Trinidad and Tobago’s Foreign Minister Winston Dookeran had been invited to Kingston for talks by Nicholson after Port of Spain had refused entry to 13 Jamaican nationals last month that had escalated into a threat of a trade war between the two CARICOM members.
By Kevin Edmonds
Given the current controversy surrounding the extent of the U.S. drone program and targeted killings, it is important to revisit that in the summer of 2012, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency announced
By Samuel Oakford Reprint
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 2013 (IPS) – On May 23, shortly after wrapping up negotiations on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) 958- million-dollar loan – its second in three years – to keep Jamaica out of default, the fund’s mission chief in the country, Jan Kees Martijn, set out to visit Croydon, a former plantation settlement in the mountainous northwest of the island.
By Sir Ronald Sanders
Seemingly concerned about offending the principles of “non-interference in the internal affairs of States” and the “sovereignty” of States, the ten Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that are members of the 53-nation Commonwealth have not spoken out in condemnation of the government of Sri Lanka which the UN Secretary-General’s Expert Panel said is guilty of war crimes, particularly the systematic killing of as many as 40,000 Tamil civilians including women and children in 2009.
By Samuel Oakford Reprint
On May 23, shortly after wrapping up negotiations on the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) 958- million-dollar loan – its second in three years – to keep Jamaica out of default, the fund’s mission chief in the country…
By Desmond Brown Reprint
KINGSTOWN, Nov 12 2013 (IPS) – Weary of sky-high electricity prices, St. Vincent is following in the footsteps of another, decidedly un-tropical island nearly 4,000 miles away in its quest to harness clean geothermal power.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday November 8, 2013, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) trade ministers began a two-day meeting here with a call for the region to energize its external trade policy and explore opportunities in South America as well as deepen trade and investment relations with the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Group.
Sir Ronald Sanders BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday October 10, 2013 – For years nationals of the 15 nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have complained of the discrimination they’ve experienced at the border controls of each other’s countries. This discrimination has ranged in many cases from extensive questioning before being allowed entry for a limited period, to arbitrary refusal of entry and immediate expulsion.
By Myriam J. A. Chancy The implications of the ruling of September 23 by the Constitutional Tribunal of the Dominican Republic, stripping citizenship from the offspring of non-resident Haitians born in the Dominican Republic, where nationality is conferred “jus soli,” by place of birth, are only beginning to be understood by the international community with the OAS, Amnesty International, and the governments of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, St. Vincent and…