Government & Politics

The US Must Stop Enabling Israel

No one can deny the close, abiding, and unparalleled friendship between the United States and Israel. This tight bond has served both countries well, especially Israel, which has benefited politically, economically, and militarily from the US’s unwavering support, helping Israel to become a powerhouse second to none in the Middle East. It appears, though, that this unequivocal American support and friendship enabled Israel to become more entrenched in the West Bank by building and expanding the settlements and expropriating Palestinian land, thereby making the prospect of achieving peace ever more remote.

The Necessity Of Iraqi Sunni Independence

One of the main prerequisites to defeating ISIS in Iraq is to determine the political future of Sunni Iraqis. As long as they do not know what the future has in store for them, they have no reason to put their mind and soul into the fight against ISIS. The Sunnis are not prepared to make all the needed sacrifices only to benefit the Shiite government in Baghdad, which they reject and despise even more than ISIS. The Obama administration must begin, concurrently with the fight against ISIS, to negotiate the future status of the Sunni Iraqis.

America’s economic recovery during President Obama’s six years and his approval ratings

President Barack Obama - Courtesy

I believe that President Obama’s cerebral approach to issues unlike most of the other presidents of the last 60 years whose terms have been punctuated by bravado, has left some yearning for an “awakening”, hence his low approval ratings.

Russian GSP Eligibility Terminated Effective October 3, 2014

President Barack Obama - Courtesy

President Obama terminated Russia's designation as beneficiary of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) effective October 03, 2014.

CARICOM Heads approve Region’s first ever strategic plan


(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The CARICOM Heads of Government approved the first ever strategic plan for the Caribbean Community. This announcement was made by Chair of the Conference Hon.

IMF Note on Global Prospects and Policy Challenges

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Executive Summary

Global activity has picked up, largely on account of advanced economies. Growth firmed in 2013H2, driven largely by stronger outturns in advanced economies as final demand expanded broadly as expected. In many emerging markets, despite a boost to output from stronger exports, domestic demand has been weaker than expected, reflecting in part tighter financial conditions.

Saint Lucia Consulate Holds Independence Flag Raising Ceremony in New York

Coat of Arms of Saint Lucia

In honor of Saint Lucia’s 35th anniversary of Independence, the Consulate General of Saint Lucia in New York has organized a number of celebratory events, including a special Independence 35 Flag Raising Ceremony to take place at Brooklyn’s Municipal office building, located at 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.

PM Stuart Wants Speedy Conclusion To Air Services Agreement

Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart and Ambassador-Designate to the People’s Republic of China, Dr. Chelston Brathwaite share a light moment during a recent courtesy call at Government Headquarters.(A.Miller/BGIS)Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is eagerly looking forward to the swift conclusion of an air services agreement with China.

Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) returns to Trinidad and Tobago (Feb 3, 2014)

U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters preparing for their mission in Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain February 3, 2014: The first Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) exercise carded for 2014 in Trinidad and Tobago between the U.S. Southern Command and the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF) began on January 5, 2014. The second and more active phase of the training exercise will begin on February 4, 2014. 

U.S. Embassy and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago Partner to Combat Financial Crimes

Chargé d’Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain Margaret Diop and Minister of National Security Gary Griffith

Financial crimes investigators and regulators received a boost to their ongoing efforts to detect, deter, and prosecute financial crimes in Trinidad and Tobago with the donation of specialized equipment to investigate financial crimes and the provision of expertise by the U.S. Government. Minister of National Security Gary Griffith and Chargé d’Affairs of the U.S.

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