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The Tourism Value Of Nature On Bonaire

The expenditure by tourists on Bonaire is found to be around $125 million annually. An estimated welfare of around $ 50 million dollars is contributed by Bonaire's nature to tourism.
Bonairean ecosystems support touristic activities that depend on the quality of the natural environment,...


Publication Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2012
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....

Publication Date: 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Regional Economic Outlook -Western Hemisphere: Rising Challenges, April 2014

On balance, regional growth is projected at 2½ percent in 2014, down from 2¾ percent in 2013 and well below the relatively high growth rates of 2010–12. A modest pickup, to 3 percent, is projected for 2015.
Global economic activity strengthened in the second half of 2013 and is expected to...

Publication Date: 
Monday, April 14, 2014
Latin American And Caribbean Cyber Security Trends 2013

This report provides an overview of cybersecurity and cybercrime-related developments in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013.
It assesses the major trends in the region in terms of the threats to the cyber domain and those who depend on it, from government institutions to private...

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Aruba 'BBB+/A-2' Ratings Affirmed; Outlook Remains Stable

On June 16, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its 'BBB+/A-2' long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings on Aruba. The outlook remains stable. We also affirmed our transfer and convertibility assessment of 'BBB+'.

The ratings on Aruba reflect its...


Publication Date: 
Monday, June 16, 2014
Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin -May 2014

With the exception of Barbados, all of the Caribbean economies are recovering. External sustainability seems to be strong for Trinidad and Tobago. Jamaica is meeting International Monetary Fund program targets. Guyana’s economy remains strong, but debt levels are gradually rising. Suriname’s...

Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014
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...

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 2, 2012
2013 Macro Monitor & Outlook 2014

St. Maarten’s economic outlook for 2014 is of a positive growth. Preliminary projections on key economic indicators are; real GDP growth of 1.4 percent, inflation to decrease to 1.9 percent, cruise arrival to increase 1.2 percent, stay over arrivals to increase 1.1 percent.
The Department...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
2014 Mutual Evaluation Of Aruba, Kingdom Of The Netherlands

Overall, Aruba has addressed deficiencies relating to all the Core and Key Recommendations, and brought the level of technical compliance with these Recommendations to a level essentially equivalent to an LC. Aruba has therefore taken sufficient measures to be removed from the regular follow-up...


Publication Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2014
The African Presence In The Pre-Emancipation Trinidad Carnival

The history of the Trinidad Carnival in the 19th century is a continuous process of transgression by which two separate and distinct festivals occupying the same festive space became creolised into the one Carnival which we celebrate annually.
It is generally assumed that pre-emancipation...

Publication Date: 
Friday, April 30, 2010


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