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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network By John Heinis – December 12, 2020 3:22 pm 0 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bayonne CommunityJersey CityNews TAGSben carsonHUD veterans affairs supportive housingjersey city housing authoritylynne pattonu.s. department of housing and urban development SHARE Previous articleJersey City DMV closed until after Christmas after employee tests positive for COVID-19Next articleFB fundraiser for 4 Jersey City sisters whose mother was killed exceeding expectations John Heinis The Jersey City Housing Authority received just over $98,500 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist homeless veterans.Photo via jcha-gov.us.By John Heinis/Hudson County View“Ending veteran homelessness has been a top priority for the Trump Administration since day one,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement.“We have an obligation to ensure that our nation’s veterans, who have given so much for our country are not left out on the streets. They fought for us, now it’s time for us to fight for them.”Specifically, the JCHA received $98,522 from the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program.In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) assess veterans experiencing homelessness before referring them to local housing agencies for these vouchers.Decisions are based on a variety of factors, most importantly the duration of homelessness and the need for longer term, more intensive support in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.Additionally, the HUD-VASH program includes both the rental assistance the voucher provides and the comprehensive case management that VAMC staff offers.“These housing vouchers not only provide a permanent home for our veterans, but also provide supportive services that will foster better health, financial stability and an improved quality of life,” added Lynne Patton, the HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey.“Veterans left their homes to protect our freedoms, now we must make sure they have a home and protect them.” Bayonne Facebook Twitter Jersey City Housing Authority receives $98.5k from HUD to assist homeless veterans Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Bayonne Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from copslast_img read more

first_imgThe Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, accompanied by Her Honour, Mrs. Ruth Ann Onley, will present ribbons to the riders and cut OnTRA’s 25th Anniversary Cake. He will also tour the Fair with incoming Fair president Gayle McPherson before attending a reception to honour the Silver medal-winning Canadian show jumping team from the Beijing Olympics. Riders from the Community Association for Riding for the Disabled will present the musical ride. Other special guests will include Dr Rob McLaughlin, President of the Royal Winter Fair & representatives from the Ontario Equestrian Federation. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. OnTRA represents 40 Therapeutic Riding Centres in all parts of Ontario. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP The Ontario Therapeutic Riding Association (OnTRA) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a Musical Ride at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, in the Spirit of the Horse area, on Wednesday, November 12th at 4:30p.m. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email*last_img read more

first_imgJeff Bezos and the Beverly Hills home (Getty, Realtor)Jeff Bezos has scooped up a Beverly Hills home next door to the 10-acre estate he bought from David Geffen for a record $165 million in February.Amazon’s founder and CEO paid $10 million for the two-story home through a trust, according to Variety. Built in 1930, it encompasses 4,615 square feet, and has three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.The property sold for $5.45 million in 2018 and was then renovated. It never hit the Multiple Listing Service and it’s unclear whether the seller was shopping the property with an agent. The National Association of Realtors effectively banned so-called pocket listings nationwide earlier this year. A judge recently allowed the ban to stand but said a group opposing the measure could revise their lawsuit.A pre-renovation listing from 2018 called the new Bezos home a “romantic pied-a-terre” with six fireplaces, a library, and a central courtyard, according to Variety. The backyard had a vegetable and rose garden and shares a small hedge line with the massive estate Bezos bought from Geffen, which was designed in the 1930s for Jack Warner, the former president of Warner Bros. Entertainment.Bezos was shopping for properties in the L.A. area earlier this year before closing the deal for that 9-acre compound. Bezos also purchased a nearby plot of undeveloped land for $90 million from the estate of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. [Variety] — Dennis Lynchlast_img read more

first_imgPresident Donald Trump’s team on Wednesday rolled out an argument that it is standing up to Russia in the face of bipartisan criticism of the president’s apparent attempts to cozy up to the Kremlin.At a contentious Senate hearing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured lawmakers that the U.S. will keep pressuring Russia to avoid interfering in American elections, shortly after he released a statement calling on Russia to leave Crimea, the region Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014. Separately on Wednesday, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Trump’s plans to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House have been pushed back till at least next year. And White House officials also said Trump will chair a National Security Council meeting this week focused on election interference, which likely will tackle Russia’s role in 2016 and this