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Whose Responsibility is it? #31 - Dual Pathways to the Environment and Power

Several conversations surrounding different aspects of climate change have been top of the news over the last week. These include: changing hurricane patterns; sea temperatures warming; overall global warming; earthquakes and powerful tsunamis; polar melts; coral reef destruction; dangers of extinction of certain species that are important to agriculture, among others.

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Whose Responsibility is it? #30

James Moss-Solomon

In just one week and two airplane rides, the media, the speculators, the “expert” analysts, and the political spin doctors are up at full speed. Contradictions of opinions, historical precedencies, former diplomatic maneuvers, and fairly obscure academics are having their one minute soundbites that will give rise to yet another book.

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Whose Responsibility is it? #29 - Barbados 2018

James Moss-Solomon

Barbados has a historical reputation (similar to Jamaica) of punching above its fighting weight. Who can forget the famous telegram supporting Britain in the Second World War: “Go ahead, Barbados is behind you”, this as Britain declared war on Germany and Hitler’s 3rd Reich. It was more than a statement; it was an AUDACIOUS statement from “Bimshire”

Whose Responsibility is it? #28 - New factors for corporate and government budgets

James Moss-Solomon

As we approach the end of the calendar year most companies that have December 31, as a year-end are busy tidying up their books in anticipation of a timely and smooth audit. For the listed companies they have a deadline to meet for consolidation and completion within 90 days. For most, they would have completed their 2018 budget processes by October, but due to a few significant recent external events these may require a re-think of their original strategy.

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Whose responsibility is it? #27 - Inherent perils in the Petrodollar system

James Moss-Solomon

Some months ago in this series, I discussed the projected outcome of the Brexit; the impact on the EU and Britain, and possible fallout on Jamaica. I also projected the Trump victory and pointed to external reactions to his victory. It is sufficient to say that we are living in the aftermath of these generally unexpected results.

Whose responsibility is it? #26 - Stage 4: Recovery after Disaster

James Moss-Solomon

This has been an unprecedented 2 weeks in our Region. Three major hurricanes reaching Category 4 and 5; two major earthquakes at over 7.1 on the Richter Scale; do not represent any previous fortnight ever, and unfortunately may hereafter represent a new standard of perils. We are entering a time of that is unusual and climatic conditions that may have reached the “Tipping Point” of no return.

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