Category: Politics

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

Venezuela’s instability poses humanitarian crisis for the Caribbean

A report from the UN High Commissioner on Refugees has found that the Caribbean is a key destination for displaced Venezuelans and other refugees, but the region is unprepared to handle the influx

/ July 1, 2017

Canada ends visa-free travel for Antiguan nationals

Citing concerns over Caribbean citizenship by investment programmes, Canada has imposed an immediate visa requirement for all Antigua & Barbuda passport holders

/ June 28, 2017

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