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.

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.
Black Hair

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.
alternative learning

Innovation & Education – The Recipe for Development (cont’d)

“Chalk and talk” must be allowed to sink into the waters of the past and a more integrated facilitation method must be promoted in the classroom.
trinidad borders

Jurisprudence or Human Due Diligence?

It seems we are enacting our own tribalism manifested most notably in a complicated, snowballing tension between our closest neighbor, Venezuela.
healthcare

Health Only Possible With Wealth?

It’s no secret that healthcare in Trinidad and Tobago, and by extension, the wider Caribbean, isn’t what it should be. Lack of personnel, equipment, medicine and even modern facilities are frequently cited gripes aired...
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Fashionistas Speak Out

Whatever the occasion, make sure that you feel comfortable in the outfit that you choose to wear. You will exude confidence and your inner beauty will shine through.

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