year’s election.Taken together, the actions were seen as an attempt to calm both critics and allies alike who have expressed concern over the president’s performance at a summit with Putin earlier this month. Trump drew widespread condemnation for failing to say, over Putin’s denial, whether he believed the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election over Putin’s denials. “They needed to do this,” said James Carafano of the conservative Heritage Foundation. “They’ve been giving fodder to the critics and people are confounded enough, and this helps deal with that. But they didn’t shift policy to reassure people. What they did was they turned the flashlight on things that they’re doing which reflect the larger policy.”Pompeo led the way in mounting a defense of Trump’s policy during a Senate foreign relations committee hearing. Facing questions from skeptical senators, Pompeo insisted that Trump — despite his own suggestions otherwise — fully accepts that Russia interfered in the 2016 campaign.“There’s a narrative that’s somehow developed that President Trump is weak on Russia when in fact the converse is true” — Mike Pompeo, U.S. secretary of state “He has a complete and proper understanding of what happened. I know, I’ve briefed him on it for over a year,” said Pompeo, who became secretary of state earlier this year after a stint as Trump’s CIA chief.The secretary of state repeatedly urged lawmakers to pay attention to the administration’s policies as opposed to what the president may be implying through public comments.“There’s a narrative that’s somehow developed that President Trump is weak on Russia when in fact the converse is true,” Pompeo added, pointing out that the administration has implemented many sanctions on Russia while kicking out dozens of Russian diplomats in response to various Russian actions. Such caveats came with other steps taken by the administration Wednesday. Bolton, for instance, couched the decision to push back a Putin visit to the United States as being prompted by a desire to avoid a conflict with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia during the 2016 campaign.Bolton used a favorite phrase of Trump’s in describing Mueller’s investigation, which has no firm deadline.“The president believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that it will be after the first of the year,” Bolton said in a statement.And White House officials who confirmed that Trump will chair an NSC meeting later this week on election interference did not specifically say it will focus on Russia.Pompeo tried to strike a balance in dealing with tough questions from senators, many of whom wanted specifics about what Trump and Putin spoke about in Helsinki, where the pair held a face-to-face meeting with only translators. Pompeo mostly sidestepped the queries about the Trump-Putin tête-à-tête.“Presidents are entitled to have private meetings,” he said at one point. “The president is making up foreign policy on a day-by-day basis,” Murphy said. “I think you have been dealt a tough hand and you do a credible job with it.”Murphy then pivoted to what he called “less adversarial questions” about North Korea, drawing a chuckle from Pompeo. Pompeo specifically highlighted Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine. He stressed the importance of the State Department’s declaration Wednesday of “non-recognition” when it comes to the Kremlin’s claims on Crimea.“The United States does not and will not recognize the Kremlin’s purported annexation of Crimea,” Pompeo said. “There’s no relief of Crimea-related sanctions until they return [it to] Ukraine.”“We can’t make progress on issues of mutual concern unless we’re talking about them” — PompeoPompeo’s comments were striking considering that just weeks ago Trump indicated he might be open to letting Russia keep Crimea. And they were harder-edged than Trump has been in public when it comes to Russia.Pompeo insisted, however, that the administration will not stop trying to find common ground with Russia. The Kremlin can help the United States on a number of fronts, including bringing to an end the conflict in Syria, he said.“We can’t make progress on issues of mutual concern unless we’re talking about them,” Pompeo said. Several senators sympathized with Pompeo, saying they understand the difficult situation he is in, serving as secretary of state to a capricious commander-in-chief.At one point, Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M) asked Pompeo whether Trump and Putin discussed any investments in Trump properties and the president’s past attempts to pursue a real estate project in Moscow.A grim-looking Pompeo was unwilling to engage on that front.“I’m going to try to stay out of the political circus,” Pompeo replied.Several senators sympathized with Pompeo, saying they understand the difficult situation he is in, serving as secretary of state to a capricious commander-in-chief.Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Pompeo has a “tiger by the tail.” Some senators wondered out loud why they should accept what Pompeo says about Trump’s positions when the president himself so often indicates he believes something else.As Pompeo kept urging lawmakers to consider the administration’s policies, he got pushback from senators.On Russia, for instance, Trump recently suggested on Twitter that the intelligence community’s assessments of Russian election interference were a “hoax.”Senate foreign relations committee Chairman Bob Corker was frank in his frustration about what appeared to be a lack of information coming from the White House about Russia and a number of other sensitive topics, such as North Korea’s nuclear program.“I can’t say it more forcefully. We really need a clear understanding as to what is going on, what our president is agreeing to, and what our strategy is on a number of issues,” said the Tennessee Republican, who is not running for reelection.As Pompeo kept urging lawmakers to consider the administration’s policies, he got pushback from senators. Some of the lawmakers noted, for instance, that it is Congress that passed a bill imposing sanctions on Russia, and that Trump, reportedly, was unhappy about it.last_img read more

