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.

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...
personal style

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.
ICT Development

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?
ICT technology

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.
Busyness Trap

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.
Tourism

Festival tourism: Beyond sun, sea and sand

In the highly competitive tourism industry, it becomes imperative to create a distinctive and captivating vision that not only draws the attention of tourists but also engrosses them in the experience so that they seek to return in the future.
food security

The Importance of Food Security (Part 2)

The region’s food security prospects would greatly benefit from a commitment to modernized farming and in this regard, mechanization is possible once catered to an appreciation of our local environment and needs.

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