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Northern Caribbean Economic Cooperation Conference to complement Caricom–Meeks Jamaica Gleaner

Cuba’s solidarity with Haiti Rickey Singh

Caricom boycott backlash Trinidad Express

Why Caricom needs to know of T&T’s illegal spying politics Rickey Singh

Caribbean Crisis and Governance Robert Buddan

The Kamla Apology and Committment A.J. Nichlolson

‘I Apologise’ – Kamla to Caricom on Tomas Statement Trinidad Express

Have a Heart, Kamla! Harry Best (Calypso, You Tube)

Kamla and Caricom Tennyson Joseph

What the T&T PM meant but did not say Jamaica Observer

Dilplomacy for a Caribbean Prime Minister Jamaica Observer

CNMG journalist Fazeer Mohammed fired after on-air interview on PM’s remarks Trinidad Express

The region needs a meaningful regional disaster strategy Patsy Lewis

Jamaican response spineless–Frankson Trinidad Express

Clariify Regional Disaster Strategy, Trinidad Guardian

Jack Warner: Take Bonds, Not Cash Trinidad Express

Its Now What You Say, But How You Do It, Raffique Shah

Lending a Helping Hand Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Afrian nations stand firm on the EPA Global Geopolitics

Commentary: Cool Heads and no Crowns–The Caribbean in a Storm Sir Ronald Sanders

Better for T&T to donate materials instead of cash–PM Trinidad Express

Boycott Trinidad online-campaign fueled by Trinidad PM’s remarks Go-Jamaica

A storm after a storm Stabroek News

Cuba-Norway Agreement to Help Haiti signed in Havana

Wrong Words, PM Trinidad Express

That’s Dangerous, Madam PM Trinidad Guardian

Rowley: PM bringing shame on T&T with aid ‘conditions’ Trinidad Express

NO FREE HELP: PM to assist neighbours hit by Tomas but… Trinidad Express

2oo Haitian students for UWI St Augustine Campus Trinidad Guardian

Open Letter to the People of the Caribbean from Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves

Attachment to PM Gonsalves Open Letter

Caricom giants issue strong warning on ‘threat’ to CCJ Rickey Singh

Its law Caricom needs, not a Committee Sir Ronald Sanders

The Suicidal Bruce Golding Mark Wignall

Responsibilities for regionalism Stabroek News Editorial

A new sloth in Caricom? Gleaner Editorial

Caricom’s ‘buck-passing’ culture Rickey Singh

‘Council of Ambassadors’–Another coined terminology Ian Francis

Caricom agrees to Committee of Ambassadors Lincoln Depradine

‘Extremely important’–T&T Energy Minister interviewed on Gas agreement with Venezuela

Venezuela y Trinidad y Tobago firmaron un acuerdo de unificación de yacimientos de gas

T&T, Venezuela, Sign Gas Agreement Guardian

Caricom’s governance challenge NationNews

The Passing of the Baton in Caricom Anthony Hylton

Caricom’s tortuous governance path Rickey Singh

The man to replace Edwin Carrington Rickey Singh

Job description for a new Caricom SG Jamaica Observer

Carrington to step down as Caricom Secretary General CANA News

EU backs off on EPA IPS

Bodies being set up to govern the EPA–but little movement forward by the private sector David Jessop

Finding the Key to West Indian Unity Ian McDonald

Chavez is a comrade! Kaiteur News

Chavez offers more oil Stabroek News

Caracas visit Stabroek News

Venezuela, Guyana, Endorse Agreements Venezuela en Noticias

Chavez-Jagdeo Joint Declaration of 21 July 2010

Two percent for Haiti is not good enough Sir Ronald Sanders

Delaying inevitable in Caricom Rickey Singh

Caricom’s big chance Jean Lowrie-Chin

Guyana vindicated in its stand on the EPA–Jagdeo IPS

Clinging to a colonial institution: Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago’s reluctance to join the CCJ Simeon Mcintosh

Don’t blame the people for Caricom’s failures Sir Ronald Sanders

Kamla’s charm sweeps Caricom

Tough talking Kamla stuns Caricom

Negative vibes at Caricom summit

CariCom;,   CariGone? Kaieteur News

We may just have to dump CARICOM Gleaner Editorial

Alas, CARICOM again James Moss-Solomon

Owen Arthur–The Caribbean Commissioner the region should have Sir Ronald Sanders

Caricom’s awful ‘governance’ dance Rickey Singh

Kamla to tackle ‘unfair’ trade ties Andy Johnson

Drugs and Arms Trafficking: A Regional Wake-Up Call Kito Johnson

Moving the OECS and Belize deep into the CSME Rickey Singh

Caricom’s dilemma: should Golding take over the Chairmanship? Rickey Singh

Govt completes TT$300 million Air Jamaica deal Trinidad Express

Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines to Implement Transition Plan May 1 Jamaica Information Service

Top UN award brings high praise to Guyana’s president Rickey Singh

Caribbean Finding Its Future with Europe David Jessop

Negotiating From Weakness: Review of European Agreement Needed Sir Ronald Sanders

New UN envoy appointed to help resolve Guyana-Venezuela border controversy UN News Centre

UN Appoints Good Officer for Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversry Kaiteur News

Staying alert with Canada and Europe Barbados NationNews

Studying Caricom and practicing Caricom Stabroek News

Caricom Summit Declaration on Haiti, CSM, EPA

Caricom Heads to re-evaluate Single Economy deadlines

Jamaica’s ‘Dudus’ Affair: Fundamental Issues of Principle Jacqueline Samuels-Brown

US ‘bullying’: Extradition of Jamaican drug lord is latest episode in Caricom Rickey Singh

Hillary Clinton’s Latin American Blunders Mark Weisbrot

CPDC Trade Policy Visit to Washington, D.C. March 2010

Launch of CLACS – ‘A transcendental event’ Fidel Castro

A Flexible, Post-Modern, Variable Geometry Approach to Regional Integration Jorge Heine

