‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

‘Money usually follows ideas, not the other way around,’ technology developer tells graduating students

Grenada-born technology developer Nicholas Braithwaite who earned a degree in chemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario  in 1982, returned to the university last week to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. And  for the graduating students of the De Groote School of Business, Braithwaite, he  had a message. ” The world awaits you […]

Mottley hopes to reach an agreement with the IMF as soon as possible

Mottley hopes to reach an agreement  with the IMF as soon as possible

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said on Saturday  that her government would seek a one per cent interest payment on any loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it seeks to turn around an ailing economy. Mottley returned to Barbados from the United States where she held talks with the Washington-based […]

ECLAC chief calls for ‘new narrative’ on international cooperation

ECLAC chief calls for ‘new narrative’ on international cooperation

PANAMA CITY — The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has called for a “new narrative” on international cooperation for the region’s development. In addressing a high-level meeting in Panama City, organised by the European Union (EU), Bárcena said there was need for “rethinking development and […]

Summitry? But to what end?

Summitry? But to what end?

By Carlton Joseph   Congratulations to President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un on the recently concluded summit.  The pragmatic Trump finally arrived at this meeting – at least for a very brief moment.  That same week Trump showed his belligerent, bullying side to America’s allies.  He refused to sign a joint statement with the […]

Trade war could have a devastating effect on the Caribbean

By Lincoln DePradine A decade ago, events began unfolding in the United States that, at first,  received little or no attention from Caribbean politicians and other citizens of the region. Those events began in 2007 with a crisis in the United States mortgage market and mushroomed into a full-blown international banking crisis and a global […]

PACE is a critical part of educational development in Jamaica, says consul general in Toronto

PACE is a critical part of educational development in  Jamaica,  says consul general in Toronto

By Lincoln DePradine   The tens of thousands of Canadian dollars provided annually by members of the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (PACE) for educational purposes in Jamaica are deeply appreciated by the government and people of that Caribbean nation, says Jamaica’s top diplomat in Toronto. “Without PACE, many, many, many students in […]

Barbados seeks assistance from IMF to fix ailing economy

Barbados seeks assistance from IMF  to fix ailing economy

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – An emergency plan has been created to fix Barbados’ ailing economy, and it includes getting assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and suspending payments to external creditors as it restructures government debt. And while the strategy announced by Prime Minister Mia Mottley has received the full backing of the Social Partnership, […]

Dookeran appointed Professor of Practice at UWI

Dookeran appointed Professor of Practice at UWI

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad   – Economist Winston Dookeran has been appointed Professor of Practice at the Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus. A former minister of finance and minister of foreign affairs, Dookeran said ” it’s a great opportunity to contribute once more to the scholarly world at […]

Increase in containerised cargo in Latin America and Caribbean – ECLA

Increase in containerised cargo in Latin America and Caribbean – ECLA

The throughput of containerised cargo in the ports of Latin America and the Caribbean increased by an estimated 6.1 per cent last year, confirming the improvement in the region’s foreign trade in 2017 as well as the heterogeneity of growth rates in activity among the region’s ports, according to new data released by the Economic […]

CDB to help promote growth and reduce poverty

CDB to help promote growth and reduce poverty

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said on Monday that it will renew support for a programme designed to help countries in the region strengthen their human and institutional capacity to design and implement policies which promote growth and reduce poverty. The CDB has since approved one million US dollars towards […]

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