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Slavery And Justice

The economy of colonial Rhode Island depended on the provisioning trade with the plantation colonies of the Caribbean.
In 2003, Brown University President Ruth Simmons appointed a Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. The committee, which included faculty members, undergraduate and...

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Doing Business 2014 -Puerto Rico

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Puerto Rico (U.S.) and compares it to comparator economies.
Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant...

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Caribbean Economic Performance Report -December 2013

Economic growth in the Caribbean has not been impressive thus far in 2013.
While Guyana and Suriname performed strongly between January and June with GDP growth rates of 3.9% and 4.5% respectively, Trinidad and Tobago modesty grew by 2.1% while the other countries namely Belize, the ECCU,...

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013
Central America & Caribbean Regional Outlook -December 2013

The global economic recovery is setting a positive tone for the 2014-15 Central American and Caribbean economic outlook.
The improving economic performance in the United States -the most relevant economy for the region- combined with persistent high growth in China (yet at a somewhat...

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Publication Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013
A Demographic Profile Of Black Caribbean Immigrants In The United States

Immigration from the Caribbean to the United States is a relatively recent phenomenon, beginning largely after changes to US immigration law in 1965 that placed a new priority on family-based migration.
This report, by sociologist Kevin J.A. Thomas of The Pennsylvania State University,...

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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...

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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...

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Publication Date: 
Friday, July 31, 2009
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...

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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...

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, December 29, 2011

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