Tag Archives: debt

  1. Barbadians, come out and be heard #budget2013 #everybodyhateschris 25th Aug. 2013 August 22, 2013Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  2. “Toward a New Venezuela-Caribbean relationship” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Since 2005 when the late President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez introduced the Petro Caribe initiative, several Caribbean governments have enjoyed a vital life line. But the time may have come to review the scope and expectations of the Petro Caribe relationship in the interest of the beneficiary Caribbean countries and Venezuela itself. Under Petro Caribe, […]

    July 13, 2013Business, TravelNo comments
  3. “An IMF lead in Jamaica: Will other Caribbean countries have to follow?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Jamaica’s harsh experience with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to get a new $750 million loan, signals equally harsh conditions for many Caribbean countries in the not too distant future. The burden of the tough conditions placed on Jamaica by the IMF falls entirely on the Jamaican people and Jamaican businesses. Under a National Debt […]

    February 26, 2013Business, EditorialNo comments
  4. “Is China Enough?” By Jose Luis Machinea – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2013

    For many countries in Latin America, demand from China has been essential to maintaining high GDP growth rates over the last decade. But will Chinese demand for commodities be enough to sustain high prices for the region’s exports in the coming years? During the last two decades, four factors combined to generate a sharp increase […]

    January 26, 2013Business, TravelNo comments
  5. “The Post-Crisis Crises” by Joseph E. Stiglitz – Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2013

    In the shadow of the euro crisis and America’s fiscal cliff, it is easy to ignore the global economy’s long-term problems. But, while we focus on immediate concerns, they continue to fester, and we overlook them at our peril. Some suggest that, given the economic slowdown, we should put global warming on the backburner. On […]

    January 26, 2013Business, NatureNo comments
  6. “2013: CARICOM, irrelevant or essential?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    The curtain rolls down on 2012 with the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) institutionally weak and its 15 member governments doing little more than paying lip service to the process of economic integration. It seems that the only reason that several governments do not declare CARICOM irrelevant and walk away from it is that […]

    December 27, 2012Business, EditorialNo comments

    Clients of CIBC FirstCaribbean have much to smile about this holiday season as the bank unveiled its ‘CIBC FirstCaribbean Rewards’, a programme that allows Visa Gold and Visa Classic credit card clients to earn loyalty points with every purchase they make. Managing Director, Customer Relationship Management & Strategy, Trevor Torzsas, lauded the initiative as a […]

    November 19, 2012BusinessNo comments
  8. Rick Mercer’s Rant – Debt Consultants: Canadian PM Stephen Harper to pay $90,000 CAD a day?

    Rick’s Rant for September 27, 2011

    October 2, 2011Controversy, Entertainment, Video GalleryNo comments
  9. White House snap of the Day: Burgers with Obama (Behind the Scenes: Relaxing from Debt Negotiations)

    President Barack Obama has lunch with a group of advisors who worked on the debt negotiations, at Good Stuff Eatery in Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 2011. Seated clockwise with the President are: Bruce Reed, Chief of Staff to the Vice President; OMB Director Jack Lew; Nancy-Ann DeParle, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy; National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling; and Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    August 7, 2011Featured, PoliticalNo comments