first_imgA look back at the decade and a look around the next corner were both on the agenda at Wednesday night’s (Oct. 21) Harvard Kennedy School forum, “Why Human Rights Matter: Human Rights as Public Service,” celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.Founded in 1999 with a gift from Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) alumnus and voicemail entrepreneur Greg Carr, the center seeks to train future human rights leaders and to lead policy debates by working with governments, human rights organizations, and other groups —  such as corporations and the military — not traditionally considered players in the field. Expanding the definition of human rights to include such nontraditional participants was a recurring discussion theme.“None of [those working with the center] from the beginning were traditional human rights specialists,” said Samantha Power, the Carr Center’s founding executive director and a Pulitzer Prize–winning author. “That informed the way we looked at human rights — not a narrow-based approach, but in a sense centering on how to increase human welfare. What FDR called freedom from fear and freedom from want.”One of the most gratifying aspects of her work with the Carr Center, Power said, was to see how questions being asked 10 years ago were no longer on the table. On the other hand, she asked, if “everyone” agrees that human rights protections are necessary, “Why do things still lag behind?”But Sarah Sewall, the center’s director from 2005 until this year and a lecturer in public policy at HKS, said she wasn’t sure the fundamental questions had indeed changed. “The questions are still: What are human rights and how best to promote them,” she said. Other questions touched on during the evening concerned how to galvanize a multifaceted response to human rights issues, and how to “move not just American machinery,” as Power put it, “but also international machinery” on issues such as global warming, human trafficking, mass atrocities, and state-building.Parallels to the human rights issues of a decade ago continue. Among its early efforts, the Carr Center retrospectively examined Power’s support of using force in Bosnia, which she covered as a journalist for The New Yorker, Time Magazine, and other publications, and the same position taken regarding Kosovo by Michael Ignatieff, director of the Carr Center from 2000 to 2005 and the author of “Virtual War: Kosovo and Beyond.” In both cases, panelists pointed out, military intervention was vindicated.“Ten years has completely changed the way we look at these things,” said Rory Stewart, the center’s current director and the moderator of the panel. “After Bosnia, it may have seemed intervention was a good thing. Now, after Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s far from obvious.” In those countries, he pointed out, “Frankly, it’s not quite clear to us what we hope to achieve.”But by the end of the evening what was clear was that the center, at least, had achieved much in its first decade, including making substantial contributions to discussions on genocide, state-building, national security, the responsibility to protect, and civil rights.Stewart ended the evening by saying the anniversary was “a very, very exciting moment for us.” He didn’t want to seem self-congratulatory, however. “We don’t have all the answers,” he said. In many cases, he said, “it can be very difficult to decide what to do.”In working toward that end, he added, the center tries to keep in mind two slogans. The first, from Ignatieff, extols “pessimism of intellect and optimism of will.” The second, from Harvard man T.S. Eliot, maintains that “The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility: Humility is endless.”last_img read more

first_imgRingo Starr tapped an all-star lineup of musicians for his latest single, “Here’s To The Nights”, including his old mate Paul McCartney. The song is set to appear on the former Beatles drummer’s new solo EP Zoom In, out March 19th, 2021.The song was written by Diane Warren and features contributions from Joe Walsh, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eric Burton (Black Pumas), Sheryl Crow, Finneas, Dave Grohl, Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz, Jenny Lewis, Steve Lukather, Chris Stapleton, and Yola. The track also hosts instrumental contributions from Steve Lukather (Toto), Benmont Tench (The Heartbreakers), Bruce Sugar, Nathan East, Charlie Bisharat, and Jacob Braun.Related: Lake Street Dive Covers The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” On A Rooftop For Halloween [Watch]“Here’s To The Nights” is an angelic anthem of hope that serves as a fitting send-off for 2020. Though this was a tough year filled with many lonely nights, Starr and his cavalcade of musical friends eagerly look forward to the many nights ahead that will find us reunited with our friends and family.“When Diane presented this song to me I loved the sentiment of it,” Ringo said in a statement, per UDiscoverMusic. “This is the kind of song we all want to sing along to, and it was so great how many wonderful musicians joined in. I wanted it out in time for New Year’s because it feels like a good song to end a tough year on. So here’s to the nights we won’t remember and the friends we won’t forget — and I am wishing everyone peace and love for 2021.”Listen to Ringo Starr’s new single “Here’s To The Nights” below, and scroll down to see the full tracklist for Zoom In.Ringo Starr – “Here’s To The Nights”[Video: ringostarr]Zoom In Tracklist1. “Zoom in, Zoom Out”2. “Here’s to the Nights”3. “Waiting for the Tide to Turn”4. “Not Enough Love in the World”5. “Teach Me to Tango”Expand[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Smash and American Idol alum Katharine McPhee discusses making her Broadway debut in Waitress, her theatrical upbringing and the secret Smash episode Christian Borle wrote. Waitress Related Showslast_img

