Saturday 14 January 2017
EU countries and US offer Citizenship by investment programmes
Two new comentaries have been added. One deals with the end of the US 'wet foot, dry foot' policy toward Cuban migrants and its implications. It is entitled: "The end of 'wet foot, dry foot' - a gift to whom?". The previous commentary considers a CBS Televsion programme '60 minutes' on Citizenship by investment Programmes in the Caribbean. It is entitled: "Passports: Sale or Saviour". It argues that the citizenship programmes are run by countries all over the world including the US and European nations. The reason is the same in every case - an injection of cash in the economy for economic development. The issue is not the merit of the programme per se but the rigour and carefullness that are applied to passport recipients.
A previous commentary is entitled, Outraged for black womanhood. It argues that the re-instatment to her job of Pamela Ramsey Taylor, the director of a Clay County, West Virginia, non-profit who was removed from her post after she called Michelle Obama an “ape in heels” in a November Facebook post, is not only blatant racism getting a pass; it is a most disturbing endorsement of it. Worse yet, it is a savage attack on black womanhood – something to which every right-minded person anywhere in the world should respond with robust indignation. Taylor’s crass and vulgar remark has been rewarded. That reward opens wide the door to similar – if not worse – assaults on the dignity of black women.
Sir Ron at Televised Town Hall Meeting in Grenada November 26
Monday 5 December 2016
Sir Ron participated in a Televised Town Hall Meeting in Grenada on Saturday Novermber 26, 2016. Below is a recording of what he said.
Commonwealth Round Table on: What after Brexit?
Monday 21 November 2016
For a report by Debbie Ransome on a Commonwealth Round Table discussion on "What's next after Brexit", See: See: Lectures section of this website
Saturday 8 October 2016
Sir Ronald meets former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien
On 13 September 2016, the Organisation of American States commemorated the 15th anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter in the presence of three former Heads of Government from Canada, Guatemala and Peru. As a member of "The Friends of the Democratic Charter", a group of former Heads of Government, senior diplomats and judges, headed by former US President, Jimmy Carter, Sir Ronald was pleased to meet again the former Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien at the occasion. Photo below shows: Luis Almagro, Secretary-General of the OAS (centre) and Jean Chretien (right).
New commentaries have been added. Please see "Commentaries" section.
A previous comnentary looks at a meerting of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States held on 30 March to discuss the unfair practices that have wrongly targeted Caribbean jurisdictions as tax havens, occasioning the loss of long established correspendent relations in the US and Europe.
Sir Ronald Sanders, Chairing Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States
Sir Ronald recognised by Canadian University
Thursday 7 May 2015
TORONTO, Canada -- Antigua and Barbuda diplomat, writer and academic, Sir Ronald Sanders, has been elected as a Senior Fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The announcement of his election was made by the Master of Massey College, Hugh Segal.
Sir Ronald Sanders
He joins leading Canadian academics and captains of industry in the inter-disciplinary activities of Massey College, including governance, diplomacy, business and international affairs.
Sir Ronald now has the distinction of concurrently being a Senior Fellow at two Universities in different Commonwealth countries. Guyana-born Sanders is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, England.
Last October, his work as an advocate for Caribbean and Commonwealth causes was recognised by the University of the West Indies when he was accorded the honour of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) by the University’s Senate and Council.
Sir Ronald has had a career as a senior diplomat and business executive. He has held many elected international and Caribbean positions, including as a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO and Chairman of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force.
Having also served the 53-nation Commonwealth in many capacities, he is now a nominee for the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General.