September 23, 2023

How can we understand the passage of time?

By Deborah Barsky and Jan Ritch-Frel Author Bio:  Deborah Barsky is a researcher at the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution and associate professor at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain, with the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). She is the author of Human Prehistory: Exploring the Past to Understand the Future (Cambridge University Press, 2022). […]

Paul’s Post : AI

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Paul McGowan When a new technology comes around, especially one we struggle to understand, there’s always a bit of hand wringing and doom predicting. How many of us remember the introduction of the compact disc? Predictions of the ruination of the music, health problems from its aggressively harsh sound, and […]

20230912 Insurance Onslaught

The onslaught on the insurance brokerage industry continues as several insurers are set to reduce their commissions to brokers on binder arrangements or all commissions that these brokers have received for many many years.   Brokers are a major source of expertise and knowledge. They save their clients large sums of money and they provide […]

Commentary in the wake of the historic local government elections in Trinidad and Tobago

By Dr Neil Gosine  UNC on the rise! The local government election was keenly contested but we can see that Kamla Persad -Bissessar popularity is on the rise and this can be seen clearly by the United National Congress (UNC) receiving  173,961 of the votes. The People’s National Movement (PNM) popularity is decreasing with the […]

Windies Cricket: Will everything be alright? – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN (AUGUST 6, 2023)

Dr. Basil Springer GCM “However, ruined and devastated things may appear to be, God can rebuild, restore and renew.” – Isaiah 61:4 Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley recently inspired hope and excitement across the region for the revival of West Indies (WI) cricket during the 22nd Annual Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture. She challenged Cricket […]

Global News Dispatches: 4 Stories

Credit Line: from the Inter Press Service / Globetrotter News Service Headlines A Shot in the Arm Can Prevent Cervical Cancer “Listen to your body, and if there is anything strange happening, do not ignore it,is the advice of 57-year-old Afshan Bhurgri, a cancer survivor. Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer at a time when she […]

Cuba reaffirms Socialism while it reckons with its Private Sector

By Manolo De Los Santos Author Bio: Manolo De Los Santos is the co-executive director of the People’s Forum and is a researcher at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He co-edited, most recently, Viviremos: Venezuela vs. Hybrid War (LeftWord Books/1804 Books, 2020) and Comrade of the Revolution: Selected Speeches of Fidel Castro (LeftWord Books/1804 Books, 2021). Credit Line: This article was produced by Globetrotter. Source: Globetrotter […]

Sanders: On September 11, Small Island States get their day in Court

Sir Ronald Sanders By Sir Ronald Sanders From THE VOICE In the face of unremitting climate change threats and unfulfilled promises from industrialised nations, leaders of small island states have courageously taken matters into their own hands. Their frustration with lacklustre funding and inadequate solutions to fortify their countries against climate change has led them […]

Taxation and Caribbean Tourism (Part 3): Tax the Outputs, NOT the Inputs – BASIL SPRINGER COLUMN (JULY 9, 2023)

Dr. Basil Springer “The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.” – Psalms 115:16 The third column in this three-part “Taxation and Caribbean Tourism” series concludes with a two-part proposal to (1) optimize our tourism taxation strategy to maximize total tourism spend and; (2) couple it with effective […]

Someone is putting pepper in our rice!

The Minister of Finance Colm Imbert said the Caricom Heads of Government Summit cost  approximately $9million and he said in a nutshell that if he had to wait for the approvals under the law they could not have hosted it. He has started to defend the Government’s decision to permit a three month exemption governed […]