Caribbean Political Economy

The CARIFORUM-EC EPA in the media 2007-2008, Norman Girvan

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A selection of over 300 media items on the EPA published at the height of the controversy in 2007 and 2008.

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Haiti EPA signing ‘sell-out of population’: National Coalition

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The STOP EPA National Coalition strongly protests the signing of the EPA on December 10th (International Day of Human Rights) by the new Préval / Bellerive government and calls on Haitian parliamentarians to speak out against the EPA and to reject its ratification, which would mean the death of the Haitian economy…

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ACP Civil Society Establishes Information Network, Joyce van Genderen-Naar

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On 10 and 11 December 2009 the 3rd ACP Civil Society Forum was held at the ACP House in Brussels. Representatives from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Civil Society came together to discuss how to move forward after many years of silence and inactivity…

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Assembly of Caribbean People Declaration on the EPA

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The Economic Partnership Agreement is a Dangerous Neo-Liberal Project and is not in the Interest of the Peoples of the Caribbean. Renegotiate the EPA.

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Caribbean Congress of Labour Declaration on Regional Integration and the EPA

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Declaration calling for a four-point renegotiation of the EPA and the establishment of mechanisms to guarantee that the EPA and other trade agreements are supportive of the Tripartite Declaration and Plan of Action for Realizing the Decent Work Agenda in the Caribbean.

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Renegotiate the EPA Petition, CPDC

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Petition launched by the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in June 2008 calling for the renegotiation of the Cariforum-EC Economic Partnership Agreement. The Petition was supported by over 400 signatories.

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Renegotiate the EPA; Havelock Brewster, Norman Girvan and Vaughan Lewis

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Memorandum submitted to the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on 27 February 2008 proposing renegoitation of the EPA (Revised 23/03/08)

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Response by the CRNM to ‘Renegotiate the EPA’

Statement by Concerned Caribbean Citizens Calling For Review Of The EPA (January 18, 2008)

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Signed by over 100 Caribbean citizens from all walks of life

We note with interest the recent statement by President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana in which he observed that the Caribbean stands to gain little from the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) recently negotiated with Europe. .

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Statement from the Caribbean Cultural Industries Network on the Cariforum-EC EPA

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The Caribbean Cultural Industries Network, an informal network of entertainment and culture industry professionals, is concerned about information filtering into the public domain regarding the status of entertainment practitioners and enterprises in the recently concluded EPA..

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Open Letter to CARICOM leaders on the EPA (14/11/07)

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Sent to Caricom Heads of Government by academics Havelock Brewster and Norman Girvan, busineseman James Moss-Solomon and civil society activist Judith Wedderburn, November 14, 2007

We are using this medium to appeal to the authorities to make available for public discussion the Draft Agreement on the EPA. We believe that it will have far-reaching and lasting consequences for the development prospects of the region and for the livelihoods of thousands of citizens…