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US Ambassador: Our security, health and cultural relations are fine, ‘ease of business’ and Venezuela are problems

“[…] The state of our bilateral investment relationship can be improved. The United States Government cannot mandate its companies to invest here, unlike others that can direct their state-owned enterprises to invest regardless of whether they make a profit or not.   “Instead, US investors are attracted to countries where …

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Noble: ‘Did business leaders choose comfort over constructive conflict?’ How Ramsaran’s discourse soured

Since 2002, the annual ALJGSB ‘Distinguished Leadership and Innovation Conference’, with cutting-edge lessons taught by global thought leaders, has been chock full of our local business leaders. Yet the recent Ramsaran imbroglio unmasked glaring shortcomings by some of these same business leaders. These missteps have real-life consequences for us as …

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Noble: Will our business leaders give us hope?

Prior to the 1990s, the Jamaican business community lived a split life: families in Florida with a commuting businessman. That model did not work—investment plunged, making the businesses uncompetitive. By 1992, their dollar was reeling, causing much concern about social and economic stability. Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart then stepped up with …

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Old England vs the world: UWI looks at Caribbean implications of Brexit

“Every aspect of Caribbean life will be adversely affected by this development; from trade relations to immigration, tourism to financial relations, and cultural engagements to foreign policy. There will be a significant redefinition and reshaping of Caricom-UK engagements. “The region’s fragile economic recovery is threatened.” The University of the West …

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