Glimpses of the Commonwealth at Sixty

The 2009 Errol Barrow Memorial Lecture, Bridgetown, Barbados, January 20, 2009 by Sir Shridath Ramphal The 1973 Treaty of Chaguaramas establishing the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) is today sometimes regarded as the resumption…

‘Rough Handling Federation’

It is 50 years since the Federation was born; since The West Indies became, all too briefly, more than a geographic expression. However flawed the process by which we got there, however imperfect the consummation,…

Small States in Stormy Weather

The response of the Caribbean to the enormous challenge with which it is confronted as a result of the dangerous instability in the global economy will very much determine whether that outcome becomes the region’s…

Making The Most Of the EPA

When Caribbean Heads of Government met in Georgetown, 7th December, 2007 to give a mandate to our negotiators to conclude a new Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, we did so conscious of…