agreements with Latin American and the Caribbean

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From Caribbean News Now GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States (OAS), Telefónica, and Fundación ProFuturo recently signed two agreements to promote digital inclusion and education in the region, as part of the commitments made in the framework of the TIC 2030 Alliance. The agreement signed with ProFuturo […]

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 […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: CARICOM must unify to resist imposition of OAS boss

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer Readers of this commentary, particularly those in small countries, might wonder why they should be concerned about who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of any multilateral or international organisation. It could be claimed that the disposition of the person holding such an office is far removed from the […]