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The end of the Supply Side economy

The end of the Supply Side economy

| June 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Free market, supply side – trickle down- economic thinking is facing it’s Waterloo moment After the era of economic stimulus ended in the early 1970s- the belief the consumer is king and that deficits driven by public spending generate the best type of economic growth- free market thinking became the dominant force in western economics. […]

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BELIZE: The people have spoken, politicians should respect them

BELIZE: The people have spoken, politicians should respect them

| May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

As territorial claims go, Guatemala’s claim to all – every square inch – of Belize is, perhaps, the most outrageous.   The only thing that is more outrageous than the scale of the claim is the argument on which it is based. In this context, it would have been right to expect the Belizean electorate, at […]

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Early grumblings in a government’s first term

Early grumblings in a government’s first term

| May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Smart politicians pay heed to early disenchantment from voters. Why: because to be forewarned is to be forearmed Voter grumbling and voter discontentment at specific matters usually marks the beginning of political downturn for governments. Public disgruntlement can be diverted. But it is extremely difficult to change a negative narrative once it begins. When the […]

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The economics of vision part 1

The economics of vision part 1

| April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

A series of stories on why applying appropriate economic ideas, is the strongest route towards El Dorado, for the Virgin Islands Now, once a government has decided upon its short, medium, and long term strategy, leading to realization of a national vision, economics is the tool and vehicle to get the country to that ‘’Promised […]

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BREXIT may never happen

BREXIT may never happen

| April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brexit was never sustainable. Why? Because Brexit was an act of political expediency by David Cameron to appease the right Wing of Britain’s Conservative Party who are anti European Integration: Europhobe. The Brexit referendum of 2016 backfired, leaving the UK mired in crisis. Now there is a reason most referendums are decided by a 2/3rds […]

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Jamaican Gyal joins CAMTRADEUK Directory

Jamaican Gyal joins CAMTRADEUK Directory

| December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Up and coming online Jamaican business, Jamaican Gyal has registered as one of Caribbean Atlantic Marketplace’s PRO members. Check out their profile here: http://camtradeuk.com/jamaican-gyal. Join today for great benefits and opportunities to link with thousands of UK and Caribbean businesses. Registration is FREE! CAMTRADEUK is the abbreviation of Caribbean Atlantic Marketplace international business directory.  

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Coping with the OECD reality

Coping with the OECD reality

| November 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Demands of the rich man’s club, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), have once again created disarray in the Caribbean. It is a disarray to which Caribbean countries have contributed by their lack of a common and strong political response to the many impositions by the OECD on the global financial sector since […]

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Virgin Islands Party Politics

Virgin Islands Party Politics

| November 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

In twenty years, the state of Virgin Islands politics has never seen the flux and flow it sees today. In the past twenty years, the Two Party System has governed the political landscape. Two party politics has been a static and immovable beast. Two- Party Rule has defined general elections, defied attempts by independent candidates […]

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The coming OECD black list

The coming OECD black list

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Reports are wrong in stating that eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are on a ‘black list’ recently released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Resident by Investment (RBI) schemes that they operate. The OECD has not ‘black listed’ these countries – at least not yet.  But […]

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When a government goes broke!

When a government goes broke!

| September 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now it is accepted that government borrowing is the universal norm for governments to find the cash to operate. Public spending from taxes and borrowing are the way most western governments function. However- and this is what the British Virgin Islands Post Irma, must adopt- it is imperative that the borrowed cash is invested in […]

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