December 11, 2019

Maples Group appoints new Managing Partner (Heidi de Vries) to its law firm in London

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he Maples Group’s law firm, Maples and Calder, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi de Vries as the Managing Partner of its London office. Heidi will take office on 1 December 2019, succeeding Paul Govier who is retiring from the firm. Paul joined the firm 17 years ago and will continue to support […]

Sanders: Boris Johnson’s can of worms

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From The Caribbean WASHINGTON, United States, Monday July 29, 2019 – There were echoes of US President Donald Trump’s famous campaign slogan, “Make America great again”, in the first parliamentary statement of Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson: “Our mission”, Mr. Johnson declared, is “making this country the greatest place on earth”. As […]

Give us our birdman back! Jamaican government demands return of two Caribbean sculptures that have been in London for more than 200 years

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By Henry Goodwin From Daily Mail UK The sculptures depict a rain god and a birdman and are both around 3ft tall Both carvings, thought to have been made by the Taino people, are at the British Museum Jamaica’s culture minister said they are ‘priceless’ and ‘significant to the story of Jamaica’ Jamaica is demanding the return of a pair […]

Mustique – fit for Duke & Duchess

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ROYAL TREATMENT: Kate and William vacation at $43,400-a-week Caribbean villa POSTMEDIA NEWS From Windsor Star The summer private getaway cost an estimated $90,000. The villa they stayed at — Antilles — is the newest on the island and has five bedrooms, an open dining pavilion, infinity pool, jacuzzi and a spectacular ocean view. The household […]

Is Caribbean politics the old politics in a new jacket?

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now The advent of independence for Caribbean states was one of hope and great expectations for its citizens. It was believed independence would solve the lagging issues of emancipation and colonial rule, and promote economic and social development, cultural consciousness, and a sense of nationhood and national sovereignty. But […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Making a difference – the example of António Guterres |

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Jouvert Radio WASHINGTON, United States, Friday July 5, 2019 – In his threeand a half years as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres has proved himself sensitive and alert to the difficulties confronting Caribbean states. He has been an example that Secretaries-General of other inter-governmental organisations would do well to […]

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, […]

Trump praises ‘extraordinary’ US-UK alliance on state visit

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From BBC US President Donald Trump has said the US and UK have the “greatest alliance the world has ever known”. In a news conference with Theresa May, he promised a “phenomenal” trade deal after the UK leaves the European Union, but added that “everything is on the table” – including the NHS. Mrs May […]

UK: Donald Trump praises ‘eternal friendship’ at state banquet

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From BBC President Donald Trump has praised the “eternal friendship” between the UK and US as he joined a state banquet at Buckingham Palace. The Queen said the countries were celebrating an alliance which had ensured the “safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades”. The president is in the UK for a three-day […]

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 […]