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Op-Ed: Rethinking PetroCaribe

October 31, 2014 | 3:09 pm | 0 Comment

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By Jevon Minto Op-Ed Contributor The International Monetary Fund’s Director for the Western Hemisphere Department, Alejandro Werner, warned this week, during a forum held in Montego Bay on Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean, that the likelihood of fallout in the financing of the PetroCaribe agreement had increased; resurrecting fears of economic instability more...

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The Caribbean’s First Water Funds

October 30, 2014 | 3:59 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Jimenoa River, Jarabacoa, Yaque del Norte Water Fund (Photo: The Nature Conservancy) By Erick F. Conde CJ Contributor Securing water supplies for communities has become a challenge for water managers across the world. In the Dominican Republic, 20% of the population does not have access to water from the nation’s aqueduct system according to the United more...

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A Recipe For Jamaican Braised Chicken

October 27, 2014 | 10:34 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Chef Nigel Spence’s Ripe Kitchen and Bar By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Recently, I've been hearing about more and more people in Jamaica contracting a new disease called Chikungunya which has been making its way throughout the Caribbean and elsewhere. It is derived from the bite of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, known in the past to carry the Malaria more...

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The Caribbean’s Innovation Generation

October 24, 2014 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment

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By Ryan Peterson CJ Contributor The Caribbean, although often depicted as idyllic relaxation under a palm-tree next to the sea, is in fact an emerging region of youth initiatives, events, and young professional organizations that are working towards empowering and inspiring new generations through entrepreneurship. Despite labels and liabilities of a “lost more...

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Health Management in Jamaica

October 16, 2014 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

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By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE world has, in recent weeks, been very concerned with the Ebola virus and more importantly, containing it. Here in Jamaica, we have been dealing with the effects of the chikungunya virus, more commonly referred to as ChikV, while also keeping our eye on what is happening with Ebola, as this can be very devastating for Jamaica and the more...

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How the Caribbean Fared at the UN Climate Summit in New York

October 7, 2014 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment

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By Michael W Beck, PhD CJ Contributor It was a momentous week recently in New York City at the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit. The purpose of the Summit was to build energy, momentum and commitments towards a new global plan for addressing climate change at the forthcoming meeting of world leaders in Paris in 2015. In building towards that ambition, the more...

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Statistics, Geography and Development in the Caribbean Region

October 5, 2014 | 11:22 pm | 0 Comment

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By George Nicholson and Nayaatha Taitt Op-Ed Contributors Lifting persons in developing countries out of poverty and improving the stance of the country itself has long been a challenge faced by governments, with the Greater Caribbean being no exception. While there have been some successes, particularly in poverty alleviation, by and large, wholesale movement of more...

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Why Caribbean Sustainability is Smart

September 29, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Ryan Peterson CJ Contributor When 80 percent of your Caribbean tourism product is nature-based, and 80 percent of your market increasingly demands eco-based services and experiences, it doesn’t take science to figure out that sustaining a high-quality ecology is simply smart business (read: EQ, not IQ). Add to that the fact that 80 percent of your community more...

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The Business of Caribbean Blogging

September 24, 2014 | 6:00 am | 0 Comment

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By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Blog Promo by Journo FOR SEVERAL reasons the newspaper ad surprised me. Firstly, it was placed by a journalist, a journo as they are also called, advertising himself and his skills, in particular his blog. I’ve never seen that before. Secondly, this journalist wrote/writes weekly for the competing newspaper in which the more...

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The Battle for Haiti

September 22, 2014 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment

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By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor Maybe it is true that no one will ever fully understand Haiti. From being the very first nation of the modern era to abolish slavery out of a bloody revolution to being the least prosperous and advanced country in the western hemisphere, Haiti continues to mesmerize its citizens and foreigners alike. Those who fought and won its more...

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