November, 2013

 

What Milk?

When Jesse Unruh, the former speaker of the California Assembly, said, “Money is the mother’s milk of politics” he was definitely not trying to titillate so much as ventilate a hidden truth. Behind every great man might be his mother but behind every great or not-so-great politician is his and other folks’ funds. The Bible might have valid grounds for decrying the love of money as the root of all evil but our present financial times demand lots of money liberally spent if you love the political limelight and theRead More

Tony Deyal

About Tony Deyal

Tony Deyal is a Caribbean journalist who believes laughter is the best medicine.


Chuckful of Bowling Talent

Village and district cricket in the dry season and football in the wet season, organized in leagues by older players and village businessmen, were extremely important to the pride of the different communities and they were blood and sand affairs, no quarter given, no holds barred and no rule unbroken especially the one about “unfair” deliveries and bowling actions that are called, in the different islands, “chucking”, “shying”, “stoning” and “pelting.” My friend Franklin (a.k.a Feco), was as lethal a pelter with the ball as with a stone or stickRead More

Tony Deyal

About Tony Deyal

Tony Deyal is a Caribbean journalist who believes laughter is the best medicine.


Journalists and Other Psychopaths

“While attending her mother’s funeral, a woman meets a man she’s never seen before. She quickly believes him to be her soul-mate and falls head over heels. But she forgets to ask for his number, and when the wake is over, try as she might, she can’t track him down. A few days later she murders her sister. Why? “If the first answer that springs to your mind is some variation of jealousy and revenge – she discovers her sister has been seeing the man behind her back – thenRead More

Tony Deyal

About Tony Deyal

Tony Deyal is a Caribbean journalist who believes laughter is the best medicine.


Who’s the Winner? Volvo Trucks or Van Damme?

Van Damme Volvo split ad

Volvo Trucks’ “The Epic Split” ad featuring Jean Claude Van Damme, must offer a lesson in the new social media marketing paradigm, garnering more than 7.5 million views on Youtube within 24 hours of its launch on Thursday. Seven million, five hundred and eighty thousand, five hundred and seventy-nine by 10 a.m Friday to be exact (7,580,579). But was it a victory for the Volvo FM truck and its technology or for Van Damme? “It’s … the first time we’ll ever see anything like it – in a movie or aRead More


Grenada Government Raises $20-million in T-bills Auction

The Government of Grenada raised $20-million on the Regional Government Securities Market,’s trough a 91-day treasury bill auctioned on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange’s (ECSE) primary market platform Thursday as we hear in this report from Teesea Nero.

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Antigua and Barbuda Raise $20-million in T-bill Auction

On the Caribbean Regional Government Securities Market, Antigua and Barbuda’s 180-day treasury bill auctioned on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange’s primary market platform, raised $20.9 million it was reported by the exchange’s Teesea Nero.

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Haiti, Philippines and Pakistan Most Affected by Catastrophe

Warsaw, Nov 12, 2013 — In the shadow of human catastrophe wreaked by typhoon in the Philippines, Germanwatch presented its ninth annual Global Climate Risk Index highlighting Haiti, the Philipines and Pakistan as countries most affected by natural disasters. “The index shows that the most severe weather related catastrophes in 2012 occurred in Haiti, Philippines and Pakistan,” said Sönke Kreft, team leader International Climate Policy at Germanwatch and co-author of the index. “The landfall of Hurricane Sandy in the US dominated international news in October 2012. Yet, it was Haiti – theRead More


ECSE Trade Report

Teesea Nero, Operations Officer, Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange presents October 16 daily report.

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Old Snory Time

One of my journalist friends suggested that I should be honoured for my writing.  “You have a vast body of work,” he said.  I looked him straight in the eye and said, “At my age I would prefer to have a vast body that works.” There was a time I thought I did but, alas, I was lulling myself into a false sense of security. I found out that I had become a sound sleeper.  In other words, I snored loudly but only when I slept.  I did not onlyRead More

Tony Deyal

About Tony Deyal

Tony Deyal is a Caribbean journalist who believes laughter is the best medicine.


Mapping China’s Rise: A Multipolar World in the Making

Credit Suisse, Nov 8 – The rise of the Chinese economy over the past 20 years has had a significant impact on the rest of the world. Dong Tao, Chief Regional Economist for non-Japan Asia at Credit Suisse, discusses the country’s growth and the impact on its citizens, as well as its role in the increasingly multipolar world. “Let me give you an example of the sheer size of the Chinese economy. There are 256 cities in China with a population of more than 1 million people. With more than 1.3Read More