David Jessop

In the slow news period between Christmas and the new year, the Financial Times published a chart that graphically illustrated how the global trade in goods has changed since 2000.

Last month Caricom’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) took a decision that will likely determine whether Anglophone Caribbea…

Although the statistics vary, reliable Caribbean and international entities suggest that the region’s sector is now delivering on average directly and indirectly about 40.6 per cent of the Caribbean’s GDP, earned the region in 2018 US$62 billion, and employs at least one in 11 of the region’s citizens.

A long-standing precept of diplomacy has been that nations and their representatives do not intervene directly in the internal politics of other nations. It is an approach based on the long-established principle of state sovereignty and self-determination.

IN the last few days, Barbados’ Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, has reiterated her belief that to progress the region must make the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) fit for purpose.

Britain is to hold a general election on December 12. It is a decision that the country’s political class hope will end once and for all the damaging debate and procedural manoeuvres about how, when or whether the UK will leave the European Union.

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