Saturday 3 October 2015
Three new commentaries have been posted. They are: Caribbean's Financial Services under attack in which it is argued that the Caribbean countries have been wrongly named as "tax havens" by the European Union Commission and more recently by State governments in the United States of America. Also posted is: The Meaning of Pope Francis in which the changes in the Catholic Church and the role of the new Pope in bringing dialogue and peace to the Americas is discussed. The third commentary considers the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II in her 16 realms and remarks on her outstanding role as Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.
.Queen Elizabeth II, longest reigning Monarch of 16 realms
Two previous commentaries are: The Commonwealth's Future - Part 1 and Part 2. The commentaries analyse the present circumstances of the Commonwealth and argue that despite its perceived decline the association has great potential for contributing meaningfully to its 53 member states and as an influence for good in the world. They look at areas for reform and the role that the Secretary-General should play in making sure the Commonwealth is relevant and effective - it has much life left in it if managed with commitment and drive.