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Puerto Rico Broadband Strategic Plan

Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of our time, and ensuring universal access, adoption, and utilization is essential to maintain a vibrant and competitive economy and society.
In today’s global economy, broadband, or high-speed Internet, is an essential infrastructure asset...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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...

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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...

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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...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Preliminary Overview Of The Economies Of Latin America And The Caribbean 2013

The Latin American and Caribbean region recorded GDP growth of 2.6% in 2013, down from 3.1% in 2012, testifying to the continuation of the economic slowdown apparent in the region since 2011. The countries’ growth rates differed significantly, however.
In 2014 the global economy will...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Report On The Competitiveness Of Puerto Rico’s Economy

Puerto Rico has a number of features that make it a strong and potentially highly competitive economy: literacy rates and educational attainment compare favorably with most economies in the region, the labor force is bilingual, the economy is open and occupies a central position in the Caribbean which provides a gateway between the U.S. mainland and Latin America, and the close ties to the U.S. mainland provide it with many advantages.

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Friday, June 29, 2012
Human Development Atlas Suriname

The first Human Development Atlas Suriname was jointly produced by the General Bureau of Statistics of Suriname (ABS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Monday, August 12, 2013
Reinterpreting The Caribbean

What constitutes the Caribbean? The answer is often a matter of perspective and of context.

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Monday, April 30, 2001
Regional Economic Update -Latin America and the Caribbean, October 2013

Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains in low gear, reflecting a less supportive external environment and, in some cases, domestic supply-side constraints.

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Friday, October 11, 2013
National Integrity System Assessment: Curaçao 2013

Between 2012 and 2013, Transparency International conducted a National Integrity System (NIS) assessment on Curaçao.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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