This months’ Monthly Reunion

 (Open to the general public)

will be in the form of a

Lecture Discussion with:









Guest speaker:

Mr. Hal Austin


Topic:  "The global recession and the deep structural weaknesses in the Barbados financial structure …

             An Analysis on how it will affect you!"


Location:  Combermere School Hall


Date & Time:  Friday November 27th at 7.00pm



Hal Austin is a Senior Editor of the Financial Adviser, and has been an editor there for over ten years.


Before that he worked as a freelancer, on contract or staff for Professional Pensions, the News of the World, Sunday Times, Sunday People, Evening Standard, BBC Radio, where he was a news and current affairs producer, and for the Daily Mail, where he worked for 14 years.


Hal has been:

·         Pension reporter of the year,

·         Investment reporter of the year and

·         Won the Association of British Insurers’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.


Hal, who was born in the Ivy, St Michael, won a scholarship to attend Combermere School and left in 1963.  He then went on to study at Middlesex Polytechnic (now university), and undertook various undergraduate and post-graduate studies at Cardiff, Thames Valley and Bristol Universities.  Hal also done a number of course at the London Business School.


 Hal has been living in London now for over 40 years, and have been a financial journalist for well over 30 years.  Hal was the driving force behind the joint Financial Times/City University Masters degree in financial journalism, which comes on stream in September 2010.


Hal writes professionally mainly on macro-economic and social policy and privately on a range of subjects, including Barbados.   


Below are links to some of his recent articles:

1.       Credit where it's due

2.       Double standard

3.       At Retirement - Welcome

4.       Big City bonuses? Not on my watch

5.       Fight for your rights

6.       Rock boss rolls up to Pearl's gates

7.       Crime and punishment

8.       Rubbing the lantern

9.       Punching way above its weight

10.   The compact is broken

11.   Mutual admiration

12.   Confidence is back

13.   Allow us to make mistakes

14.   Structured Products: Welcome

15.   Government must pay up now

16.   Business of caring

17.   London won't lie down

18.   Lasting memories

19.   No surprises



Looking forward to your participation and questions …

Liquid Refreshments will be available.


See you there!!!