A New Era of South-Oriented Geo-Politics? Peter Richards

Sovereignty and Unity of Latin America Correo de Venezuela (English)

CLACS – Caricom must list the benefits Rickey Singh

Latin America’s path to independence Mark Weisbrot

Europe is sacrificing,   Caribbean interests for an improved relationship with Latin America David Jessop

Cancun, Celam and us Mike James

To OAS or not to OAS: That is the Question Sir Ronald Sanders

Jamaica and CARICOM–the future relationship Anthony Gomes

EU fails to meet development aid pledges Eurostep

Whatever happened to the EPA? David Jessop

CARICOM-Latin America Unity Summit,   February 21-26 2010 Opens in Mexico Xinhua

A Critical Refection on Management of CARICOM Phil Paschal

Letter of Commendation to the incoming ACP Secretary General for his performance as ECOWAS President

Caribbean diplomacy: an endangered specie Sir Ronald Sanders

Caricom in Coma Rickey Singh

2000-2009: A Decade of Caribbean Decline, Part 2 Sir Ronald Sanders

2000-2009: A Decade of Caribbean Decline, Part 1 Sir Ronald Sanders

The Example of the O.E.C.S Jamaica Observer

Venezuelan President’s Speech on Climate Change in Copenhagen

The Truth of What Happened at the Copenhagen Summit, Fidel Castro

Dismal Outcome at Copenhagen Fiasco Financial Times

Key Issues Facing Developing Countries At The Copenhagen Summit Martin Khor, Director, South Centre

Haiti signs EPA DR1.com

Trinidad and Tobago: Governing, Opposition Parties ‘Imploding’ Selwyn Ryan

Lessons from Guyana and St Vincent Selwyn Ryan

Haiti’s Preval to chair CARICOM in 2010

Jamaica tops EU beneficiaries EU delegate

ACP Sidelined by Europe Again? Sir Ronald Sanders

Cuba’s Human Development Achievements Highlighted

Honduran Dictatorship Is A Threat To Democracy In The Hemisphere Mark Weisbrot

The Cry For Jobs and Justice in Puerto Rico Yarimar Bonilla

The ALBA Summit 16-17 October Norman Girvan

ALBA and G20–Two Visions of the World Robert Buddan

The Caribbean and Latin America at the Rendezvous of History Melanie Newton

Haitian Popular Organizations Call For Pro-Women, Pro-Peasant Policies On World Food Soverignty Day

‘Columbus Day’? The Pre-Columbian African Presence in the New World Legrand H Clegg II

Jamaica’s Deep Crisis Robert Buddan

CARICOM

Major Overhaul Needed for West Indies Cricket Brian Lara

Revisiting an Abandoned,  ,  Blueprint,   for Salvation: The 1947 Montego Bay Conference Sir Ronald Sanders

West Indies Cricket: Back From the Brink Ian McDonald

Caricom must adopt a new economic model – President Jagdeo

Small states cannot go it alone Sir Ronald Sanders

Bye – Caricom and West Indies Cricket Peter Laurie

Private Sector, Labour, Blasts on CSME at Two-Day Forum Rickey Singh

‘Labour pains’ – CCL

‘We need CSME‘ – PM Thompson

Who’s listening when the Caribbean speaks? Sir Ronald Sanders

Change the failed anti-drugs policy! Sir Ronald Sanders

The Drug War Dialogues Mark Lee

West Indies Cricket: Demise or Renewal?

‘Swimming together’ to reach CSME? Rickey Singh

Private Sector, Labour, Blasts on CSME at Two-Day Forum Rickey Singh

‘Labour pains’ – CCL

‘We need CSME‘ – PM Thompson

Slow progress on CSME bothers Patterson

Guyana’s Brightening Economic Prospects and Political Uncertainties Sir Ronald Sanders

Queen Elizabeth Dismisses U.K. Government–Norman’s Dream

Unjust Ramphal bashing on ‘ethnic cleansing’ talk Rickey Singh

Caricom’s lack of clarity on global crisis

Proposed change to PetroCaribe pact has Caribbean worried

EU-SADC EPA: Moment of Truth for Regional Integration

West African Churches Warn Against EPAS

EPAs: A Carrot For Africa?

$8 billion suit against Antigua: a case that hits home David Jessop

Regional private sector concerened about slow pace of CSME implementation

EPA Controversy Rages in Africa Updates from Manchester Trade

The Honduras coup is the Caribbean’s business Andaiye, Norman Girvan and Alissa Trotz

Caricom: swim together or swim separately Andy Johnson

Caricom needs an action agenda

Caricom’s lack of coordination Andy Johnson

Requiem for the CRNM

Regional migration debate dominates Caricom summit Andy Johnson

Caricom’s glaring weakness: after the 30th Summit Rickey Singh

A deepening consensus on Caricom: Golding’s call for a Permanent Commission of Caricom Represenatives Jamaica Gleaner Editorial

Whither the Caribbean Community? Dr Marshall Hall

A critical review of the results of the Caricom Summit Alissa Trotz

Summit Communique

Ambassador Gail Mathurin to head new Caricom Office of Trade Negotiations

Jagdeo: Caricom leaders recommit to free movement

Caricom ‘caught in a downward spiral of separateness Sir Shridath Ramphal

Caricom Needs an Executive Mechanism P.J. Patterson

Caribbean Unity at a Crossroads Alissa Trotz

Golding calls for permanent implementation authority for Caricom

Immigration row heats up Summit launch

Patterson: collapse not an option

Getting Caricom Back on Track

Caricom’s Make or Break Summit Rickey Singh

Caricom leaders must move the Region forward or pay the price Sir Ronald Sanders

Are our neighbours our colonies? Reggie Dumas

Drugs and Democracy Norman Girvan

Making Caricom Less ‘At Risk Sir Ronald Sanders

Caricom: Hang Together or Hang Separately Douglas Orane

Small Countries Must Put Their Houses in Order Yash TandonBelize: Controversy Over Use of Chinese Immigrant Labour

