June 29, 2022

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, […]

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: The US and the Caribbean: a mutuality of interests

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Antigua Observer Once again, I have drawn attention to the danger posed to countries of the Caribbean by the withdrawal of correspondent banking relations (CBRs) from regional banks by global banks in the US. As lead speaker at the Opening of a Legislative Forum in the US House of Representatives […]

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 […]