January 26, 2020

Sir Ronald Sanders: Overcoming fear- Key to Belize’s future

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now In the introduction to his quite remarkable new book on the long-running Guatemalan claim to Belize, the author, Assad Shoman, makes the riveting comment that “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts”. He is right to make this statement because protagonists […]

Belize opposition embraces ICJ referendum over Guatemala claim

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By Youri Kemp From Caribbean News Now a BELIZE CITY, Belize — Opposition People’s United Party (PUP) officials met last week in Belize City to discuss several national issues, including the national referendum slated for April 10, 2019, on whether or not Belize should participate in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) dispute resolution over […]

Guyana to ask court for Venezuela border ruling

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BY BERT WILKINSON From Caribbean Life Guyana’s government will ask the World Court in The Netherlands to rule that an 1899 demarcation of borders with neighboring Venezuela is valid and final after Venezuelan authorities refused to allow the court to hear the case, saying it does not have the right or legal jurisdiction to do […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Ending 50 years of Venezuela and Guyana contention

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By Sir Ronald Sanders The decision by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to refer the 51-year old contention between Guyana-Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should be welcomed by all nations, particularly those in Latin America and the Caribbean. The peaceful settlement of disputes is vital to the economic progress and social stability […]

Venezuela must respect Guyana’s sovereign, territorial integrity

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By Albert Baldeo From Caribbean Life “We are a peaceful people…Struggle as we struggle…And we don’t look for trouble…Just ask around, But when outside faces…From foreign places…Talk about taking over…We ain’t backing down, We ain’t giving up no mountains…We ain’t giving up no tree…We ain’t giving up no river…That belongs to we; Not one blue […]

OPINION: Japan’s yen for whales blown

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean 360 Many Caribbean environmental groups that participated in the struggle to get their own governments not to support Japan will feel vindicated by the ICJ decision says Sir Ronald Sanders. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday April 3, 2014 – It’s not often that, apart from funerals, grown men are seen to […]