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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
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
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.
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Sunday, March 23, 2014
Caribbean Economic Performance Report -June 2014

The economic activities in the CARICOM region for 2013 were reported to be on the upswing. The estimated weighted average growth rate for the CARICOM economies increased from 1.7 per cent (2012) to 2.4 per cent in 2013.
Global economic growth slowed in 2013 to three per cent compared to 3....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin -January 2014

All countries except Barbados are showing signs of recovery. Persistent fiscal deficits have led to the adoption of further tax revenue measures and expenditure cuts in The Bahamas, Barbados, and Jamaica. In Suriname, authorities remain on course to reduce the fiscal deficit over the medium term...

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Thursday, January 30, 2014
Caribbean Community Regional Aid For Trade Strategy 2013–2015

The ever evolving, intensely competitive and crisis-ridden global economy has compelled the Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to take a hard look at how they can achieve a safe, viable, prosperous and above all sustainable and resilient path to development.
The Caribbean...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Turning Around CARICOM

CARICOM is in crisis. The crisis is sufficiently severe to put CARICOM's very existence in question.
This is for three reasons:

Longstanding frustrations with its slow progress have continued to mount;
A serious weakening in its structure and operation over a number of years;...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Labouring In The Vineyard

Division of the races was the policy of colonisation. Integration of the races must be the policy of Independence.
Separation and fragmentation were the policy of colonialism and rival colonialisms. Association and integration must be the policy of Independence. -Dr. Eric Williams, August...

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
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

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