January 24, 2018

Peter Polack: The case against a new Cayman Court House

By Peter Polack The present congestion and lack of court space has its genesis in several factors the greatest of which was the 2011 removal of the preliminary inquiries in the Summary Court. The brief and low resource preliminary inquiry still used in most of the Caribbean today was able to remove many cases destined […]

The Caribbean needs incubators!

From SMN-N Wow, why, what? Is there an upcoming baby-boom? Is it related to this year’s carnival? Why don’t they distribute contraceptives? Those are questions that I don’t have answers for. But I had something else in mind anyway. I believe that the Caribbean needs Business Incubators. Unemployment rates in the region are too high; […]

Ewin James: Stupid and brilliant

Many people are allowing themselves to be convinced by the mainstream media in America that President Donald Trump, is stupid and is  pathologically unfit to govern, especially when compared to the reputed brilliant President Barack Obama.   Is that so so? Is Trump too stupid to govern? Is Obama brilliant as some in the media […]

The View from Europe: Time to reconsider the value of cruise tourism?

BY DAVID JESSOP From Barbados Advocate At the end of November, the Cuban government hosted an unusual meeting. Then, the Presidents of nine of the world’s leading cruise companies, plus significant figures from three others, met with Cuban ministers and senior officials in Havana. The meeting was in part to discuss how the cruise lines […]

VIEWPOINT: Cock-a- Snook

By Jolly Green This morning, the last day of 2017, I read for the first time the column written by Dr Kenneth John in the Vincentian News Paper, FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017. From which I have posted some excerpts below. “The heaviest blow for the ULP so far, was recorded in the cold-blooded murder of Glen […]

The overlooked past of the ‘next PM of Greece’

By NIKOLAS LEONTOPOULOS, INVESTIGATE EUROPE From EU Observer ATHENS The current leader of the Greek opposition, New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is odds-on favourite to become the next Greek prime minister. Both German and US media have dubbed him a “star of the people” offering Greece “a glimmer of hope”. A sworn reformist, he […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: 2018 will test CARICOM’s collective resolve

By Sir Ronald Sanders From Kaieteur News In 2018, unless Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries eschew their tendency to pursue narrow ‘national interests’ in the conduct of their international relations, each of them individually, and all of them collectively, will be buffeted by larger and more powerful countries and regions. The CARICOM states that accede or […]

Alibaba in 2018 — Beijing or the market?

By William Pesek From Nikkei Asian Review Will Jack Ma have to choose between duty to Wall St shareholders and loyalty to team Xi? At a tech conference in China’s Zhejiang province last month, Jack Ma made headlines for an unusual reason. The founder of Alibaba Group Holding is as blunt and brash as mainland […]

Happy Kwanzaa!

By Anthony L Hall From Caribbean News Now It’s a curious thing that so many black Americans — who insist on calling themselves African Americans — know so little about their American heritage, and even less about their African ancestry. But this is probably because “black pride” is about as ethereal and subjective as religious […]

The View from Europe: The crucial importance of a new regional private sector organisation

17 December 2017 BY DAVID JESSOP A little over a week ago, private sector associations from around the Caribbean agreed to establish by June of next year a new regional body able to represent their interests authoritatively to CARICOM. The new organisation – a decision still has to be taken as to whether opt the […]