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Puerto Rican Population Declines On Island, Grows On U.S. Mainland

This report explores the demographic and economic characteristics of Hispanics of Puerto Rican origin, both on the island of Puerto Rico and on the U.S. mainland. It also analyzes characteristics of recent migrants from the island to the mainland and compares them with those of previous waves of...

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Monday, August 11, 2014
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
An Update On The Competitiveness Of Puerto Rico’s Economy

Economic activity in Puerto Rico remains generally flat at a depressed level and there are no strong signs that a meaningful recovery is taking hold. While Puerto Rico’s economy has historically paralleled the U.S. mainland economy, the Island’s latest downturn started earlier and was much steeper and more prolonged. Puerto Rico has now been in a slump since 2006.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014
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
2014 Caribbean Hospitality Financing Survey

KPMG’s 10th annual Caribbean Hospitality Financing Survey highlights lending trends in the region’s hospitality and tourism industry and the outlook for the future of the industry.

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Friday, April 25, 2014
Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin -July 2014

High fiscal deficit continues to be the main challenge for The Bahamas and Barbados. Jamaica has been complying with the fiscal structural and quantitative targets set in the IMF support program and has completed its fourth review. Growth remains strong in Guyana and Suriname, but 2014...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Strategy Implementation In A Small Island Context

The research in this dissertation is focused on the implementation of strategic plans within organisations and the reasons for success or failure.
This thesis originated from a fascination of strategy and policy implementation in the colorful setting of the small Caribbean island Curaçao,...

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Friday, May 9, 2008
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.
The Caribbean...

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Sunday, March 23, 2014
Engaging The Haitian Diaspora

Developing and keeping skilled manpower in Haiti is the best way to assure leadership for sustainable socio-spatial-economic and institutional development.
Over the last five decades, Haiti has lost to the developed and developing world a significant amount of its already meager manpower...

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Monday, April 22, 2013
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,...

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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....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Hacia La Transformación Digital De América Latina

Este informe es el resultado de un trabajo de investigación y análisis realizado en 16 países de la región de América Latina y el Caribe: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Jamaica, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, República Dominicana, Trinidad y Tobago, Uruguay y...

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Tuesday, May 6, 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...

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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...

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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+'.
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The ratings on Aruba reflect its...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ECLAC Predicts Latin America and the Caribbean will Grow by 2.7% in 2014.
This report updates the analysis set out in the Preliminary Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean 2013, released in December 2013, on the basis of official data published by the countries in the region in the...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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