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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
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...

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Monday, September 30, 2013
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
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...

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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Small Island Tourism Competitiveness: Expanding Your Destination's Slice Of Paradise

In conclusion, the main argument of our lecture is that national wealth is not created by factor endowments, but is created by a destination's choices.
The lecture consists of two sections. The first section discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the competitiveness theory as it...


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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Travel & Tourism As A Driver Of Economic Development In Jamaica

Tourism has increasingly become the primary supplier of foreign exchange to the Jamaican economy as remittance inflows and bauxite earnings experienced a major set back as a result of the global economic crisis.
Tourism is widely considered to be a key driver of the Jamaican economy. The...


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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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...

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Monday, May 31, 2010
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...


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Friday, November 29, 2013
Delivering Transformational Change 2011-21

Of particular note is the increasing intensity of extreme weather events, resulting in severe damage to the region’s socioeconomic resource base.
CARICOM countries have considerable concerns about the severe threats posed by a changing climate to their development prospects and have come...


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Friday, March 30, 2012
Climate Change And The Caribbean

The strategic vision driving this regional strategy is to lay the ground for a “regional society and economy that is resilient to a changing climate.”
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has prepared this framework document at the request of CARICOM Heads of State...


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Friday, July 31, 2009
Plan Van Aanpak Isla Raffinaderij

Vooralsnog leidt dit tot het bewandelen van 2 paden: activiteiten die leiden tot moderniseren van de raffinaderij en activiteiten betreffende voorbereiding van sluiting, ontmanteling en herinrichting.
De bijna 100 jaar oude olieraffinaderij, de Isla Raffinaderij, is van grote betekenis...


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Broadband In St Kitts And Nevis: Strength In Depth

The interaction of individuals, communities, and organizations with broadband has contributed to the development and enhancement of social networks, access to and generation of new knowledge, and the creation of diverse innovative processes.

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Monday, January 31, 2011
Update On The Jamaican Economy

Although economic growth returned in 2011, a lack of public investment coupled with pro-cyclical macroeconomic policies implemented under the IMF agreement constrained growth.
This paper looks at Jamaica’s stalled agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), its economic...


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Monday, May 7, 2012
Barbados Long-Term Rating Lowered To 'BB-' From 'BB+'; Outlook Negative

On Nov. 20, 2013, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term rating on Barbados to 'BB-' from 'BB+' and affirmed the short-term rating at 'B'. The rating outlook is negative.
The downgrade reflects the mounting external pressures associated with a persistent current...


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Remaking The Relationship -The United States and Latin America

Relations between the United States and Latin America are at a curious juncture.
In the past decade, most Latin American countries have made enormous progress in managing their economies and reducing inequality and, especially, poverty, within a democratic framework. These critical changes...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Bermuda Long-Term Sovereign Rating Lowered To 'AA-' On Revised Rating Methodology; Outlook Stable

Our "very strong" political and economic profile appraisal rests on our view of Bermuda's effective and predictable policymaking and its stable political institutions.
On Dec. 29, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its local and foreign currency long-term sovereign credit...


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Thursday, December 29, 2011
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
 Les Zones Economiques Intégrées En Haïti

Le climat d'investissement en Haïti a besoin d'une réforme urgente.
Comme souligné dans le Rapport sur le marché et la demande, il y a un fort intérêt des investisseurs en Haïti, qui pourrait créer plus de 380.000 emplois d'ici à 2030 ; toutefois, nombreuses contraintes empêchent la...


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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