Barbados Economy Showing Growth

After two slow years, signs of life By Dana Niland CJ contributor The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is projecting positive GDP growth for Barbados this year as a result of increased tourism arrivals and accelerated growth in key markets. After […]


Melia Reports Strong Caribbean Growth

Above: the Paradisus Palma Real in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana region By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International reported strong growth in the Americas in the first quarter of 2015, according to a new statement from the company. […]


Jamaica Reports Positive GDP Growth

Above: Kingston (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff After the country’s economy saw a 0.3 percent contraction in the last quarter of 2014, Jamaica is now reporting positive growth for the first quarter of 2014. The Planning Institute […]


Haiti Continues Strong Tourism Growth

Above: Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s strong tourism growth continued in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country, which has been developing a long-dormant sector in recent years, received a total of 465,174 […]

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 […]

Supporting Caribbean Entrepreneurs, Sustaining the Regional Economy

By Irene Arias Op-Ed Contributor Small and medium sized companies are the backbone of Latin America’s economy. They represent more than 90 percent of all enterprises in the region, generating over half of all jobs and a quarter of the […]


St Vincent and the Grenadines Eyes Growth in ICT

Above: St Vincent (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Vincent and the Grenadines is expecting to “soar highly in the future” in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), according to Dr Jerrol Thompson, director of special […]

The Private Sector and Jamaica's Growth

By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor THE recent Jamaica Observer report that 7,000 professionals have left Jamaica over the past few years has received much attention. We all know that teachers, nurses, engineers, accountants, and other professionals have been making the […]

Haiti Continues Growth in Tourist Arrivals

Above: the Abaka Bay Resort in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s renewed focus on tourism seems to be paying off so far in 2014. After a 2013 that saw a 20.2 percent improvement in arrivals compared to the […]


Trinidad and Tobago Economy "Embarking on Sustainable Growth Path"

Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is “embarking on a sustainable growth path,” the International Monetary Fund said following its Article IV Consultation with the country earlier this week. The […]

Ranking the Caribbean on Projected Economic Growth in 2014

Above: St Vincent and the Grenadines (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank released its mid-year Global Economic Prospects report on Tuesday evening, which included its updated growth projections for the Caribbean. Regionally, the Bank said growth […]

Trinidad: Natural Gas, Oil Production Drive Energy Sector Growth

Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago’s energy sector grew by 2.4 percent in the last quarter of 2013, according to data from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs. That number was […]


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