• China and Latin America: Diversification is the Key Word

    Opinion May 21, 2015 | 11:06 am

    The visit that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang begins this week to Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru marks a new milestone in the deepening of economic, political and cooperation ties between Latin Ameri[...]

  • China and Latin America: Diversification is the Key Word

    Opinion May 21, 2015 | 11:06 am

    The visit that Chinese Premier Li Keqiang begins this week to Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru marks a new milestone in the deepening of economic, political and cooperation ties between Latin Ameri[...]

  • Who will lead the Caribbean

    Opinion May 15, 2015 | 11:45 am

    Across theCaribbean there is a pervasive view that the Anglophone part of the regionneeds to find a new pathway to development, and a fresh narrative about itsfuture. The sense is that the regiona[...]

  • Who will lead the Caribbean

    Opinion May 15, 2015 | 11:45 am

    Across theCaribbean there is a pervasive view that the Anglophone part of the regionneeds to find a new pathway to development, and a fresh narrative about itsfuture. The sense is that the regiona[...]

  • Can cocoa benefit from chocolate’s bright future

    Opinion May 8, 2015 | 9:43 am

    Since 1991 international demand for chocolate has been growing, causing cocoa prices to surge. Although the global market for chocolate may have peaked at around US$114 billion annually, it is clea[...]

  • Can cocoa benefit from chocolate’s bright future

    Opinion May 8, 2015 | 9:43 am

    Since 1991 international demand for chocolate has been growing, causing cocoa prices to surge. Although the global market for chocolate may have peaked at around US$114 billion annually, it is clea[...]

  • Improving Millennials’ financial literacy with mobile technology

    Opinion May 5, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    The 2015 Financial Literacy Summit 2015, (http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/summit2015/) held April 15 in Chicago and co-hosted by Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, focused on ho[...]

  • Improving Millennials’ financial literacy with mobile technology

    Opinion May 5, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    The 2015 Financial Literacy Summit 2015, (http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/summit2015/) held April 15 in Chicago and co-hosted by Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, focused on ho[...]

  • Britain’s coming general election

    Opinion May 1, 2015 | 9:17 am

    On May 7 the people of the United Kingdom will vote in a general election. There was a time when this might have had some bearing on the Caribbean: however, at best and whatever the result, the ef[...]

  • Britain’s coming general election

    Opinion May 1, 2015 | 9:17 am

    On May 7 the people of the United Kingdom will vote in a general election. There was a time when this might have had some bearing on the Caribbean: however, at best and whatever the result, the ef[...]

  • A guide to travel insurance

    Opinion April 27, 2015 | 4:07 pm

    A sudden storm, a missed connection or a family emergency can turn a hard-earned vacation or important business trip into a big disappointment. Travel insurance can save the day, but picking the ri[...]

  • The future is services

    Opinion April 24, 2015 | 12:51 pm

    When in the early 1990s it became apparent that Europe’s preferential regimes for Caribbean bananas and sugar were coming to an end, an impassioned debate began about a transition to other forms [...]

  • The EPA and the private sector

    Opinion April 17, 2015 | 2:19 pm

    A little over five years ago the countries of Cariforum signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe. This asymmetrical free trade arrangement was meant to improve exports of Cariforu[...]

  • New financial institutions for a changing world

    Opinion April 10, 2015 | 9:06 am

    It is probably true to say that the average person has little idea what international financial institutions like the World Bank or International Monetary Fund (IMF) do, beyond knowing that they ar[...]

  • Maritime security – a growing concern

    Opinion April 4, 2015 | 10:15 am

    The maritime security of the Caribbean is an issue not often written about. This is despite the fact that every nation is touched by the sea, has an exclusive maritime economic zone stretching for [...]

  • Crowdfunding and taxes: what you should know

    Opinion March 30, 2015 | 9:31 am

    Crowdfunding - the online method of raising money from people around the world - is less than a decade old, allowing artists, activists and a growing number of entrepreneurs to connect with financi[...]

  • The new Russian presence in the Caribbean

    Opinion March 27, 2015 | 9:43 am

    Over the last five years Russian interest in the Caribbean has been growing steadily; so that today Moscow’s diplomatic profile and its economic presence in a number of Caribbean nations is now s[...]

  • The Summit of the Americas and Venezuela

    Opinion March 20, 2015 | 10:36 am

    In a few weeks time President Obama will make a one day visit to Jamaica. There, in addition to a number of relatively brief national encounters, he will meet with Caricom Heads of Government.

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  • Tax-advantaged investing in the USA

    Opinion March 17, 2015 | 10:31 am

    At the end of the day is not how much money we make that matters. It’s how much of it we get to keep. With the tax deadline around the corner, I hereby encourage individual investors to take adva[...]

  • Time to be realistic about Cuba

    Opinion March 13, 2015 | 9:56 am

    Over the last two months an extraordinary level of interest has emerged in accelerating engagement with Cuba. From the tourist who ‘want to see it before it changes’ to Governments concerned th[...]