From CRNM to OTN CRNM Press Release

Ambassador Gail Mathurin to head new Caricom Office of Trade Negotiations

The IMF Returns to Jamaica

T&T Stimulus Package To Help Region

Where’s Caricom’s Energy Policy? Jamaica Gleaner

Manning: region,  under threat

PM Manning’s Speech: The Unravelling of Logic Jamaica Gleaner

Instead of Insulting Caricom, Prime Minister Thompson Jamaica Observer

Barbados ‘profiling’ Guyanese nationals–Clive Thomas

Strange Ways of Two Leaders Rickey Singh

We will,  pay in blood-Manning

Is Caricom at Risk? Norman Girvan

Icebergs In The Way of Integration Barbados NationNews

Jamaica’s domestic and external interests Robert Buddan

Format Change for Caricom Summit Rickey Singh

Caricom’s Coming Crucial Debates Rickey Singh

Global Crisis Blowing Caricom Off Course–Orane

Cariforum Discusses Funding Press Release 15/06/09

EU Bows to Pressure, Moves EPA Deadline

West Africa Holds Out for EPA Limited to Trade in Goods and Development Cooperation

EPA Signing Threatens Southern Africa Customs Union

Africa right to hold out for a better EPA Sir Ronald Sanders

Africa and the Economic Crisis: The Case for Greater Flexibility in the EPAs Emily Jones

Haiti still refusing to sign the EPA Port-au-Prince, 27 May 2009 (Radio Metropole)

The Haitian Platform for Alternative Development (PAPDA) has welcomed the ” courageous position ” of the Haitian government in refusing to sign the Cariforum-EC EPA.

Is Guyana being punished for its opposition to the EPA?

Caricom-Canada FTA: What’s the hurry? Norman Girvan

How Free Trade Agreements Can Hamper Measures for Recovery from the Global Economic Crisis Third World Network

Schengen Visa exemptions: first class and second class Caricom citizens? Norman Girvan

Ecuador’s President rejects FTA with Europe

ACP Declaration on Bananas 28 May 2009

BANANA ALERT Joyce van Genderen-Naar

Caricom statement on EU banana proposals

PetroCaribe: A model of cooperation – Golding

Caricom ‘stronger than ever’–Jagdeo

Can Caricom stand the pressure? BBC Caribbean

Jagdeo and Golding on Caricom’s Future Rickey Singh

Caricom: Hang Together of Hang Separately Douglas Orane

‘Stop It Or Else’- Jamaican Minister Warns Caricom,   Trading Partners

Caricom: Backward Ever, Forward Never Raffique Shah

Barbados getting bad reputation in Caricom–Opposition Leader

Those Threats to Free Trade Rickey Singh

Jamaican PM laments barriers to free movement of Caribbean nationals

Jamaican PM: Caricom at Risk

Namibia: No Penalty for Not Signing the EPA, says EU

Jamaica Gets Budgetary Assistance from the EU

A Trade War Over Patties? Anthony Wilson

CARICOM: killing Jamaica softly Claude Clarke

Caribean Diplomacy and Victory for Cuba Robert Budhan

The ECOWAS EPA: A,   ‘Funeral Oration’ to Regional Integration?

Africa and the Economic Crisis: The Case for Greater Flexibility in the EPAs Emily Jones

Caricom: Are Things Falling Apart? Rickey Singh

ACP Ministers call on EU to ensure consultations over sugar

Let’s get on with the EPA, says Golding

A Critical View of Prime Minister Thompson’s ‘Amnesty’ Annalee Davis

T&T, OECS Move Closer to Political, Economic Union

Caricom sets up another Task Force on the crisis

Guyana’s opposition to EPA leads to loss of 6 million Euros

Jagdeo,  calls for freeze on EPA in light of global crisis

Ecuador’s President rejects FTA with Europe

What the PM Must Tell Caricom Jamaica Gleaner

Caricom’s Pilgramage Stabroek News

CARCIOM: Lost Within a Wider Caribbean Community? Sir Ronald Sanders

Guyanese in Barbados say Work Permit renewals,   being delayed

Caricom concern over EU proposal on bananas

ACP Countries Seek Sweeter Sugar Deal

Gonsalves: Stop Mistreating Caribbean Immigrants Rickey Singh

Venner finds Caricom wanting

St Vincent PM lashes out at Barbados’s new immigration policies

The Big Three and Little Caricom in the Caribbean Sir Ronald Sanders

Gill Walks Out of CRNM–Unhappy with diminished authority

CRNM DG Gill Resigns CRNM Press Release

Golding: ‘Tighten Regional Bonds in Response to Crisis’

South Africa, Angola, Reject EPA; Namibia Urged to Follow

Jamaican Prime Minister Calls for Clarity on Aid For Trade Initiative

Caribbean Crisis: No Time to Spare Sir Ronald Sanders

Regional Business Leaders Gather to Tackle EPA Implementation

Is Anybody Noticing What’s Happening With,  The CRNM?

CRNM losing autonomy – Trade-negotiating body to be absorbed by CARICOM Secretariat

Development dimension talks needed before free trade negotiations with Canada–Jagdeo

Port of Spain ‘Fiasco’ Rickey Singh

Time to care again for CARICOM Sir Ronald Sanders

EPA: The Next Step BBC Caribean

RNM to Expire BBC Caribbean

Jagdeo Leads Caricom in Talks With Obama Mark Ramotar

St Vincent and the Grenadines becomes seventh ALBA Member

Castro at the Summit: the Elephant Not In The Room

World Bank publishes new study of Caribbean trade and integration

Caricom-US market access under CBERA extended to 2014

Caricom-Canada FTA: A Premature Trade Decision Anthony Gomes

Castro: Unseen Guest at the Vth Summit

‘Liquidity support for region should top Trinidad agenda’ – Jamaica public forum

ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly calls for flexibility, review of Cariforum EPA

