Back in the 1960s, the Honourable Lloyd Best and Professor Kari Levitt first put forth the Theory of the Plantation Economy. As Professor Norman Girvan of the University of the West Indies summarised in retrospective notes on the theory, “[Its purpose was] to identify the structural constraints on the growth and transformation of Caribbean economies that arise from the … [Read more...] about Defining a Clear Tourism Brand
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).
A cluster of eco-lodges in the North Rupununi of Guyana have been consciously developing themselves over the years into an innovative and eco-friendly experiential tourism model that provides opportunities for men and women from 16 Amerindian communities. These eco-lodges are Rewa, Surama, and Karanambu. One of the challenges they have been seeking to address is the … [Read more...] about Eco-friendly tourism in Rupununi, Guyana
Sand + sea + sun = fun. When people hear the word “Caribbean”, it evokes images of cool breezes, swaying palm or coconut trees, crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches. I bet you are imagining yourself right now baking in the sun working on your tan, swimming in pristine, turquoise blue waters or sipping on a chilled glass of rum punch under the shade of a leafy, … [Read more...] about Tourism – A Post Card from the Caribbean
Barbados’ economy is faced with numerous macroeconomic challenges. During the period 2009 to 2013, the economy cumulatively contracted by 0.5 percent. This economic reduction is estimated by the IMF to continue for this year due partly to declining competitiveness especially in the tourism sector. This makes Barbados the only CARICOM country with negative growth for 2014. The … [Read more...] about Macroeconomic Challenges for Barbados
by CCB Caribbean Economics Team CCB’s Caribbean Economics Team is pleased to send the seventh Issue of the Caribbean Region Quarterly Bulletin. It analyzes recent economic developments of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The Special Country Reports consider trends in tourism, and policy options for the sector. For Guyana, the … [Read more...] about Regional Report: Tourism Finally Looking South