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Jamaica’s Competitiveness Challenges

 More on Jamaica’s economic issues By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Last week, I ended by speaking on the point that if we are to see true economic and social development in Jamaica, this can only come through increasing our competitiveness as …

Financial Ecosystems

Transforming the Caribbean’s Financial Ecosystems

 Why this island celebrated fintech By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor It is a truism that the global financial ecosystems are experiencing an unprecedented period of technological transformation and disruptive innovation of digitizing money, monetizing data, and virtualizing experiences. Digital currencies, mobile …

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Jamaica’s Development Challenges

 Exploring competitiveness and development in Jamaica By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Recently the World Economic Forum released the Global Competitiveness Report 2016/17, which showed Jamaica improving its ranking from 86 of 140 to 75 of 138 countries. This was an improvement …

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Caribbean Air Hub

 Why the Caribbean Aviation Meetup Matters By Kareem YardeCJ Contributor Just shy of five months ago, air transport and tourism leaders, enthusiasts and well-wishers huddled at the Fort Young Hotel in Dominica to herald the commencement of an annual action oriented …

FinTech

 A new look at FinTech in the Caribbean By Ryan R. PetersonCJ Contributor Fishing is one of the core livelihoods in the Caribbean; a tradition that has transcended the test of times and transformations across many generations and islands.  Likewise, …

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 On Jamaican growth By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The World Economic Forum has just published the 2016/17 Global Competitiveness Report (GCR), and it shows that Jamaica has improved its ranking from 86 of 140 countries to 75 of 138 countries. This …

Disaster Aid

 It’s time for a new way to think about aid By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor When disaster strikes all masks come off. Every little problem gets magnified 10 fold. This is exactly the situation in Haiti post-Hurricane Matthew. Immediately after the …

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 How the Caribbean Court of Justice benefits the Caribbean By Jeffrey H. ForemanOp-Ed Contributor In the decades-long debate over the establishment and adoption of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the final court of appeal for the English speaking countries …

Sharing Economy

 What the sharing economy means for Caribbean Tourism By Hugh RileyCJ Contributor The marketplace is evolving. Ten years ago no one imagined homeowners opening their doors and welcoming strangers to bunk at their tropical beach bungalows or private cozy homes …

Aruba

 A major environmental push in Aruba By Juliet D. CarvalhalOp-Ed Contributor At a beach cleanup in 2014 where I hosted a few teenage students from the environmental club I was volunteering to coach, I asked them a few questions on …

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 Why the Caribbean is so attractive to Chinese investors By Dr Johnny HonOp-Ed Contributor The Caribbean has been close to my heart for many years. I love the islands’ beautiful environments, their amazing people, and their rich, diverse culture. In …

Caribbean Air Transport

 New perspectives on improving Caribbean air travel By Ralph J. BlanchardOp-Ed Contributor Depending on how one choses to define the region, the groupings of islands represented under the “Caribbean” designation can range in population anywhere from over 40 million inhabitants if …

Jamaica Development

 Time for a new approach for Jamaican Development By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor The current government has economic growth as its main thrust. The phrase coined by the Growth Council — “Five in four” — refers to the objective to have …

Caribbean Shopping

 Taking a look at shopping, retail the latest Caribbean Shopping trends for cruise visitors By Bill PanoffOp-Ed Contributor Shopping and retail in the Caribbean cruise industry have developed and grown tremendously over the years. As the cruise and travel industries evolve and …

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 A petition for better intra-regional Caribbean Air Transport By Kareem YardeCJ Contributor While the air transport industry is complex, the challenges in the region are not insurmountable; many of the solutions are there to be implemented. Unfortunately however, often times …

Marine Pollution

 Exploring Marine Pollution and the Caribbean Maritime Transport Industry By George Nicholson and Rachael RobinsonOp-Ed Contributors Pollution of the world’s oceans is globally recognized as one of our highest environmental concerns. The oceans are regarded as the transportation highways for …

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 Looking ahead for Jamaica and the IMF By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Jamaicans Fear IMF’s Exit Everyone in the room wanted Jamaica to remain in a strictly monitored formal IMF programme, complete with sanctions for missed targets. Some scoffed at …

Brexit Caribbean Tourism

 Examining the impact to Caribbean tourism By Denaye Hinds and Eduardo LafforgueCJ Contributors While the world grapples with understanding how Brexit will take shape and to what level the region may be affected, as tourism destination developers and product specialists, here’s …