Caricom committed to ‘early negotiations’ with Canada; CRNM to report to Carciom Secretariat

Concern over CARICOM trade pact with Canada

Is negotiating an FTA with Canada a Caricom priority at this time? Norman Girvan

Some Caricom leaders ‘window shopping’ on CSME: Jagdeo

OECS should establish joint Regulator Sir Ronald Sanders

Caricom leaders ‘failed to come up with clear plan’,   to confront global crisis. BBC Caribbean

Caricom committed to ‘early negotiations’ with Canada; CRNM to report to Carciom Secretariat

DR Foreign Minister calls on Caricom to implement EPA, wants CRNM in coordinating role

Caricom marking time? Rickey Singh

East African Trade Unions Press for ‘Goods Only’EPAs

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Caribbean Region Meeting in Guyana, 24-27 February 2009: Final Communique

‘Tax haven’ jurisdictions: sitting ducks and scapegoats Sir Ronald Sanders

Caricom leaders set to discuss global crisis

Owen Arthur Flays Heads Over CLICO Meltdown

Small States in Stormy Weather-Owen Arthur

MEPs recommend approval of Cariforum EPA, with conditions European Parliament

First class and second class Caricom citizens? Norman Girvan

Caricom Secretariat Sets Up EPA Implementation Unit

Coordinated Regional Response Now Urgent Jamaica Observer

South Centre Cautions African Countries When Approaching EPAs

‘EPA Accord With EU Will Stifle Nigeria’s growth’

EU-ACP Parliamentarians to discuss EPAs in Guyana later this month

Right wing Euro MPs accused of ganging up on world’s poorest countries

Girvan calls for regulation following CLICO failure

Single-minded about the single market? BBC Caribbean

Deglobalisation and the EPA David Jessop

Stocktaking in Caricom Rickey Singh

Caricom’s Threatening Disunity Rickey Singh

On dealing with the European Union now Stabroek News

Coming to the Rescue of Haiti Barbados Nation

EU déjí  vu in the Caribbean John McManus

Caribbean Wish List for Obama Administration Norman Girvan

Guyana Opposition Party Chairman Resigns Over EPA Disagreement

A crucial Caricom meeting Rickey Singh

Blame Game Ricky Jordan

Regional academics call for re-shuffling of Caricom’s quasi Cabinet

European shadow dims Canada-Caribbean Trade Talks Sir Ronald Sanders

CPDC to Monitor Caricom-Canada Trade Negotiations and EPA Implementation

Caricom’s governance conflicts Rickey Singh

JAMAICA: GCT hike proposed to offset EPA tax loss

GUYANA: Jagdeo says negotiating mechanism flawed

The ‘unpayable debt’ to Cuba Rickey Singh

Overcoming Smallness–Key to Improving the Lot of Caribbean People Sir Ronald Sanders

Caricom and Party Politics ’08 Rickey Singh

La deuda es impagable Stabroek News

Caricom in the Declaration of Bahia: First Latin America and Caribbean Summit Rickey Singh

Caribbean lessons from 2008 Ronald Sanders

Caricom passport–a joke Ronald Sanders

Wanted: poltical will for CSME success Rickey Singh

EU gives 16 developing countries duty-free access with GSP+

DR broadside smacks of arrogance

Ambassador Cuello’s Response

Statement by Dominican Republic on EPA Implementation

DR triggers EPA enactment debate

EPA = More United Caribbean

Towards the African Template for EPA Negotiations–ECA

Draft Opinion of EU Parliament Development Committee on Cariforum EPA

EPAs trample on WTO commodities deal–South Centre

Dominican Republic wants EPA implementation agency

Dominican Republic tipping scale against Caricom? Rickey Singh

Caricom-Canada Trade Ageement ‘Sideswiped’ by EPA

Caricom: EU aid not enough for EPA

Whither Single Economy?

Storm Clouds Over Caribbean Financial Services Sir Ronald Sanders

Recovering from ‘EPA hangover’–Caricom prepares for FT talks with Canada

A scorching rebuke Rickey Singh

Caribbean unity–an idea whose time has come Robert Buddan

New EU trade deals divide Africa

Bilateral negotiations with the EU bury Andean Community

Time to listen to the region

The View from the Rear-View Mirror Havelock Brewster

If America can elect a Black President, why can’t Caricom nations agree to pool their sovereignty? Norman Girvan

Stop Europe’s damaging trade deals! War on Want

EPA and Singapore Issues Balraj Kistow

Eastern and Southern Africa to form Single Free Trade Area and coordinate EPA negotiations

Contentious issues in IEPAS: implications for the agricultural sector

Pacific states warned on EU deal

The EPA Exposed New blog by Barbados Association of Non-Governmental Associations

How Caricom can use the mandatory review in the Joint Declaration to address the EPA’s contentious features Norman Girvan

‘Going bananas’—BC Pires Interview with Carl Greenidge, CRNM

‘The review process is very important to me’ – new EC Trade Commissioner

Commonwealth Foundation report on Food and Energy Crisis asks for suspension of the EPA negotiations

African Trade Unions Oppose EPAs

African Free Trade Zone Agreed

Oxfam accuse l’UE d’avoir trahi ses promesses

EPA signed, now let’s implement it

Fundamental philosophical divide over EPA David Jessop

Guyana Signs EPA–Cariforum states have until 31 October to pass legislation for Provisional Application CRNM

Chronology of Events–Government of Guyana

“EPAs must be development friendly,” say socialists. Euro MP David Martin, who will draft the European Parliament recommendation to accept or reject the deal, warned that “it is crucially important for these agreements to promote the development and regional integration”

15/10/2008 – “EPAs must be development friendly,” say socialists.
An EU agreement with Caribbean countries signed in Barbados Wednesday 15 October faces rejection by the European Parliament if it fails to promote development.

