Opinion

Marine Pollution

Op-Ed: Marine Pollution in the Caribbean

 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 …

Jamaica

Jamaica and the IMF: What’s Next?

 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

What Will the Brexit Mean for 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 …

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Caribbean Brexit Response

 Caribbean Leaders Weigh-in on Brexit By Marcia Forbes, Ph.D.CJ Contributor Brexit is not Cricket  Business people often have a different point of view from academics; however, at the UWI forum regarding Brexit and its implications for the Caribbean, everyone agreed …

Brexit Caribbean

 Examining the Brexit’s impact on the Caribbean By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Is Britain Working to Unbalance Europe? It is all moving so fast in the United Kingdom one can barely keep up. Many adjusted their schedules so as to …

Caribbean Water Problem

 Solving the Caribbean Water Problem By Keith WhiteCJ Contributor As the drought within the Caribbean wears on, countries in the region face great risk, as their tourism-based economies rely heavily on clean, sustainable water sources – and that doesn’t even …

Caribbean Stock Exchange

 Is it time for a regional stock exchange in the Caribbean? By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Jamaica’s Junior Stock Market Punching above its Weight As its General Manager, Marlene Street-Forrest can take kudos for the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) being …

Jamaica Leadership

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor A book I am reading called “Superforecasting” looks at the way in which people go about making forecasts, and draws some conclusions why some people – a select few – are consistently more accurate than others. …

Aruba's Hotel Vision

 By Otmar OduberOp-Ed Contributor Our Aruban Government is promoting a policy to foster a balanced portfolio of on-island accommodations. The rationale for this policy, which will impact the future of the destination’s all-inclusive sector, is simple and imperative: Tourism is …

muhammad ali

 Jamaica’s love affair with the Greatest. By David RoweCJ Contributor Jamaicans first embraced then-Cassius Clay in 1964 after listening to his upset victory over the champion Sonny Liston on rediffusion radio. He was then young and brash and declared himself …

aruba tourism growth

 By John GrantOp-Ed Contributor It’s no secret that the Caribbean is known for its tourism, and Aruba is no exception. In fact, 75 percent of Aruba’s GDP is from tourism dollars alone. However, with the U.S. lifting sanctions on Cuba …

jamaica full potential

 AS I listened to the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s recent review of the Jamaican economy, I thought to myself that we have become a nation that is too used to mediocrity. The PIOJ estimated that the Jamaican economy grew by 0.9 …

doing

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency is the 13th in the long-standing series of co-publications by the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC). This annual report on the ease in doing business in …

education

 By Nancy GeorgeOp-Ed Contributor The very good news for Caribbean education is that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) has agreed that 2016 is the time to craft a Regional Strategic Action Plan that presents …

growth

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor Jamaica’s government has placed growth at the front of its priorities. Since political independence, in 1962, we have only seen growth of any significance in the period 1962 to 1972, and then about three years in …

puerto

 By Clarisa JimenezOp-Ed Contributor “Ground Zero?” “Pandemic?” “Hundreds of thousands of cases of Zika virus in Puerto Rico this year?” “Puerto Rico is not prepared!” None of the statements above reflect the situation on the ground in Puerto Rico.   So …

caribbean

 By David P. RoweCJ Contributor The news this week that Tony Cozier had died was shattering and tragic for many cricket fans internationally and fans of West Indian cricket especially. For those of us who were children and cricket fans …

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 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor According to the World Economic Forum’s 2015-16 Global Competitiveness Report, crime and theft are the second most problematic factors to doing business in Jamaica, accounting for 16 per cent of the challenges. This is only outdone …