Last month a bill was introduced into the US Senate by three Republican Senators.
Later this year we will know whether President Trump has won a second term in office or if his fellow septuagenarian, Joe Biden, has ended the most disruptive US presidency in living memory.
Last week a culture war erupted in Britain over its colonial history.
Even at the best of times, the cruise lines are controversial Caribbean partners, sharply dividing opinion between happy travellers, citizens, hoteliers, environmentalists, academics, and governments.
A few days ago, Venezuela’s government and opposition signed a joint request to the Pan American Health Organisation requesting funding to address the coronavirus pandemic.
Since late April there have been virtually no tourist arrivals in the Caribbean.
Scientists and pharmaceutical companies around the world are hopeful that before long they may find an effective vaccine against COVID-19.
A moment will come at the end of June when the European Union and Britain will hold a virtual high-level meeting to decide whether enough progress has been made to meet their agreed deadline for a post-Brexit trade relationship.
A day will come when a vaccine is available, the World Health Organisation confirms there are no new coronavirus cases, and our lives return to normal.
What might the shape of post COVID-19 economic recovery look like?
The challenge that is now facing almost every Caribbean nation is how best to recover the tourism economy without which future economic growth and sustainable tax revenues will be all but impossible.
It is hard to imagine an action more likely to accelerate the decline of US influence in the world than deciding in the middle of a global pandemic to attack the one body that is coordinating the global fight against it.
Speaking recently in in New York, the state Governor, Andrew Cuomo said: “The stress, the emotion, is just incredible, and rightfully so.
Just a few weeks ago it was possible for Trinidad’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, to indicate in a major speech, that the Caribbean as whole had a potentially very bright future as a major western hemisphere oil and gas supplier.
The Caribbean is about to experience a crisis of a kind that no one in the region or anywhere else in the world could have predicted.
In normal times a sudden drop in the price of oil would elicit a collective sigh of relief among Caribbean governments and Central Bankers.
Two weeks ago, Caribbean Heads of Government passed a resolution critical of US policy towards Cuba.
No case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in the Caribbean (Editor’s note: The Dominican Republic confirmed one case yesterday).
One of the more interesting aspects of the recently ended Heads of Government meeting, was the positive tone of the remarks made by CARICOM’s ad interim Chair, Barbados’ Prime Minister, Mia Mottley.
Two weeks ago, Trinidad’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, delivered a major speech.