Investing in the future is always a challenging decision, for example planning for retirement will often seem to be less urgent when we have pressing daily financial issues that have to be addressed now (unless you are near to retirement age of course). Not tomorrow, not in 10 years, but today. But the truth is that, in order to have a financially stable future, we … [Read more...] about Trinidad and Tobago: Who is going to pay the climate change piper?
In December 2013, the IDB approved a Policy Based Program to support the Development of the Suriname Agricultural sector. This is part of several ongoing initiatives that the country is implementing to gradually but systematically achieve sustained growth in one of its most important non- extractive sectors. The Agriculture sector accounts for 10% of total export earnings, … [Read more...] about Suriname weaving its Caribbean Food Basket
A strong and well-coordinated Center of Government (CoG) is of unquestionable importance in the development of a nation. The veritable nucleus of the state, the Center of Government is the conductor that raises the melody to which all line ministries march. It masterminds the ultimate development goals and ensures that these various ministries, each with separate interests and … [Read more...] about Can a symphonic strategy make for better government?
Barbados’ economy is faced with numerous macroeconomic challenges. During the period 2009 to 2013, the economy cumulatively contracted by 0.5 percent. This economic reduction is estimated by the IMF to continue for this year due partly to declining competitiveness especially in the tourism sector. This makes Barbados the only CARICOM country with negative growth for 2014. The … [Read more...] about Macroeconomic Challenges for Barbados
The State of Statistics in the Caribbean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4afwHDCR70 In an increasingly globalized and information-thirsty world, getting the Caribbean name known will depend on good data. We all know of the great Caribbean stars: Usain Bolt is ‘the fastest man in the world’, and Bob Marley is ‘one of the greatest lyricists ever’. These opinions … [Read more...] about Known Unknowns or Unknown Unknowns?