21 Caribbean Storylines to Watch in 2014

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Above: wind turbines in Bonaire (CJ Photo)

What will be the big stories of 2014? What will be the major issues facing the Caribbean region? And what will be the most interesting ones? CJ has put together a list of 21 stories we think you should be following in the coming year, from the continued challenge of regional airlift to the region’s multiplying debt crises. What will you be following in 2014? Tell us in the comments section.

China’s Growing Sphere of Influence

China has been steadily increasing its influence in the Caribbean, investing, constructing, subsidizing and financing its way throughout the West Indies. This year, it will be building the Baha Mar (more on that later) and a new athletic stadium in Grenada. It’s also planning a significant (and controversial) logistics project on the Goat Islands of Jamaica. What’s next for China?

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