Category: Politics

The Law & Policy Desk covers legislative, domestic, regional and foreign policies of Caribbean governments, as well as the Caribbean Court of Justice

Is the United States still a reliable partner for the Caribbean?

The Trump presidency forces the Caribbean to consider how it should relate to a neighbour that is set on a course that is harmful to its core interests, and to identify more complementary global partners

/ June 2, 2017

Hubert Minnis claims election victory in The Bahamas

In an indictment on the politics of the Progressive Liberal Party, voters in The Bahamas have delivered a crushing blow to the PLP's political hierarchy in almost every constituency in the Commonwealth

/ May 10, 2017

Oil debt divides Caribbean over Venezuela

After taking on large amounts of Venezuelan debt under the Chavez-era PetroCaribe agreement, some Caribbean governments are now hopelessly compromised in responding to the Maduro regime's freefall

/ May 6, 2017

US pulls HIV funding from hard-hit Caribbean countries

Funding under the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief will be cut for several Caribbean countries, leaving a significant gap in the regional HIV/AIDS response

/ April 14, 2017

Obama signs new deal for Caribbean engagement

In his administration's final days, President Obama has signed a bipartisan bill mandating the State Department and US development agency to create an actionable Caribbean strategy

/ December 19, 2016

Brexit – a nightmare for the Caribbean’s relationship with the EU and Britain

With the vote to leave the EU, the Caribbean has lost Britain as an ally in the European Union, and it will fall behind the rest of the world in Britain's new trade treaty negotiations

/ June 26, 2016