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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
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
Friday, February 21, 2014 to Saturday, February 22, 2014
Cuba: U.S. Restrictions On Travel And Remittances

Restrictions on travel to Cuba have been a key and often contentious component in U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba’s communist government since the early 1960s.
Under the George W. Bush Administration, restrictions on travel and on private remittances to Cuba were tightened. In March 2003, the...

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Friday, November 1, 2013
International Tourism : The New Engine of the Cuban Economy

Cuba’s budding tourism industry, built during the 1990’s, has replaced sugar as the island’s top foreign exchange earner.
In contrast to sugar, tourism is based on sound competitive advantages, and it has the potential to generate additional growth, income, and employment in the decades...

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Saturday, December 1, 2012
Remittances To Latin America And The Caribbean in 2012

The total amount of remittances received by countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2012 remained nearly the same as in the previous year, resulting in a practically null rate of growth at the regional level.
Since the final quarter of 2008, rising unemployment in traditional...

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Monday, April 29, 2013
China’s Rising Investment Profile In The Caribbean

Over the past decade, China has become an increasingly important source of investment for developing countries, both in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment financed by loans and grants from China’s state-owned banks.
China’s investment in the Caribbean is still minimal...

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Monday, October 14, 2013
Airport Economics In Latin America And The Caribbean

Expanding and enhancing the provision of air transport infrastructure has become an increasingly important policy issue on the development agenda of both high-income and developing countries.
This report presents the findings of a first-ever, comprehensive study of how Latin America and...

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Jews of Jamaica

On 9 November 2006 the Jewish community in Jamaica celebrated its 350th anniversary, delayed by one year in order to mark the opening of a Jamaican Jewish Heritage Centre built adjacent to the Kingston synagogue.

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Monday, January 15, 2007
Slavery And Justice

The economy of colonial Rhode Island depended on the provisioning trade with the plantation colonies of the Caribbean.
In 2003, Brown University President Ruth Simmons appointed a Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. The committee, which included faculty members, undergraduate and...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Curaçao Business -October 2013

There have been many changes happening on Curaçao, particularly in the past eight years or so, both in business and politically.
In coordination with the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce, the Curaçao Business Media Group, a part of the Van Munster Media Group, is pleased to present Curaçao...

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Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Archaeology Of Climate Change In The Caribbean

The overall aim of this research is to study how pre-Columbian communities in the Caribbean lived through past impacts of climate change and use this information to inform modern day mitigation strategies in the Caribbean.
This paper emerges from an attempt to more actively integrate...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Sunday, February 2, 2014 to Sunday, February 9, 2014
Doing Business 2014 -Puerto Rico

This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for Puerto Rico (U.S.) and compares it to comparator economies.
Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant...

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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,...

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Monday, December 2, 2013
VBC Newsletter -December 2013

Herstel van het vertrouwen is het centrale thema welke de voorzitter van de VBC bij de traditionele eindejaar lunch van de vereniging heeft aangesneden.
Vertrouwen is nodig om de broodnodige productieve investeringen van de grond te krijgen. Slechts op deze wijze kan duurzame economische...

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Sunday, December 29, 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...

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Monday, December 2, 2013
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
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
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...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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

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