unemployment

Why This Could Be the Best Way to Solve Caribbean Youth Unemployment

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean youth unemployment is the “greatest scourge of our time,” according to Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie. But there’s a way to help solve the problem, Christie says, by focusing on the region’s biggest economic …

In CARICOM, a Push for Creativity

 Above: young entrepreneur Warren Cassell (centre) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Private sector investment and entrepreneurship are key elements for sustainable growth and fighting unemployment in the Caribbean, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said this week at the opening of the …

Caribbean Youth and Unemployment

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor As a member of the Inter-American Development Bank’s Civil Society Consultative Committee I was invited to present at the ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ in Nicaragua late 2014. The following are excerpts from my …

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 Above: Port of Spain, Trinidad By the Caribbean Journal staff The unemployment rate in Trinidad and Tobago rose to 5.4 percent in the first quarter of 2012, according to data released this week from Trinidad’s Central Statistical Office. That represented …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff The local unemployment rate in Trinidad fell to 4.2 percent in the last quarter of 2011, according to a report from Trinidad’s Central Statistical Office. That number represented a reduction from …

 Above: Gov. Luis Fortuño By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s Economic Activity Index grew 0.5 percent in December 2011, the first year-over-year growth since the recession began in 2006, according to the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico. The …