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Sir Ronald Sanders

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Sir Ronald Sanders is a business executive and former Caribbean diplomat who publishes widely on Small States in the global community, especially on matters related to the political economy of the Caribbean and the Commonwealth.
Sir Ronald is a member of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), which recently recommended reforms of the 53-nation Commonwealth to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth in 2011.

Helping Haiti Help Itself

LONDON, England -- Haiti has made a firm and important first step in taking responsibility for its affairs after decades of external interference. An agreement, reached on the night of February 5, twenty-four hours before the Presidency of Michel...

Small States Facing A Slide To Catastrophe

LONDON, England -- The success of the current Climate Change conference in Paris for small states will be judged by only two criteria: the limiting of global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, and firm and binding commitments by the...

LONDON, England -- By the very criteria set in the United States (US) by the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC), several states in the US are “tax havens”.   But, they have not been named in the legislation passed by the legislatures of Oregon,...

LONDON, England -- No member state of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) ranks among the top 20 jurisdictions worldwide for financial secrecy.   The United States of America (at number 3), Germany (8), Japan (12) and Britain (15), all rate as bigger...

Caribbean Countries Under Attack

LONDON, England -- Once again Commonwealth Caribbean countries are under attack as “tax havens”, even though they are nothing of the sort. This time it is not only the usual countries that have been listed. Trinidad and Tobago has been included,...

The Meaning Of Pope Francis

LONDON, England -- Let me admit from the outset that as a baby I was baptized a Roman Catholic and for many years in my early childhood I was a faithful acolyte to priests as they said mass every day. I stopped regular attendance at mass when a...

From Errand Boy To Solicitor-General -A Candid West Indian Story

LONDON, England -- Recently, it has become fashionable for Caribbean achievers to write memoirs. I applaud this trend. So much distorted and often jaundiced material has been written about Caribbean countries, their history and events by persons...

CARICOM: A Collective Bargaining Unit For Rights

LONDON, England -- The Caribbean regional integration project is often described and criticised almost entirely on the uneven benefits of trade to member countries. But, important as it is, there is more to the Caribbean Community and Common Market...

A Threat Smelling To High Heaven -Obama Whiffs It

LONDON, England -- It was uncanny, but reflective of thoughtful and caring minds that just days before President Barack Obama made his far-reaching statement about Climate Change on August 3, Caribbean Poet, Author and Intellectual, Ian McDonald,...

Guyana And Venezuela -Peace Under Law

LONDON, England -- A search of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s statements posted on his official website shows no mention of anything he said after a meeting last week with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro about the Guyana-...

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