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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...


Publication Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013
BioNews 11 -December 2013

Lionfish Control Efforts are Working on Bonaire and Curaçao!
Despite its resounding and unique call, the threatened Audubon’s Shearwater often goes unnoticed on our islands, coming to shore at night to nest in remote locations. On Saba and St. Eustatius efforts are underway to confirm the...


Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 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,...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
U.S. Trade Policy And The Caribbean: From Trade Preferences To Free Trade Agreements

For over 40 years, the United States has relied on unilateral trade preferences to promote exportled development in poor countries.
Congressionally authorized trade preferences give market access to selected developing country goods, duty free or at tariffs below normal rates, without...

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Thursday, January 6, 2011
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...

Publication Date: 
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
21st Report Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act 2011-12

The overall effect of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) on the U.S. economy continues to be negligible, while the effect on U.S. consumers and beneficiary countries is small but positive, reports the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in its most recent report monitoring...

Publication Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2013
KPMG’s 2013 Caribbean Hotel Benchmarking Survey

While still challenging, the operating landscape for regional hotels appears to have improved since we released our last survey in 2011.
KPMG’s Caribbean Travel, Leisure and Tourism group is pleased to present the results of KPMG’s 2013 Caribbean Hotel Benchmarking Survey, which has been...


Publication Date: 
Friday, November 29, 2013
Travel & Tourism’s Economic Impact Across The Caribbean

Our research indicates that Travel & Tourism (T&T) plays a proportionately stronger role in both GDP and employment creation than any other comparable region.
In 2010, we forecast that the direct T&T industry will account for 3.7% of total GDP, whilst for our broader T&T...

Publication Date: 
Monday, May 31, 2010


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