November 13, 2019

China wants to make the tech behind its supercomputers, drones, and rocket simulators harder to steal

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By Rosie Perper From Business Insider China’s military has spoken out in protection of the country’s military and technological innovations by suggesting the country tighten its control over its intellectual property.  The military suggested that China needed to create intellectual property rights barriers over its technological developments, like supercomputers, drones, dredgers, and rocket launch simulation […]

WTO talks collapse, Caribbean disappointed

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From Nation News BUENOS AIRES – Caribbean countries have expressed disappointment at the collapse of talks towards a final outcome document at the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). “The reality is that we’ve had countries take entrenched positions, and unless we are prepared to be flexible, we will not come […]

CARICOM-Cuba Summit agrees to stronger development, trade and economic cooperation

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From CARICOM Stronger cooperation in disaster risk management and in climate change adaptation and mitigation is among the major decisions of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit, held in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday 8 December 2017. Strengthening ties on this very topical and critical issue for both sides was underlined by the signing of an MOU […]

Why hurricane-ravaged Barbuda desperately wants to resolve a dispute over U.S. online gambling Barbuda inhabited after Hurricane Irma

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By Ann M. Simmons From Los Angeles Times As the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Irma, the tiny islands are demanding that the United States settle a long simmering trade dispute that could provide them with millions of dollars for recovery. The conflict revolves around the U.S. government’s campaign […]

Antigua not letting US ‘off the hook’ in WTO case

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From Jamaica Observer GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — The Antigua and Barbuda government says it has no intention of letting the United States “off the hook” for its internationally-binding obligation to allow internet gaming into the country until fair compensation is paid for the 14 years of damage done to the island’s economy. Antigua and Barbuda’s […]

David Jessop: The coming trade disorder

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner A few days ago, an astute observer of the United States political scene told me: “Watch what the new administration and Congress does, not what the President tweets. That is the secret of understanding future US policy,” she said. If this is correct, the Caribbean should ignore the noise […]

Internet Gaming: The US-Antigua and Barbuda contention

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now For over 12 years, the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United States have been involved in a contention over an award by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in favour of Antigua and Barbuda over internet gaming. In March 2004, an arbitration panel set up by […]

Common rules (not rates) should be the answer to tax competition in the EU

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By Peter Dietsch From Social Europe Tax avoidance is a key problem for European countries, with the EU taking several steps to try and limit the ability of businesses to shift their profits to low-tax jurisdictions. Peter Dietsch writes on the nature of the problem and what can be done to tackle it. He argues […]

No Caribbean appetite for a rum fight

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday August 7, 2014 – It is alarming that Barbados’ Ambassador to the United States, John Beale, has publicly stated that CARICOM (the 15-nation Caribbean Community) is “inactive” and needs to take a position on the issue of Caribbean rums being wiped-out of the US market. Inactivity […]

Caribbean pressures US to resolve Antigua gambling dispute

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From Caribbean360 WASHINGTON D.C., United States, Friday May 23, 2014, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has once again appealed to the United States to honour the first ruling issued by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in favour of Antigua and Barbuda in relation to US legislation on online gambling, according to reports here. CARICOM’s […]