When I check my saving account my first reaction is usually to call the bank or the police. I see the balance and I tell myself ‘my God I have been robbed’. However, the truth is that there is no thief to be blamed other than me. I underestimate deductions, forget to budget realistically for regular expenditures and forget about unplanned expenditures. The result of my … [Read more...] about Fiscal Unruliness – Checking the Usual Suspects for Jamaica’s Debt Buildup
Will Trinidad & Tobago’s energy services suppliers outlast the country’s energy supply? This was one of the questions posed to the participants of the Joint Dialogue on the Trinidad & Tobago Private Sector Assessment Report (PSAR) by Dr. Carlos Elias, author of the PSAR, in Port of Spain, February 19. The Joint Dialogue was hosted by the Ministry of Planning … [Read more...] about Will Trinidad & Tobago’s energy services suppliers outlast the country’s energy supply?
No, I’m not talking about the smooth and delicious Guyanese rum – though the taste is legendary. At the time of early Spanish voyages to the West Indies, many adventurers believed in a mythical figure, El Dorado, the golden man, whose kingdom was believed to be so well-endowed with gold as the great Inca and Mayan civilizations in Mexico and Peru. Discovery – or more … [Read more...] about The New Legend of El Dorado
The National Competitiveness Council and the Caribbean Growth Forum Join Forces to Improve the Business Climate in Jamaica JOIN LIVESTREAM ON FEBRUARY 20, 2014 FROM 10 AM TO 12 PM. by Juan Pedro Schmid In spite of its beauty, strategic location and creative population, Jamaica is lagging competitor countries in the ease of doing business climate. The IDB's Caribbean Econ … [Read more...] about Serious About Growth- Livestream
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