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Thanks From Mahogany Coconut Group

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.


                                                            Thanks From Mahogany Coconut Group
Although our hopes for a vibrant Caribbean nation are being blocked by inept leadership and a region that is now in full fledged consumer mode, we are heartened by the fact that we have been in the forefront of analyzing the issues that confronted our region during 2014.  Most of our contributions are submitted by members of our group who are not interested in personal aggrandizement. Our readership remains steady and we have, throughout the year, assisted a number of citizens, both within the region and the Diaspora, who wanted objective information on the region. MCG welcomes all views; we do not encourage vulgarity and while we respect the right of people to express their views, we steadfastly refuse to publish contributions that we think are nothing more than personal attacks on others. We therefore find that articles written and submitted five or more years ago…

2014 In Review

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.
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As is customary, we join with other commentators, that review the year and what gains, if any, the region would have made. As much as it distresses us, we are forced to conclude that 2014 brought nothing new to the region and that 2015 portends little. We are reaching the end of 2014 with most economies still reeling from a world recession that occasionally fools us that it is over. Within the region, our strongest economy, Trinidad and Tobago, appears to be facing unexpected challenges because of  falling oil prices. This reality has forced the Central Bank to review growth predictions downward. Coupled with widespread state corruption and an election that will reveal the ugliest use of the dollar bill to buy votes; it is sadly obvious that Tand T seems set for more malfeasance and stupidity in its governance.  In Guyana the President has created a constitutional …