Category Archives: Caribbean News

Becoming the SINGAPORE of the Caribbean

The pace at which Singapore has achieved so-called first world status- in a generation- has ensured mention in case studies to be found in any management volume of standing. By every account it is a well managed country directed by a relevant strategic plan, disciplined society, adequate workforce with required skill sets to execute plans, routine enforcement of laws etc.

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Target Bubble Countries

Just over two months ago (10th August), I questioned the wisdom of granting four airlines either new to Barbados or restoring previous services, permission to operate inter-Caribbean routes, presumably to help soak up any loss created by the failure of LIAT (1974) Ltd. What was even more surprising is that all four carriers responded positively to the invitation before the

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Why are Regional Prime Ministers silent over their creation of CDB’s leadership crisis?

Name withheld – Blogmaster I firmly believe that the highly respected and soundly run Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is heading into serious leadership trouble. What I’ve heard is very troubling. I am a very seasoned banker who has worked across our region. I know a thing or two about banking in the region. I’ve tried to get information directly from

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Active Macroeconomic Policies must be Maintained and Deepened by Caribbean Countries

The following report was distributed by the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 – David, Blogmaster (October 6, 2020) It will be essential to maintain and deepen active macroeconomic policies to achieve recovery and economic and social transformation after the crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic, ECLAC indicated in a report entitled Economic Survey of Latin America

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Questioning Buccament Bay Resort

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green. August 17, 2020 I am questioning Buccament Bay Resort because no one else is. Vincentians think it is great, yet those previously employed there will get nothing, nada. Those farmers and suppliers of fruit and vegetables, fish, and meat, will get nothing either. But the government will get all its taxes that were owing by

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The After-Election Crowd: Citizens, Tribesmen and Idiots

Submitted by Hollis ‘’Chalkdust’’ Liverpool Tuesday after the election, my good friend, David Boothman, sent me an interesting video-clip about how ‘’True-Democrats’’ in a democracy should behave after an election. The clip testified that in ‘’Greece the founder of democracy,’’ people were expected to behave in a manner that showed respect for their elected representatives. The clip from Boothman was

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Intra Regional Airline Hustle

It is very encouraging to witness a bevy of regional carriers that have already announced or plan to operate or extend flights to and from Barbados including Inter-Caribbean Airlines, Air Antilles, Caribbean Airlines and One Caribbean among others. Sadly though, not all of them have seemingly promoted the routes, times and fares in sufficient time to ensure there is a

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Shareholders, Directors and Defacto Directors Should Pay LIAT (1974) Ltd Debts

Submitted by Jolly Green LIAT has been traded for many years while making massive losses, and those losses were compounded by the gigantic taxes lodged against local air travel by the shareholder governments, despite many warnings about the excessiveness of those taxes. But each time LIAT got into financial difficulties, the shareholder governments put money in to make up the

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Is Ralph Gonsalves an Honorary Member of the Cuban Communist Party?

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green Watch out Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Gonsalves got you in the doodoo again. By using Cubans to build our airport at Argyle, to develop and man the specialist hospital at Georgetown, and to bring the unnecessary Cuban doctors and nurses to manage our COVID 19 situation, the US will punish us, some think rightly

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CGID RESPONDS TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS AND THE OAS

Submitted by Rickford Burke, President, Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) It is unfortunate that, in response to intense solicitation and lobbying from Guyana’s opposition People Progressive Party (PPP) and their lobbyists, the Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, as well as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the ABCE Ambassadors in Guyana,

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How Dirty is CARICOM?

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green CARICOM is the oldest surviving integration movement in the developing world. It is a grouping of twenty countries: fifteen Member States and five Associate Members. CARICOM is owned by the member countries and run by the member countries. So, if you have among those countries leaders who have elements of evil in their leadership, you

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