Climate Change And The Graduation Of The Caribbean

Published on Oct 16 2017 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Climate Change And The Graduation Of The Caribbean
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Oct. 17, 2017: A week or so ago, CARICOM’s Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque, made clear that if the Caribbean is ever to be able to respond sustainably to the devastation caused by climate change, the eligibility criteria for development assistance...

Puerto Rico: An Island Apart?

Published on Oct 10 2017 // Blogs, Features, Puerto Rico, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Puerto Rico: An Island Apart?
Gabriel Ortega, 29, surveys the damage on his property after Hurricane Maria made landfall, September 21, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The majority of the island has lost power, in San Juan many are left without running water or cell phone service, and the Governor said Maria is the ‘most devastating...

The Business of Tourism – Cyber Security, The Caribbean And The Hospitality Sector

Published on Oct 05 2017 // Caribbean, Features, Travel and Lifestyle, United Kingdom
The Business of Tourism – Cyber Security, The Caribbean And The Hospitality Sector
A team of computer experts and hackers work at a cabin in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (Photographer: Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg via Getty Images) By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Oct. 6, 2017: Few of us when booking a flight, hotel, or a rental car think twice...

Hurricanes: A Longer-Term View Is Now Essential For The Caribbean

Published on Sep 25 2017 // Blogs, Caribbean, United Kingdom
Hurricanes: A Longer-Term View Is Now Essential For The Caribbean
Some of the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Maria in Dominica. By David Jessop News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Sept. 26, 2017: Earlier this year, the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme published a report on the impact of climate change on Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In...

The Business of Tourism – Learning Lessons From Hurricanes Irma And Maria

Published on Sep 21 2017 // Caribbean, Features, Travel and Lifestyle, United Kingdom
The Business of Tourism – Learning Lessons From Hurricanes Irma And Maria
Some of the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Maria in Dominica. By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Sept. 22, 2017: From early on September 6, to late on September 10, Hurricane Irma raged at speeds of up to 185 mph across the Caribbean. It caused at least 43 deaths, extensive...

Venezuela: The Longer View

Venezuela: The Longer View
Venezuelan opposition activists carry out a peaceful demonstration to remember the opppositionists jailed and the victims of past protests, in Caracas on August 30, 2017. The widespread rights abuses committed against protesters in Venezuela has left democracy ‘barely alive’, the UN said...

The Business Of Tourism – Tourism Is A Force For Good

Published on Aug 10 2017 // Blogs, United Kingdom
The Business Of Tourism – Tourism Is A Force For Good
In Cuba, locals use their vintage cars as taxis to give tourists city tours. One of the stops is always Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square). By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Aug. 11, 2017: Tourism is a globally important industry playing an essential economic role in almost...

The Business of Tourism – Tourism, Kingston And A Caribbean Renaissance

Published on Jul 27 2017 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, United Kingdom
The Business of Tourism – Tourism, Kingston And A Caribbean Renaissance
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. July 28, 2017: Most Caribbean cities have seen better days. Many harbor a mix of faded and ill-maintained colonial architecture, a plethora of modern concrete blocks, tired government buildings, and a hinterland of low-cost and informal housing. However,...

Is CARICOM And The Caribbean Regional Integration Process Foundering?

Published on Jul 17 2017 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Is CARICOM And The Caribbean Regional Integration Process Foundering?
CARICOM Leaders at the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at Grand Anse, Grenada, on 4-6 July 2017. (CARICOM image) By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. July 18, 2017: There is a pervasive view within and beyond...

The Business of Tourism – Visitor Arrival Numbers Are Not The Whole Story

Published on Jul 13 2017 // Caribbean, Top Stories, Travel and Lifestyle
The Business of Tourism – Visitor Arrival Numbers Are Not The Whole Story
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. July 14, 2017: To understand the Caribbean tourism economy requires time, and a willingness to explore what lies behind the commentaries and headline statistics. Despite this, and the fact that tourism is now the region’s most significant industry,...