A Helpful Confluence Of Events For The Caribbean

Published on Jun 20 2016 // Blogs, Top Stories
A Helpful Confluence Of Events For The Caribbean
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. June 21, 2016: It is clear from a recent visit to Washington that there is a renewed interest in the Caribbean and that its concerns are back on the US agenda. How this has come about owes little if anything to the usual process of policy development,...

The Dangers Of Success

Published on Jun 16 2016 // Blogs, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
The Dangers Of Success
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. June 17, 2016: One of the most beautiful beaches I ever saw was Cane Garden Bay in the British Virgin Islands. I have not been there for many years, but when I visited it was virtually untouched. A pristine crescent shape, its palm fringed, white...

A Crowded Space When It Comes To Caribbean And Latin America Institutions

Published on Jun 13 2016 // Blogs
A Crowded Space When It Comes To Caribbean And Latin America Institutions
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. June 13, 2016: When it comes to regional and hemispheric institutions, the Caribbean and Latin America have become a crowded space. Over the last few years an extraordinary number of bodies have appeared; expanding their agendas to promote regional...

The Urgency Of Now For The Caribbean

Published on Jun 02 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean
The Urgency Of Now For The Caribbean
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. June 3, 2016: There is no shortage of astute advice, or practical thinking about the region’s future. In the last two weeks alone, speeches from significant regional figures have again made clear what practically is required if the Anglophone part...

The Gap Between Rhetoric And Reality In Latin America And the Caribbean

The Gap Between Rhetoric And Reality In Latin America And the Caribbean
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. May 27, 2016: As each day passes, the internal situation in Venezuela deteriorates. Rumors of military coups and unstoppable violence swirl, street protests escalate, ordinary citizens suffer shortages of medicine, everyday foodstuffs, and almost...

Alternative Routes To Energy Security

Published on May 19 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, United Kingdom, United States
Alternative Routes To Energy Security
  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden with Caribbean and Central America leaders at the U.S.-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit in Washington, D.C. (White House image) By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. May 20, 2016:  A little over a week ago, Caribbean and Central American leaders...

Is The Writing On The Wall?

Published on May 12 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Top Stories
Is The Writing On The Wall?
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. May 11, 2016: In Havana on April 28th, the Dominican Republic and Cuba agreed to explore the possibility of a partial scope trade agreement. There, Cuba’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Ileana Nunez, and Cesar Dargam, the Dominican...

The Tyranny Of The Breakfast Buffet In Caribbean Hotels

Published on May 05 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean
The Tyranny Of The Breakfast Buffet In Caribbean Hotels
Visitors wait in line at a breakfast buffet in Barbados. By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. May 6, 2016:  In North America and Europe, there is a growing focus on health, and in particular on significantly reducing consumers’ sugar intake and a more thoughtful approach to diet and...

Another Blow For Venezuela

Published on Apr 28 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, Venezuela
Another Blow For Venezuela
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. April 29, 2016: Last week in Doha, many of the world’s major producers of crude oil tried, but failed to agree to freeze production, in order to stabilize and eventually increase prices. It was an outcome that will have long term implications for...

Will The Caribbean Cope With Disruptive Technology?

Published on Apr 21 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean
Will The Caribbean Cope With Disruptive Technology?
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. April 22, 2016: How well will the Caribbean cope with the ‘disruptive technology’ and ‘disruptive innovation’ that in less than a decade could change structurally, employment, competiveness and consumer thinking in most developed and in many...