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Creative Industries In The Caribbean: A New Road For Diversification And Export Growth

The present paper argues that creative industries provide an avenue for economic diversification and export growth for the Caribbean.
Creative industries have become a new engine of growth and development in the world economy. This dynamic sector, which ranges from traditional arts to...

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Monday, July 2, 2012
Rapping, Globalization and Authenticity

Identity, national belonging, citizenship and authenticity have been recurrent themes in Caribbean societies, often connected to the search for political independence/autonomy and economic self-sufficiency and more recently also combined with an ongoing attempt to understand global-local...

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Friday, December 14, 2012
Resilience Amidst Rising Tides

The Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world. The sector is the greatest contributor of employment and Gross Domestic Product throughout most of the islands that comprise the archipelago.
For these nations, tourism provides a source of foreign exchange and helps to...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Measuring Household ICT Access And Individual Use: Jamaica’s Experience

This paper focuses on the measurement of household access to and individual use of ICTs in Jamaica, the policy framework being implemented, and how ICTs are incorporated into the development plans for the country.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play a vital role in the...

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Monday, June 14, 2010
China’s Rising Investment Profile In The Caribbean

Over the past decade, China has become an increasingly important source of investment for developing countries, both in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment financed by loans and grants from China’s state-owned banks.
China’s investment in the Caribbean is still minimal...

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Monday, October 14, 2013
International Tourism : The New Engine of the Cuban Economy

Cuba’s budding tourism industry, built during the 1990’s, has replaced sugar as the island’s top foreign exchange earner.
In contrast to sugar, tourism is based on sound competitive advantages, and it has the potential to generate additional growth, income, and employment in the decades...

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Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Archaeology Of Climate Change In The Caribbean

The overall aim of this research is to study how pre-Columbian communities in the Caribbean lived through past impacts of climate change and use this information to inform modern day mitigation strategies in the Caribbean.
This paper emerges from an attempt to more actively integrate...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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:...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Update On The Jamaican Economy

Although economic growth returned in 2011, a lack of public investment coupled with pro-cyclical macroeconomic policies implemented under the IMF agreement constrained growth.
This paper looks at Jamaica’s stalled agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), its economic...

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Monday, May 7, 2012
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...

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

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