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Business, Politics, and the Economy

Salient topics that reflect the region’s growth and development dissected by experts, players in the fields, informed commentators, and everyday citizens. A collection of up-to-date, hard-hitting, and insightful facts and opinions about the present states of our nations.

Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment In The 21st Century Caribbean

To any observer, the 21st century has thus far been characterized by rapid global transformation politically, socially and economically.
healthy hydroponics

Why is Hydroponics the Healthier Option?

Healthy and Hydroponics tend to go together. This article breaks down just what and how hydroponics is the healthier option for you and the environment.

How Hydroponics Helps the Environment

As we progress through the 21st century, human activity is said to be changing the world in unprecedented ways. Human activity is said to be directly linked to climate change and loss of biodiversity for both flora and fauna.
water supply caribbean

Water Supply in the Caribbean Context

“The energy crisis of the 1970s will take a back seat to the water crisis of the 1980s and 1990.” – United States Department of Agriculture, The Yearbook of Agriculture, 1981 S​mall Island Developing States...

Volunteerism Goes a Long Way: ReGeneration in T&T

In May 2018 an interesting project began to quietly take root in northeast Trinidad, most specifically at the National Quarries Company Limited (NQCL) Sand and Gravel quarry site in Sangre Grande. The project kicked off...
Winners with Mrs Rowley, Minsiter, AFETT Pres and BATT VP & Director

Women celebrated at AFETT’s IWD

“As a country and most importantly as a people, we need to – individually and collectively - do our part to ensure gender perspectives in all spheres, thereby promoting the full and equal participation of men and women in the development process.”
Digital Privacy

Your Privacy In The Digital Era

Are you a user of social media? Odds are that 1 in every 5 people reading this has a Facebook profile and is an active user of that social network. We need to talk about your rights, particularly your privacy rights in cyberspace. In today’s world after all, what happens online also carries ramifications for lives and events offline as well.
ICT investment

Creating A Regional Beacon For ICT

It's worth noting that ICT based learning does not wholly encompass areas such as programming or being an on-site tech/admin.
Impact Investing

Demystifying Impact Investing

Many persons within the traditional financial portfolio schemes will consider impact investing and philanthropy as the same concept. However, for Robert Rubenstein and many other out of the box financial advisors, clearly understand that there is a sharp difference between the two with very different measurable outcomes to the investor and the society at large.
UGHI presentation Molinelli Agriculture

Hanging Gardens for San Juan, Puerto Rico

A 22-year old young man’s dream of transforming the agriculture sector within the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico is becoming a reality, as Jose A. Molinelli Gonzalez recently won an investment grant of 7,500 euros from Youth Time International Movement in Paris, France for a project in which he hopes to introduce urban farming within an old building in his city using hydroponic systems.

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