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.

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Preparing for A Financial Disaster

As with many natural disasters, financial upheavals can be disruptive and sudden, striking unexpectedly. However, with a proactive and prudent approach to financial management, the agonizing effects can surely be minimized.
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Here’s Why The War On Drugs Is A Failure

In this piece, we'll highlight and address just how wasteful and counterproductive the global ‘War on Drugs’ is. With billions spent yearly yielding nought but diminishing returns, it’s an industry that should be put...
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Cryptocurrency; Is It Still Worth Your Time?

Indeed, though not as prominent now as it once was, there’s always been a lot of hype surrounding crypto, particularly towards ‘Bitcoin’.
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Climate Change, Floods, and your Health

Drastic climate action is needed in the face of a reality where fossil fuel dependence and climate change is threatening human health and survival.

The Rise of the Regulated Internet

There is, on the one hand, a connection between the digital age and the stability, even existence, of contemporary democracies. Then there are global trends which have stimulated calls for a more regulated and restricted internet.
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Travel, Tourism, and Disruptive Technologies in the Age of Acceleration

The contradiction involved in denying Uber to legally operate in T & T is magnified when we compare how AirBnB has been applauded for diversifying the TT tourism experience.
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Why Should We Care about “Black Hair”?

However, one can argue that Gabriela’s reaction was emotionally-charged due to how taxing the issue surrounding her identity and how she chooses to portray herself as a black woman is. It cannot be said that race is being unnecessarily brought up when the model’s desire to embody and represent black empowerment is the root of the issue.
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State Owned Companies: The Sick Man Of The Commercial World?

Perhaps it is indeed time for the fascination with nationalization to be retired or at least downscaled. Having been historically incriminated alongside numerous cases of debt, borrowing and economic slumps, a changed vision may be necessary for the modern era.
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Going Past Simple Economies

Tourism is good but it’s not the only option available.

ICT And Technology As A Pillar For Democracy

It is in such an atmosphere that the contemporary Caribbean finds itself where on one hand, new policies and laws are being doled out aimed at tackling criminal activity behind the screen of a computer while on the other, we find ourselves cautiously skirting potentially exploitable and draconian restrictions of freedom.

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