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What Jamaica Needs to Succeed

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor One of the things we often forget is that development of a company or a country is primarily for the purpose of advancing the lives of people, and not just measuring numerical indicators. Although companies are …

What’s Restricting Growth in Jamaica

 The growth question By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor In my last article, I asked the question why is growth so elusive to Jamaica and identified some of the challenges that restrict our ability to grow. These are not new and have …

Op-Ed: Education in Haiti

 “Let’s raise a new generation of Haitians that is scientifically and technologically literate.” By Eric Rolex JosephOp-Ed Contributor Education is the best way for a country to reduce poverty, become competitive on the international stage and strengthen democracy and good …

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 “South America Undiscovered” By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Guyana is embracing its geographic location in its new tourism push. The CARICOM member state is looking to rebrand itself as “South America Undiscovered,” as part of a planned National Tourism Policy. Tourism …

 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 Alberto Duran and Noemi Areli SanchezOp-Ed Contributors As part of the regulatory function, the State, through its economic policy, directly influences the economic growth of a country. The discussion on the effects of that policy focuses generally on questions …

 Above: Clint Ramcharan, Director for Trinidad and Tobago (left) with CDB President, Dr Warren Smith By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has received a $40 million policy-based loan from the Caribbean Development Bank to help reinforce “policy changes” …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Development Bank’s board of directors has approved a $10 million policy-based loan for Grenada. The loan will support the Grenadian government’s “reform priorities,” according to the CDB. The loan …

 Above: Havana, Cuba By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Senator Patrick Leahy is urging a new United States policy toward Cuba. Leahy was speaking this week following a recent Atlantic Council poll that found that a majority of American …

 By Isabel WeesOp-Ed Contributor In 2001, President George W Bush launched the Caribbean Third Border Initiative with the countries of the Caribbean “to make sure the benefits of globalization are felt in even the smallest economies.” The Third Border Initiative …

 By Dennis ChungCJ Contributor PROBABLY THE best known sporting brand, Nike, has a very simple tagline — “Just do it.” If you think about it, the tagline simply means that the only way to get results is to act. I …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina signed a decree Friday establishing the terms and conditions for what he called the “regularization of foreigners in an irregular situation” in the country. …

 Above: Trinidad (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff When Chandresh Sharma was tapped to take over Trinidad and Tobago’s Tourism Ministry from former Minister Stephen Cadiz earlier this month, there were questions over whether he would continue the policies …

 Above: the Atlantis Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The second annual Caribbean Economic Policy Forum will be hosted at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas next week. The conference, which takes place Sept. 19-20, is being …

 Above: an irrigation channel (IDB Photo/Paul Constance) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is set to receive a $15 million grant from the Inter-American Development Bank to support reforms in the country’s agricultural sector. Farming currently accounts for around half …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla is looking at reforming the country’s energy policy and harnessing the potential of tourism as part of his economic push. Puerto Rico recently passed …

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor SOMETIME IN THE 19TH CENTURY, in 1849 to be precise, long after Haiti’s independence from imperial France; there was an American slave, Henry “Box” Brown, who had himself mailed in a box to freedom. Henry Brown …

   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 …