World Health Organisation calls on all countries to decriminalise drug use

The WHO has called on countries worldwide to end the criminalisation of drug users as a means to curb HIV/AIDS. The recommendations are extensive, involving all classes of drugs, and are far more involved than the relaxation of marijuana laws...

/ July 11, 2014

Is the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force being fair to Guyana?

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) browbeat Guyana over its failure to implement anti money laundering legislation, claiming that the country poses a significant threat to the international financial system

/ June 19, 2014

Ralph Gonsalves speaks on the free movement of CARICOM nationals

Freedom of movement within the CSME gives life and meaning to regional integration, argues Vincentian Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves

/ June 18, 2014

Antigua inks $2bn tourism development deal with Chinese investors

One day after being sworn in as Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, Gaston Browne has inked a Memorandum of Agreement with Chinese investors, Yida International, for an EC$2 billion/US$740 million mixed-use tourism project.

/ June 15, 2014

Does Jamaica need CARICOM?

Dr. Franklin Johnston, a political advisor to Jamaica's education minister, thinks that CARICOM is pointless for Jamaica, but his analysis is problematic

/ June 12, 2014

Moody’s hits Barbados with triple-notch downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Barbados’ government bond rating by three notches to B3 from Ba3, while maintaining its negative outlook on the island.

/ June 3, 2014