Tag Archives: Investment

AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum 2022 – Closer Ties a Must

The ongoing pandemic has given impetus finally to governments in the region assigning additional resources to improving food security. Barbados in the period has been developing a closer relationship with Guyana and we have seen cooperation to increase black belly sheep production to satisfy local and some regional demand for lamb. There are additional initiatives we hope to see bear

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Minorities Laughing

Debate about the commitment of the two political parties honouring promises outlined in glossy manifestos aside, the documents serve a useful reference for citizens to hold political parties accountable. All agree the last twenty years in particular have gotten progressively challenging for Barbados and Barbadians. The outgoing government with its bevy of financial consultants have focused mainly on executing macroeconomic

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Improving Our Investment Climate

I want to return to the subject of implementing a single source website for prospective investors, especially those of a smaller scale, both from overseas and locally. Frankly, even for the most determined and tenacious, investing in Barbados remains a daunting task for virtually everyone when so much could be made easier, less time consuming and completed online. It starts

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You Asking Me to Invest?

One thing this blogmaster knows from reading evaluations about the 2008 global economic crisis, it rubbished classical economic explanations. In fact the crisis served to popularized behavioural economics which is described as “an important link between economic and psychological sciences in the analysis of individual decisions especially combining psychological assumptions with economic decision-making analyzes, draws attention with its approach to

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BL&P’s Promise to Barbadians — You Must Invest in Community Solar

He added that Light & Power is also planning “community solar to ensure that every Barbadian has the opportunity to participate in the island’s green transformation and the renewable energy future for Barbados.” – Roger Blackman, Managing Director (BLP) The Barbados Light & Power in its recent edition of Watts New Business Managing Director Roger Blackman reassured the audience that

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Fault Lines: Life, Debt, Default and a Failure to Invest

The following blogs authored by a young Barbadian Economist Simon Naitram who is currently an assistant lecturer at the University of the West Indies while pursuing a PhD from the University of Glasgow (featured image: Simon Naitram) David, Barbados Underground Life, debt, and now default. Barbados has reached the final stage of its illness. This isn’t our sob story. This is

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Notes From a Native Son: As a Retail Investor It is Important to Take Cautious Steps when Investing

Introduction Recently I received an email from a desperate retail investor raising serious questions about her investment in a well-known Caribbean fund manager. I know the feeling. The world is still trapped in an acute financial crisis which experts are only now beginning to understand and which is concentrating minds when it comes to where to invest your hard-earned money.

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Notes From a Native Son: What Ethics and Whose Social Responsibility?

Introduction: On Wednesday I delivered the keynote address to a Financial Times seminar on ethical and socially responsible investing and thought the content generally of interest to share with a number of you. I have turned the speech in to a blog. Re-Defining Ethical: Behaving in an ethical or socially responsible way is one of those things that most people

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