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...

Banks, The Caribbean Diaspora And Remittances

Published on Jan 11 2016 // Business, Caribbean, Top Stories, United Kingdom
Embed from Getty Images By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Jan. 12, 2015: Imagine this! You, a partner or family member is working overseas. You have been sending money home to support an aging relative or to make a regular payment on a mortgage. You go to the Caribbean money transfer...

A Year Of Recovery And New Challenges For Caribbean Tourism

Published on Jan 07 2016 // Caribbean, Features, Top Stories, Travel and Lifestyle
A Year Of Recovery And New Challenges For Caribbean Tourism
Senior man playing double bass in Plaza de la Cathedral at night, Havana, Cuba. By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Jan. 8, 2016: Looking back, 2015 will probably be seen as the year in which the tourism industry in the Caribbean experienced a much awaited full recovery from the slow...

Is The Doha Round At An End?

Published on Jan 05 2016 // Blogs, Caribbean, United Kingdom
Is The Doha Round At An End?
By David Jessop    News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Jan. 6, 2016: Unlike the recent climate change talks in Paris, or even the late September global agreement on Sustainable Development Goals at the UN, despite its equal importance, the outcome at the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Tenth Ministerial...

Venezuela’s Elections And Petrocaribe

Venezuela’s Elections And Petrocaribe
Venezuelan opposition leader and Miranda State governor Henrique Capriles Radonski speaks during a press conference in Caracas on December 21, 2015. (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images) By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Dec. 23, 2015: Over the last few years Venezuela has through...

Time For Tourism And Rum To Work Together

Published on Dec 17 2015 // Business, Caribbean, Cuba, Features, Top Stories
Time For Tourism And Rum To Work Together
By David Jessop News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Dec. 18, 2015: Not that long ago, Prensa Latina reported that the Director General of Havana Club International had said that its best selling Cuban rum, Havana Club, and the culture of the country were coincident. Quoting Jérome Cottin-Bizonne,...