Productivity in Jamaica

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor JAMAICA SEEMS set to pass the sixth International Monetary Fund (IMF) test, underlining the fact that we have, no doubt, been making progress in establishing the framework on which development must take place. I say this […]


The Caribbean Travel Awards - 2014

In many ways, travel defines the Caribbean. It inspires, it creates, it entertains, it employs. It moves people and it moves souls. And travel and tourism are the Caribbean’s largest economic driver. To celebrate the world of Caribbean travel, we […]


CARICOM, Cuba Meet in Havana

Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Member states of the Caribbean Community began meeting with the government of Cuba in Havana this weekend for the fifth Cuba-CARICOM summit. The talks were expected to focus on economic and trade relations, […]


Economic "Clusters" in Jamaica?

Above: Jamaica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It may be time to create economic “cliusters” to spur growth in Jamaica, according to Densil Williams, Professor of International Business and Executive Director of the Mona School of Business Management […]

IMF: Jamaica "On Track"

Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s International Monetary Fund programme is “on track” and policy implementation “remains strong,” according to the IMF, which recently concluded a staff review mission to the country. “Jamaica’s economic transformation programme […]

Ranking the Caribbean on Gender Equality

Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Which Caribbean countries have the highest level of gender equality? The World Economic Forum has released its latest Global Gender Gap Report, looking at how countries around the world fare when […]


Haiti, Dominican Republic to Lead Caribbean Growth in 2014, 2015

Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What’s the Caribbean island with the strongest economic growth? It’s Hispaniola, home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which are projected to lead the Caribbean in economic growth over […]

Statistics, Geography and Development in the Caribbean Region

By George Nicholson and Nayaatha Taitt Op-Ed Contributors Lifting persons in developing countries out of poverty and improving the stance of the country itself has long been a challenge faced by governments, with the Greater Caribbean being no exception. While […]

How Much Can Jamaica Grow?

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE PLANNING Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is targeting real GDP growth of three percent in the fiscal year 2015/16. This is against the previously targeted 1.5 to two percent, under the current IMF agreement. I have […]


IMF: Grenada Economic Recovery "Slowly Taking Hold"

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has made a strong start in implementing its new IMF programme, the fund said following the completion of its first review of its programme with the country. The programme was […]

IMF: "Substantial Strides Have Been Made" in St Kitts and Nevis

Above: downtown Basseterre, St Kitts (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Kitts and Nevis has made “substantial strides” sing its home-grown economic programme, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF recently concluded its ninth and final review […]

Cuba, Mexico Sign Agreement on Economic Cooperation

Above: Havana’s Miramar Trade Centre By the Caribbean Journal staff Cuba and Mexico have signed a new agreement on economic cooperation, Cuba’s government announced on Monday. The purpose of the agreement between Cuba and ProMexico, Mexico’s investment promotion arm, was […]


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