Tag Archives: World Trade Organization
- Antigua PM Gaston Browne uses United Nations address to urge US to honor WTO rules
September 22, 2017
On Thursday, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne addressed the United Nations General Assembly, reiterating his call for the United States to respect the decision of the World Trade Organization that the US' prohibitionist stance against Antigua-based online gambling operators is in violation of America's international trade obligations. Browne...
- Democracy Institute to debate US hypocrisy in Antigua WTO war, prosecution of Calvin Ayre
September 14, 2017
Online gambling industry members and free trade advocates are urged not to miss a special Democracy Institute event in Geneva later this month. On September 27, Democracy Institute director Patrick Basham will lead an expert international panel in an interactive event to debate the Institute’s recent report, Do As I...
- Antigua’s ambassador urges US to honor WTO debt to aid Barbuda relief effort
September 12, 2017
Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador in Washington wants the US government to finally make good on its outstanding World Trade Organization financial obligations to help Barbuda rebuild after Hurricane Irma. On Tuesday, Voice of America published an interview with Ronald Sanders, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States and the...
- The cost of America’s war on Antigua, Calvin Ayre and online gambling
September 5, 2017
A new report has exposed the legal, economic and political cost of America’s ill-advised online gambling trade dispute with Antigua and the prosecution of Bodog brand founder Calvin Ayre. The report, written by Dr. Patrick Basham, Founding Director of the Washington- and London-based Democracy Institute, is titled Do As I...
- Antigua vows to defends itself from economic bullies
January 10, 2017
The government of Antigua has unveiled its new year’s resolution for 2017: stand up to economic bullies. On Monday, Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda Sir Rodney Williams (pictured) ushered in a new session of the nation’s parliament by delivering his office’s traditional Throne speech. Among the topics the Governor-General addressed...
- Antigua gives US until year’s end to resolve WTO dispute
November 28, 2016
Antigua’s trade representative has given the United States until the end of the year to comply with its World Trade Organization responsibilities or face the consequences. On November 23, Antigua made a formal presentation to the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body regarding the now 12-year-old ruling that America’s trade policy vis...
Charges dropped against Calvin Ayre, Bodog and friends
July 14, 2017
Calvin Ayre Foundation to match donations to Barbuda relief effort
September 9, 2017
UIGEA, 6 Years Later
October 15, 2012