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,...

Recognizing The Value Of Caribbean Civil Society

Published on Feb 22 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Recognizing The Value Of Caribbean Civil Society
By David Jessop News Americas, Mon. Feb. 22, 2016: At the last count, something like 619 regional trade agreements had been notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is a number that is set to grow as the global economic balance of power changes, political blocs proliferate, and all countries...

Britain’s Exit From The EU: An Unwelcome Divorce

Published on Feb 16 2016 // Blogs, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Britain’s Exit From The EU: An Unwelcome Divorce
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Mon. Feb. 16, 2015: Sometime this year, most probably in June or September, the UK electorate will be asked if they want to remain in, or leave the European Union (EU). Although common sense would suggest that there should be no fundamental change in the...

Drones And Tourism In The Caribbean

Published on Jan 28 2016 // Business, Caribbean, Features, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Drones And Tourism In The Caribbean
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 29, 2016: Drones, the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) loved by hobbyists but which have important everyday civilian and military applications, are starting to become an issue in the Caribbean, raising unusual questions for governments and the...

Time To Think More Deeply About Caribbean Tourism

Published on Jan 18 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, Features, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Time To Think More Deeply About Caribbean Tourism
Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas.  By David Jessop  News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Jan. 19, 2016: Some years ago, when the banana wars were at their height, the issue for Europe was diversification. Then, the world was very different, the scope of what was possible was limited, and the services sector...

A Bright Year Ahead For Caribbean Tourism

Published on Jan 14 2016 // Business, Caribbean, Features, Top Stories, United Kingdom
A Bright Year Ahead For Caribbean Tourism
  Tourists in Turks & Caicos. By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 15, 2016: Will 2016 be the year when Caribbean tourism takes its place as the industry best suited to turn around region’s economic fortunes? All the indications are that this year will be an outstanding...