first_imgVolunteers needed to work in the schools Volunteers needed to work in the schools November 15, 2006 Regular Newscenter_img Through Chief Justice Fred Lewis’ Justice Teaching initiative, lawyers and judges will partner with every elementary, middle, and high school in Florida to teach students about the courts, our governmental structure, and the Constitution.If you enjoy working with students, you are invited to participate in this ongoing exercise in democracy to help our next generation better understand, protect, and improve our institutions of democracy.The goal is to correct misconceptions, explain the structure and function of the courts, reinforce the rule of law, and strengthen public trust and confidence in the justice system.“If we do not have the trust and confidence of our people in our court system, it is no wonder that folks will attack a branch of government they do not trust anymore,” Lewis said. “If you don’t know anything about it, how can you trust it?”And who better to teach children about the judicial branch than the lawyers and judges who work in it every day?No more than two hours per month of your time will be needed, and volunteers may select a particular grade level or school.Don’t worry about what to say to students about democracy. If you are willing to volunteer, you will be trained well. Activities and lessons will be provided via a secure Web site. Training will be held throughout the year at Bar conventions, as well as local venues.Florida Bar members can learn more and volunteer online by going to the Bar’s Web site: www.floridabar.org. Click on the Justice Teaching button at the right. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call Valencia Davis, the Supreme Court’s Law Related Education and Outreach coordinator, at (850) 414-6106.last_img read more

first_imgThe developed countries and some beneficiaries among developing countries continued to push for deepening globalisation and liberalisation ignoring the appeals of developing countries. They supported China’s WTO membership, as it was seen as a large, lucrative market and a source of cheap goods and labour. They forced through the launch of the WTO Doha Round of trade negotiations in 2001 under the pretext that it would be a development round. When it did not bring the desired results to secure increased access into the markets of developing countries and regulate new areas, they turned to negotiating even more complex free trade agreements outside of the WTO. They ensured that the world became more integrated further entrenching globalisation. Then came 2009 and the great financial collapse (the Great Recession) originating in the USA. It was the worst global recession since the 1930s Great Depression. It has taken several years for countries, including Jamaica, to dig themselves out of this economic crisis. Then came 2016 and the British voted by a narrow margin in a referendum to leave the European Union. This Brexit was fuelled by concerns about loss of sovereignty, jobs and migration. Britain is currently in a quagmire. In the USA, Donald Trump, with support in states hurting from the decline in manufacturing and other industries, won the presidential election. He promised to bring back jobs and to “make America great again”. Suddenly, these developed countries recognised that globalisation had resulted in inequalities and social discontent within their own countries. For Trump, the free trade agreements initiated and supported by his own Republican Party became the worse agreements ever; with America, the champion and beneficiary of globalisation and liberalisation, the victim. Now, he seem set to disrupt the post-war world order and has declared himself a nationalist. Ultra-conservative nationalist groups have gained prominence in the EU (Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Germany, France) due to anxiety about sovereignty, migration, and economic instability. Brazil, seen as a globalisation beneficiary with great development potential, has faced recession and corruption scandals. Brazil has just elected an ultra-conservative president. So, here we are wondering whether the tide of globalisation can be stemmed after years of ignoring lessons of history and the concerns of developing countries and organisations such as UNCTAD, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the South Centre, Third World Network, and other bodies and individuals from developing countries. Self-interests often make countries and their transnational corporations, and even institutions, blind and deaf to the concerns of others until they are directly impacted themselves. Then the villains become other countries and peoples. What a world! CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 SMEs Urged To Leverage CARIFORUM-EU EPA(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Barbados, Sandra Husbands, has urged small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to consider exporting to Martinique, Guadeloupe and other regional territories that have access to the European market. She was speaking at a regional workshop entitled Leveraging…June 25, 2019In “Associate Member States”Hub and Spokes Programme: providing critical Trade Support to Caribbean economiesGeorgetown, Guyana (April 23, 2018) – Caribbean development partners and beneficiaries of the Hub and Spokes Programme, an aid-for-trade initiative, began a three-day regional planning workshop (April 23 – 25), with appreciation of the programmes tangible impact on the ground. The workshop is being held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel…April 24, 2018In “CARICOM”Jamaica: 25 years at WTO [Part I]By Elizabeth Morgan Twenty-five (25) years ago, Jamaica formally became a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 9th March 1995. The independent international organization, the WTO, superseded the United Nations (UN) affiliated General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) on 1st January 1995. Prior to this, Jamaica was…March 10, 2020In “Indepth”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020 BY ELIZABETH MORGAN The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and other organisations have defined globalisation as the dynamic and multidimensional integration of global economies through increasing international trade in goods and services and flows in investment and finance. These are fuelled by policy reforms and advances in information, communications and technology, as well as transportation. Globalisation has also facilitated the movement of labour, legal and illegal. It works along with liberalisation, which enables the opening of markets through removal of barriers to trade (tariff and non-tariff measures) and deregulation in the financial sector. Players include countries and transnational corporations, as well as multilateral organisations. Today, a product can have components produced in several countries through the global value chains which mean that the various stages of production and distribution take place in different countries. Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 Over 15 years or more Jamaica continued to join other developing countries at the UNGA, the WTO, UNCTAD, and in other international fora to express concern about the inequalities inherent in globalisation and liberalisation, especially if developing countries could not speedily put in place necessary reforms and access financing. Oct 16, 2020 Elizabeth Morgan is a specialist in international trade and politics. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Professor Deepak Nayyar, in his 1998 essay ‘Globalisation: The past in our present’, pointed out that globalisation is not new. It actually accelerated between 1870 and 1913, the period of laissez faire (free trade). Nayyar stated that the lesson from history shows uneven development. He warned that globalisation in the later part of the 20th century demonstrated many similarities to that of the 19th century and was bound to produce uneven development not only between countries but within countries. He pointed out that in the late 20th century the few developing countries benefiting from globalisation were Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. All other developing countries were seeing minimal, if any benefit. He saw the economic distance between countries increasing and income disparities among peoples widening. In their national interests, developed countries began to press for a further acceleration in globalisation from the 1980s onward. Liberalisation of trade was accelerated through the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) Uruguay Round (UR) of multilateral trade negotiations, which concluded in 1994. The GATT UR resulted in improved market access through reduction of barriers to trade and brought new areas under regulation such as trade in services, agriculture, textiles and clothing, and trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS). It also resulted in the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) outside of the UN system. Before the UR agreements could be implemented there was a further proposal to increase market access which led to a call for a new round of multilateral trade negotiations covering more new issues such as investment, competition, environment. and core labour standards. When this proposal encountered opposition the proponents moved to accelerate negotiation of bilateral and plurilateral free trade agreements with greater levels of liberalisation. Deregulation of the international financial system was also expanded. Liberalisation and deregulation for a number of developing countries, including Jamaica, however, occurred due to their acceptance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank structural adjustment programmes. Liberalisation of Jamaica’s economy was thus unilateral and occurred in the 1980s. A 1999 paper sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, concluded that developing countries faced special risks that globalisation would exacerbate inequality in the coming decades, raising the political costs of inequality and the social tensions associated with it. It went on to say that a protectionist and populist backlash would be a shame as in a perverse twist, it would undermine the benefits that more open and globally integrated economies and policies could deliver to the peoples of the developing world. Since the 1990s, developing countries, including Jamaica, have been expressing their serious concern about the uncritical embrace of globalisation and liberalisation specifically by the developed countries, the USA, European Union (EU), other members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the International Financial Institutions. In Jamaica’s 1998 policy statement at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Seymour Mullings, then deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, stated, “The reality is that the globalisation process is heightening patterns of uneven development among developed and developing countries and it is already very clear that there is no globalisation of benefits.” In 2008, then Prime Minister Bruce Golding, speaking on globalisation and the plight of developing countries, told the UNGA that solving the problems of developing countries required more than mere liberalisation of trade, privatisation and free capital flows. The focus, he indicated, had to be on global development, addressing limitations bedevilling developing countries, and not just on increasing global market access.last_img read more

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