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Russell Williams Last month, Microsoft formerly the biggest software company in the world announced that is would shed 18,000 jobs. One the surface it doesn’t seem like something to trouble us here in our respective idyllic piece of paradise. But while listening to one of the many podcasts I subscribe […]

What does Microsoft’s Job Losses mean for the Caribbean?


The Future of Business in the Caribbean – Pt 2 By Russell Williams In an earlier piece I compared the business environment which exists in the Caribbean to that in more developed countries such as the UK and US. Among the key differences were the availability of adequate resources and […]

The Future of Caribbean Business – Pt 2



When heads of government of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) meet in early July, a big responsibility will fall on the shoulders of Guyana’s President Bharat Jagdeo as chairman to heal the wounds that are causing the regional project to haemorrhage. President Jagdeo will have to dig deep […]

Caricom Leaders Must Move The Region Forward Or Pay The ...


There is no question that the two oil-related initiatives launched by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez – Petro Caribe and ALBA – are life belts to many Caribbean countries, notably Cuba and Jamaica. However, Chavez’s continuation in government is not guaranteed and when he goes it is very likely that the […]

The Chavez Effect: A life belt for the Caribbean