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NATIONAL ADDRESS Prime Minister Mitchell March 13 2018

NATIONAL ADDRESS Prime Minister Mitchell March 13 2018

| March 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL ADDRESS Prime Minister Mitchell March 13 2018

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Economic planning in an austere culture

Economic planning in an austere culture

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective long term strategic economic planning, specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture, is great for everyone: national stakeholders, citizens, employees, employers, businessmen, investors, and governments. However, any type of economic planning for the British Virgin Islands must take into account the various nuances, arguments, and discussions, of contemporary western economics. The proceeding story […]

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Hurricane IRMA and the dearth of national planning

Hurricane IRMA and the dearth of national planning

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The economics of disaster stresses the importance of strategic planning for a countr Post Irma has been mantra filled. BVI Strong, Build Stronger and Better, are two that struck this Writer. Now, for 15 years, this Old Boy, and fellow Economics Commentator Edgar Leonard, have been singing the song of strategic economic planning, in thousands […]

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Countering the Negative Media Reporting of Notting Hill Carnival

Countering the Negative Media Reporting of Notting Hill Carnival

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anyone who takes the time to research the statistics of crime and drug usage at the Notting Hill Carnival against those of other comparable British Festivals will see the truth for themselves. Such scaremongering and wild prophesies of the apocalypse does nothing to bolster public confidence in the credibility of the Metropolitan Police as they […]

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Political leadership in the Caribbean

Political leadership in the Caribbean

| February 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The remarks in this Commentary were spoken in a television interview in Grenada on the day that Fidel Ruz Castro, the former President of Cuba, died.   The discussion centred on whether contemporary Caribbean leaders lacked the courage that previous leaders, such as Castro, displayed. Fidel Castro is a controversial man of history.  But he was […]

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Where has fight in developing countries gone?

Where has fight in developing countries gone?

| August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ease with which developed countries appoint heads of international and multi-national organisations (sometimes in the guise of an election) is not their achievement alone; it is also the fault of developing countries who let them. Appointing heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has traditionally been accepted as the exclusive domain of governments of […]

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Donald Trump – the lie of ‘truthful hyperbole’

Donald Trump – the lie of ‘truthful hyperbole’

| July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

For anyone following the US Presidential campaigns, it has been a volatile voyage with great uncertainty about whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will eventually emerge triumphant. We still aren’t into the season of direct debates between the two and the unleashing of their denigration of each other, although throughout the primaries we had a […]

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CSG heads to Caribbean for CARICOM summit

CSG heads to Caribbean for CARICOM summit

| July 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

1 July 2016 – Climate change, indebtedness, protecting migrant remittances and banking systems, and the consequences of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on small and vulnerable economies are priority concerns for the Commonwealth Secretary-General as she heads to Guyana for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Conference of Heads of Government. Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: […]

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BREXIT: No one won

BREXIT: No one won

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The result of the British referendum to leave the European Union (EU) has already left a trail of culprits, victims and intended and unintended consequences.  Its primary outcome is grave uncertainty within Britain; within the EU; and for other countries and regions that do business with the EU and with Britain.  The entire episode is […]

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BREXIT creates EU-Britain nightmare for the Caribbean

BREXIT creates EU-Britain nightmare for the Caribbean

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 12 English-speaking independent countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have at the most two years to formulate a plan for dealing with the serious consequences of the British Exit (BREXIT) from the European Union (EU). Indeed, the time may be less if the current mood of the leadership of the EU intensifies.   They want […]

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