Trade’s Trade-offs: An Analysis Council on Hemispheric Affairs

Caribbean Trade Pact Signed Amid Uncertain Future

Finally: A Deal With Europe – The Economist

Guyana’s EPA role ‘vindicated’

Leaders face more hurdles after signing Rickey Singh

Joint Declaration on signing of the EPA by Cariforum and the EC

EPA an opportunity for economic survival–Golding

How Guyana brought out the bully in Mandelson Matthew Carr

Scepticism and confusion background to EPA signing

Guyana a no-show at EPA signing

We Won`t Give Up The Fight! Haiti Support Group

The Economic Partnership Agreement is a Dangerous Neo-Liberal Project and is not in the Interest of the Peoples of the Caribbean Assembly of the Caribbean People

Guyana, under threats, to sign EPA

A Declaratory Amendment to the EPA paves the way for Guyana to sign Havelock Brewster

Now warnings on the MFN Clause Rickey Singh

EPA signing–triumph for compromise?

Governing the EPA David Jessop

Jagdeo optimistic–EC considering proposed clauses for inclusion in EPA

Guyana resisting Caricom pressure to sign EPA

EPA: Guyana to ask for review clause

Caricom nations to sign EPA

To Sign or Not to Sign? The Caribbean Dilemma

ACP Irrelevant: Caricom at Risk Sir Ronald Sanders

EPAs Can Spread Conditions of Finance Crisis to Developing Countries

EPA Rumblings Stabroek News

Commonwealth Civil Society for Suspension of EPAs

Jagdeo tells ACP of ‘anti-development’ nature of EPA

The EPA: technicality subverts democratic discourses Clive Thomas

Watch it, Mr Golding! – ‘Begging Bowl’ blast against Caricom leaders Rickey Singh

Encouraging ACP stand on EPAs

Accra Declaration: ACP to Engage EU on EPAs

Havelock Brewster from Accra–Postpone EPA Signing?

Catherine Ashton Replaces Peter Mandelson as EC Trade Commissioner

Europe’s Ploys to Secure EPA Signing Coming to Light Sir Ronald Sanders

EPA Negotiations Dividing ACP – Secretary General

President of Ghana Urges Second Look at EPAs

Aide Memoire – Guyana’s position on the EPA

Letter from President Jagdeo to the President of the European Commission 30/09/08

FITUG in full support of Guyana’s EPA position

Evaluating the Impact of EPAs on African Regional Integration – ECA

Developing states seeks elusive unity over EU trade David Lewis

EPAs symbolise denial of Africa’s policy choice

Less Than Half of EU Aid Tackles Poverty Europafrica.org

Ghana: EPA Not Good For Us, Farmers Tell ACP Delegates 30/09/08

Ghana: do not sign away our future – farmers 29/09/08

Tanzania: Trade Activists Caution on EPA 29/09/08

Haiti: The Struggle Continues Haiti Support Group 29/09/08

ACP states and Guyana’s EPA stand Phil Pascal 28/09/08

Experts positive EPA vital for SKN, Caribbean future 27/09/08

ITUC calls on EU to root EPAs in development 27/09/08

Jagdeo reiterates EPA concerns at UN General Assembly 25/09/08

‘Doubt’ ‘hope’ on Guyana’s stand 23/09/08

Caricom, Venzuela show solidarity with Haiti 24/09/08

Haiti: cancel the debt–use payments for flood relief Haiti Support Group

Haiti Debt Cancellation: No Reason For Further Delays CEPR 12/07

Hurricane relief for Haiti and Cuba: defining a response Alissa Trotz 22/09/08

Costlty delays, but pragmatism prevails on the EPA Jamaica Observer 23/09/08

EPA Implementation David Jessop 21/09/08

CRNM Update: Alternatives to Signing the EPA? 19/09/08

Legal Opinion: ‘Goods Only’ EPA consistent with WTO Rules Sir Ronald Sanders 18/09/08

Tanzania–EPAs: we need fair trade, not free trade 18/09/08

Antigua: Opposition ALP slams UPP approach to EPA 18/09/08 ALP Press Release

Guyana: Opposition PNC’s position on the EPA 15/09/08

St Lucian gov’t explains reasons to sign on to EPA 15/09/08

Caricom helps Europe divide and rule Dennis Pantin 14/09/08

Caricom’s challenge after divide over EPA Rickey Singh 14/09/08

St Kitts Opposition Leader says Heads failed region on EPA 12/09/08

Caricom Press Release on EPA signing 11/09/08

Caricom to sign EPA without Guyana 11/09/08

Caricom minus Guyana to sign EPA 11/09/08

Guyana stands alone on EU deal 11/09/08

Guyana holds out 11/09/08

Holdout 11/09/08

Regional leaders open special summit on EPA 10/09/08

David and Goliath battle Maureen Penjueli 11/09/08

It’s EPA Day! 10/09/08

Crucial EPA meting today 10/09/08

Looking before we leap into EPA ‘Lockdown’ Raffique Shah 10/09/08

These ironies of Caricom Rickey Singh 10/09/08

EC official doesn’t think Guyana can have goods-only EPA 10/09/08

Caribbean leaders should reject EU trade deal, says Christian Aid 10/09/08

Guyana president says EPA could destroy Caricom 09/09/08

Caribbean Conference of Churches supports Guyana proposal o9/09/08

‘EPA nightmare’ – Sir Shridath warns of possible threats to CSME, ACP solidarity 08/09/08

Let’s not build in the EPA in the graveyard of regionalism Norman Girvan 08/09/08

The Guyana stakeholders’ consensus offers a way out of the current EPA deadlock Norman Girvan 08/09/08

Caricom members should withhold unconditional signature of the EPA–Stephen Lande 08/09/08

Guyana proposal: A Positive Development–Havelock Brewster, Norman Girvan & Vaughan Lewis o6/09/08

