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President Trump Signs Executive Order Pulling US Out of TPP

Posted to Caribbean Trade Law and Development With the stroke of a pen, newly inaugurated United States president, Donald J. Trump, today made good on one of his least controversial campaign promises; withdrawing his country from the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement via an executive order. The Agreement, which was signed by the US and […]

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Ruling in Article 50 Brexit Appeal Next Tuesday

Extracted from Caribbean Trade Law and Development website Mark the date Tuesday, January 24th at 9:30 am on your calendars! That is the date on which the United Kingdom’s highest court will deliver its highly anticipated judgment in the appellate case of R (on the application of Miller and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State […]

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Chris Sinckler -Why Do You Want to Pay Hari Narayan USD10 Million?

Who is Harry Narayan? Why is the Barbados Cane Industry Corporation (BCIC) and Minister of Finance wanting to pay Narayan US$10 million dollars?

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Fake News, Media Propaganda & ‘Managing’ Public Perceptions

Submitted by Pachamama Recently a list of more than 200 ‘alternative news sites’ were referenced by the Washington Post, as secondary source, as being the bearers of questionable information. These 200 websites covered a fairly wide range of opinion, from Russia’s RT to Alex Jones’ Prison Planet Radio. We will argue that anything we see, […]

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Dr. George Brathwaite

Persistent Struggle Against US Imperialism (Part 1)

The death of Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is being celebrated and mourned for many different reasons across the globe. His impact on the contours of global politics will surely live on for many generations to come, particularly that his life was marked with the struggle against American imperialism and the fight for liberation inside and […]

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Trump Threads the Needle

What concerned me most during the run up to the election was the planned false reporting by the corporate media and some of the major internet sites. The election was always much closer than they were purposely misreporting, and only folks who had the opportunity to hear or read news from alternative sources that the […]

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us-elections

2016 US Presidential Election: Hillary Clinton Projected to Beat Trump

Americans go to the polls.

Americans go to the polls. Click on the picture to read about a few problems experienced at polling booths. Photo credit: Associated Press
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Brexit Requires Parliamentary Approval, UK Court Rules

Alicia Nicholls In its judgement rendered this morning, the UK High Court has held that Parliament must vote before the UK can begin the process of leaving the European Union by giving notice pursuant to Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. In summary, the court did not accept the argument by the Government that its […]

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Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Releases Guidance on Correspondent Banking Services

Alicia Nicholls The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released its long-awaited guidance on the application of FATF standards in the context of correspondent banking services following its plenary session held October 19-21st, 2016. The purpose of the guidance is to address de-risking and has been prepared in collaboration with the Financial Stability Board […]

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ClintionversusTrump

Clinton Versus Trump – Fiction Versus Fact

Submitted by Pachamama Recently we had occasion to review the series “House of Cards” and with the much heralded first Q&A sessions between Clinton and Trump being primed for profit, we now consider how art mimics reality, or is more realistic than reality. The differences, if any, between fiction and fact in politics. The centrality […]

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Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

Caribbean Governments Must Intervene In Defense of our African-American Brothers and Sisters

INTERNATIONAL  NETWORK  IN  DEFENSE  OF  HUMANITY (CARIBBEAN  CHAPTER) PAN- AFRICAN  COALITION  OF  ORGANIZATIONS (PACO) JOINT  STATEMENT   CARIBBEAN  GOVERNMENTS  MUST  INTERVENE  IN  DEFENSE  OF  OUR  AFRICAN- AMERICAN  BROTHERS  AND  SISTERS! The murders, earlier this month, of two young African-American men — Philando Castile and Alton Sterling — by white American police officers, should bring home […]

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Report of the Commission of Inquiry Surrounding the Assassination of Dr. Walter Rodney, RELEASED

The above [below] is a digitalized text of an “unofficial” printed copy of the Commission of Inquiry Report on the death of Dr. Walter Rodney which occurred on the evening of June 13, 1980 in Georgetown, Guyana. The text for this version is transcribed from a printed copy similar to that submitted to the Guyana […]

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A Take on the BREXIT Vote

BU has ascertained from correspondents that an atmosphere of disbelief pervades the United Kingdom today in the wake of the Leave vote. In the last two weeks, most people, on whatever side of the divide, have felt that Remain would prevail. The Remain campaign leaders (headed by PM Cameron) had booked the venue for a […]

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Brexit

Brexit – One from 28 Leaves 28

Submitted by Pachamama Over sixty years ago Eric Williams famously argued that one from 10 leaves naught. His arithmetic formulation has been pregnant with meanings for Caribbean peoples since. Words which continue to ring in the ears of regional peoples for these six decades hence. Now the echo of Williams’ words may to be felt […]

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governance

Barbadians Must Demand Better Governance

Yesterday in the news there was a report that the government will start construction on a secondary school at Searles, Christ Church in early 2017. The information caught the attention of BU not because the school is earmarked to have a sixth form, rather, Minister of Education Ronald Jones explained he preferred not to divulge […]

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Ali

Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Submitted by Afra Raymond Cassius Clay, later Muhammad Ali, was an iconic, irrepressible example to us growing up in the disputed diaspora…We are now hearing that Ali died last night, Friday 3rd June 2016, although my mood had shifted to a sombre, reflective space a few days ago with the news of his hospitalisation…To me, […]

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The Business Blog – Panama Papers Investigation Updates Barbados Information

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) just released the latest tranche of information for public consumption as part of the Panama Leaks investigation. Of interest to Barbadians is that a browse of the information on the Panama Leaks website reveals the following linked to Barbados domicile: 35 Offshore entities 47 Officers 14 Intermediaries 57 […]

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Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Scotland Has Links to the Dark World

One has to marvel at the lack of due diligence Caribbean governments and others in authority exercise when making decisions on behalf of the people they serve. There is the perception by the developed world that we are a bunch of banana republics, yet we continue by our decision-making to give truth to the belief. […]

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