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Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part B

Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part B

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit deep recession and depression are the result One product cultures- countries that depend on a single commodity or product for their economic existence- generate a visionless […]

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Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part A

Economies ‘’built on sand’’ Part A

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit’’ all hell breaks loose.’’ Economies uniquely vulnerable to sudden shock have a number of common features. Economies that are the first to go into downturn after […]

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The overseas territories – the long view

The overseas territories – the long view

| May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  A few days ago, the British Parliament voted to compel Britain’s overseas territories (OTs) in the Caribbean to adopt public registers of company ownership. The decision, which has been condemned by the states concerned, has multiple implications. It ignores their sovereignty, disenfranchises locally elected legislatures, undercuts economic development, harms post hurricane […]

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A vision for the Virgin Islands post Irma Part 2

A vision for the Virgin Islands post Irma Part 2

| May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following story is the second in a three part narrative. There can be no real economic recovery for the Virgin Islands without a clear vision, mission, and plan for a Post Irma future. And post Irma, in a highly competitive, predatory, scientifically driven, global economy, VISION and strategic economic planning alone, will rescue the Virgin […]

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The Windrush Generation

The Windrush Generation

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  For years now, Caribbean High Commissioners, activists, church organisations and community oriented Caribbean companies have been raising with the British government and parliamentarians the shocking way in which undocumented members of the Caribbean Diaspora who came to Britain between 1948 and 1971 have been treated. This has involved, in the absence […]

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Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Celebrates Year of the Bird

Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival Celebrates Year of the Bird

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

April 22, 2018—This spring, groups throughout the Caribbean will be celebrating the birds that are only found here. 40 events on 14 islands are already on the schedule for this year’s Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival (CEBF). More than 80,000 Caribbean residents, friends and visitors will join in the activities, led by BirdsCaribbean. Earth day, April […]

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Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

Virgin Islands Political Wild Cards 2

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Political commentary is controversial. Undoubtedly! But why is this so? Because it discusses power! And in the game of power the stakes are always high. Political commentary is necessary. It is a forum and venue, where issues, ideas, social demographics, the economy, campaigns, voter intentions, and so on and so forth, are discussed. And objectivity […]

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The Commonwealth: What’s in it for small states?

The Commonwealth: What’s in it for small states?

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Writing in the British Guardian Newspaper on April 10, my colleague, Professor Phillip Murphy, the Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, recalled that for those who campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, “depicting the Commonwealth as a huge potential trading opportunity for the UK was a useful […]

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The implications of a divisive Summit of the Americas

The implications of a divisive Summit of the Americas

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe David Jessop In just over a week’s time the Summit of the Americas will take place in Lima, Peru. It will likely illustrate just how divided the hemisphere has become. Since the last such event was held in Panama City in 2015 much has changed. Then, improved hemispheric relations seemed possible. […]

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Vision is Boss

Vision is Boss

| April 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Vision is critical to economics. The math, statistics, psychology, history, and sociology, that create the concepts and narratives of economic thought, are mere tools of the visionary. Vision is what economics is about. Vision makes economics a useful and desirable discipline. The adoption of a national vision is the greatest tool of security and prosperity a […]

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