Guyana could be isolated for its stance on the EPA–Sir Shridath 08/09/08

The Caribbean pulling in different directions Robert Buddan 07/09/08

EPA Summit: ACP may be deciding factor Rickey Singh 07/09/08

EPA signing: a high-stakes gamble David Jessop 07/09/08

Guyana wants ‘goods only’ from EPA Rickey Singh 07/09/08

Guyana: stakeholders ’roundly condemn’ EPA 05/09/08

Guyana consultation: President Jagdeo to urge colleagues to sign on to ‘Goods Only’ Clause; Sir Shridath Ramphal calls for review of the EPA; President Jagdeo outlines major concerns with the EPA; Stakeholders call for leaders not to sign EPA in its present form 06/09/08

Statment by Sir Shridath Ramphal at Guyana Consultation 05/09/08

EPA critics: where they’re going wrong Anthony Peter Gonzales 07/09/08

People within Caricom should be apprised of the EPA 06/09/08

Don’t let us sell ourselves short on the EPA 06/09/08

Dominican government to sign EPA amid concerns 06/09/08

Dominica: Civil Society groups call for renegotiation of EPA 04/09/08

Jamaica: EPA vote widens bitter divide 04/09/08

EPA ‘War’ intensifies in Caricom Raffique Shah 3/09/08

Bahamas: BARF registers ‘extreme disapproval’ of EPA signing 03/09/08

Jamaica: Civil Society organisations call on Gov’t not to sign off on EPA 03/08/08

Jamaica: EPA debate sparks Opposition walk-out of Parliament 03/09/08

Baugh says EPA has exit clause 02/09/08

EPA signing postponed; meeting on September 10 01/09/08

Trading human beings for cows Robert Buddan 31/08/08

Rich countries once used gunboats to seize food. Now they use trade deals George Monbiot 26/08/08

Look again at EU trade agreements Glenys Kinnock MEP 30/08/08

EC official: sign by October 31, or lose preferences 29/08/08

Antigua Labour Party calls for renegotiation of the EPA 29/08/08

Mutinty aboard CARIFORUM (Blog)

Trinidad recommits to EPA 27/08/08

Barbados urges decisive action on the EPA 27/07/08

Jamaica pushing for EPA 27/07/08

Jamaican Trade Unions want EPA signing delayed 27/07/08

Caribbean Conference of Churches calls for rethink of EPA 27/08/08

CRNM Head says EPA ‘the best deal on earth’ 26/08/8

Haitian Civil Society organisations petition Parliament for public review of the EPA

‘The prostitution is a thing we call development’- Derek Walcott 25/08/08

Caribbean-EU Pact Hit by Last Minute Revolt (IPS) 25/08/08

Jamaica: PNP calls special caucus to review EPA 25/08/08

Antigua: NMC calls on Prime Minister not to sign the EPA 22/08/08

St Lucia Civil Society groups want referendum on the EPA 24/08/08

Has Europe invoked imperial memory? Dennis Pantin 24/08/08

Individual excellence, failing nations and the EPA David Abdula 24/08/08

Third World Network wants gov’t to decline EPA pact 23/08/08

Bahamas–signing the EPA is in our best interest Oswald Brown 22/08/08

Jamaica Opposition party raises concerns about the EPA 24/08/08

Negotiating the EPA Harold Beckles, 24/08/08

Date for EPA signing still unclear 25/08/8

EPA ‘Merry Go RoundRickey Singh 24/08/08

Fix Caricom–that’s the problem Sir Ronald Sanders 22/08/08

Caricom chairman hints at delay in EPA signing 22/08/08

CRNM Offical backs EPA 22/08/08

Barbados calls for urgent Caricom meeting on EPA 21/08/08

A One Year Delay Would Benefit the Region Stephen Lande 21/08/08

President Jagdeo briefs sugar workers, officials on EPA 21/08/08

Breaking the begging bowl Anthony Wilson, 21/08/08

T&T to sign EPA 21/08/08

EU denies EPA signing postponed 21/08/08

CPDC welcomes leaders’ EPA signing delay 20/08/08

Barbados signing on 20/08/08

Barbados proceeding with signing 20/08/08

EPA: how many on board? Rickey Singh 20/08/08

Joint Declaration on the Single Economy and Political Integration by Four Caricom States

St Lucia to delay EPA signing CMC 19/08/08

Kenya fears over EPA 17/08/08

SADC NGOs protest EPA 19/08/08

Opposition UNC in Trinidad and Tobago calls for full EPA review 18/08/08

Trinidad and Tobago government reviewing EPA 18/08/08

EPA: for whose benefit? Sir Ronald Sanders 17/08/08

T&T, Jamaica abandoning Caricom? Dennis Pantin 17/08/08

Non-tariff barriers in the EPA Clive Thomas 17/08/08

Cameroon’s EPA: a ‘monumental error’ 15/08/08

Law of Treaties and the EPA Kasala Kamara 13/08/08

Let them eat croissants! John Maxwell 10/08/08

BMA calls on gov’t to reconsider EPA 6/08/08

Caribbean getting a raw deal with EPA 7/08/08

EPA’s impact on Barbados will be tremendous 7/08/08

Region will sign agreement, despite reservations 7/08/08

Bad deal – they failed us 7/08/08

Caribbean ready to sign, but seeking options Peter Richards 10/08/08

EPA ‘on hold’ for Grenada Rickey Singh 10/08/08

Jamaican Trade Unions urge gov’t to postpone EPA signing 7/08/08

How the EPA can rule out the CSME Rickey Singh 6/8/08

The deal is good, so sign–British tells Carib of EPA 1/08/08

Call for Bahamas PM to address EPA 30/07/08

Sept 2 signing of the EPA now uncertain Rickey Singh 30/07/08

New date, new thinking on the EPA 29/07/08

Antigua PM embraces concerns about the EPA 28/07/08

Haitian Social Movements ask for Parliamentary audience on the EPA 28/07/08

EU ‘Rushing’ EPAs lest African states change their minds IPS 28/07/08

Jamaica’s Foreign Minister on EPA ‘Most Favoured Nation’ Clause Ken Baugh 27/7/08

