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Jamaica to Expand Tech Sector

Jamaica’s government announced a plan to expand the country’s information and communications technology sector, along with its business process outsourcing industry, according to Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Dr Christopher Tufton. “It is our position, as a government, that the […]

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Bonaire Tourism Keeps Sizzling

Tourism to Bonaire continues to sizzle, according to new data from Tourism Corporation Bonaire.  The island welcomed 111,000 air arrivals in 2021, which represented a 70 percent recovery of the destination’s pre-pandemic numbers.  But that was buoyed by even stronger […]

Doing Business in the Caribbean 2017: Central America Leading By Example

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All is the 14th 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, now […]

Seeking An Edge, Caribbean Firms Turn to Internet Tech

By GERARD BEST CJ Contributor BRIDGETOWN, Barbados—As clouds of uncertainty loom over the global economy, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Caribbean companies. But these days, a different kind of cloud is creating fresh opportunities for regional businesses. For […]

Doing Business in the Caribbean 2016

By Paul Hay CJ 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 […]

A Boost for Internet in Belize

By Gerard Best CJ Contributor The Belize Public Utilities Commission announced that Belize’s first Internet exchange point, named BIXP, was successfully launched in Belize City last week at the campus of the University of Belize. The launch was the culmination of […]

The Future of The Caribbean’s Informal Shipping Sector

What’s in store for small shippers? By George Nicholson and Nnyeka Prescod Op-Ed Contributors The face of global maritime trade has changed considerably over the past few decades. The dawn of containerisation in the mid-20th century, together with the recent […]

Reducing Vulnerability in the Caribbean

By George Nicholson and Anastasia Ramjag Op-Ed Contributors The topic of vulnerability is one that has been on the agenda of the countries within the Greater Caribbean, and in particular those of the insular Caribbean for a long time. In the […]

Belize Is Getting Faster Internet

Above: the signing ceremony in Belize City By Gerard Best CJ Contributor Sometimes the best solution to a technical problem is social engineering. After a journey of two years, that’s exactly how Belize has come to a major milestone in […]

12 Challenges Facing Caribbean Small Island Developing States

By Runy Calmera and Miguel Goede Op-Ed Contributors On a daily basis we read many good articles about issues in the Caribbean. In this first article, we make an inventory of the trends we think we Caribbean people have to […]

Why Caribbean Business Needs Reform

By Paul Hay CJ Contributor Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency is the 12th in the series of long-standing co-publications of the World Bank and International Financial Corporation which ranks the global competitiveness of nations annually. In this publication, 189 […]

American Airlines: Latin America, Caribbean Show Growth

Above: an American Airlines flight By the Caribbean Journal staff American Airlines showed a 32 percent improvement in the Latin America and Caribbean region in April, according to new data. The company reported total revenue passenger miles of 11.36 billion […]

Op-Ed: Dileep Rao on Developing Caribbean Entrepreneurs

By Dileep Rao Op-Ed Contributor ACROSS THE world, many believe that it is a shortage of venture capital (VC) that is holding back new business development. Accordingly, governments, often with expert advice, create VC pools with the hope that this […]

Caribbean Banks to Increase Credit for Small Businesses: Report

Above: Claughton House in Nassau (Photo: CJ) By the Caribbean Journal staff A large majority of banks in the Latin American and Caribbean region consider small- and medium-sized enterprises a strong part of their business, and plan to increase their […]


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