By BERT WILKINSON
Special to the Amsterdam News
Early next month, a team of presidents and prime ministers from the Caribbean trade bloc is scheduled to travel to the tiny Eastern Caribbean island of Anguilla in solidarity with its government and people who say they fear its “mother country,” Britain, is preparing to fully repossess the colony and impose direct rule from London, as it did in the Turks and Caicos islands in the past year and a half.
Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes
Yet to become a full member of the 15-nation community, Anguilla, once part of a tri-island nation with St. Kitts and Nevis, does not have full voting rights in Caricom.
However, Chief Minister Hubert Hughes flew to the two-day Caricom leaders summit in Suriname last week to raise alarm bells about what he calls clear and dangerous signs from London that it wants full control of daily life on the island of less than 17,000 people. Anguilla is an associate member of the bloc.
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