17 January 2017

The end of ‘wet foot-dry foot’ – parting gift for whom?


Tomas Regalado, the mayor of Miami – long a hotbed for Cuban exiles – has described as a “parting gift” the decision of the waning...
10 January 2017

Passports: sale or saviour?


On January 1st, “60 minutes”, an investigative programme aired by the US television company, CBS Corporation, ran a segment on “Citizen...
20 December 2016
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Outraged for black womanhood


After a lifetime in Caribbean and international politics, I thought the time had long since passed when I could be outraged by any event. But I was...
13 December 2016

Exceptionalism and failure: Caribbean lessons from Britain


The Brexit chickens are coming home to roost in a troubled British economy, however much British government ministers and other English nationalisti...
29 November 2016

The dignity of the Obamas


As Barack Obama’s Presidency of the United States of America enters its final weeks, there are tens of millions of people in America and across...
15 November 2016

In a crowded field for Trump’s attention, the Caribbean must get into the game


In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States of America, there is genuine concern about what his presi­denc...
08 November 2016

Internet gaming: The US-Antigua and Barbuda contention


For over 12 years, the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United States have been involved in a contention over an award by the World Trade ...
11 October 2016

Raise up Haiti from its knees


Haiti was due to have elections on October 9 to choose a new president. Even before Hurricane Matthew blasted the country on October 4 with Categor...
27 September 2016

IMF-World Bank meetings: a rare opportunity


The October meetings this year of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC present a rare opportunity for Cari...
13 September 2016

The US and the EU in harmful tax competition


Over the last few weeks, a trans-Atlantic war of words has been going on between the US Treasury and the European Union Commission (EC) over what am...