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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
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
A New Frontier For Caribbean Convergence: Integration Without Borders

In the forty years since its birth, the Caribbean integration movement has today reached its limits. Consequently, there is an urgent need to respond to the current realities and the emerging global trends which require greater engagement from the public, students, academics and policy-makers in moving CARICOM towards a new trajectory of Caribbean convergence.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
An Update On The Competitiveness Of Puerto Rico’s Economy

Economic activity in Puerto Rico remains generally flat at a depressed level and there are no strong signs that a meaningful recovery is taking hold. While Puerto Rico’s economy has historically paralleled the U.S. mainland economy, the Island’s latest downturn started earlier and was much steeper and more prolonged. Puerto Rico has now been in a slump since 2006.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Constructing The Greater Caribbean

As many of you here know, some years ago I published a paper which discussed the various meanings and definitions that are attached to the term ‘Caribbean’. In these reflections, I want to explore how far the on-going project of constructing the Caribbean may usefully be looked at through the optic of the opposing forces of empire and resistance.

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Monday, October 7, 2013
Strategy Implementation In A Small Island Context

The research in this dissertation is focused on the implementation of strategic plans within organisations and the reasons for success or failure.
This thesis originated from a fascination of strategy and policy implementation in the colorful setting of the small Caribbean island Curaçao,...

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Friday, May 9, 2008
A New Frontier For Caribbean Convergence

This article elaborates, explains and analyses the notion of Caribbean Convergence. This represents a new way of thinking about integration in the region, and a potential strategy for injecting the process with new life and energy.
The article provides a twelve-point action program for...

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Friday, June 14, 2013
CARICOM View -March 2014

The March 2014 edition of the CARICOM View offers an insight into the activities of the 40th anniversary, and highlights the strong integration sentiments of the Heads of Government of the four founding Member States – Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Caribbean...

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

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