The emphasis on Innovation as an ongoing theme in the Budget Debate by the Prime Minister et al should be well received. It has always been my view that one of the most basic things public figures in general, and politicians in particular can do to set the tone for innovation is to signal their commitment to supporting innovation.
Guests stood bewildered as controversy laden Government Minister Richard Azan on Friday strolled confidently about at an official opening event by a private sector company in New Kingston where the news media was out in their numbers. The Prime Minister only reinforced that bewilderment after an interesting keynote address at the event. Had Mr. Azan served under the previous administration he would have long gotten the boot.
A throng of thousands led by priests in black robes surged through police cordons in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia, on Friday and attacked a group of gay rights demonstrators.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), has placed Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago on a watch list of countries that have failed to make the adequate copyright payments for U.S. musical compositions aired in the broadcast media.