Saturday 8 October 2016
Haiti has again been devastated by a Hurricane. Politics and disaster are a potent mix that have crippled the country and stigmatized the people. Here is Sir Ronald Sanders' commentary on the postponed elections and the desperate state of the country, Raise up Haiti from its knees. He calls for a "Marshall Plan" such as aided Europe's recovery after World War Two and for democratic elections for a credible President and a system of government that checks abuse of political power that has strangled the country.
Haiti after Hurricane Matthew, dazed and lost
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).
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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