What is blockchain technology? Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that evolved from the internet of information and represents a second phase of the internet. Whereas the first era of the internet democratized the exchange of information, blockchain promises to democratize the exchange of real value. Blockchain emerged in late 2008, in the midst of the global … [Read more...] about Blockchain Technology Explained and What It Could Mean for the Caribbean
Six Ways Gold Mining in Guyana Can Be More Environmentally Friendly
Photography by Kevin Bonnett. Designed by Lynn Saghir. Blog co-written by Mark Wenner and Jevon Minto. Guyana is a mineral-rich state with gold production as its leading economic sector. In 2015, gold accounted for the greatest share of total exports at 42.8 percent of overall exports. The sector directly employs approximately 17–18,000 persons and indirectly benefits … [Read more...] about Six Ways Gold Mining in Guyana Can Be More Environmentally Friendly
How we can save Caribbean Coral Reefs and why we should
Known as the “rainforests of the ocean”, coral reefs support an incredible amount of biodiversity and play a critical role in sustaining tropical fisheries. Not only do they provide food and shelter for a myriad of marine and fish species and direct support commercial and recreational fishing activities, coral reefs help to filter water, create sand, and serve as barriers … [Read more...] about How we can save Caribbean Coral Reefs and why we should
Coconut the New Sexy: Anglophone Caribbean awakens to exploit new market and tourism opportunities
“Sales of coconut water is slated to grow from US$1.36 billion market in 2014 to US$4 billion in 2019. Leading global brand manufacturers such as the Coca Cola Co., Pepsi Co. and Red Bull GmbH, as well as niche players such as Vita Coco have driven product and market development.” (Technavio, 2015). Coconuts have long been a tropical agricultural product exploited … [Read more...] about Coconut the New Sexy: Anglophone Caribbean awakens to exploit new market and tourism opportunities
Brain Drain: A Curse of Small States?
The rate of skilled emigration from small states and territories, defined either by territory size, population size, national income or some combination thereof, tends to be persistently high over time. Docuquir and Schiff (2008) found that small states had a brain drain rate five times that of all developing countries, twelve times that of high-income countries, and eight … [Read more...] about Brain Drain: A Curse of Small States?