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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly -Mr Trump And The Caribbean

LONDON, England -- Globalisation touches us all. Its reach extends far beyond economic issues. It has in just a few decades made industries, markets, cultures, policy-making and criminality interconnected in ways previously unknown. As global...

2016 The Year To Consider The Importance Of Tourism

LONDON, England -- Some years ago, when the banana wars were at their height, the issue for Europe was diversification. Then, the world was very different, the scope of what was possible was limited, and the services sector was not much thought...

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LONDON, England -- Imagine this. You, a partner or family member is working overseas. You have been sending money home to support an aging relative or to make a regular payment on a mortgage. You go to the Caribbean money transfer business that you...

Clarity And Action Needed On Corruption

LONDON, England -- In September a special summit of the United Nations General Assembly held in New York saw 193 nations agree to seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Their objective was to establish a set of principles that up to 2030...

New Air Routes And Caribbean Connectivity

LONDON, England -- Air China has confirmed that it will inaugurate a Beijing to Havana air service on December 27.

The Caribbean Is Not Immune

LONDON, England -- The sensitive subject of terrorism in a Caribbean context is a matter this column has addressed before with some caution. However, following recent events in Europe it is clear that it is an issue that now needs to be taken more...

The Drivers Of The Region's Future

LONDON, England -- In geopolitics it is the long game that matters. It is therefore not surprising that Guyana’s President, David Grainger, and Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro met separately in Riyadh with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin...

Context Is Everything -Venezuela’s Changing Caribbean Approach

LONDON, England -- As with so much in politics it is often what is not seen, said or fully understood that drives events.

How Much Does Europe Matter

LONDON, England -- In the last few weeks the European Commission (EC) has made available two discussion documents that will change Europe’s future relationship with the Caribbean and Latin America.

The first, published on October 6, is on...

LONDON, England -- A little over a week ago the British parliamentarian, Sir Eric Pickles - a cabinet member until May of this year and a former Chairman of the Conservative Party - told the London Guardian that the British Prime Minister, David...

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