Opinion

Wake up call for much greater scrutiny of future private/public sector infrastructure projects

Dear Editor, The reluctance of the BCCI to accept the toll reduction proposed by Government in the 2015 budget which was to take effect by September 1, 2015 is indeed troubling and while I do agree that consultations could have been held with BBCI about the proposed lowering of tolls through a government subsidy prior to the budget presentation this issue raises the following concerns: (1) The BBCI stance is a wakeup call for much greater scrutiny of any future private/public sector infrastructure projects.

No sports news on VOG on August 23

Dear Editor, The words of the Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo are worth perusing. He said that “I have now decided to professionalise the public information service, to bring a new model for public information, where journalists working in the public media must be required to exhibit only one quality, which is professionalism.” Now that is a very lofty ideal, but I am wondering who will be a candid judge of what constitutes ‘professionalism.’ I have no reservation that the Prime Minister is extremely qualified to understand what counts as professionalism.

US Federal Reserve facing big decision on monetary policy

Dear Editor, Monetary policy is an unintentionally complex subject, with changes in one economic variable typically affecting a number of factors, and these changes themselves being effected through time with secondary effects of the first set of variables on themselves, with other factors being affected at third and fourth levels. 


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