The re-emergence of Desie Bouterse as President of Suriname in 2010 reflects his political acumen in aggregating disparate political interests and in establishing a viable coalition government…. (but it) has generated anxiety in some places internationally. This study examines anxieties related to, (a) relations with Guyana, where there is an existing territorial dispute and a recently resolved maritime dispute, (b) illegal drug trafficking operations, and (c) foreign policy engagement with Venezuela….
Declassified Colonial Office documents reveal the extent of British duplicity, American hypocrisy and the naivety of a militantly anti-colonial leader who nevertheless trusted in British justice; in bringing British Guiana to ‘Independence’ in 1966. This textbook lesson in imperial intrigue and machination should be required listening for every Caribbean student.
See also The ‘New Frontier’ of Empire in the Caribbean: The Transfer of Power in British Guiana, 1981-1964, by Cary Fraser
I want to begin by congratulating the CARICOM Secretariat on the mounting of this Workshop. It is no secret that I place great store by the role of Caribbean diplomacy over nearly fifty years of engagement with the international community. Some of our most notable achievements have been in this field â€“ at the United Nations, in the Non-aligned Movement, in the Commonwealth, in Brussels and in Geneva, in the ACP and at the OAS â€“ and always on the right side of history! You are heirs to a great tradition. It will be your challenge to enhance it…
‘The Cuban Revolution has been a source of inspiration on the ability of a small Caribbean country to chart its own course of social justice, economic transformation, and national independence by relying on the mobilisation of the entire population, on the will and energy of its people; and for its numerous actions of international solidarity…The debt to Cuba is unpayable…’
Global Cooperation – A Look at the Future PowerPoint Presentation, Government of Cuba
Walter Rodney – Selected Quotes Nigel Westmaas
YESCuba Bulletin No. 5 Bulletin of The Jamaican Youth and Elders in Solidarity With Cuba, January 2009
Good governance is inextricaly linked to development, but the Western insistence on imposing its own particular brand of ‘democracy’ on non-Western societies ignores the rich experience in other forms of governance in Asia and Africa, many of which were remarkably successful in fostering participation, consultation, accountability, gender equality, dispute settlement, and social peace. This resource could be used to address governance issues in fractured Caribbean societies such as Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaicaâ€¦
” Making the Rules of the Game: Company-Country Agreements in the Bauxite Industry”, Social and Economic Studies, 20,4; December 1971; pp. 378-419
This paper is concerned with statutory and administrative law,, and written agreements, under which aluminium multinational firms secure access to needed raw materials in in bauxite producing countries. It seeks to show that by means of these agreements the companies institutionalise company-country relationships that are overwhelmingly to the benefit of the former.