24 November 2006

Pharcel: runaway slave


Director General turns novelistAlick Lazare, Director General of Finance in Dame Eugenia Charles’ Dominica and now the leading consultant in Gove...
26 October 2006

Value Added Tax (VAT)


The Value Added Tax (VAT) is not very old. It was probably first introduced in France in 1948 and has since spread to the vast majority of countries ...
22 September 2006

Once again, much ado about nothing


SVG has a TV station, eight radio stations, innumerable talk shows, three newspapers and x number of persons are happy to go before a microphone and p...
25 August 2006

Sale of land to foreigners


The other day two friends, both economists for whom I have some respect, rounded on me and said that the ULP Government is not doing enough to facilit...
28 July 2006

Backyard Gardening


Several initiatives can be taken to ensure the survival of the agricultural sector. One such is the expansion of backyard gardening. As economic devel...
23 June 2006

A brief look at Energy Production


Years ago when I used to go to Uganda regularly I met a man who had lost part of his face in one of that country’s civil wars. I must have stare...
26 May 2006

University Education


St Clair Dacon, Henry Williams and Carl Charles have now passed away. God rest their souls. The point I wish to make about these gentlemen is this. O...
28 April 2006

Emigration, Remittances are fine but Wilma died


The World Bank has recently been discussing the role of remittances in developing countries, arguing that in some cases they have been even more impor...
31 March 2006

The Role of Agriculture in Economic Development


The role of agriculture in economic development is not a controversial subject. The issues have long been settled. The part agriculture plays in an ...
24 February 2006

Can we not work out our salvation?


Recently there has been much talk about fiscal deficits and the private sector. It must not be forgotten that governments do not run countries in ord...