Category: Argument & Insight

Think pieces on critical matters affecting the Caribbean, its governments and people

Is the United States still a reliable partner for the Caribbean?

The Trump presidency forces the Caribbean to consider how it should relate to a neighbour that is set on a course that is harmful to its core interests, and to identify more complementary global partners

/ June 2, 2017

Oil debt divides Caribbean over Venezuela

After taking on large amounts of Venezuelan debt under the Chavez-era PetroCaribe agreement, some Caribbean governments are now hopelessly compromised in responding to the Maduro regime's freefall

/ May 6, 2017

Jamaica looks to broaden economic growth through tourism diversification

Jamaica is making moves to ensure that the country’s tourism product not only generates prosperity for large hotel owners, but stimulates growth in the wider domestic economy as well

/ April 16, 2017

No Judgment SKN: A movement to change a culture of sexual violence in St. Kitts & Nevis

"No Judgement SKN" is an emerging prevention and awareness organization that aims to provide support and resources for survivors of sexual violence in St. Kitts and Nevis

/ January 22, 2017

How branding is failing Haiti and the Dominican Republic

One nation fetishized for its poverty, another for its tourism, Haiti and the Dominican Republic's brand advocates deny the reality that vast potential coexists with vast inequality in both states

/ December 28, 2016

Obama signs new deal for Caribbean engagement

In his administration's final days, President Obama has signed a bipartisan bill mandating the State Department and US development agency to create an actionable Caribbean strategy

/ December 19, 2016