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Haiti: Time is running outLuis Almagro, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of American states (OAS), has told political stakeholders in Haiti, including the interim government and parliamentarians, that it is imperative that they fully assume their responsibilities towards the nation”. The Secretary-General’s summons to the politicians comes after weeks of parliamentary filibustering and a failure either to extend the tenure of the interim president, Jocelerme Privert, or elect someone in his place.

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Jamaica’s CARICOM Review Commission – understanding the ElephantJamaica’s CARICOM Review Commission has been established and has had its first meeting.  Quite what is the purpose of the Commission is not clear, nor is the prism through which the review will take place.  But, the work of the Commission, headed by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding and comprised of some of the leading lights of Jamaican business, has to be taken seriously.

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BREXIT: No one wonThe result of the British referendum to leave the European Union (EU) has already left a trail of culprits, victims and intended and unintended consequences.  Its primary outcome is grave uncertainty within Britain; within the EU; and for other countries and regions that do business with the EU and with Britain.

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BREXIT creates EU-Britain nightmare for the CaribbeanThe 12 English-speaking independent countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have at the most two years to formulate a plan for dealing with the serious consequences of the British Exit (BREXIT) from the European Union (EU). Indeed, the time may be less if the current mood of the leadership of the EU intensifies.  They want Britain gone “as soon as possible”.

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