Dominica’s announced decision to sign on to ALBA—the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas—has been the subject of some media comment because of its supposed undermining of Caricom. However, this is by no means the first time that a Caricom member state has acted in a way that might be at variance with its regional commitments and responsibilities….

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ALBA seen as avenue to economic aid for small Caricom states -Prof Vaughan Lewis, (Stabroek News, Sunday February 3, 2008)

The ALBA advances, by Eduardo Dimas (progreso weekly, January 31 – February 5, 2008)

CARICOM and ALBA (Stabroek News Editorial, February 17, 2008)

There is no basis for concluding a priori that Dominica’s action of ALBA is inconsistent with its membership of CARICOM (Norman Girvan, Stabroek News, February 19, 2008)

Is ALBA more than a storm in a teacup? (Peter Richards, 4/03/08)