View from the Editor
his last Sunday Guardian column, Dennis Pantin wrote
that T&T had mismanaged the economic boom in the
years between 1974 and 1981 and, if the country failed
to learn the lessons of the previous boom, it is destined
to suffer a traumatic economic bust...
end hearing for FCIB shareholders
shareholders of FirstCaribbean International Bank
(FCIB) are due to return to court on Tuesday in the
matter involving the local high court determining
the fair value of their shares...
restructures to speed growth
liberalising the Caribbean mobile market and setting
its eyes on Central America, Digicel has restructured
its management team...
Airlines: 6 months later
six months in existence, Caribbean Airlines (CAL)
appears to be a leaner operation, distinct from former
national carrier BWIA, whose memory has faded into
Dept takes blame
current passport mess in the US is rare among government
foul-ups: a top federal official has publicly taken
the blame and expressed regret...
movement hits IMF call for COLA removal
leaders are up in arms over the urging of the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) that the Government should do
away with Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)...
promises better service from Liat
Tourism Minister Noel Lynch has said the Barbados
government intends to move the regional airline Liat
to a higher level of service to the travelling public...
sees oil supply crunch looming
oil demand will rise faster than expected to 2012
while production lags, leading to a supply crunch,
the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned...
critical look at US economy
Ben Bernanke presented his semi-annual testimony to
the Financial Services Committee on July 18. To his
credit and to investors relief a more positive,
albeit cautious, picture was painted particularly
with regards to his view on inflation and growth prospects
global equity markets
first half of 2007 was an eventful period in the global
markets as speculation and uncertainty by investors
led to fluctuations in several well known indices...
would all like to think that we are rational when
it comes to investing, nevertheless there is evidence
to suggest that we can be irrational at times...
is it Export Earnings
United States has become the principal beneficiary
of the migration from Caribbean countries of its best
the presence of significant oil and gas resources
in a country a blessing or a curse?
An opportunity for public, private sector participation
early 2007, the chamber conducted significant research
into the education system in T&T as this was one
of the key national development priorities identified
in our strategic plan 2006-2009...
a high-performance government
is a growing movement in many countries to improve
the performance of government, increase the benefits
it delivers to the public, reduce its cost and make
it more accountable for what it achieves...
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