Tag: West Indies

Opportunity knocks: from learning to earning

Opportunity knocks: from learning to earning

| March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The link between learning and earning used to be quite simple: get as much formal education as you can, as early as you can, and more likely than not, a good career and a comfortable lifestyle would be yours.  Or so we thought. But it’s not quite so simple nowadays. Our rapidly emerging digital economy […]

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Jamaica55 Prayer Breakfast Birmingham and London

Jamaica55 Prayer Breakfast Birmingham and London

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Fellow Jamaicans and Friends  of Jamaica, As  you are aware,  Jamaica’s 55th anniversary of Independence was commemorated last year with the staging of a series of events and initiatives across the United Kingdom which were either organised or supported by the High Commission and the Jamaica55 Steering Committee co-chaired by Ms. Janelle Raeburn and […]

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Borrow from home or abroad?

Borrow from home or abroad?

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Governments, even micro administrations of tiny jurisdictions, have the ability to raise finance, to an exponentially greater degree than individuals and small businesses. In the aftermath of the September 2017 natural disasters that devastated the Virgin Islands economy, borrowing heavily to stimulate economic growth is not an option. The British Virgin Islands requires at least […]

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The region’s recent history is being lost

The region’s recent history is being lost

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  At the start of the month, Barbados’ former Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, officially departed the island’s Parliament and elective politics. Some weeks prior, he had indicated that he would not be running again in his St Peter constituency after the island’s legislature had been dissolved. Uniquely, he is the only Barbadian […]

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Caribbean B&B most wanted in the Lake District

Caribbean B&B most wanted in the Lake District

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archway Guesthouse, the first Caribbean B&B Guesthouse in the now famous World Heritage Site Lake District has won the most coveted award issued by Hotels.com.  They also won the Tripadvisor Award of Excellence for the second year running. “We see over 45 different nationalities coming to our B&B each year and it’s clear by their responses […]

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Barbados TV News: Crime down by 7%

Barbados TV News: Crime down by 7%

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Barbados crime statistics falling

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External interference in Caribbean elections is real

External interference in Caribbean elections is real

| March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before getting into the thrust of the serious and threatening matter that lies at the heart of this commentary, I declare that I was an integral part of the management of the campaign of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) for the March 21 General Election, and I managed its communications campaign It is […]

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Jamaica TV News – Gang killings on the rise

Jamaica TV News – Gang killings on the rise

| March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jamaica TV News – Gang killings on the rise

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Better understanding of the complexity of the diaspora is required

Better understanding of the complexity of the diaspora is required

| March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The View from Europe  When it comes to harnessing the power of the Caribbean’s sizeable diaspora in North America and Europe, much of the recent emphasis has been on encouraging investment. This approach, in part, stems from two World Bank Group studies, one in 2013 and another in 2016. The more recent of the two […]

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Barbarians at the gates of Rome

Barbarians at the gates of Rome

| March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Virgin Islands economy composed of the financial services industry, ecotourism and maritime, and the domestic market economy, is the core tool for the empowerment of Virgin Islanders and citizens. The economy works in partnership with local and foreign investors for the mutual benefit of Virgin Islanders, citizens, and residents. The economy cannot become a […]

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