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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 …

How Caribbean Youth Are Turning Digital Content Into a Business

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor Role-Models are Essential When you talk with Caribbean youth about the possibilities and hope that working online offers, you have to give them real-life examples to hang their dreams on and help them to understand …

Digital Literacy for Caribbean Youth

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor Traditional Literacy as Foundation All of us who achieve any level of digital literacy will know straight off that we could not effectively use our cell phones, tablets, lap tops, or desk tops or …

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 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor This is Part 2 of excerpts from ‘Caribbean Youth and Unemployment’ prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank’s ‘XIV Reunion BID – Sociedad Civil’ hosted in Nicaragua during late 2014. Challenges of Joblessness Rebelliousness Online & …

 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 …

 By Ryan PetersonCJ Contributor The Caribbean, although often depicted as idyllic relaxation under a palm-tree next to the sea, is in fact an emerging region of youth initiatives, events, and young professional organizations that are working towards empowering and inspiring …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor A FEW DAYS AGO I attended a conference called “The Business of Sport.” Several representatives from various sporting bodies, including the Olympics Association, ESPN, NFL and West Indies Cricket, were in attendance alongside government …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor After Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe’s recent piercing comments about Jamaican males, it was heartening to analyze responses from 57 inner-city residents who attend non-traditional high schools on the island. They gave their opinions about what …

 Above: Port-of-Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago “must” invest in its youth population, according to Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development Marlene Coudray. The Minister was speaking at the National Youth Awards 2012 at the Hyatt …

 By Kent GammonOp-Ed Contributor There is far too much of a large proportion of youth in Jamaica that is being reared destructively. At midday on any day of the working week one only need to go to Portia Simpson Miller …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith has a message for employers: give youth a chance. “I urge those of you who have not yet committed to hiring our young people to look closer and …