Thinking Beyond Caribbean Climate

By Ryan Peterson CJ Contributor No, we are not talking about climate change and the disruptive effects of increased temperatures, sea level rise, coastal erosion, ocean pollution and acidification, nor the loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, and the increased frequency […]

How to Create Prosperity in Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor In order to secure power (spillover from the colonial system), both political parties in Jamaica, when they formed government, set about creating institutional loyalties, using the state bodies and security forces to cement their hold […]

Jamaica's New Parliament

By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Fresh-faced Senators so Far It’s been a whirlwind of activities in Jamaica over the past two weeks in particular. National Elections came and went and a new 43 year old Prime Minister with his […]

The Road to Prosperity in Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor The Jamaica Labour Party’s slogan, “Poverty to Prosperity”, was very catchy and seemed to have been embraced by enough people for them to win the elections. Now that the election is over, we certainly as […]

Choosing Jamaica’s Future

“We are Jamaica’s problem” By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor I was sitting down to write this article on election day (February 25), after watching the lead-up to the election and the commentary from not only politicians but also us the […]

Jamaican Women and the 2016 Election

After the vote By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Not a Loser? On Election Day February 25th when asked by a female reporter what if she lost, Jamaica’s female Prime Minister retorted, “Do I look like a loser?” No, PM […]

Jamaica’s Political Families

Political families in Jamaica By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Political Families a Global Norm? In the USA they have the Kennedys, the Bushes and the Clintons. Before them, there were the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts.  In Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta […]

Women in Jamaica's Election

The women in Jamaica’s election battleground By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Hillary v/s Bernie Politics is seen as a ‘dirty game’, unbecoming for the ‘fairer sex’. But women want in. They want a greater say in decisions that impact […]

Op-Ed: De-Risking the Caribbean

De-risking: Between Rock and Hard Place in the Caribbean By Andrew Enriquez Op-Ed Contributor The correspondent banking system in Latin America and the Caribbean has recently been facing increasing pressure, so much so that institutions like the World Bank and the Financial Action Task Force […]

What’s Next for Jamaica’s Economy

Looking ahead By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor In 1961, when Jamaica voted by referendum to withdraw from the West Indies Federation, Dr Eric Williams, then Premier of Trinidad and Tobago, said “one from ten leaves nought”. This statement can be […]

Haiti's Constitutional Crisis

The constitution question By Ilio Durandis CJ Contributor How should Haiti proceed as the mandate of the current president comes to term on Feb. 7th and with no president-elect to assume power? Is the answer in the Haitian constitution, political consensus, through […]

Why Caribbean Marine Reserves Matter

The importance of marine reserves in the region By Shenique Smith CJ Contributor Effectively managed marine managed areas in the Caribbean are life-sustaining for both people and wildlife. They protect critical habitats like coral reefs and mangroves. They harbor and nurture sharks, […]


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