Bold Enough To Be

By Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, the Caribbean Export Development Agency A few weeks ago, on two separate occasions, a female colleague came to my office building to follow up and strategize how to address some of the critical issues affecting regional trade.  On both occasions, I received a call from her indicating that she was(…)

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Budget 2017: Feedback Re Quarantine Point and Debt Swap

In response to its statement on Budget 2017, Quarantine Point and Debt Swap[1], the Grouping of CSOs, has received feedback from a young Caribbean environmental professional who sought to correct and enhance our understanding of the concept of “debt for nature swap”. The statement put out by the Grouping noted: “Debt Swap means that in(…)

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Bristol on the EC Judiciary

By Francis Alexis, 5 Dec 16 1.0       HE CRIES LACK OF INTEGRITY 1.1       James Bristol is smarting from his client not having obtained from the High Court an injunction to stop the 24th Nov Referendum. He cries lack of integrity during the hearing; implying that justice suffered from lack of integrity in the hearing.  Bristol(…)

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Grenada Constitution Reform : Voting With Conscience

By J. K. Roberts (Sound Public Policies Advocate) “It is heartening to know that both the main opposition and the government are synchronized on the referendum approach”.  This is the elated and celebrating tone of advocate and consultant for the current constitutional reform process, Sir Lawrence A. Joseph, as expressed in his internet-circulated article “The(…)

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The Privy Council on Sex, Gender and Equality

By Francis Alexis, 13 Nov 16 1. The UK Privy Council (‘UKPC’) upholds sexual orientation rights and defends stable ‘marriage-like homosexual relationships’; on provisions prohibiting  discrimination based on ‘sex’, not ‘gender’; paras 6-8 below refer. UKPC proclaims gender equality as equal human development rights for women and men, unrelated to sexual orientation rights, paras 3-5(…)

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