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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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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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.
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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.
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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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ICT Development – A National Focus

Why do public transport workers still use clipboards and paperwork? Could this work be achieved via devices as simple as a tablet, something that grows cheaper with each passing year, a customized application and sufficient network security?
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ICT Development and E-Government

ICT (Information and Communications Technology) is a big topic in developmental forums. From the UN to economic indicators and annual reports, everyone stresses the obligation states have to secure and consolidate their place in the digital world.
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Busting out of the Busyness Trap!

Our Western world ideology has conditioned us to believe that one measure for or route to success is the amount of hours we spend either at work or focusing on work. More and more I’ve started to feel that ‘busy’ is a trap that I’ve fallen into.
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CATALYST – Harmonising Activities in the Caribbean Cultural Ecology

The main project that will be developed over the coming year is the revitalization of an online portal that will bring the various communities of creative practice together and serve as a repository for past and ongoing research projects on the cultural domain.

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