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Economist Dr Michael Witter on Debt, Globalisation and the Jamaican Economy

By Alexander Britell Dr Michael Witter is an economist and senior lecturer at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies Mona. He is also one of the Caribbean’s experts on […]


New Film Looks at How Diaspora Travels

By Alexander Britell Above: Dr Keith Nurse A new film set to premiere in Toronto Wednesday looks at the concept of “diasporic tourism” or the way the Caribbean diaspora travels back to its home countries. The film, “Forward Home,” is […]


Jamaica's Stern: Time for More Intra-Regional Trade

CARICOM must improve intra-regional trade if it is to address the problems stemming from the global downturn, Jamaican Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce Michael Stern said yesterday at the University of the West Indies. “The reality is that we […]

UWI Pro Vice-Chancellor Replaces Mary King in Trinidad Cabinet

Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie, the pro vice-chancellor at the University of the West Indies, has replaced Sen. Mary King in the Trinidad Cabinet after King was removed from office in a conflict-of-interest government award scandal. [Trinidad Express]

Jamaican Quake Began in Blue Mountains

The 4.2-magnitude earthquake this morning in Jamaica originated in Chestervale, St. Andrew in the country’s Blue Mountains, according to the University of the West Indies – Mona Earthquake Unit. The quake was felt in St. Thomas, Kingston and St. Andrew. […]

Barbados Moves toward Green Economy

The Government of Barbados is moving to green its economy with the help of the United Nations Environment Programme. “My government continues to be committed to that vision and the emphasis at this point is to consolidate and elevate its […]


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