Economy: Disaster Risk Management in emerging markets

A major catastrophe typically causes significant economic disruption, particularly in developing countries and emerging markets as the adverse economic impact on the affected areas is prolonged and the recovery delayed.

Frontiers: The Guyana-Suriname Maritime Boundary Award

On September 20, 2007 the Guyana-Suriname Arbitral Tribunal established under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea made public its findings on the long-standing maritime controversy between the two countries.

Business: Making small businesses work

Small businesses, collectively, add significantly to a country’s economic base. In the USA two out of every three new jobs are provided by small businesses.

Wireless local Loop system for Essequibo

Residents on the Essequibo Coast will soon benefit from the new wireless system, the Wireless Local Loop (WLL) which will replace the Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) which has been serving the Essequibo Coast and Islands since 1996.

Business: Mr. DIGICEL

To find the driving force behind the DIGICEL tidal wave that has swept the Caribbean cellular service industry, one need look no further than Dennis O’Brien, the company’s chairman founder.

Gender:Still more mountains left for women to climb

In an effort to frame our discussion today, I shall focus on sharing with you * Some data and analysis which support the economic impact of women in business Influences which hinder the inclusion or progression of women in business * My experience as a woman in business both from the family business perspective as well as an employee of Scotiabank, a Canadian based international financial institution * Actions to ensure there is progress and growth of women in business.

Education: Salvaging education

Our past, present and future are inseparably and inextricably intertwined. Consequently, to treat with the present, I must trespass in the realms of the .

Immigration:The Green Card Lottery

Each year, the United States government makes approximately 50,000 immigrant visas available through its lottery system.

Labour: A historic moment too long delayed

In a sense the election by the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) earlier this month of its first female president underlines the state of flux in which the movement finds itself.

The Transatlantic Index

How should we assess the state of transatlantic relations nowadays? With a nod to Wall Street, we can say that the alliance is up, Europe is flat, and the United States is clearly down.

Sport: Investing in sports as a nation builder

Last Thursday, as I was concluding a consultancy assignment in Georgetown the following email turned up in my mailbox: “Hey Karen- I know your team is really good- But remember we need to play everyone fairly- Other teams have been complaining about the same players up front the whole game.

A Grouse for Mr Naipaul

Predictably, VS Naipaul’s latest book has upset some early reviewers. Never shy of home truths, or gratuitous insults, the laureate’s essays are as provoking as ever.