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Where is Jamaica’s Private Sector?

March 27, 2015 | 9:49 am | 0 Comment

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By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor LAST year I sat on a panel to discuss the state of the economy. Someone in the audience correctly stated that much work was being done by the government to improve the business and economic landscape, but asked why the private sector will not invest if the government has done its part. I told him that he was also a part of the private more...

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Who Were the First Inhabitants of the Caribbean?

March 24, 2015 | 11:35 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: off the coast of Belize (Photo: Sébastien Perrot-Minnot) By Sébastien Perrot-Minnot, PhD CJ Contributor It is in the course of the last glaciation, which affected the planet for more than 100,000 years, and finished about 11,000 years ago, that our species entered America. The archaeological, genetic and paleoenvironmental data show that the first more...

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Op-Ed: Water and Caribbean Development

March 24, 2015 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

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By Wayne Campbell Op-Ed Contributor “Providing sustainable access to improved drinking water sources is one of the most important things we can do to reduce disease” — World Health Organization Director General-Dr Margaret Chan The international community recently commemorated World Water Day exploring the theme Water and Sustainable Development. World more...

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Op-Ed: The Caribbean’s Final Court

March 22, 2015 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment

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By J. Emile Ferdinand, QC Op-Ed Contributor THE RECENT decision of the Privy Council granting an interim injunction, which forced the 2015 general election in St. Kitts and Nevis to be held on the existing old constituency boundaries, has been touted by some persons as a reason for not acceding to the appellate jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice ("CCJ") at more...

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Tourism Policy and Sustainability in the Caribbean Region

March 20, 2015 | 5:54 pm | 0 Comment

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By Julio Orozco and Tevin Gall Op-Ed Contributors Regional policies with respect to Tourism development initially arose as a response to threats to tourism sustainability, which began to appear in the 1970’s as a result of the rapid global expansion of mass tourism. In the Caribbean, these challenges manifested in the environmental and socio-cultural spheres, and more...

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11 Things Caribbean Islands Need to Do

March 20, 2015 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment

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By Dr Miguel Goede and Runy Calmera CJ Contributors In a recent article in this series about the Future of the Caribbean, we discussed the opportunities for managers, business owners and policy makers in the Caribbean. When seizing the opportunities there are do’s and don’ts. In this article we give a list of the do’s. Of course these are only suggestions, not more...

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Chef Nigel Spence: How to Make an Iced Tea Sangria

March 18, 2015 | 8:20 pm | 0 Comment

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By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor I was saddened to hear of the passing of a very familiar and legendary actor, Leonard Nimoy - most popularly known as Lieutenant Spock on the equally popular series, Star Trek.  He can be quickly identified in the show by his awkward, pointed ears depicting his Vulcan heritage. For some reason though, the news of Nimoy's death more...

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What Happened to Democracy in Haiti?

March 17, 2015 | 5:11 pm | 0 Comment

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By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor In the absence of the constitution, democracy is dead. On Jan. 13th of this year, Haitians woke up with a dysfunctional parliament, where only 10 out of 30 Senators remained in office, and effectively the total elimination of the lower chamber (House of Deputy). The president is the sole “rooster who can sing,” as the Haitian more...

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13 Opportunities for the New Caribbean

March 13, 2015 | 3:03 pm | 0 Comment

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By Dr Miguel Goede and Runy Calmera CJ Contributors We recently took a look at 12 challenges that face the Caribbean Small Island Developing States. These challenges are crucial for the future of the Caribbean. In this article, we take a look at opportunities for Caribbean islands. Of course, not all opportunities apply to all the islands. And some islands are more...

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Trade and Caribbean Development

March 12, 2015 | 11:03 pm | 0 Comment

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By Alberto Duran and Kariyma Baltimore Op-Ed Contributors Discussions surrounding the link between trade and development have been numerous. Economists; Development Practitioners; Academia; and Policy Makers have all made significant contributions to the trade and development discourse. The positive impact of international trade on development is sometimes more...

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