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Business Guardian

Earn a university degree and get a job. This formula has worked with relative success for decades but increasingly, in many fields today, it’s no longer working.

Every year, hundreds of graduates from the University of the West Indies (UWI) find they are unable to locate employment in their respective fields, even with a first class or upper...

Friday, July 22, 2011

I wrote recently about politics trumping business and its impact on Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL). Well, there’s another major impediment to an effectively integrated CAL/Air Jamaica.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Political philosopher Ayn Rand stated that when two opposing groups have the same basic principles, it works to the advantage of the side with the rational position: when the principles are shrouded in secrecy, it works to the advantage of the irrational side. In the ongoing impasse between the...

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Minister of Trade (and now Diversification?) continued the diversification rhetoric, even going as far as referring to Lloyd Best’s Muscovado Bias, (though he did not use the term) in that we export our indigenous products in containers and re-import them as manufactured products. He...

Friday, July 22, 2011

QUITO: Ecuador wants to increase its oil production to an average of 502,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year, up from the 486,000 bpd level registered in 2010, the government said. The Andean country’s production was 503,000 bpd in the early part of this year, but the government...

Friday, July 22, 2011

BHP Billiton has boosted its presence in the booming shale gas market as it agreed to buy United States firm, Petrohawk Energy. BHP will pay US$12.1 billion (£7.5 billion) in cash, giving it access to shale oil and gas assets across one million acres in Texas and Louisiana. The deal comes just...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Faced with a huge budget deficit, the Government stands to lose tens of millions of dollars of additional revenue because of a shortage of natural gas to the Pt Lisas Industrial Estate. This was revealed by Charles Percy, managing director and chief executive officer of Methanex Trinidad Ltd,...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cuba’s Ecosol Solar division is currently implementing several renewable energy projects in other countries. Ecosol Solar is an entity with  the Corporation of Electronic Technology Exports, which belongs to the Cuban Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications. The total solar-panel...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sherritt International is a Canadian energy company, based in Toronto, Ontario. It is involved in nickel and cobalt mining, thermal coal production, oil and gas exploration and production, and electricity generation.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Repsol YPF announced in April that it expects to have a Chinese-built drilling rig in Cuban waters by the end of the summer and start drilling immediately into a prospective undersea oil field that looks like it could be a big one, a geologist for the Spanish oil company said. Repsol, in a...

Friday, July 22, 2011

In December 2008, Caribbean Safety Products Ltd visited Cuba on a trade mission with the Energy Chamber. Currently, the Pt Lisas-based company is going through the administrative processes required to have the company registered to do business in Cuba. Last week, Guillermo Hernandez Perez,...

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