The Jamaica Chapter of the Caribbean Growth Forum held its first accountability workshop on February 20, 2014. The Caribbean Growth Forum is organized in two phases. Phase 1 - focuses on identification and prioritization of concrete actions through a quick mobilization of actors and resources. Phase 2 - focuses on implementation by the governments, with the CGF facilitating the … [Read more...] about The Jamaica Chapter of the Caribbean Growth Forum Holds First Accountability Workshop – Progress on the Rise!
The National Competitiveness Council and the Caribbean Growth Forum Join Forces to Improve the Business Climate in Jamaica JOIN LIVESTREAM ON FEBRUARY 20, 2014 FROM 10 AM TO 12 PM. by Juan Pedro Schmid In spite of its beauty, strategic location and creative population, Jamaica is lagging competitor countries in the ease of doing business climate. The IDB's Caribbean Econ … [Read more...] about Serious About Growth- Livestream
Jamaica – Cool People, Chilly Business Climate The CNN recently published a list of the 10 coolest nationalities, ranking Jamaicans in the third spot (behind Brazilians and Singaporeans but before Mongolians). Regrettably, Jamaica does not always rank so high, especially not when it concerns the economy or doing business. It is well known that Jamaica does poorly in the World … [Read more...] about Doing Business in the Third Coolest Nation in the World
by Christopher Barton, EXR Kurt Kisto, the IDB’s executive director for the Caribbean, delivered opening remarks at a recent Barbados conference on Caribbean Public/Private Partnerships (PPPs) for Sustainable Growth. Director Kisto’s remarks were later published as an op-ed in Trinidad’s Business Guardian. … [Read more...] about Kurt Kisto: Public Private Partnerships Can Add Sustainable Value to Caribbean Development
Family Islands of The Bahamas like Andros, Bimini, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera, Exuma, Cat Island, Inagua, and Mayaguana tend to have fluctuating economic stability despite their natural beauty and unique attractions. The popular belief among Bahamians is that the necessary foreign investment to build mega-resorts like Atlantis always goes to Nassau, so these economies … [Read more...] about Growing the Tourism Industry in the Bahamas’ Family Islands: A Backpacker’s Market?