Banana Wars-The Price of Free Trade: A Caribbean Perspective
'Gordon Myers has written with clarity, sensitivity, and wisdom, a story of life and production for the people of the Caribbean who have been engaged in the banana business for over one hundred years. His is a remarkable book. It covers a critical productive sector, bananas, part of the economic base which sustains our evolving Caribbean civilisation.' - Dr. The Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2001-
'Gordon Myers' expertise on the banana issue is well known. This book, his account of the Caribbean banana farmers' continuing struggle to survive, eloquently reveals both his commitment and his concern. Current debates about world trade and unfettered liberalisation should be informed by the history of how livelihoods in the Caribbean have been destroyed, by decisions taken thousands of miles away in the US, in the EU and at the WTO. I commend Banana Wars to all those who subscribe to the view that vulnerable banana producers need protection.' - Glenys Kinnock MEP
'Gordon Myers has written a thoroughly researched and very readable book, tracing the history of the banana as a commercial crop and placing it in the socio-political context of the Caribbean and Latin America. Its publication is both timely and relevant, in the face of the global trade negotiations now in progress, and Banana Wars should be compulsory reading for all those in the Third World now engaged in these negotiations.' - Sir John Compton, Prime Minister of St Lucia 1982-1996
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This author is clearly not educated as a writer.
He claims to be a hero when he writes, and his other books he is anything but a hero.
More like a Bully looking for attention and finding it.
List of Figures and Tables
Foreword by Ralph E Gonsalves
A Benevolent Empire
The Windward Islands
Banana Wars in the Commonwealth
Compromise at Marrakesh
Prospects for Survival
Judicial Review and Resolve to Reform
The Market and the Major Players
Negotiating the New Regime
The First GATT Challenges 199394
A Climate of Uncertainty