I have always thought that the purpose of an ID card is to vouch for an individual who we have never met before and who wishes to perform a transaction for which we need to confirm the identity of that person.
In this context, the ID card issuer acts as a trusted third party who we expect would have done its due diligence on the person in question and who would have issued a picture ID to confirm the same. This then gives you the confidence to proceed with the transaction with the assurance that the person is who he says he is.
Recently, my life has been turned upside down with the incessant request for unexpired picture IDs from institutions with which I have been doing weekly business for more than 5 to 15 years. Continue reading What’s the Purpose of an ID Card?
If I am not mistaken, I thought I heard a news release a few weeks ago, indicating that the Antigua and Barbuda Royal Police’s new policing strategy has been paying off with an increasing number of solved robberies. If that is truly the case, then kudos to the police.
In spite of those policing efforts, there seems to be a new breed of masked robbers who are never pursued by law enforcement. They are allowed to run rampant with impunity. Despite the fact that they are masked, we all know who they are but we remain powerless to apprehend them.
Continue reading The New Masked Robbers in Antigua and Barbuda
Monopolies are generally created in two ways: a) by government and b) by the market.
In the case of a government sponsored monopoly, a company is granted the rights to engage in a particular business to the exclusion of all other businesses. An example would be APUA.
Continue reading Cable and Wireless and Columbus Communications Merger Should be Allowed