• Avoid these 5 financial pitfalls

    Opinion November 23, 2015 | 5:04 pm

    In these tough economictimes, it is imperative to reassess your spending habits and avoid thefollowing “financial pitfalls”.


    If you are alreadypaying high interest rates for [...]

  • The Caribbean is not immune

    Opinion November 20, 2015 | 9:27 am

    The sensitivesubject of terrorism in a Caribbean context is a matter this column hasaddressed before with some caution. However, following recent events in Europeit is clear that it is an issue tha[...]

  • In geopolitics it is the long game that matters

    Opinion November 13, 2015 | 11:36 am

    It istherefore not surprising that Guyana’s President, David Grainger, andVenezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro met separately in Riyadh with Saudi Arabia’s KingSalman Bin Abdulaziz in Al Saud[...]

  • Your year-end financial checklist

    Opinion November 10, 2015 | 10:08 am

    It will begin soon enough – all those "beat the rush!" ads for holiday shopping, activities and events. Right now, you have a great opportunity to beat the rush to organize your year-en[...]

  • Context is everything -Venezuela’s changing Caribbean approach

    Opinion November 6, 2015 | 10:25 am

    As with so much in politics it isoften what is not seen, said or fully understood that drives events.

    This is particularly so in the caseof Venezuela’s changing relationship with the countr[...]

  • Making holidays bright – and affordable

    Opinion November 3, 2015 | 8:55 am

    Already dreading what you'll spend this holiday season? It doesn't have to be that way.

    Gifts aren't the only budget-busting culprit during the holidays. The weeks between Thanksgiving and Ne[...]

  • How much does Europe matter

    Opinion October 30, 2015 | 10:54 am

    In thelast few weeks the European Commission (EC) has made available two discussiondocuments that will change Europe’s future relationship with the Caribbean andLatin America.

    Thefirst, pub[...]

  • Moving soon? Keep costs under control

    Opinion October 26, 2015 | 9:54 am

    Even if you're only moving across town, it's likely to cost more than you think.

    According to the latest figures from the American Moving and Storage Association, the average cost of an in-st[...]

  • New technology and the Caribbean

    Opinion October 23, 2015 | 9:48 am

    Willinnovative or new technologies become a threat to vested interests in theCaribbean?

    In manyparts the world innovative technologies are helping create new markets and add valueby disruptin[...]