Freeness

After much thought, it is now my view that this country will not accomplish its development goals, at least not until the culture of political bribery that feeds…

Inventing Innovation

The challenge of reconfiguring the economy for the challenges of tomorrow has placed the issue of innovation squarely on the national agenda. Invariably, however, planning for innovation, research…

What If The Us Became A Net Exporter Of Lng?

US producers of Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas LNG, and Oil like Chesapeake Energy (CHK) continue to drill the Eagle Ford Shale and other unconventional plays when natural…

Guava Season Jam

Our Caribbean neighbours have possessed a very different economic history from that of Trinidad and Tobago of the last half century whose growth has been driven by hydrocarbon…

Appeasement Before Transformation

AS the first major post-election policy statement of the People's Partnership Government (PPG), the national community hung onto every word of budget 2011, searching for indications of the…

The Case For A National Infrastructure Bank

In the 2010-2011 budget statement the Minister of Finance stated that T&T’s public sector debt is now 49.4 percent of GDP, close to the flash point of 50…

Trademark Battle Over ‘demerara Gold’

Guyana is in court battles in Canada and the United States, following lawsuits filed by a Canadian company owned by a Guyanese-born man, but now operated by his…

Dookeran’s Challenge Breaking The Cycle

“Elections done, now back to work!” These profound words, uttered by a wit who had clearly been celebrating with a few drinks too many outside a…

Energy Priorities For The New Govt

Dispassionate perspectives and informed analysis are not the things of which political platforms are made, even when the topic is as mundane as the energy sector.…

On The Trail Of The Missing Money

As we enter the wrong side of the boom, it is a little like travelling to the dark side of the moon. Familiar navigation points fade from view…

Recession Rhetoric

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown recalls a confession made to him by Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during the meeting...…

Courage In The Year Of The Tiger

It’s hard to believe that we have already come to the end of the first decade of the 21st century.…

Up In Cuba, Down In B’dos

A Round-Up of Business News Highlights Across The Caribbean Over The Past Month…

Still Fighting History

I wish to make one point. If economic theory is to be of assistance in guiding policy it must be both valid and relevant to the context.…

The Squeeze Is On

A Monthly Round-Up of Business Headlines Across the Region…