AS I SEE THINGS: Economic recovery

14 October 2014

From time to time, countries all over the world find themselves in tremendous amounts of financial and economic difficulties and are forced to take tough corrective measures to restore macroeconomic stability. Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Barbados, Ireland in the US cross hairs

14 October 2014

What do Ireland and Barbados have in common? Read More


Restoring consumer confidence

08 October 2014

There has been a lot of attention focused on the macroeconomic environment in many of my previous articles. Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Region fights for Cuba

07 October 2014

It’s like a recurring decimal at the United Nations (UN). Read More


TOURISM MATTERS: Farewell to the Fairmont brand

06 October 2014

While not seeing it reported in our local press up to the time this column was submitted, I noticed a recent media release announcing the sale. . . Read More


BEHIND THE HEADLINES:  Why Washington should help the Caribbean

11 September 2014

There is a good reason why two members of the United States (US) House of Representatives from Brooklyn are focusing attention on the economic and social needs of Caribbean island-nations and coastal states. Read More


THE HOYOS FILE: Drowning in a sea of sugar and salt

11 September 2014

The National Initiative For Service Excellence (NISE), an organisation devoted to improving our standard of service on this island, just completed what seems to have been a pilot training programme for sno-cone vendors. Read More


ON THE RIGHT: Changes in visitor behaviours

10 September 2014

While traditionally we tend to focus on the number of visitors to the countries, there is clearly the need to go beyond that. Read More


ON THE LEFT: Opening of Cuba market will affect all

10 September 2014

Traditionally, we have always had the United States as our top market and that still is the case. Read More


THE ISSUE: One region, one tourism product

10 September 2014

Hundreds of tourism industry representatives are expected to assemble in the United States Virgin Islands next week for what many of them consider the region’s leading tourism conference. Read More




Should private waste haulers continue their protest against the tipping fee?

Yes – Their livelihoods are at stake.
No – The health of the nation is at stake.
Don’t know.