Republic Journal

Foreign Exchange Reserves – Why all the Fuss?

As citizens of a small open economy, that imports the bulk of what it consumes, we can certainly appreciate the need to have foreign currency on hand to pay for those goods and services.

The Best Version of You

Recently, I was taking an afternoon stroll, it was one of those breezy, golden February days and as I walked past a park with children playing cricket, football and climbing on a jungle gym, I thought of Sheryl Sandberg’s innovative analogy on career growth. As former VP of Google and Facebook COO since 2008, she spoke in her somewhat controversial bestseller, ‘Lean In’, of the jungle gym as a metaphor for career progression.

The Marathon Runner

In 490 BC, the legend goes that a young Greek soldier was given the ominous task of running over 25 miles to deliver the message of the defeat of the Persians to a troop of anxious Athenians. According to the legend, Pheidippides ran the entire distance after fighting in the historic Battle of Marathon, burst into the Assembly announcing "Athens is saved", before collapsing on the floor and dying.

A Brave New Entrepreneur for A Brave New World

Let’s face it. 2018 was a big year for entrepreneurs all over the world.

Thriving in a World in Flux

In my previous post “A World in Flux” I indicated that the world and by extension Trinidad and Tobago are experiencing continuous change and there is need for all of us to develop mechanisms, not only to adapt, but to thrive in such an environment. The following are strategies which I believe can take us a long way toward achieving that goal.

Data and your financial security

Data and data analytics are reshaping countless industries and organisations and have already made a big impact on how financial institutions serve their customers, particularly when it comes to security.


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