The Caribbean’s Big New Canal Project

May 1, 2015 | 11:04 am | 0 Comment


Above: Lake NIcaragua By George Nicholson and Rachael Robinson Op-Ed Contributors On Dec. 22, 2014, the Government of Nicaragua and the international infrastructure development firm, Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd. (HKND), publicly announced the commencement of the construction of the Interoceanic Grand Canal of Nicaragua. Yet, this is more...

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What Do Economic and Social Change Look Like in Jamaica?

April 28, 2015 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor PERHAPS the question I get asked most frequently is about the economy and the prospects for it. One of the things I hate the most is when people engage you on the economy and ask about the prospects, but then don't give you a chance to answer and then go on to curse everyone who is living and dead, about the difficulties in the more...

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The Caribbean’s New Piracy Problem

April 26, 2015 | 6:37 pm | 0 Comment


By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor BCJ’s Partial Lock-Down Directive About 98 channels are currently being pirated by Jamaican cable TV operators. This is what Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) shared in the April 24th Press Conference called to talk about these matters and to announce actions against the almost 50 cable TV more...

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Op-Ed: Measuring Sustainability in the Caribbean Tourism Industry

April 24, 2015 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment


By Julio Orozco and Tevin Gall Op-Ed Contributors Recent research has proven that increasing numbers of today’s tourists are concerned with environmental and social responsibility in the management practices of their chosen destinations. According to data collected by the Centre on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development (CESD) and the International Ecotourism more...

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Rethinking Jamaican Development

April 21, 2015 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment


By Dennis Chung CJ Contributor ONE of the things I encourage my staff to do is feel free to be critical of me as CEO of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), which leads to having an environment where we can all be critical of each other. We therefore have an open atmosphere where we can all speak to each other about; ideas for growth: what areas we more...

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Nigel Spence: A Recipe for Crab Cakes, Jamaican Style

April 19, 2015 | 10:04 pm | 0 Comment


By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor There was great excitement in Jamaica last week as President Barack Obama paid a visit to our island paradise. He was the first sitting US President in over 30 years to have made an official visit to our Nation — the last one being President Ronald Reagan. Here in the US there is great speculation as to the reason for such a more...

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What Obama’s Visit Meant to Jamaica

April 16, 2015 | 4:14 pm | 0 Comment


By David Rowe Op-Ed Contributor What first came across from last week’s visit to Jamaica by United States President Barack Obama was the pride. Jamaica was proud to host what was the first visit to the country by a sitting US president in 33 years. Despite Jamaica’s continued challenges, they did not stop most Jamiacans from donning their best and showing an more...

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11 Ways to Develop a Master Plan for Caribbean Islands

April 3, 2015 | 1:48 pm | 0 Comment


By Miguel Goede and Runy Calmera CJ Contributors The islands of the Caribbean must develop a Master Plan to transform their islands. Simply put, the Caribbean region needs a plan for long-term, sustainable development. Some countries have already begun this effort: Barbados and Aruba, Suriname and Curaçao, for example, are all in one form or another trying to more...

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Climate Change and Caribbean Aviation

April 2, 2015 | 2:38 pm | 0 Comment


By George Nicholson and Rachael Robinson Op-Ed Contributors Climate change currently affects the entire globe. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this global phenomenon “refers to any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity." Moreover, the World Meteorological Centre states that more...

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Making Caribbean Business Better

March 29, 2015 | 11:41 pm | 0 Comment


By Paul Hay CJ Contributor “With the widening of the Panama Canal and construction of a second canal in Nicaragua, a significant increase in trade and investment can be expected in the Caribbean Basin. So, improving competitiveness of local firms is imperative and this through the improved competiveness of Greater Caribbean states”. In “Why Caribbean Business more...

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