September 22, 2023

Sir Ronald Sanders withdraws from OAS Working Group on Haiti

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Sir Ronald Sanders, in a TWEET, said on Feb 28, “With regret to the Haitian people, I have withdrawn from the OAS Working Group on Haiti both as a member and nominee by 13 of 14 CARICOM countries to be Chair of the Group. Below is my official notice to CARICOM and other Ambassadors who […]

Sanders: Abolition of works permits – An example for regional integration

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By Sir Ronald Sanders  It has been interesting to read the responses in editorials and opinions in some regional media, concerning the decision by the two main political parties in Antigua and Barbuda to abolish work permits for nationals of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries and the Dominican Republic. The significant thing in the editorials and […]

Ronald Sanders | US mid-term elections: a defining moment for the world

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From The Gleaner Democracy is at stake in the country that proclaims itself as the world’s bastion of democracy.  That is the judgement of no less a person than the President of the United States of America (US), Joseph Biden Jr, who made this riveting statement on November 2 in Washington, DC.  Biden cited several […]

Antigua and Barbuda diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders says the OAS is broke and broken

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By CMC NEWS From Caribbean National Weekly Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the Organisation American States (OAS), Sir Ronald Sanders, says a financial situation is forcing the hemispheric body to be unable to conduct “a mountain of mandates” as well as face an exodus of staff “seeking better security elsewhere.” Sir Ronald, addressing the 52nd Regular […]

Sanders: The world will pay a high price for Russian aggression

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From St. Kitts & Nevis Observer The invasion by the Russian Federation  of the sovereign state of Ukraine has been roundly condemned by most countries of the world. However, Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, announced his support of it.  Had President Maduro stopped short at his statement that: “We repudiate and reject […]

SANDERS: Barbados’ Republican status is not a yen for pieces of silver

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From MENAFN By Sir Ronald Sanders Among the most nonsensical statements uttered by a British Parliamentarian and repeated in the British newspaper, The Sunday Times, is that Barbados will become a Republic at the dictation of the Government of the People’s Republic of China. The unvarnished truth is that within the next decade all of […]

SANDERS: Leaders of smaller islands stand up amid climate destruction and unkept promises

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Gleaner COP26 in Glasgow offered no hope to small island states which continue to face destruction and extinction. COP26 was always going to be nothing but a theatrical performance, well-choreographed by the world’s industrialized nations that want to give the impression that they are actually taking strong and enforceable […]

SANDERS: CARICOM cannot abandon Haiti despite the president’s failure to respond to offers

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Haiti is in turmoil again. This time the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) cannot be criticised for inaction, but questions must be asked about others in the hemispheric community who have been silent about the political and humanitarian situation in the country.  For instance, apart from an unusually vague statement issued […]

Commentary: OAS – Handmaiden to the tyranny of a minority

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By Sir Ronald Sanders There have been many ignominious moments at the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) and many farcical decisions made, but they pale in significance when compared with the events of Wednesday, 11 September 2019. On that day 11 countries, accompanied by the illegitimate representative of the self-proclaimed “Interim […]

A&B, Kosovo establish diplomatic relations, abolish visa requirements

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From Antigua Observer The governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Kosovo yesterday signed agreements to simultaneously establish diplomatic relations and abolish visa requirements between the two countries. The agreements were signed in Washington, DC by the Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Ronald Sanders, and the Republic of Kosovo’s Ambassador, Vlora Citaku, […]