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...

The Panama Connection And The Caribbean

Published on Apr 11 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, Features, Top Stories, United Kingdom
The Panama Connection And The Caribbean
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. April 12, 2016: A few days ago the leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, called on the British Prime Minister to consider taking direct control of Britain’s Caribbean overseas territories. His remarks – not without irony, as of...

Tourism And Disruptive Change

Published on Apr 07 2016 // Blogs, United Kingdom
Tourism And Disruptive Change
  By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. April. 8, 2016: When the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual global summit takes place in Dallas on April 6/7, its participants will hear speakers address topics that even a decade ago would have seemed alien to the tourism industry. Although...

Cuba’s Success Is Helping ‘Brand Caribbean’

Cuba’s Success Is Helping ‘Brand Caribbean’
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Mar. 11, 2016: When Airforce One lands in Havana on March 21st and President Obama and his wife Michelle disembark, the idea of visiting Cuba for most in the US will become the new normal. The pictures will speak louder than words: the President...

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Globalization

Published on Mar 01 2016 // Blogs, United Kingdom
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Globalization
By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Mar. 2, 2016: Globalization touches us all. Its reach extends far beyond economic issues. It has in just a few decades made industries, markets, cultures, policy-making and criminality interconnected in ways previously unknown. As global networks...

The Business Of Tourism: An End To The Tourist Dollar?

The Business Of Tourism: An End To The Tourist Dollar?
By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Feb. 26, 2016: If you read the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post or some of the world’s heavyweight newspapers you may have seen in the past months, articles discussing the abolition of currency. This startling idea,...