Slavery: An Economic System – Part II

Last week I talked about how indentured servitude and slavery were borne out of an economic imperative.  Historical records show slavery is not a ‘modern day phenomena’, we see that about 5% of the population in the Shang Dynasty in China were slaves, the Israelites in Eygpt were enslaved and so on.  Why was slavery…

Slavery: An Economic System

I was talking recently to some friends about the age old debate on the ‘legacy of slavery’ and the fact that many see hotels as the ‘new plantations.  This is a sensitive issue for us as Caribbean people and one that evokes much emotion, and obviously so. However, my own view is that this is…

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The Power of Big Government

The news is always full of stories that make us question our Government leaders, size of Government and perhaps democracy itself, see for example a recent Caribbean 360 article: http://www.caribbean360.com/opinion/opinion-bribed-by-russia-with-a-few-beads-and-seashells When this happens we often exclaim, ‘well power corrupts’…but does it? Democracy is not a perfect system, but it’s the one most Caribbean countries have…

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Advancing Caribbean Wealth

In keeping with my last Blog where I mentioned that I would be inviting guest experts to further discuss the subject of Caribbean Growth and development a summit is coming up designed to do just that. You can find out more about the Invest Caribbean now 2014 summit at http://www.slideshare.net/caribworldnews/the-invest-caribbean-now-forum  perhaps I’ll see you there, Felicia

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Planning for Growth

As we  find ourselves in 2014 and looking back on the challenges of 2013 I note the comments of the Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank  “It has been another challenging year for the Currency Union”.  Indeed it was challenging for the Region as a whole with slow economic growth, increasing public deficits and…

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Seasons Greetings

As we find ourselves in the final stages of 2013 for many of us it is a time to reflect. This may have been a turbulent year for many Caribbean countries politically and economically but what remains unchanging are Nations with resilient people and a passion to see their countries develop. Let this passion be…

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Re-Thinking Education

I’ve been reading the debate started by Trisha Mitchell on her blog “Re-thinking Education – How do we compete in the new global Economy” [1] Trisha and I share a passion for the issues pertaining to the Caribbean and I encourage you to check out her Blog. Some great debate was had, see Linkedin [2]  and in…