Grenada: Energy Market Overview The island state of Grenada is located at the southern end of the Grenadines in the eastern Caribbean. The state’s territory encompasses the three major islands Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, as well as a number of smaller islands. Together the islands are home to a population of 110,000 people. More than 90 percent of the population … [Read more...] about Grenada Energy Market
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).
Competition in tourism is strong and success depends on strong brands and the availability of good connection, resulting in tourism countries focusing on specific markets from where they try to attract as many visitors as possible and hinders diversification. The same is true for the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, which have strong links with … [Read more...] about Building Tourism links between Brazil and the Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago: Energy Market Overview Trinidad and Tobago are the southernmost of the Caribbean islands and are located just seven miles off Venezuela’s north-eastern coast. It is home to a population of 1.32 million people. Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is highly dependent on the energy sector which accounts for 45.3 percent of national GDP (2011), provides 57.5 percent … [Read more...] about Trinidad and Tobago’s Energy Market
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?
In June of this year, IDB's President Luis Alberto Moreno delivered a thought provoking keynote address to the Regional Caribbean Growth Forum (CGF) Workshop that suggested the forecast for continued weak economic growth in the US and Europe was bad news for the Caribbean's tourist industry, and that the Caribbean "cannot depend on an improvement in external … [Read more...] about Caribbean Growth Forum: A Step in the Right Direction