Ramphal: It’s not too late for region to pull out of the EPA 25/07/08

Petition seeks revised EPA 24/07/08

Legal commentary-unfair trade practices and the EPA Roxanne Miller 24/07/08

Ramphal urges region to renegotiate the EPA CMC, 24/07/08

ST LUCIA–Opposition takes issue with PM over EPA CMC, 23/07/08

TRINIDAD–Opposition wants more consultation on EPA CMC, 23/07/08

Time for action on the EPA 24/07/08

Regional NGOs campaign for EPA renegotiation 22/07/08

Caribbean review of EPA deal? Sir Ronald Sanders 21/07/08

Caribbean leaders and the EPA 21/07/08

Who benefits from EPAs? Yash Tandon June 2008

Real and Hidden Costs of EPAs Liz Dodds June 2008

Chronology: CARIFORUM/EPA Agreement20/07/08

Evidence compelling Caribbean review of EU agreement–Sir Ronald Sanders 18/07/08

Guyana wants an EPA that can be championed 18/07/08

Facing the EPA challenge 18/07/08

‘A lethal blow’ – ACP Statement on EC proposal re bananas 17/07/08

Taubira Report and French Presidency reaction Trade Negotiations Insights, July-August 2008

BANGO petitioning for a better EPA deal 16/07/08

Paul Moss supports EPA online petition Nassau Guardian, 16/07/08

Seaga: little hope for CSME, EPA 16/07/08

Is the EPA a recipe for disaster? Edward Seaga 16/07/08

EU Parliamentarians demand greater flexibility in EPAs 14/07/08

Caricom call for UK support for EPA review 15/07/08

ACP Statement on Bananas 14/07/08

EPA–another failure in the making Edward Seaga. Sunday Gleaner, 13/07/08

Mendicancy revisited Robert Buddan. Sunday Gleaner, 13/07/08

Will Caricom check the French report? Rickey Singh, Sunday Chronicle, 13/07/08

How would opponents of the EPA have achieved what they wanted? Clinton Urling, Stabroek News, 13/07/08

Saga of deal with Europe Rickey Singh. Sunday Observer, 13/07/08

Guyana begins public talks on the EPA Radio Jamaica 11/07/08

What will President Jagdeo do if his consultations reveal dissatisfaction? Clinton Urling, Stabroek News, 11/07/08

Stop the EU taking the Caribbean for a ride Sir Ronald Sanders. BBC Caribbean, 10/07/08

French report condemns EPAs as anti-development IPS via Manchester Trade Ltd., 7/07/08

Nobel economist Stiglitz criticizes EPA Ghana Home Page, 8/07/08

Funds must be put on the table’ – Why Nigeria Refused to Sign EPA Leadership Nigeria 8/07/08

Urgent note on EPA Rickey Singh, Trinidad Express, 9/07/08

Let’s sign the EPA with or without President Jagdeo Jamaica Observer 9/07/08

The Jamaica Observer shows little concern for Caribbean integration Prem Misir. Guyana Chronicle, 11/07/08

Extract from Caricom Communique on EPA Signing postponed to 30 July or 30 August

Guyana holds out on trade deal with Europe IPS, 7/07/08

President Jagdeo’s speech at the opening the 29th Caricom Summit. 2/07/08

Changing political mood about trade liberalization among small states David Jessop. Stabroek News, 6/07/08

Hylton wants MFN clause in the EPA amended Jamaica Observer, 5/07/08

Caribbean leaders to review EPA BBC Caribbean, 4/07/08

Caricom seeks common position on the EPA Antigua Sun, 4/07/08

Caricom leaders to formulate position on EPA CANA News, 3/07/08

CCL recommendation on the EPA and its social and labour Dimensions. Stabroek News, 30/06/08

CARICOM INTEGRATION AND THE CSME

A lack of coherence Stabroek News, 24/07/08

Variable geometry in Caricom Stabroek News 11/07/08

A declaration that rings hollow Jamaica Gleaner, 9/07/08

Caricom’s latest conclusions Stabroek News, 8/07/08

Caribbean integration must be more ‘people-centred’-PNCR Stabroek News, 7/07/08

Keeping faith with Caricom Jamaica Observer, 7/07/08

Caribbean ‘lost’ 30 years–Lamming Barbados Nation, 5/07/08

What Caricom did next Debbie Ransome, BBC Caribbean, 5/07/08

Migrant issues delay implementation of the CSME Antigua Star 5/07/08

CSME 2015 target date for inauguration put off–Rickey Singh Trinidad Express, 4/07/08

Europe: accusations and discord mark power handover. Financial Times, 2/07/08

George Lamming on Caricom’s disconnect. BBC Caribbean 2/07/08

Prime Minister Golding’s speech at the opening of the 29th Caricom Summit. Jamaica Information Service, 2/07/08

Caricom: Regional Unity Losing Steam, Critics Say. Manchester Trade Ltd. 30/06/08

What future for Caricom? BBC Caribbean, (Updated)

Caricom: Reform Governance or Disintegrate Cana News, 30/06/08

EPA IN THE MEDIA UP TO JUNE 2008

Region to benefit from EPA Agreement Jamaica Information Service, 30/06/08

Caricom’s conflicting signals. Rickey Singh, Jamaica Observer, 29/06/08

Jamaica Must be First in Line to Take Advantage of EPA– Dr. Baugh Jamaica Information Service, 27/06/08

EPA: Caribbean still divided on treaty. BBC Caribbean, 27/06/08

ACP-EU TRADE Newsletter, June 2008

New trade minister, St Lucia’s position on EPA shifts? St Lucia Star, 26/06/08

PNP opposes EPA clause Jamaica Gleaner, 26/06/08

Barbados on the EPA Barbados Advocate, 26/06/08

Sinkler: EPA signing in July Barbados Nation News, 26/06/08

EPA under Cabinet’s eye Barbados Advocate 18/06/08

Some Interim EPAs may not be concluded IPS, 17/06/08

Private sector opportunties under the EPA.But President Jagdeo reiterates his opposition. Stabroek News, 3/06/08.

