Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Major Flaw of The Mainstream Media

Although the media provides definite value to the population; a person searching for truth and unbiased analysis cannot rely on mainstream sources alone as their source of information.

The main reason for this is that the media is beholden to its client's advertising dollars. For this reason media houses, especially ones who rely on advertising dollars for their survival must go along to get along.

The media therefore must be facilitative of its advertising clients whoever they may be; otherwise the specific media house could lose lucrative advertising opportunities now and in the future. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

CLICO Should Never Have Been Bailed Out

Clico should have died a natural death in 2009 and should not have been bailed out. The primary cause of failure of the conglomerate was mismanagement and fraud which led to its collapse, yet they were bailed out and are still being bailed out at tax payers' expense.

The public was also coaxed into believing that the bailing out of Clico was in the country's interest to avoid a severe shock to the financial system that could cause contagion or ripple effects throughout the country. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Case for the Immediate Privatisation of Caribbean Airlines

The Trinidad and Tobago tax payer should not be a player in the commercial aviation business and should immediately cut its losses and get out. 

After all, contrary to what the politicians suggest we do not need a national airline. National airlines are often established on the premise that in the absence of a national service provider the wants and needs of locals would be left wanting. This is a false narrative for if Caribbean Airlines didn't today exist we all would not be stranded here on the islands of Trinidad & Tobago or Jamaica.