Monday, January 20, 2020

Are you a time saver or a time waster?

We are a planet of time-saving and time-wasting fanatics. Remember the tale about the race between the tortoise and the hare? While the arrogant...

Extreme events are reversing development goals

By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General Cyclones in the Caribbean and Pacific, devastating bushfires in Australia, recurrent floods and droughts in Asia and Africa, increasingly bring...

China, the Caribbean and the West: serving whose interest?

By Sir Ronald Sanders Caribbean countries are being warned by the government of the United States of America (U.S.) and U.S. writers that they should...

A solution to myriad 2020 Appreciation Days

Around the globe, there are many national awareness days in any given month. Many of these bring awareness to health concerns and important issues. However,...

Contest for OAS Secretary-General: The Caribbean’s interest

By Sir Ronald Sanders The contest for the post of Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS) is now well and truly joined. The election...

Musings on 2020

By Sir Shridath Ramphal QC The Year 2000, we knew, began a new Millennium. It marked a measurable change. 2020 feels like the start of...

A weak, worn-out Caribbean will not serve its people in 2020

By Sir Ronald Sanders As 2019 ends and the new year dawns, the world faces a troubling period of uncertainty. This precariousness will affect international...

CARICOM finds its winning voice

By Sir Ronald Sanders It is a valid criticism of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that they have more often failed than succeeded in coordinating...

Withdrawal of Canadian banks: opportunity to remedy, not repeat mistakes

By Sir Ronald Sanders The untidy and muddled way in which Canadian banks are withdrawing from the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean is a direct...

Foreign and local investment: fairness for all

By Sir Ronald Sanders There has always been tension between encouraging foreign investment and promoting local entrepreneurship. In many countries, local businesses are expected to...