Caribbean Fighting A Losing Battle Against High Food Imports

For much of late October, Caribbean ministers of agriculture, journalists, farmers and academics gathered in this tiny but picturesque south Caribbean island Read more of this post

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Obama Fires Back After China Slates Fed’s QE2

US President Barack Obama defended the Federal Reserve’s policy of printing dollars on Monday during a trip to India, after Chinese officials stepped up criticism ahead of this week’s Group of 20 meeting. Read more of this post

B’dos PM Thompson Reshuffles Cabinet

Fellow Barbadians, residents, friends and well wishers –

I am honored to be spared this opportunity as your leader to renew our special relationship and update you on our partnership to build a better democracy and a better Barbados. I assure you that working together we can uphold each other and build a glorious legacy for our children. Read more of this post

IMF Head sees “no major danger” Of Escalation Of Currency Devaluations

“I don’t feel today there’s a big risk of a currency war, but that’s part of the downside risks” Strauss-Kahn told reporters at a briefing Tuesday in Washington. “It will be one of the questions that will be very much discussed” in coming meetings of finance ministers and chiefs of state of the Group of 20. Read more of this post

B’dos PM Thompson Returns Home

Prime Minister David Thompson is back in Barbados three weeks after flying to New York to seek medical treatment, but he is not yet back on the job. It’s unclear when he will resume duties. Read more of this post

Gold Closing In On US$1300/oz

Gold prices – both in the spot and futures market – touched a new record high in the international market on Wednesday as investors continued to seek refuge in the precious metal after Read more of this post

Barbados PM Thompson Diagnosed With Cancer

It has been confirmed that Barbados’  Prime Minister David Thompson is suffering from  pancreatic cancer. But his personal doctor,  Richard Ishmael, has reported that the Barbadian leader is responding to treatment and is physically well enough to continue leading the country. Read more of this post

DLP Seeks IDB Help In Shaking Up Ministry Of Agriculture

Coming on the heels of a previous digital article where it was stated the Minister of Agriculture Haynesley Benn “is operating in an environment in which people had a particular way of carrying out operations, and are not perpared to change” Read more of this post

Barbados In Top 50 But C’bbean Globally Uncompetitive

Only one Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country made the top 50 countries in the World Economic Forum’s “Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011”. Read more of this post

Obama To Help Rescue Sudan Peace Deal

A senior Sudanese official on Thursday said Sudan was continuing to work to achieve unity of the country’s north and south and did not believe that southern succession was “inevitable” as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated on Wednesday. Read more of this post

Free Travel On New C’bbean Ferry Service

Our 1000th post

Several people will be able to travel free of cost, including the physically challenged, when the Caribbean’s new ferry service is launched by BEDY’s Travel of Grenada next month. Read more of this post

18 Signs That America Is Rotting Right In Front Our Eyes

Sometimes it isn’t necessary to quote facts and figures about government debt, unemployment and the trade deficit in order to convey how badly America is decaying. Read more of this post

Top Economists: The Second Great Depresson Has Arrived

The worst nightmare forecast by economic specialists over the previous years has come true: new research by economic gurus in the United States of America has revealed a bleak scenario: the United States’ economy is in a state of depression. Read more of this post

IMF Warns Countries Of Debt Risks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that many wealthy countries are amassing risky debt burdens, which could spark a market-wide panic. Read more of this post

PM Thompson Back At The Helm

Prime Minister David Thompson is calling the shots again. As of today Freundel Stuart is Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs once more and Adriel Brathwaite is no longer in Cabinet. Read more of this post

Pakistan Flood Assessments Reveal ‘Bleak’ Picture, Huge Needs

The picture that Christian relief groups have been painting of southern Pakistan following the region’s massive flooding has been bleak with at least one describing the needs there as “huge.” Read more of this post

The Stunning Decline Of Barack Obama

The last few weeks have been a nightmare for President Obama, in a summer of discontent in the United States which has deeply unsettled the ruling liberal elites, so much so that even the Left has begun to turn against the White House. Read more of this post

Wyclef Jean To Run For President Of Haiti

Haitian-born hip hop artiste  Wyclef Jean is about to officially confirm his decision to run in the November 28th presidential race to lead the country of his birth. Read more of this post

The Blind Leading The Blind? Who is Leading The Ministry Of Finance?

A dagger of immense proportions was driven through the heart of our Constitutional arrangements last Thursday night, when for close on 90 minutes of prime time television, Senator Darcy Boyce, and as such, an unelected member of Parliament, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, lead spoke to the country on matters of finance! Read more of this post

Mottley: Why IMF Terms Secrecy?

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley wants to know why the fact that Barbados will not earn a loan from the World Bank unless it enters into an International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreement was hidden from the entire population until Thursday night. Read more of this post

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