Dominica’s announced decision to sign on to ALBAâ€”the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americasâ€”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….
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)