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Nigel Spence: A Culinary Lesson For Thanksgiving

November 24, 2014 | 11:32 pm | 0 Comment

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With the Thanksgiving holiday on the horizon, our thoughts turn to winter and the procurement of a bird worthy of gracing our holiday table for the big feast. We begin scouting cookbooks and food magazines for new twists on traditional recipes or for the promise of new modern techniques to cook the bird faster, tastier and juicier than ever before. We spend so much more...

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Guerda Nicolas: Building a Cohesive Caribbean Through Psychology

November 24, 2014 | 11:16 pm | 0 Comment

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By Guerda Nicolas CJ Contributor With its theme of “Caribbean Psychology: Unmasking the Past and Claiming Our Future”, the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA) in partnership with Suriname Association of Psychologists and Special Educators (SVPO) hosted close to 300 individuals in Suriname for its inaugural conference, the Caribbean more...

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Medical Tourism in the Caribbean

November 23, 2014 | 11:02 pm | 0 Comment

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By Paul Hay CJ Contributor The fifth “Global Ministerial Summit” was held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21. Ministers of health, tourism and economic development, trade commissioners, and health attachés from 25 nations gathered to discuss medical tourism challenges and offer recommendations. The third “Caribbean Ministerial Summit” was one segment of this more...

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Supporting Caribbean Entrepreneurs, Sustaining the Regional Economy

November 14, 2014 | 2:26 pm | 0 Comment

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By Irene Arias Op-Ed Contributor Small and medium sized companies are the backbone of Latin America’s economy. They represent more than 90 percent of all enterprises in the region, generating over half of all jobs and a quarter of the region’s gross domestic product. They are essential to economic growth, yet their success is often blocked by one key obstacle: more...

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Seeking Caribbean Prosperity

November 14, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Ryan Peterson CJ Contributor WHILE IT is no secret that the Caribbean has struggled with sustainable socio-economic growth for well over half-century, what is less readily known and acknowledged is that more than 50 percent of growth in national productivity and prosperity is explained by internal — so-called endogenous — factors and conditions, in which more...

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It’s Time For Solar in the Caribbean

November 7, 2014 | 9:53 pm | 0 Comment

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By Edouard MacGuffie Op-Ed Contributor The Caribbean is well known for many superlatives – most pristine beaches, most crystal-clear water and most welcoming hospitality.  What is less known is that the Caribbean is one of the world’s most expensive places to generate power due to a dependence on imported diesel and heavy oil for energy. Yet the combined more...

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A Caribbean Lesson From Cuba

November 7, 2014 | 4:16 pm | 0 Comment

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By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor LAST month I was a member of the delegation that visited Cuba with Jamaica Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson to look at that country's preparation for Ebola, and thus take back some lessons for implementation in Jamaica. There is no doubt that even though Ebola is unlikely to penetrate the Caribbean region, the fact is that the more...

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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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