WARNING: This is a lengthy article, but if you care about your money, you should read it. iMarketsLive recently held events in Barbados and Trinidad. From what I understand the Barbados event had a huge attendance (several hundred, possibly thousands from what I remember hearing). This piqued my interest in iMarketsLive itself. Was this a…Read More Is iMarketsLive A Scam?
Anthony Bourdain has died, he was 61-years-old. Several media reports have confirmed the cause of death to be from suicide. A few days ago Kate Spade, a famous fashion designer, also committed suicide. Bourdain was a very popular and highly respected celebratory chef and host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” series as well as other TV…Read More Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61
Gender diversity in the boards of directors of companies is an important topic across the globe. Research indicates that women are still underrepresented. It appears that the Caribbean is no different. Based on a sample of eight Caribbean companies, the majority of boards consist of males. Research Background The catalyst for my research was a…Read More Gender Diversity in the Boards of Directors of Caribbean Companies
Countries with larger populations do not always equate to higher murder rates. While searching for crime statistics for Barbados I came across the Royal Barbados Police Force 2013 Annual Report. Listed on Page 33 was a “Crimes Against The Person” table. The table lists totals for several crimes, including murder, from 2009 to 2013. I…Read More Caribbean Murder Rates 2013
Thanks to the IMF’s Historical Public Debt Database and a special request: Public Debt as a % of GDP for Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica 1980 to 2012: Also, a question coming out of the above chart: What was going on in Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica – from a macro or big picture point…Read More Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica: Debt as a Percentage of GDP, 1980 to 2012