March 21, 2023


“Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.” – Proverbs 3:23 The economies of the Caribbean are heavily dependent on tourism. Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T) economy, unlike that of most of the English-speaking Caribbean countries, has been led by growth in the petroleum and petrochemical industries. The major […]

A Donbas Diary: Looking back at the early stages of the conflict in Ukraine

By Fergie Chambers Source: Globetrotter It is evening in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, one of NATO’s easternmost members. I am waiting at the edge of Izvor Park in the city center to meet with a young friend who has fled Ukraine. In the backdrop of the park is the Palace of the Parliament, the brutalist […]


By Basil Springer “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” – Psalm 23:1 One role of a central bank is to be innovative in stimulating the growth of the economy. What if a central bank can initiate and nurture a project which can significantly reduce a high five-year startup business failure rate and […]

IMI Submission: Richard Heinberg: Why news of population decline and economic slowdown isn’t necessarily a bad thing

By Richard Heinberg Source: Independent Media Institute On January 17, 2023, China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced that the country’s population fell in 2022 by 850,000 people from 2021, which was the first population decline witnessed by the country in six decades. This has mostly resulted from low birth rates stemming from the imposition of China’s one-child policy from […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: The war on Ukraine is now a global war

By Sir Ronald Sanders The people of Ukraine are the principal victims of the unjustified and unprovoked war, launched against them by Russia on February 24, 2022. But in the year since then, it has become clear that other victims – on a different scale – have been all the nations of the world, particularly […]

The 2023 Case for a Central Bank startup Equity Fund – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN (FEBRUARY 12, 2023)

“If you lend money to my people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.” – Deuteronomy 23:19. The appalling global startup failure rate of 90 percent in the first five years of operation would suggest that they are weaknesses in the […]

Humanity’s secret war against the Environment, Ourselves, and our Children

Inequitable family planning and illogical pro-growth policies are taking away every child’s right to a fair start in life. There is a conflict between ecocentric people struggling for freedom, and anthropocentric people threatening that freedom. This conflict, which happens beneath the surface of most media, constitutes a “secret war” for what the future of Earth […]

TOURISM: The engine of Caribbean economic growth – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN (FEBRUARY 5, 2023)

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”- 2 Corinthians 9:6 Caribbean tourism is a business where the value proposition clearly communicates the product and services our warm weather destinations can deliver to our “customers”. It has the potential to be exploited as an even stronger […]

Is humanity teetering between ‘Groundhog Day’ destinies?

Dr. Pieter Noomen Offered Insights into Possible Future Scenarios Los Angeles, CA, February 6, 2023 — While Groundhog Day may seem like a fun, annual ritual, it really doesn’t matter whether the rodent sees its shadow or not, because the weather doesn’t care … which harkens the old joke, “Everybody complains about the weather, but […]

Inflation- (What-Inflation?) – Living here has always been expensive, uncertain, and difficult.

By R.D. Miller Economic experts say that the global economy is experiencing a 40-year-high inflation, with more than a 9% increase. It may cool off to around 8% in the coming months. Many central banks have raised interest rates by about 1.25 percent per month since May 2021, which continues to threaten their economies. Many […]