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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
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
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
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
Reform Of Air Passenger Duty : Response To Consultation

This document summarises the responses to the consultation and sets out the Government’s response.
At Budget 20111, the Government launched a consultation on Air Passenger Duty (APD) to explore the scope for improving the fairness and efficiency of the current system. The consultation...

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Caribbean Response To The UK Government’s Consultation On Reform Of Air Passenger Duty

Air Passenger Duty (APD) has reduced tourism arrivals into the Caribbean from the UK and has caused a negative impact on visitor expenditure and overall economic growth.
Caribbean Governments, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Reform Of Air Passenger Duty : A Consultation

The Government is consulting on proposals for the reform of Air Passenger Duty (APD). The main aim is to simplify APD in a way that improves the efficiency and fairness of the tax.
As the Budget makes clear, the Government’s overriding objective is economic growth. This will require...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Caribbean Civil Society Cervical Cancer Advocacy Handbook and Planning Tool

Every year, approximately 2,300 women in the Caribbean die unnecessarily from cervical cancer.
The Caribbean is among the top four highest sub-regions in the world with respect to incidence of cervical cancer1 and has the highest burden of HPV in the Americas. Cervical cancer is the second...

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Friday, November 22, 2013
Review Of The Economy 2013 : Sustaining Growth, Securing Prosperity

The recovery of the Trinidad and Tobago economy is expected to be further consolidated with growth of 1.6 percent in 2013, following on an overall growth of 1.2 percent in 2012.
The recovery is expected to gain momentum across a widening range of economic sub-sectors resulting in an...

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Monday, September 9, 2013
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

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