Thursday 9 May 2013
A new commentary entitled, A Brazilian Head for the WTO: An opportunity to make trade work?, has been posted. It points to huge tasks for the new Brazilian Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Carvalho de Azevêdo, assuming that he holds the view that the negotiation objective and the modalities for negotiation require to be changed. In any event, he will need to hear the voices of small and vulnerable countries, and he will also need them to solicit the support of the larger developing countries and the developed nations in this quest. (see "Commentaries")
Carvalho de Azevêdo, New Head of WTO
The Agony of Caribbean Travel Re-visited, has been posted. It argues that it may be the case that, even collectively, CARICOM governments cannot afford an international carrier, and, therefore, they should abandon the idea. In doing so they might more reasonably focus their resources instead on an airline that provides inter-Caribbean service only. (see "Commentaries")
Caribbean Airlines: A Caribbean airline?
A previous commentary is entitled, Will Trinidad and Tobago lead the Caribbean? The virtues and merits of an inter-regional airline have been stated time and again, and more than one expert report exists on how it could best be achieved. Its achievement depends now – as it has done in the past – on political will by the leadership of CARICOM, and, at this time, more particularly the government of Trinidad and Tobago which is in the best position to give leadership.(See Commentaries)