CARIBCAN was established between Canada and CARICOM countries in 1986 to provide one-way duty-free access into the Canadian market for commodities that satisfy certain rules of origin requirements. However, after seven rounds of unsuccessful negotiations of a free trade agreement, the World Trade Organization extended the CARIBCAN waiver until 2023. A free trade agreement … [Read more...] about Are CARICOM and Canada Good Trading Partners?
Photo by Alain Alminana by Adriana Valencia Jaramillo and Christiaan Gischler The Caribbean is a region with some of the highest energy costs in the world. The recent 2015 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum sought to address this issue by gathering key stakeholders to explore investments in renewable energy in the region. To promote sustainable development, investments must be … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies to Promote Foreign Investment in Renewable Energy in the Caribbean
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Banco Carregosa At present Caribbean states enjoys food security, with the exception of Haiti. Caribbean states with available statistics report average dietary energy supplies greater than 100 percent, whereas Haiti reports 89 percent (FAO Food Security Indicators). Nonetheless, the majority of the Caribbean states are … [Read more...] about Caribbean Food Security in 2030: A Futurist Exercise
By: Lina Marmolejo, Robert Pantzer and Arnaldo Posadas President Obama at El Reno prison facility, Oklahoma, Photo courtesy of the White House It was a first in US history: President Obama on July 16 visited the federal prison facility in El Reno, Oklahoma, a gesture sure to fuel talk over reforming the American justice system, especially for non-violent offenders facing … [Read more...] about And speaking of prisons, a move to reform in the Caribbean
“Wah guan Jamaica!!” President Barack Obama exclaimed as he greeted a select group of youth leaders at the University of the West Indies on April 9th. The first sitting US President to visit Jamaica since 1982 is as usual a master in charming the masses. His address at a youth forum was a part of an official working visit to the island. Nevertheless, contrary to the … [Read more...] about Obama visits Jamaica – Obamania