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IMF Projects Low Growth for the Caribbean

The following report was extracted from the website “The IMF released its World Economic Outlook Update for January 2017 earlier today. The organization is projecting growth of between 3.4 and 3.6% in global output between 2017 and 2018, especially in emerging markets and developing economies. For Latin America and the Caribbean, projections range between […]

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David Comissiong

David Comissiong Critiques Third World Performance

DAVID COMISSIONG  CRITIQUES  THIRD  WORLD  PERFORMANCE  AND  NATANGA  SMITH’S  REVIEW  OF  THE  CONCERT  IN  THE  NATION  NEWSPAPER As the whole of Barbados knows, I am a passionate believer in the valuableness and beauty of our Caribbean and Pan-African Civilization: and so, when I witness or experience an exemplary manifestation of that Civilization I am obliged […]

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – A Race to the Bottom?

As was the Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, I, too, was not overly enthusiastic at first blush about the involvement of some of our neighbouring jurisdictions such as Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica and St Kitts-Nevis in the Citizenship by Investment [CBI] programme or, as it has been more popularly […]

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Afra Raymond

Property Matters – State Housing Facts

by AfraRaymond This is a continuation of my examination of the National Housing Policy (2002), its implementation and the associated implications. Over the last year I engaged with HDC’s management who cooperated with me, much like the previous team. I asked about new homes produced by the National Housing Authority (NHA) and the Housing Development […]

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Adrian Loveridge, Peach and Quiet

The Adrian Loveridge Column – Argyle International Airport Will Open for Business Soon

Five years later than planned, Argyle International Airport in nearby St. Vincent will officially open on 14th February 2017 at a cost of EC$700 million (roughly US$260 million) including ‘in-kind contributions’. According to a radio interview with Glen Beache, former Minister of Tourism and currently Chief Executive Officer of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines […]

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Caribbean Wax Museum is the Latest Attraction

Two enterprising entrepreneurs Art Edwards and Frances Ross have introduced the Caribbean Wax Museum to Barbados. Barbadians and visitors alike are now able to visit the Maxwell Road, Christ Church attraction to view life like sculpted characters in the form of Sir Garry, Mighty Gabby, Usain Bolt, Brian Lara, Fidel Castro, Marcus Garvey and many […]

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Building a Strong Caribbean in 2017

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Group “What then is the future of the Caribbean? Given its past history, the future of the Caribbean can only be meaningfully discussed in terms of the possibilities for the emergence of an identity of the Caribbean peoples. The whole history of the Caribbean so far can be viewed as […]

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LIAT’s Pilot Association Calls for Disruptive Passenger to be Punished

Press Release issued by the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) (St John’s, Antigua) The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) is waiting to be informed of the measures LIAT will take in dealing with the passenger who caused the disruption and cancellation of one of its flights on December 13th 2016. The passenger who […]

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Comissiong Critiques “Barrow – Freedom Fighter”

Submitted by David Comissiong The premiere of a film of such national significance as “Barrow- Freedom Fighter” should automatically call forth a substantive critique by such entities as the national newspapers, the University, the Barbados Film and Video Association, the various Arts societies, and/or the many independent Barbadian scholars and academics. But since it would […]

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What A Wicked Defaming of FIDEL CASTRO!

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President ,Clement Payne Movement Whenever I read Newspaper articles or Letters to the Editor accusing the late great Fidel Castro of being a dictator and of carrying out political executions, Shakespeare’s immortal words come to my mind— “Oh Judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason!” […]

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Salute To A Great Freedom Fighter: The Indomitable Spirit Of Fidel Castro Will Live Forever in World

by Gerald A Perreira (credit: David Comissiong) Fidel Castro can never die.  Today he departed the physical plane but he will live on forever. His intellectual prowess and wisdom were extraordinary among mortals. His legacy and influence is global and monumental. This humble man, from a smallCaribbean country, can truly be said to have changed […]

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POLITICS OF INCLUSION, a step in the right direction.

Submitted by nineofnine GRENADA just held a referendum/vote on the issue of reforming it’s 1974 Constitution, the result of voting spoke of the wishes of the citizenry. Voters also turned down the opportunity to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final court. THE PEOPLE OF THE […]

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Fidel Castro: Friend to the Caribbean and Anti-Imperialist Hero

Reproduced from Caribbean Trade Law and Development Website Former Cuban President and leader of the 1959  Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, took leave of this earthly realm on November 25, 2016 at the age of 90. Coincidentally, his passing took place on the anniversary of the Granma’s departure from Mexico in 1959 to liberate Cuba. […]

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LIFAA Joins LIALPA to Accuse LIAT Management of Issuing a Misleading Statement

LIFAA CALLS LIAT’s PUBLIC STATEMENTS UNFORTUNATE AND WANTS MANAGEMENT TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ISSUES PLAGUING THE AIRLINE (St John’s, Antigua) The Leeward Islands Flight Attendant Association (LIFAA) views the Press Release issued by LIAT’s Management on 25th October 2016 as unfortunate and misleading, where Acting CEO Julie Reifer-Jones maintains that the Company has sufficient crew […]

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Caribbean Response to the Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking

Alicia Nicholls IMF Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Tao Zhang, gave an interesting and comprehensive speech summarising the “Caribbean response to the Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking” at the Conference on the Withdrawal of Correspondent Banking in Antigua & Barbuda on October 28, 2016. The following realities stood out to me from Mr. Zhang’s speech: Almost 60% […]

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Afra Raymond

Property Matters – Sole Selectives

by AfraRaymond It seems that the current administration intends to execute its three largest projects on the sole selective basis and in my view that is a serious concern. Sole Selective is a non-competitive contracting approach in which a single firm is selected to participate in a commercial opportunity. I have not limited the definition […]

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LIAT Pilot Association Points to Incompetent Management

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Harlequin Property Goes Bust!

Recent developments in St. Vincent with Harlequin Property SVG filing insolvency proceedings will lead to heavy loses for investors to be sure. This matter should be a concern for Barbadians because of the stalled properties owned by Harlequin in Barbados. As is the norm Barbadians will NOT be updated on this matter until the local […]

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