caricom

  • A United Region Is our Only Hope

    CARICOM and a united Caribbean has always been viewed with scepticism. Seen by some as a mere talking shop and by others as a grand idea which history shows cannot be implemented, regional integration and its bodies have been hard to sell to the people of the region. It...
  • Diplomacy highly over-rated

    James Moss-Solomon The concept of diplomacy as a means of ending conflicts based on the highly emotive issues such a true tribalism (warring tribes); political; racial; religious; and other socially sensitive and biased reasons, is highly over-rated. It assumes that many situations that call for equity in the final...
  • “Every Where Wi Tun Macca Jook Wi”

     The Year 2020 will mark 25 years since the United Nations’ 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. The Platform for Action detailing Twelve (12) Critical Areas of Concern was adopted.  The PFA is still hailed by many as the most comprehensive commitments made by States towards the...
  • Tiger Woods, the NIDS ruling and Notre Dame

      The past week had two significant events viz. The Masters Golf Championship at Augusta, Georgia; and the ruling of our Court against the NIDS legislation. The two may seem to have no relationship to each other and certain principles. Firstly, congratulations to the great Tiger Woods who has...
  • Come with more effort when dealing with Caricom

        Caribbean integration, the creation of a federation or simply the harmonising of our collective policies and laws, has long been the dream of persons living in the region who both see our untapped potential and those who understand that the region will only advance with true independence...
  • Regional integration could mean moving to Guyana and Suriname

    CARICOM, as is, is dead. It is going nowhere fast. What with all the animosity, regional tension, economic tension and social tensions, CARICOM as it relates to harmonising and developing relationships throughout the region, is dead. The sad reality is that in spite of our common history and shared...
  • And now…the unreal soap opera #Jamaica

    The response to living in a stressful environment cannot be to continue to encourage the succession of crises that detract from important issues of State. Since my last article we have had several episodes of an unreal soap opera called Hashtag Jamaica. Just to be fair, the USA is...