2018 Policy Issues and Targets

Introduction The Minister of Finance, Mr. Winston Jordan, presented the fourth budget of the APNU/AFC Coalition – with “The Journey to the Good Life Continues” as its theme.

Budget 2018 Measures

In this section we consider the measures announced by the Minister, analyse them, evaluate their impact and discuss the extent to which they provide useful economic benefits to stakeholders.

Taxpayer Charter Needed

Introduction Taxation without representation was one of the causes of the American Revolution and has ever since been an emotive appeal for those who consider themselves aggrieved by injustice.


Once again, Finance Minister Winston Jordan has delivered an early Budget which should be passed before the beginning of the new year.

Reminiscence: me and Zimbabwe

The Christmas season is as good as any to indulge in ‘lite’ nostalgic ruminations and what follows in two parts tells the story of a minor event leading up to the political ascendency of Robert Mugabe.

Slack and loose

Our society makes it is difficult for people to admit that they were abused because victims are often manipulated into believing that they are blameworthy.

Sheba and the Sheila

Her expressive eyes are deep and dark, a certain painful poignancy to them as she stares, so serious, straight into the camera, leaning slightly, with full lips slightly open.

Equality: a requirement for justice

Last week two events were reported that deserve some comment. The first had to do with the case between DIPCON Engineering Limited and the Attorney General (AG) of Guyana before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which the AG, Mr.