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The Conservation Opportunity in Haiti

August 25, 2014 | 10:31 am | 0 Comment

The Conservation Opportunity in Haiti

Above: a biodiversity project in Ile a Vache, Haiti (Photo: Tim Calver for The Nature Conservancy) By Maxene Atis CJ Contributor HAITI is a crossroad where conservation, health, and livelihoods meet. There is no other place in the Caribbean where conservation and restoration offer so much hope for the revival of the economy. Conservation is key to restoring more...

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Jamaica’s Growing Crisis

August 25, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Jamaica’s Growing Crisis

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor WHILE we debate the economic challenges facing Jamaica, there is an emerging crisis that many are not speaking of, but which we must address as a country. This is the health of our population, and as a result the cost it currently has and its continued impact as it worsens. If, of course, we do nothing about it. Anyone who knows me more...

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Op-Ed: Is the Caribbean Tourism Industry Looking Up?

August 23, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Is the Caribbean Tourism Industry Looking Up?

By S Brian Samuel Op-Ed Contributor By now, most (but not all) Caribbean countries have submitted their first half 2014 tourism statistics to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). It makes for some interesting reading. Overall, the Caribbean recorded a weighted average growth rate of 5.2 percent in visitor arrivals during the first half of 2014 (some countries more...

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Op-Ed: The Caribbean as a Healthcare Destination

August 19, 2014 | 6:08 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: The Caribbean as a Healthcare Destination

By Shomari Scott Op-Ed Contributor AS THE world’s population ages, non-communicable diseases continue to rise in frequency and healthcare costs inflate at an alarming rate, the issue of creating a healthcare destination that provides a high quality service for far less cost has never been more pressing. Countries such as India, Malaysia and Costa Rica have more...

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Social Justice and Economic Development in Jamaica

August 15, 2014 | 11:43 am | 0 Comment

Social Justice and Economic Development in Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor EVERYONE should know by now that I believe Jamaica's economic programme is being managed properly, as the fiscal and legislative adjustments being made are definitely the right option for creating a positive environment for economic development. And certainly, more importantly, is that the leadership of the programme, headed by Peter more...

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Healthcare in the Caribbean

August 15, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Healthcare in the Caribbean

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor The World Health Organization (WHO) published a ranking of global healthcare systems in their World Health Report 2000. According to an article in the June 29, 2012 edition of the Business Insider entitled “These are 36 Countries That Have Better Healthcare Than The US”: “So controversial were the results that the WHO declined to more...

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Op-Ed: Can Jamaica Realize Its Potential?

August 12, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Op-Ed: Can Jamaica Realize Its Potential?

By S Brian Samuel Op-Ed Contributor ECONOMISTS CANNOT read the future, no matter what they say; but they can read the past. And one thing we know from the past is that markets continually go through economic cycles. Booms and busts have been chasing themselves with predictable certainty since man invented money. In my lifetime, I’ve lived through countless more...

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LIAT CEO: How to Improve Caribbean Aviation in Six Steps

August 11, 2014 | 4:13 pm | 0 Comment

LIAT CEO: How to Improve Caribbean Aviation in Six Steps

By David Evans Op-Ed Contributor BOTH THE history and the current reality of Caribbean aviation can be characterised by a consistent failure over the last 50 years to provide an efficient  air transportation system that meets the needs of the 40 million plus inhabitants of the region. The reasons for this failure are many and varied — chronic more...

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Values and Jamaican Development

August 8, 2014 | 10:18 am | 0 Comment

Values and Jamaican Development

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Earlier this week I ran into Bunny Goodison, and we got to talking about the demise of values and attitudes in Jamaica. We spoke about the fact that even though we may see growth in the economy, there is still a critical mass of the population that doesn't know what it means to be productive, and sadly, may not easily find a place in a more...

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Caribbean Airlift and Caribbean Tourism

August 8, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Airlift and Caribbean Tourism

By Julio Orozco Op-Ed Contributor The importance of ‘Accessibility’ particularly Air Access and its relationship to the viability of the Regional Tourism Industry cannot be over stated. The tourism industry is heavily reliant on air transport for tourists/visitors for business and leisure purposes as well as ‘imports’ for hotels and food and beverage more...

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