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Afra Raymond’s Trinidad and Tobago Post Budget Analysis

Afra Raymond, as JCC president, is interviewed on the ‘The Breakfast Round Table‘ show on Sky 99.5 FM by Eddisson Carr and Jessie May Ventour giving a post-budget analysis from his perspective. 7 October 2015. Audio courtesy Sky 99.5 FM. […]

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Randy Graham

Did the Financial Services Commission Perform Due Diligence on Banks Holdings Takeover Bid Deal?

Submitted by Atrue Freeman Mr. Randy Graham, does the Financial Services Commission have the authority to examine a transaction that prompts a takeover bid, given the influence of that transaction on the takeover process? […]

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Reparations for DUMMIES

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel A CONCISE SCHOOLING ON BLACK REPARATIONS FOR DUMMIES and the Negroes that are too blind to see that they are betraying their ancestors and generations yet unborn, by shirking their responsibility to keep the issue of Black slavery constantly before the world’s conscience.[…]

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Hugh Riley Calls for Open Skies Policy in CARICOM Airspace

The Jamaica Observer carried a story on the 29 September 2015 – CTO wants open skies policy in the Caribbean . Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Hugh Riley called for regional authorities “to institute an Open Skies policy”. […]

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Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart

United Nations: Prime Minister of Barbados Freundel Stuart

Prime Minister of Barbados Fruendel Stuart delivered speech at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York. […]

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SLU Beverages Limited Takeover of Banks Holdings Limited (BHL)

Submitted by Atrue Freeman How is the bid by SLU Beverages Limited to takeover Banks Holdings Limited (BHL)  likely to playout? History of similar events suggests that BHL’s directors will have a significant, possibly the most significant, influence on the outcome […]

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Venezuela Guyana Dispute, Explained

The border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela has escalated to an alarming level. In response to the build up of Venezuelan troops in the disputed Essequibo territory BU read the report Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez arrived in Trinidad on 22 September 2015 to hold diplomatic talks. […]

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Afra Raymond

Our Land – The Review

…A small State such as Trinidad & Tobago must accord a very high priority to the judicious management and utilization of its land resources or perish. All elements of land policy must be designed to ensure that these finite resources are efficiently utilized and husbanded in such a manner as to serve the long term […]

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2015 T&T General Elections

2015 General Elections in Trinidad

Today many Barbadians will follow the 2015 General Elections in Trinidad for many reasons. In recent years we have been the target by Trinidad of heavy investment in the financial and retail sectors. […]

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Afra Raymond

Facing the Facts

Reblogged from blog Two important laws were partially-proclaimed by the President at the end of July – The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act, which is intended to control transactions in Public Money,[…]

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Afra Raymond

CL Financial Bailout – The Hidden Truth

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We are now in what I call the Season of Reflection, which for me covers the period from Emancipation Day on 1 August to Independence Day on 31 August, right up to Republic Day on 24 September. Those celebrations appear in proper historical sequence in our calendar and every year…

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West Indian American Day Carnival Association

Guyanese Leaders Refute Misleading Statements by WIADCA’s President

Submitted by the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) NEW YORK: In an interview with Mr. Irwin Clair, on Irie Jam Radio, 93.1 FM on Tuesday, August 4, Mr. Thomas Bailey, President of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), made several misleading statements regarding the allegations […]

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Afra Raymond

CL Financial Bailout – The Real Case

The following reblogged from Afra Raymond’s blog. In 2013 I sued the Minister of Finance & the Economy for his continuing failure or refusal to provide the details relating to the huge $25 Billion bailout of the failed CL Financial group. On Wednesday 22 July 2015, […]

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Canadian Banks performance in the Caribbean

Canadian Banks Definition of Confidence in the Caribbean

Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce are by far the Caribbean’s three largest lenders, dominating both personal and commercial banking. Combined, they’ve written off more than $1 billion […]

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Mariano Browne, Lawrence Duprey,Karen Nunez-Tesheira

CL Financial Bailout – Steal of a Deal

Submitted by Afra Raymond The CL Financial bailout was a steal of a deal for the owners of that troubled company. After all, the wealthiest man in the Caribbean was able to obtain an interest-free loan exceeding $25 Billion in Public Money at a time when no one else would lend him. […]

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Afra Raymond (l) Peter Pernell (r)

Hardtalk About the CL Financial (CLICO) Debacle with Afra Raymond and Peter Pernell

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Afra Raymond and Peter Permell are interviewed on the ‘Election Hardtalk‘ show on Power 102FMFM by Tony Frasier about the continuing impact of the CL Financial bailout on the economy and the request to get back the company by Lawrence Duprey. 16 July 2015. Audio courtesy Power 102FM Programme Date:…

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