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Repositioning The Caribbean Within Globalisation

In the last twenty years, the Commonwealth Caribbean has moved toward a new technocratic model of development which has sought to reposition the region within the global economy.
This paper examines three key policy agendas that have emerged to drive, guide and inform this process:...


Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Delivering Transformational Change 2011-21

Of particular note is the increasing intensity of extreme weather events, resulting in severe damage to the region’s socioeconomic resource base.
CARICOM countries have considerable concerns about the severe threats posed by a changing climate to their development prospects and have come...


Publication Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2012
Climate Change And The Caribbean

The strategic vision driving this regional strategy is to lay the ground for a “regional society and economy that is resilient to a changing climate.”
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has prepared this framework document at the request of CARICOM Heads of State...


Publication Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2009
Plan Van Aanpak Isla Raffinaderij

Vooralsnog leidt dit tot het bewandelen van 2 paden: activiteiten die leiden tot moderniseren van de raffinaderij en activiteiten betreffende voorbereiding van sluiting, ontmanteling en herinrichting.
De bijna 100 jaar oude olieraffinaderij, de Isla Raffinaderij, is van grote betekenis...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Barbados Long-Term Rating Lowered To 'BB-' From 'BB+'; Outlook Negative

On Nov. 20, 2013, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term rating on Barbados to 'BB-' from 'BB+' and affirmed the short-term rating at 'B'. The rating outlook is negative.
The downgrade reflects the mounting external pressures associated with a persistent current...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Remaking The Relationship -The United States and Latin America

Relations between the United States and Latin America are at a curious juncture.
In the past decade, most Latin American countries have made enormous progress in managing their economies and reducing inequality and, especially, poverty, within a democratic framework. These critical changes...

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Bermuda Long-Term Sovereign Rating Lowered To 'AA-' On Revised Rating Methodology; Outlook Stable

Our "very strong" political and economic profile appraisal rests on our view of Bermuda's effective and predictable policymaking and its stable political institutions.
On Dec. 29, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its local and foreign currency long-term sovereign credit...


Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Impact Of Air Passenger Duty And Possible Alternatives For The Caribbean

“Heads of Government noted with concern the potentially negative implications for the regional tourism industry of the Air Passenger Duty (APD)/Per Plane Duty (PPD) ‐ proposed by the Government of the United Kingdom. Given that Tourism was the mainstay of many of our economies, they also...


Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The Attractions Of Nationhood : Illusion And Reality -Lessons From The CARICOM Experience

If it can be harnessed to implement the measures of deeper integration fundamental to national and regional development, CARICOM member states would not only have grasped the opportunity for their own advancement, but would offer the nonindependent Caribbean states, a viable vehicle for their...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Caribbean Small States : Challenges Of High Debt And Low Growth

Many countries in the region share similar economic characteristics. They are small economies, very open to international trade, and highly exposed to natural disasters and economic shocks. The Caribbean is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world.
This paper presents background...

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013


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