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Commentaries by Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders

Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own. Responses to: www.sirronaldsanders.com

The OAS dangerously in disarray

The OAS dangerously in disarray January 18, 2019 Over the last few days there has been a serious overreach by Luis Almagro of the authority he has as secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS). If Mr Almagro

January 18th, 2019|

National good over narrow interests in Guyana

National good over narrow interests in Guyana January 11, 2019 The president of Guyana, David Granger, and the opposition leader, Bharat Jagdeo, showed political maturity when they met on January 9 to try to resolve a constitutional crisis that

January 11th, 2019|

The Nicaragua government has gone too far

The Nicaragua government has gone too far December 28, 2018 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

December 28th, 2018|

Why silence about the climate conference in Poland?

Why silence about the climate conference in Poland? December 21, 2018 A statement may have been made by one or more of the Caribbean countries that attended the Conference of the Parties (COP) in Katowice, Poland, in early December

December 21st, 2018|

Scotiabank’s obligation for decades of profits

Scotiabank’s obligation for decades of profits December 14, 2018 A curious double standard is being applied by the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) by its decision to sell its operations in nine Caribbean countries to Republic Financial Holdings Limited

December 14th, 2018|

The Caribbean: Confronting its demons

The Caribbean: Confronting its demons December 7, 2018 Had the meeting of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week of December, it would

December 7th, 2018|

CARICOM must be active on Haiti

CARICOM must be active on Haiti November 30, 2018 Haiti continues to be an unsettled country politically. Demonstrations against successive governments have become almost normal, and so too, tragically, are the deaths associated with them. No one should be

November 30th, 2018|

Coping with the OECD reality

Coping with the OECD reality November 23, 2018 Demands of the rich man’s club, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), have once again created disarray in the Caribbean. It is a disarray to which Caribbean countries have

November 23rd, 2018|

Identity and dignity lost with the CCJ

Identity and dignity lost with the CCJ November 9, 2018 The referenda, held individually in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada, on replacing the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on November

November 9th, 2018|
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