Ironically, while thoroughly entertaining myself elbow-deep in Guyanese pepper-pot, I received a work request over the weekend to address the issue of Caribbean identity. I also became aware of a heated on-going debate on our blog as to how we should define and boundary the concept of “the Caribbean” – past colonial affiliations; imaginary lines in the deep blue sea; economic … [Read more...] about What do you mean by “Caribbean” anyway?
This blog is the second in our series of five blogs on economic stagnation in the Caribbean. Our first blog “Smallness hurts, but does it constrain growth?” showed that, while smallness creates several economic problems, it does not constrain growth. With that as a starting point, in this post we illustrate two important ways in which the Caribbean stands out … [Read more...] about Is there something wrong with the Caribbean?
Some of the successes of the recently completed Investing in Students and Programs for the Innovative Reform of Education (INSPIRE) Program financed by the IDB, are that in 2014 all 78 public high schools in The Bahamas are equipped with computer labs and promethean boards, trained teachers in the use of teaching via the computer and promethean boards, and students … [Read more...] about New Computer Labs Enrich Learning Prospects at Bahamian Schools
by CCB Caribbean Economics Team CCB’s Caribbean Economics Team is pleased to send the ninth Issue of the Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. The Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. This issue's Special Country Reports discuss labor and social programs and … [Read more...] about Regional Report: Labor and Social Programs in the Caribbean
The Bahamas is a paradise, we offer the marvelous three S's: sand, sea and sunshine. 700 beautiful, luxurious islands of your choice and if you are lucky and a good planner, affordability. Tourists' regular comments to locals are “you are so lucky to live here”, “what a dream” “you are blessed” and you know what? We are lucky to live in paradise, sipping pina coladas, watching … [Read more...] about Arbitration or frustration!!