Financial Sense… Stratospheric Success!

By Judy M. McCutcheon MBA I recently read about the 5 laws of stratospheric success and wanted to share them with you, to help create value in every area of your life. These laws are applicable in your business, in your job, in your marriage, with your children and with your relationships. You see, we all grew up hearing that it is better to give than to receive, but that in itself is a paradox. The whole of life is about giving and receiving. If I asked you to take in a deep breath and keep exhaling while I count … Continue reading

Globalization disadvantaged small states

Globalisation was originally a construct of industrialised nations whose economic activity had developed sufficiently to withstand competition within their own borders from other countries, and who had the capability of exporting goods and services to other markets. Their objective was to persuade other nations to open up their markets by liberalising trade, investment and international capital flows. So, the notion was promoted that more liberalised trade and investment would benefit the world, not just those industrialised countries that were developed enough to remove barriers to their own markets while penetrating the markets of others. It was on this basis that … Continue reading

Women as Political Leaders – not a gender issue

Modern history is showered with women as political leaders and Heads of government.  When women first emerged in these roles, it was regarded as ‘breaking a glass ceiling’ – a breakthrough for the female gender in occupying high positions once regarded as the preserve of men. There was truth in that sentiment at the beginning of that revolutionary trend, but even though women leaders do still attract support from some women – and the opposition of some men – purely on the basis of gender, the human race has moved on from solely gender considerations. Today, women as political leaders … Continue reading

Financial Sense…I quit – Take this Job and Shove It!

By Judy M. McCutcheon MBA Really, that’s how you want it to end? This article is a little bit different from my other articles, but I am writing it based on repeated requests from a friend that’s very near and dear to my heart. He has expressed to me on many occasions, that he does not understand why people just walk out of a job without giving any notice and not having any other job lined up. Talk about burning your bridges. Things happen yes, you have the boss from hell (Check), the hours are nothing short of ridiculous (Check) … Continue reading

The weakness of assaults on second citizenship

Citizenship by Investment Programmes (CIPs) are operated, in one form or another, by many countries, including the US, Canada, and several European Union (EU) nations.  Yet, commentators in various media single out Caribbean countries and Malta for adverse comment. The adverse comments start with the inferred condemnation that CIPs are inherently bad.  But this blanket condemnation is not applied to Canada (where Quebec has recently reintroduced an investment programme leading to Citizenship), the US or the EU countries except for Malta, one of the smallest nations in the community. It is significant that the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which appraises … Continue reading

The time is coming!!!

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has given a clear signal that his New National Party (NNP) is getting ready for the next general election. The party has announced the first batch of five persons to be officially recognised as NNP Caretakers with a view to installing them as the defacto candidates. The five did not take anyone by surprise and put to rest once and for all the status of Peter David as a possible candidate for NNP in the general election. The Peter David factor once again reminds us that there are no permanent friends or enemies in the … Continue reading

OAS: a coup d’état followed by a lynching?

“It was a coup d’état followed by a lynching”.  That’s how an official of the Organisation of American States (OAS) described a meeting of the Permanent Council of the hemispheric body that was held on April 3 in the most unorthodox circumstances and at which 17 countries tore-up the rule book to force through a resolution on Venezuela. If the meeting had been held 2 days earlier, no onlooker would have been blamed for believing it was an April fool’s day joke.  As it turned out, the meeting that was on, then off, then on again, was akin to a … Continue reading

HERITAGE MONTH – April 2017

“A county that does not appreciate and protect its natural and cultural heritage is not deserving of nationhood” – Dr. Keith Rowley Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago. (words to that effect). It would have been music to the ear if those words were uttered by our political directorate, but as fate would have it, we are not so blessed. For the past 23 years the mantra of the Willie Redhead Foundation has been: “the protection and enhancement of our natural and cultural heritage”. This proclaimed objective became our watchword and initiative, not for the sake of propaganda or self … Continue reading

SEQUEL TO A RECENT SENTINEL ARTICLE

One Mr. Barry Collymore, who verbally identified himself as a director of SAVVYS at Mt. Cinnamon, was very irate with the contents of a recent Sentinel article published on Grenada Broadcast website about four weeks ago, entitled “de Savary’s cottages reappear as a project of the Blue Economy”. This article was also published in the print media a week or two later. In order to appease Mr. Collymore’s concerns, he was invited on Monday, Feb 27, 2017 to meet with the President of the Willie Redhead Foundation, Mr. Tim Byam and the immediate past president, Mr. Norris Mitchell to resolve … Continue reading

Some conditions that gave rise to the demise of the Grenadian Revolution of March 13th, 1979…

By Brian Lindsay-Campbell I wonder if it is a really good idea for the survivors of The Grenada Revolution of March 13th, 1979, to come together to identify, list and to evaluate the events that gave rise to its demise…Yes we can! After all, the blame game is over as to why one of the most important periods in our history in which a large amount of people and in particular our youth invested so profoundly in its promise of a better Grenada, which disappeared overnight on October the 19th 1983. When our beloved, Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop, and his … Continue reading