Jamaica’s Opportunity to Shine

By DENNIS CHUNG CJ Contributor A few years ago someone asked me what I was passionate about. I mentioned that one of the things I really am passionate about is Jamaica and Jamaicans. It is that passion for Jamaica and […]

Developing Jamaica’s Intellectual Capacity for Growth

BY DENNIS CHUNG CJ Contributor I recently made the point that the most important asset that Jamaica has is its three million residents, and that it is the underutilization of this asset that has caused us to attain average growth […]

Creating a Culture of Development in Jamaica

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And what Jamaica can learn from Antigua and Barbuda By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Every time we come around to this time of the year — when we debate the budget, I swear that the arguments for and against are the […]

Op-Ed: St. Vincent's Major New Airport — And What's Next

Weighing the impact of Argyle By Kareem Yarde Op-Ed Contributor It was recently announced with great fervor that St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be officially opening the Argyle International Airport (AIA) on February 14th 2017. Beset by challenges from […]

What Cuba Means for Caribbean Travel

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Looking ahead in Cuba By Alex Zozaya CEO of Apple Leisure Group History was recently made when American Airlines and Jet Blue became the first U.S. airlines to land passenger flights in Havana in more than 50 years. More U.S. […]

Using Tech to Improve the Caribbean’s Business Environment

How “RegTech” could help the Caribbean By Ryan Peterson CJ Contributor In the famous words of legendary Bob Marley, “…don’t let them fool you…”. Despite the images of white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and milky coconuts, the Caribbean is notoriously […]

Getting Local Government in Jamaica to Work

What local government means if we can get it to work By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor Last week I was driving around Montego Bay with the NSWMA regional manager and stopped by the Retirement dumpsite. As I drove around, I […]

Jamaica’s Competitiveness Challenges

More on Jamaica’s economic issues By Dennis Chung CJ 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 […]

Transforming the Caribbean’s Financial Ecosystems

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Why this island celebrated fintech By Ryan Peterson CJ 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, […]

Jamaica’s Development Challenges

Exploring competitiveness and development in Jamaica By Dennis Chung CJ 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 […]

Toward Better Caribbean Aviation

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Why the Caribbean Aviation Meetup Matters By Kareem Yarde CJ 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 […]

Fishing for FinTech in the Caribbean


A new look at FinTech in the Caribbean By Ryan R. Peterson CJ 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.  […]


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