Category Archives: Sustainable Development

Blockchain technology: a sustainability tool for agriculture

Blockchain technology can enhance the sustainability of nations like Jamaica’s agricultural sector, by capturing the information which can be beneficial to all who access the distributive ledger such as farmers, retailers and consumers. It will avail farmers greater access to information such as global competitive pricing so that they can be better informed as to what to charge for their produce and not charge too much or too little. This is important for a farmer to be profitable and to a nation that is into exports such as Jamaica, they will be aware of the prices so they are competitive and make the best prices for their commodities. Continue reading

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The law as a economic development tool: a personal insight

The law as an economic development tool – really? Then I though yes, really! The law or better put the rule of law is a critical, if not the critical, piece of soft infrastructure that makes everything else work. No development – economic, social or environmental – can be sustained without the rule of law. Continue reading

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Why it is difficult to find good managers

As a law firm with a focus on commercial and corporate law and contract design we had the chance to experience a lot of managers in various positions in companies. Some of them really impressed us and that made us … Continue reading

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Earth Day

From us here at Commercial Law International: Have a Happy Earth Day. Let’s all work together for a prosperous and sustainable future. Related Posts:Blockchain technology: a sustainability tool for agricultureThe law as a economic development tool: a personal insightWhen may development be considered a … Continue reading

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When may development be considered a dirty word?

By Charles Wanguhu The town of Lamu began life as a 14th century Swahili settlement and is described in the official tourism website: “Lamu is a place like no other, a peaceful tropical island where life is lived at it’s … Continue reading

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China and Africa

  By Charles Wanguhu A lot of column inches have been taken up trying to dissect the emerging Sino-African relations. In Africa more and more Chinese goods as well as people are visible. The Africa -West relationship has been largely … Continue reading

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Kit Kat Goes Fair Trade In the UK

By: Ainsley Brown “Gimme a break, gimme a break, break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar,” has taken on a new meaning in the UK as Kit Kat ‘breaks off’ some cash cocoa to farmers. Nestlé, the … Continue reading

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Innovation may just be the solution

By Charles Wanguhu In many international forums the developed nations are always pushed to provide more aid in the fight against poverty. Several reviews on the effectiveness of aid have proved time and time again its ineffectiveness in poverty eradication. … Continue reading

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New Brazilian Plan To Combat Deforestation Shows Promise.

By: Ainsley Brown The new plan by the Brazilian government, rolled out early this year, to combat deforestation shows great promise. However, it does also face great obstacles. It is easy to dismiss this latest scheme as at best fool … Continue reading

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THE GROWING NEED FOR EXPANDED CORPORATE REPORTING

This article is reproduces with the permission of the author and can be found on AccountancySA (South Africa´s leading Accountancy Journal). There is no doubt that the world we knew before the global economic meltdown will not return. The causes … Continue reading

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