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What Do Economic and Social Change Look Like in Jamaica?

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor PERHAPS the question I get asked most frequently is about the economy and the prospects for it. One of the things I hate the most is when people engage you on the economy and ask about …

A New Generation of Caribbean Innovation

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor Every generation somehow feels that it is at the center of the universe of progress and morals, no matter the size of the universe, especially in ‘smaller universes’ across the Caribbean. One of the unequivocal universalities …

Op-Ed: Water and Caribbean Development

 By Wayne CampbellOp-Ed Contributor “Providing sustainable access to improved drinking water sources is one of the most important things we can do to reduce disease” — World Health Organization Director General-Dr Margaret Chan The international community recently commemorated World Water …

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 By Julio Orozco and Tevin GallOp-Ed Contributors Regional policies with respect to Tourism development initially arose as a response to threats to tourism sustainability, which began to appear in the 1970’s as a result of the rapid global expansion of …

 By Michael W EdghillCJ Contributor At the end of 2014, Havana welcomed the regional Heads of State a December when it hosted the 5th Caricom-Cuba Summit. From first appearances, this summit did not disappoint as it offered an opportunity to …

 By Paul HayCJ 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 economies …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor The Caribbean is a region of small islands surrounded by water. In an increasingly competitive global economic and political climate, these island can no longer remain islands. But what’s the future of Caribbean regionalism? That brings …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor AS we come to the end of 2014, it is traditional for us to think about what will happen in the New Year. Apart from tradition, however, the end of a year is always used as …

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It was founded by Britain as a trading colony in 1819. Lee Kuan Yew became its first Prime Minister in 1959. Four years later, Singapore joined the Malaysian …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor AFTER THE earthquake in Haiti in 2010, former US president Bill Clinton championed the term “build back better” to emphasize that the post-earthquake Haiti should be better than the one that Haitians experienced before. Haiti was …

 By Guerda NicolasCJ Contributor With its theme of “Caribbean Psychology: Unmasking the Past and Claiming Our Future”, the Caribbean Alliance of National Psychological Associations (CANPA) in partnership with Suriname Association of Psychologists and Special Educators (SVPO) hosted close to 300 …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor When 80 percent of your Caribbean tourism product is nature-based, and 80 percent of your market increasingly demands eco-based services and experiences, it doesn’t take science to figure out that sustaining a high-quality ecology is simply …

 By Julio OrozcoOp-Ed Contributor The importance of ‘Accessibility’ particularly Air Access and its relationship to the viability of the Regional Tourism Industry cannot be over stated. The tourism industry is heavily reliant on air transport for tourists/visitors for business and leisure …

 By Ryan PetersonOp-Ed Contributor It is no secret that sustainable tourism is imperative to the wealth and wellness of Caribbean island economies. From ‘green’ to ‘eco’, ‘small’ to ‘slow’, ‘responsible’ to ‘resilient’, there is no shortage of ideas nor insights …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor THERE ARE a number of big legal cases which have attracted the attention of Jamaicans both locally and overseas in recent months, most notably the recently-concluded Vybz Kartel case. What’s noteworthy about almost all of them …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor THERE IS nothing more important to Haiti at this moment than new investments and modernization of the business sector. However, talking about investing in Haiti is not the same thing as having direct investment in the …

   By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor IF UNITED STATES PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s foreign policy can be criticized, it can be on the basis that it has been somnolent and reactionary with regard to Caribbean policy. Neither the United States nor the …

 By Mark A TurnquestOp-Ed Contributor National policymakers in the Bahamas have focused on top-down economic strategies to improve the tourism, financial services and construction industries for almost 40 years. However, after all is said and done, the Bahamas, as of …