development

Suriname Signs Major Agreements With Caribbean Development Bank

 Above: Suriname By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Suriname’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has signed two historic agreements for projects with the Caribbean Development Bank to facilitate Suriname’s implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and European Partnership …

How St Lucia Is Providing a Boost for Its Creative Community

 Above: St Lucia (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more Caribbean governments are starting to acknowledge the importance of the creative class to national development. Now, the government of St Lucia is launching a new initiative to …

Grenada Launches Long-Term Plan For Development

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has officially launched its new long-term development plan. The “2030 National Plan” is slated for completion by June 2016, and will soon be tabled in Parliament, according to a government …

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 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By Paul HayCJ Contributor Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first Prime Minister, died on 23 March 2015; and on 29 March 2015, the Straits Times published an article titled “The Singapore That Lee Kuan Yew …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor ONE of the things I encourage my staff to do is feel free to be critical of me as CEO of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which leads to having an environment where we …

 Above: the signing ceremony (Photo: TCIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the Turks and Caicos Islands’ high-profile announcement of a new $224 million Ritz-Carlton hotel project, the territory has signed a deal for a similarly large $220 million hotel …

 By Dr Miguel Goede and Runy CalmeraCJ Contributors We recently took a look at 12 challenges that face the Caribbean Small Island Developing States. These challenges are crucial for the future of the Caribbean. In this article, we take a …

 By Alberto Duran and Kariyma BaltimoreOp-Ed Contributors Discussions surrounding the link between trade and development have been numerous. Economists; Development Practitioners; Academia; and Policy Makers have all made significant contributions to the trade and development discourse. The positive impact of …

 Above: the Melia Nassau Beach resort By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Meeting of the Heads of State and Government launched in Nassau on Thursday morning. The Bahamas is hosting the meeting as the current chair of CARICOM. The summit, …

 Above: La Samanna in St Martin By the Caribbean Journal staff Belmond has named a new executive for global development, the company announced. Belmond has appointed James Simmonds as senior vice president for global development. He comes to the company …

 By Guy BrittonCJ Contributor SAN JUAN — Tourism: it’s the largest single economic driver in the Caribbean, and promoting its continued development remains one of the most crucial objectives for the wider region. That’s why the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor MOST times when we speak about economic and social development, many of us think about the cost of infrastructure or costs associated with the government providing stimulus to the economy. Or if we talk about reducing …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico hotel development pipeline stood at 165 hotels and 29,252 rooms in November, an 18 percent increase in rooms under contract compared to the same period in 2013. That was according to the latest …

 Above: The Condado neighbourhood of Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — I didn’t plan on being here, with the Buddha and the duck croquetas. I’m having dinner joined by a small Buddha statue, eating duck croquettes …

 Above: IDB headquarters in Washington By the Caribbean Journal staff The Presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras assembled in Washington last week to outline a plan to promote “economic, social and institutional development in their countries.” Presidents Salvador Sanchez …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Padilla Garcia (centre) at a press conference Wednesday) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has designated Melba Acosta Febo as the new president of the island’s Government Development Bank. Acosta …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean-Mexico development pipeline is nearing 30,000 rooms, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm STR. There were 170 hotels and 29,572 rooms in the hotel development pipeline in the Caribbean and Mexico …

 By Alexander Britell ST EUSTATIUS — The town of Oranjestad is a winding, cobblestone-covered collection of mostly 18th century Dutch colonial buildings and scattered small homes. On a sunny Saturday, its stony streets have a certain opaque gleam. They are …