COMMENTARY

GRENADA’S GOVERNMENT PENSION PROPOSAL IS ABSURDBy J. K. Roberts The Pension Proposal for Public Officers, purported to be submitted to the Public Workers Union (PWU) by the Secretary to the Cabinet of Grenada via letter dated 6th October 2017, must be declared ‘absurd and deceptive and unbecoming’.

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No winners in secession – in Europe or the CaribbeanShould areas of countries break away and govern themselves as they see fit? That’s a question that has been debated in several parts of the world, and is in focus now between Catalonia and Spain; Scotland and the United Kingdom, and to a lesser extent Barbuda and Antigua. It should be noted that throughout history, communities which have been separated by religion, ethnicity, and distance (most especially water), have experienced movements for separation.

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Financial Sense…Are you allergic to money?You would think the way some people behaved with their money, that they had a money allergy. It’s almost as if they have a production line, as the money comes in it goes out. A fool and his money are soon parted, is an old proverb which speaks directly to the unceremonious way some people dispose of their money - overspending, overindulging, and spending just for the sake of spending.

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Insuring the Caribbean’s futureInsurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the Eastern seaboard of the US. Higher building and flood insurance costs coming on top of the costs of rebuilding damaged properties will prove to be too expensive to many home owners and proprietors of businesses.

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