SINKLER: EPA BEST DEAL IN 30 YEARS Barbados Nation News, 2/06/8

BAHAMAS PROTESTORS SAY NO TO EPA Viraj Perpall, Bahama Journal (29/05/08)

Caribbean EPA no ease for European travel. David Jessop Jamaica Gleaner, (18/05/08)

‘Wrong Train’ Ian McDonald Stabroek News (/05/08)

Signing of EPA with Europe delayed. Rickey Singh Jamaica Observer (15/04/08)

EPAs under scathing attack in Africa Third World Network, (13/05/08)

Bernal defends EPA Jamaica Gleaner, (13/05/08

EPA to be signed in July Jamaica Gleaner (12/05/08)

Pacific trade ministers slam top EU trade official (18/04/08)

A disservice to the Caribbean (Jamaica Observer, 18/04/08)

” A disservice to the Caribbean, indeed“. Alissa Trotz, Stabroek News, (21/04/08)

Think twice about the EPA, says Marshall. Barbados Nation (23/04/08)

‘There is still room for negotiation on the EPA’ Prime Minister David Thompson of Barbados (15/04/08).

Scholars charged to speak real, non-diplomatic’ truth to power. Jamaica Observer, (29/03/08)

‘We will live to regret it’. Jamaica Observer, (30/03/08)

EPAs: A ‘partnership of equals’? ODI Working Paper, (March 2008)

EPA, don’t keep us in the dark Editorial, Trinidad Business Express, (19/03/08

Regional Experts unhappy with EPA ‘secret document’, Trinidad Business Express, (19/03/08).

Re-negotiate EPA: a very optimistic approach. Elaine Campbell, Jamaica Observer, (15/03/08)

Caricom Heads Communique on EPA (8/03/08)

The message is implementation-David Jessop. Stabroek News (16/03/08)

EPA signing delayed-Golding Radio Jamaica (9/o3/o8)

EPA is best trade pact for now’ – Bernal Jamaica Gleaner (26/02/08)

Comments on the Cariforum-EC EPA–Dr Lorand Bartels, Trade Lawyer. (13/02/08)

COTED decides on independent review of EPA. Stabroek News, (26/01/08)

Review Agreement before Signing’ – Anthony Hylton Jamaica Gleaner, (14/01/08)

EPA: The Opposition’s viewpoint. Jamaica Gleaner, (30/03/08)

Central American leaders oppose preconditions for EU talks bilalaterals.org, (13/03/08)

EPAs: Opportunities and Risks (IPS)

TRADE-AFRICA: “EPAs Are not About Partnership IPS, (25/02/08)

EPA: Boon or Burden? Selwyn Ryan, 24/02/08

Barbados has concerns over EPA with EU (Jamaica Gleaner, 22/02/08)

EPA Madness Anthony Wilson Trinidad Business Guardian, 21/02/08

EPA: Unifying or Divisive? Peter Richards, Trinidad Business Guardian (21/02/08)

Caribbean: Fissures Appear Over EU Trade Deal IPS, (21/02/08)

Crime, Cricket, Ties with the EU Rickey Singh, Jamaica Observer, (17/02/08)

Economic Partnership Agreement: Struggles on the periphery? Wesley Gibbings, Business Guardian, (14/02/08)

Grappling with EPA doubts Nation News (12/02/08)

AU Declaration on EPAs (11/02/08)

Caricom’s divide over the EPA Rickey Singh, Jamaica Observer, (10/02/08)

Response to Professor Clive Thomas Richard Bernal, Staboroek News, 10/02/08

Were you consulted on the EPA? Dennis Pantin Sunday Guardian 10/02/08

ANC MP accuses EU of ‘recolonising’ Africa bilaterals.org, (7/02/08)

A new Caricom-United States Trade Agreement Stabroek News, (6/02/08)

EU Stands to Increase Market Share in Africa with EPAs, Julio Godoy, IPS, 26/01/08

EU clamps down on Nigerian cocoa (bilaterals.org, 25/01/08)

Guyana and the Wider World Clive Thomas (Stabroek News, 20/01/08)

Report of the Cotonou Monitoring Group

EPA ‘A Good Deal’ – Prime Minister Golding (Jamaica Information Service, 1/02/08)

Golding Slams EPA Critics, Says They Suffer from Mendicancy Financial Gleaner, (1/02/08)

Well said, Mr. Golding’ Daily Gleaner, (4/02/08)

Caribbean Leaders at LoggerheadsSearchlight, St Vincent, (1/02/08)

African Union takes decision on EPAs (Afrol News 1/02/08)

Consultant chides private sector for EPA non-involvement (Nation News, Barbados, 30/01/08)

Government Intends to Review EPA Before Signing (Barbados Advocate)

COTED decides on independent review of the EPA Stabroek News, 26/01/08

EU Stands to Increase Market Share in Africa with EPAs - Julio Godoy. IPS, 26/01/08

Peter Mandelson’s Speech to the European Parliamentary Committee–EC, 28/01/02

Africa Stuck with EU Trade Deals(IPS, 29/01/08)

‘A Partnership We Could Not Refuse’ Ian MacDonald, Staobroek News, 27/01/08

Africa to push for revision of trade deals with Europe (Business Daily Nairobi

Caribbean Citizens Call For Review of the EPA 20/01/08

STATEMENT BY A GROUP OF CONCERNED CARIBBEAN CITIZENS CALLING FOR FULL AND PUBLIC REVIEW OF THE CARIFORUM-EC ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EPA) 18/01/08

Girvan: EPA threatens CSME. Ian Gooding. Trinidad Gaurdian, 18/01/08

EPA: No Escape from External Competition David Jessop, 13/01/08

The Caribbean lost in negotiations with Europe – Jagdeo Stabroek News, 6/01/08

EPA ‘A Basket to Carrry Water’ Anthony Gomes, Jamaica Observer, 23/011/07