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Must See Undiscovered Caribbean Islands

Must See Undiscovered Caribbean Islands

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

After the Board of Caribbean Hotels and Tourism Association decided to have a summit on tourism with several Caribbean Tourism Heads, the motion to keep increasing number of tourists every year seemed to be the next probable issue for the Caribbean Tourism Department to deal with. A lot like other countries who have been struggling […]

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Gaddafi was to Africa as Chavez was to Caribbean

Gaddafi was to Africa as Chavez was to Caribbean

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Diplomatic visits by Caribbean leaders to Libya or Venezuela were never made public however on the death of the two former leaders attending the funerals became a public pronouncement. While it may be true that these two astounding leaders are not walking the earth any longer their spirits will live on for generations in the […]

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The wider impact of President Chavez’s passing

The wider impact of President Chavez’s passing

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Venezuela’s late President, Hugo Chavez, was one of those figures about whom almost everyone had an opinion. Loved and hated in varying measure across the Americas, his death on March 5 is likely to have a profound effect on the countries of the Caribbean Basin. Although the impact may not be immediate, his passing from […]

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The Caribbean after Chavez

The Caribbean after Chavez

| March 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Seventeen countries of the Caribbean face a heightened period of economic uncertainty now that Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has died.  Twelve of the 17 Caribbean countries are members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). They have become highly reliant on their oil supplies from Venezuela on a part payment-part loan scheme, called Petro Caribe, without which […]

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New energy balance will bring profound change

New energy balance will bring profound change

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

No one should be in doubt: the global energy balance is changing rapidly with profound political and economic consequences for the way countries and regions relate to one another. During the latter part of last year a consensus emerged that the United States was moving faster than anyone had previously thought to become first energy […]

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Planning beyond Hugo Chavez

Planning beyond Hugo Chavez

| January 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hugo Chavez, the populist leader of Venezuela, could not turn-up on January 10 for his swearing-in ceremony as President for a fourth consecutive term.  Quite naturally, the doubt that this has created over the governance of Venezuela has thrown the country into turmoil. It has also caused alarm among Caribbean governments that have become dependent […]

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Caribbean economy in review: Belize’s creditors at the door

Caribbean economy in review: Belize’s creditors at the door

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Venezuela’s Oil Largesse: What Future? It is not just his friends and supporters who are concerned about the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, but most of the Caribbean, because of what his absence could mean for the Petrocaribe programme. Chávez, 58, is reported to be suffering complications following a tracheotomy in Havana. He had […]

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Latin America and Caribbean United!

Latin America and Caribbean United!

| December 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Caribbean and Latin America are, indeed and finally, one single “universe” after the recent creation of CELAC – Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. The evaluation comes from Antonio Simões, Latin America and Caribbean assistant secretary at Itamaraty (Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations). “There used to be an artificial mechanism that consisted of putting […]

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