Op-Ed: Harnessing the Power of Small Business in Jamaica

By Richard Kildare Op-Ed Contributor It is a fact that micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are critical to the development of every nation’s growth.  It is not a position that can be seriously disputed; MSME’s are a virtual powerhouse and […]


S&P: Grenada's Outlook Stable, Economy Recovering "Modestly"

Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s economic outlook remains “stable,” according to ratings firm Standard & Poor’s, which affirmed its “B-” long-term foreign and local currency ratings on the country Tuesday. S&P also raised its short-term […]


IMF Concludes Antigua Review Mission

Above: Antigua (Photo: AT) By the Caribbean Journal staff The International Monetary Fund recently concluded its seventh stand-by arrangement review mission to Antigua and Barbuda. The mission, which was led by Geoffrey Bannister, took place from Aug. 14 to Aug. […]

CJ Interviews

Interview with Bahamas Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder

Above: Nassau (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Ryan Pinder was appointed as the Bahamas’ Minister of Financial Services following the Progressive Liberal Party’s return to power in May 2012. Pinder, an attorney by trade, heads a Ministry dealing with the […]

Jamaican Growth Flat in Second Quarter

Above: Planning Institute of Jamaica Director General Dr Gladstone Hutchinson (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s economy grew by 0.1 percent in the second quarter, according to data released by the Planning Institute of Jamaica. PIOJ Director General Dr […]

New Dominican Republic Administration "Evaluating" Economic Situation

Above: new Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina opening the school year in San Juan de la Maguana this week (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff New Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina’s economic team is “evaluating” the economic, financial and […]


Bahamas' Economy "Poised" for Rebound

Above: Minister of State Khaalis Rolle in Abaco (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With a number of new projects in development, from the Baha Mar in New Provience to the $1 billion Baker’s Bay development on Great Guana […]

Turks and Caicos Islands Economy Grew 4.1 Percent in 2011: Report

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Gross Domestic Product of the Turks and Caicos Islands grew by 4.1 percent in 2011, according to a report from interim Chief Economist Stephen Pollard. The total figure for GDP in constant market prices […]

St Lucia, Brazil Strengthening Ties

By the Caribbean Journal staff Brazil is stepping up its cooperation with the government of St Lucia, buoyed by a trade volume of around $3 billion per year between the two countries. The two countries have negotiated for the deployment […]


Haiti to Receive $7.4M Disbursement from International Monetary Fund

Above: Labadie (Photo: MT Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund has completed the fourth review of Haiti’s performance under its Extended Credit Facility arrangement. The decision, which was taken on a “lapse […]

Trinidad Energy Sector Contracted in First Quarter: Central Bank Report

Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s energy sector contracted in the first quarter of 2012, according to a Mid-Year Financial Stability Report released by the country’s Central Bank. The report pointed to lower output […]

Bahamas Prime Minister Christie: Let People Decide on National Lottery

Above: Bahamas PM Perry Christie (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamian people should decide on the question of creating a national lottery, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie. “The major parties agreed that they will put it […]


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