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Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin -October 2015

Weak economic growth continues to challenge the tourism-dependent countries of the Caribbean. Commodity exporters are also facing subdued growth given the decline in international prices. Fiscal consolidation remains the major theme for the Caribbean region.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Eindverslag Evaluatiecommissie Justitiële Rijkswetten

Ter uitwerking van deze bepalingen hebben de ministers van (Veiligheid en) Justitie van de vier landen van het Koninkrijk besloten dat de Rijkswetten door de vier landen gezamenlijk en integraal worden geëvalueerd.

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Monday, September 14, 2015
Sargassum -A Resource Guide For The Caribbean

The Guide is intended to serve as an initial resource for the Caribbean, in particular to inform the tourism industry, local governments, environmental groups and residents about Sargassum Seaweed, its impact and uses, and best practice mitigation and management measures which are being undertaken.

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Friday, July 10, 2015
Latin America And The Caribbean: Looking Ahead After The Millennium Development Goals

This report gives an overview of the progress made in relation to the Millennium Development Goals and will serve as a starting point for a more analytical reflection in relation to what must be achieved by 2030.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Economic Prospects For Curaçao | A Study On The Economic Prospects Of The Private Sector In Curaçao

The basic research questions in this report are: how does the private sector expect the Curaçao economy to develop in the short and medium term? And how will businesses behave, how will the private sector of Curaçao develop and proceed from now, the next couple of years till 2019?

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
IRR Viewpoint -Caribbean Market Update 2015 Mid-Year Report

In this 2015 mid-year report, we analyze the major sources of economic influence to the Caribbean region; namely tourism, real estate, development and investment. Data continues to reflect improvement in tourism, gradual improvement in some real estate markets and an increase in foreign direct investment inflows; though conventional economic indicators such as declining oil prices, sovereign debt ratios and unemployment numbers are resulting in continued stagnation of the larger diverse economies.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin March 2015

The year 2014 brought several developments that affected the Caribbean, including a continued acceleration of the U.S. economy, a marked slowdown of some major emerging markets, especially Brazil but also China, tensions in Russia over Ukraine as well as ongoing and increased tensions in the Middle East.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Foreign Direct Investment In Latin America And The Caribbean 2015

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean fell by 16% in 2014 to US$ 158.803 billion. Outflows of FDI from the region were also down, by 8%. Both these trends were driven by the decline in prices of export commodities and the economic slowdown in the region. Nevertheless, FDI remains very important for the economies in the region, especially for smaller Caribbean economies.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Pensions At A Glance: Latin America And The Caribbean

The biggest pension policy challenge faced by most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) today is low coverage of formal pension systems, both in terms of the proportion of workers participating in pension schemes and the proportion of the elderly receiving some kind of pension income.

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Monday, December 1, 2014
St. Maarten 2015 National Integrity System Assessment

In 2010 the Dutch part of the Caribbean island of St. Maarten (see Chapter IV, Country Profile) became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This major transition meant drastic changes in the country’s institutions, which are still in progress. Being a small-scale (island) society with associated challenges, St. Maarten is now facing new opportunities in its democratic objectives.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Weathering The Storm: Lessons In Risk Reduction From Cuba

Cuba’s achievements in risk reduction come from an impressive multi-dimensional process. Its foundation is a socio-economic model that reduces vulnerability and invests in social capital through universal access to government services and promotion of social equity. The resulting high levels of literacy, developed infrastructure in rural areas and access to reliable health care and other created capital function as “multiplier effects” for national efforts in disaster mitigation, preparation and response.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
The New Digital Revolution : From The Consumer Internet To The Industrial Internet

After more than a decade of policies to encourage greater access to and use of these technologies, the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have made significant progress in terms of access to telecommunications services and the use of applications and social networks, as well as the implementation of policies and programmes for e-education, e-health and e-government and the adoption of the relevant regulatory frameworks.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Latin America And The Caribbean And China

The timing is right for Latin America and the Caribbean to take a qualitative leap in its relations with China. The Cooperation Plan 2015-2019 is a necessary and important first step in this direction, as it defines an institutional framework and general groundlines. Now the Plan needs to be endowed with specific content, which in turn means agreeing upon a regional agenda of priorities, affording a prime role to multi-country initiatives.

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Monday, May 25, 2015
A New Paradigm For Caribbean Development: Transitioning To A Green Economy

The main objective of the study is to augment the regional and international dialogue on the Green Economy in the context of inclusive and sustainable development. The study contributes to knowledge about and understanding of the fundamental requirements for transitioning to a Green Economy in the Caribbean and the attendant implications for policy and institutional arrangements.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The Gigabit Island Plan

The Gigabit Island Plan is a project of the Puerto Rico Broadband Taskforce, a public-private partnership of broadband stakeholders whose mission is to help define and implement policies to accelerate growth in broadband access and expand citizen adoption and use of online resources to improve the lives and economic opportunities of all Puerto Ricans.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Integrity Inquiry Into The Functioning Of The Government Of Sint Maarten

This Report represents the culmination of an independent assessment of Sint Maarten’s integrity architecture in accordance with global integrity standards and leading practices.
Sint Maarten obtained its status as an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10,...

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Monday, September 22, 2014
Trinidad And Tobago Fiscal Budget Report FY2014/15

Given that the next General Election is due in 2015, most commentators predicted that the 2014/15 fiscal budget would contain the usual giveaways.
Indeed, the measures announced include a 20% increase in the minimum wage to TTD15 per hour, higher social welfare spending, and a tax amnesty...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Regionale Migratie En Integratie Op Curaçao

In het Caribisch gebied en ook op Curaçao leven mensen met veel verschillende achtergronden met roots in (ei)landen dichtbij of ver weg en met verschillende culturele achtergronden. Op Curaçao heeft de multiculturele samenstelling van de bevolking haar oorsprong in het verleden maar in toenemende mate ook in het heden.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Curaçao North Sea Jazz 2014

This year, we celebrate the fifth edition of Curaçao North Sea Jazz!
The concept and idea to initiate this unique festival was to promote and put the isle of Curaçao, in all its cultural diversity, in front of a world audience. Looking back after five years, we have accomplished this in a...

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Foreign Direct Investment In Latin America And The Caribbean 2013

Latin America and the Caribbean notched a new historic high in 2013 upon receiving 184.92 billion dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI), 5% more than in 2012 in nominal terms.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

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