Stranded On A Sand Bar Of Ol’ Talk

At the recent function observing the re-constitution of the Board of the Environmental Management Authority the Honourable Minister of Planning, Housing and the Environment is reported to have…

Opportunity Lost

As the point person for cabinet oversight of the Fifth Summit of the Americas, one expects Minister Mariano Browne to be, both, held accountable and to demand straight…

Caribbean Business Review April 2009

In the newspaper sector, all three daily newspapers, the Trinidad Guardian, Trinidad Express and Newsday, increased their Monday to Friday cover price from $1 to $2 due to…

Windfall & Whirlwind

Contrast provides a means of emphasizing what is important. It is a used in art, literature, medicine, theatre, engineering and many other fields to great effect.…

Signs Of The Times…. And The Cl Financial Collapse

There is some validity in connecting the events taking place in the international financial markets with the unfolding events in T&T with respect to the CL Financial Group…

Lessons From Cl Financial And Stanford

The unfolding global financial crisis has now served to expose not only excessive risk-taking, compensation and personal greed, but also massive fraud. …

The Global Financial Crisis And The Collapse Of The Neo-liberal Paradigm

I am deeply honoured by the invitation to deliver the keynote address at this Conference in recognition of the outstanding service of Dr. Trevor Farrell to the Faculty…

Rough Start To 2009

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Rough Ahead For J’ca

Jamaicans have entered the New Year in a season of economic turbulence. Layoffs and rising prices are the order of the order due to economic contraction and a…

Beyond Bush Ii

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African American president of the United States is scheduled for January 20, 2009, a date that will stand as a…

Long Way From Social Compact

It was the Governor of the Central Bank who, to his credit, first called for the creation of a social compact.…

Jamaica For Sale

In 1989, before the general elections of that year, the PNP Opposition accused Edward Seaga’s government of having a “Going out of business sale” of Jamaica’s assets, privatising…

The Case For A New Budget

The Government’s belated response to the global financial crisis and plummeting export commodity prices falls short of the requirements for a meaningful fiscal adjustment. …

The Pyramid Falls

Neo-liberal Free Market Exposed As Dotishness By Lester Henry When Wall Street moguls of high finance find themselves running to Uncle Sam for public assistance you know that we are…

Plenty Politics, Empty Economics

By GREGORY McGUIRE Management of a resource-based economy in times of plenty is by no means an easy task. In many situations, a Government must choose between what is…