Summit plagued by disorganisation
US PRESIDENT Barack Obama opted out of posing for an official photograph for the Fifth Summit of the Americas when it was taken yesterday as several heads of State skipped the symbolic act amidst chaos at the Prime Minister’s Diplomatic Centre in La Fantasie, St Ann’s.
A summit in shambles
The Fifth Summit of the Americas has come and gone, and after all the pomp and ceremony, delegates and foreign journalists have come to one conclusion: it has been a mess. After going to five Latin American countries, earlier this month, to whip up support, Prime Minister Patrick Manning was the only leader to sign yesterday the document, the Declaration of Port-of-Spain.
Well Worth It
PM Manning defends big spending as summit comes to close
Concern over Haiti
Leaders: A regional shame
Obama goes to bat for Democracy
Braving the fierce midday sun on the deck of the Hilton overlooking the Queen’s Park Savannah, US President Barack Obama outlined his foreign policy principles, placing a high value on the promotion of democratic practices such as freedom of speech and religion which he described as universal values.
Obama denies US plot to kill Bolivia’s Morales
Violent overthrows of democratically elected leaders will not be supported by the United States, the country’s President, Barack Obama, said yesterday in response to claims by Bolivia President Evo Morales that Americans are behind a plot to kill him.
No harm in being polite
Obama responds to criticism on Chavez handshakes
Jagdeo sees region lagging
Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo says the region needs bold and big initiatives to catapult the area, not mundane, evolutionary hundred years transformation. “There are too many illiterate people and too much poverty for the region to remain competitive.
Harper praises role of Caricom
Closing ceremony at Diplomatic Centre
Now the numbers
Now that the Fifth Summit of the Americas is over, it is time to do an accounting. And we do not mean just the monetary kind.