November 19, 2019

Sir Ronald Sanders: Respect Rule of Law Internationally

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jouvertradio The United States of America, Canada and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean together share the deeply-held values of democracy and human rights more than the majority of other countries in the Western hemisphere. The long history of slavery and indentured bondage in the English-speaking Caribbean, linked to the […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Education strengthening relationship with University of West Indies

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From the Cayman Islands Education Ministry Minister for Education, Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly and officials from the Ministry recently met with Mrs. Andrea McNish, Chief Financial Officer of the University of West Indies (UWI), to continue discussions about the funding of the Cayman Islands Open Campus site and how UWI can support the Ministry’s vision for […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Nicaragua Government has gone too far

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Observer The English-speaking Caribbean has just emerged from a season manifesting the spirit, intrinsic to Christmas, of ‘peace on earth and goodwill to all’. Not even the no-confidence vote that was carried against the A Partnership for National Unity-Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Coalition Government in Guyana, on Friday, December 21, […]

Amnesty International: English-speaking Caribbean – time to make the death penalty history

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From Amnesty International Ten years ago, on 19 December 2008, the authorities of Saint Kitts and Nevis carried out what was to become the last execution in the Americas, outside the USA. This anniversary, which follows on from the observance on 2 November of 25 years since a key judicial decision that put a brake […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The Nicaragua Government has gone too far

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jamaica Observer The English-speaking Caribbean has just emerged from a season manifesting the spirit, intrinsic to Christmas, of ‘peace on earth and goodwill to all’. Not even the no-confidence vote that was carried against the A Partnership for National Unity-Alliance for Change (APNU-AFC) Coalition Government in Guyana, on Friday, December 21, […]

The OAS should get a Caribbean Secretary-General

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From caribbean360 WASHINGTON, United States, Friday November 2, 2018 – It’s time for a Caribbean Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States. Over the last 70 years, since its formation, the OAS has had 10 Secretaries-General and one Acting Secretary-General. None have come from the Caribbean even though Caribbean countries started […]

Caribbean Tourism: Complacency puts Caribbean people and economies at risk

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By Erik Grimaldi From World Tourism Wire Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Hugh Riley has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, stating to do otherwise would put the people and regional economies at risk. Speaking in Paris, France, during a discussion organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]

Caribbean can look beyond UK market

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By Lyndon Mukasa From Voice online UK The future of the Caribbean’s trade relationship with Britain post-Brexit still remains uncertain. But could trade with other developing nations be the answer for the region? In the latest of a series looking at the impact of Brexit IN MY article Will Brexit be good for the Caribbean? […]

UWI Open Campus making mark on Caribbean higher education

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By Judith A. Hunter From JIS Story Highlights Described as the best kept secret in Jamaica and the English-speaking Caribbean, the 10-year-old University of the West Indies Open Campus (UWIOC) has been quietly making an indelible mark on the region’s tertiary-education landscape. Its precursor, the Extra Mural Campus, was established in 1948, the same year […]

Caribbean’s Hilary Beckles to Europe: ‘Clean Up Colonial Mess’

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From TeleSUR Sir Hilary Beckles, the vice-chancellor of the UWI and chairman of the Reparations Committee, argued that the visages of slavery are still current and active. Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Reparations Commission has urged European governments and their institutions to come back to the region to help participate in […]