“The recent developments between The Bar and The Bench which spilled over into the public arena are both unfortunate and regrettable and this matter for all intents and purpose is now considered close” – Registrar Ossie Walsh indicating that the Director of Public Prosecutions in Dominica, Evalina Baptiste has offered an apology regarding her statement to the press which Her Ladyship Justice Charles-Clarke has accepted.

“As chair of the Small States Forum, Grenada aims to carve out a space for the CDB to act as a bridge builder between CARICOM and international partners, in shaping the discourse and action, on issues such as innovative options for financing development, debt forgiveness, and recognition of small states’ vulnerability, in the context of aid graduation policies.” – Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell saying he will use his chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping from next month to collaborate with the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on several regional integration initiatives.

Both St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne decried the interventionist and interfering overtones.  They were right, and Bruce Golding, the former Prime Minister of Jamaica was wrong in chiding them.” – Sir Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the Organisation of American States expressing his personal views on the ongoing situation in Venezuela.

“You know I made the point to the IMF team in the wrap-up meeting we had that when we first re-engaged with the bondholders trying to restructure again the Super Bond.  Initially they had sought to insist that a pre-condition to our discussions ought to be Belize’s entry into an IMF programme. We absolutely rejected that and we proceeded on the basis that Belize is quite capable of writing its own prescriptions and going its own way.”  Prime Minister Deean Barrow saying Belize has no intention of implementing a recommendation by the International Monetary Fund to increase the General Sales Tax (GST) to 15 per cent.

“This Government shall not back down or relent in any way in our fight against crime. Those bent on terrorizing the law abiding citizens and residents of our country shall be confronted and they shall fail. As our Prime Minister has repeatedly stated, in any confrontation between law enforcement and criminality, law enforcement must prevail.” –  St. Kitts-Nevis Acting Prime Minister Shawn Richards condemning shooting of a 31-year-old man at the J.N. France Hospital.

“I also had an opportunity to go and play in the T20 World Cup that West Indies won in India, I gave up that to stay home and play first class cricket. I could have jumped in a plane, go to the World Cup in India … and I could have gotten approximately US$7 000 for one T20 game. I decided not to go.” – Exiled left-hander Darren Bravo frustrated by his treatment at the hands of Cricket West Indies (CWI).

“Like anything else we wanted to win the cricket game. We wanted to get into the game today. We didn’t do that from a batting perspective.” – Head coach Vasbert Drakes says the challenge for the struggling West Indies Women will be to find confidence.

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