The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union immediately led to anxiety in the Caribbean. Initially, critics pointed out that the Brexit vote might lead to a slowdown of the world economy, fallout of remittances and tourism, and the loss of a trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the Caribbean, potentially bringing renewed challenges to the already-weak … [Read more...] about Brexit Effects after All? : The Case of Jamaica
Dr. Lisa Indar is a Public Health Scientist with multidisciplinary qualifications in epidemiology, food safety, traveler’s health, microbiology and environmental health. She is currently the head of the regional tourism and health program at the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA).
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
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Negative economic impacts expected if link to brain damage is proven. Best hope is that scientists find no link. The Zika virus has arrived in the Western Hemisphere and spawned a degree of alarm not previously witnessed with previous outbreaks involving mosquito borne viral infections like dengue and chikungunya. The reason for … [Read more...] about Zika Virus and the Economic and Human Reproductive Health Implications for the Caribbean
The Fuego del Sol (FdS) developmental journey through the Dominican Republic and Haiti since 2005 has brought us into contact with hundreds of other developmental initiatives, all of which share our dream of working to assist under-resourced families escape the cycle of poverty. At least 95% of development efforts, that we have encountered, have ceased operations … [Read more...] about The Co-creation Model: First Listen, then Lead, then Listen Again
I was surprised when I read that Grenada is the hottest place to escape the cold! That at least is according to Kayak’s 2015 Travel Hacker Guide. The Guide rated Grenada among the Top 10 Trending Beach Destination. Their methodology defines “hottest” as destinations with the highest year-on-year increase in clicks in 2014. Now, let’s validate the hotness metric with … [Read more...] about Grenada: The Hottest Place to Escape the Cold