Up In Cuba, Down In B’dos

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

An Opportunity To Be Grasped

The conversation has been running for almost 50 years now. It started back in 1962 as we began the search for a covenant to guide the creation of…

Panday’s Deepening Dilemma

Gideon Hanoomansingh, host of Heritage Radio’s “Morning Sunrise” show, made the comment to Vasant Bharath as I sat with them on a 90-minute programme as an intruder, “excited”…

Help Free Cuban Rights Leader

Many of you may never have heard of the Civil Rights Afro-Cuban activist, Dr Darsi Ferrer.…

Politics Of Peace, Poverty Of War

The recent award of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama, the American President, has marked the third time in the last decade that a leading American…

The Pm And The Constitution

The best way to deal with an institution we may be unable to change—given the Constitution-amending majority required—is to fully understand its scope, the better to adapt our…

Keepers Of The Dreams

Teddy Kennedy can probably be best described in the very words with which he eulogised his older brother, Robert: “a good and decent man, who saw wrong and…

Saving The Jagdeo Initiative

If there was a single area in which Caricom could have partially shielded itself from the global onslaught of collapsing financial markets, ...…

Right Plan, Wrong Way

PERHAPS the best way to understand the loss that would follow the collapse of Caricom would be to imagine a future without it.…

Open Contest For Unc (a, B, C) Leadership

At a time when the nation’s attorneys have convincingly declared their lack of confidence in the Attorney General...…

Two Irans, Two Revolutions

Post-election events in Iran continue to cause consternation throughout the world even though the battle between government and opposition forces has begun to recede.…

The Politics Of Permanent 9-day Wonders

Town is rife with zeppo. Who has files on whom; who downloaded what and who have what, where. The cocktail circuit is abuzz and entertained with the…

Caribbean Business Round-up

Interest rates began the slid down with Scotiabank dropping rates by a half point, from 13 per cent to 12.5 per cent, following the lead of First Citizens…

New Equation In The Thawing Of Us-cuba Relations

US President Barack Obama’s first steps toward dismantling the 50-year old Cuban connundrum—a Cold War relic— has served to highlight the extent to which racism and racial discrimination…

Terror, Torture And Tyranny

On March 15, 2009 the former American Vice President, Dick Cheney, launched a very pointed attack on the Obama administration for its abandonment of policies that had been…