|Posted on February 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
"Most of the economies (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada,
Guyana, Jamaica, The Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and
the Grenadines) record some of highest debt to GDP ratios among emerging market economies.
More specifically, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, the
Netherlands Antilles and St. Kitts and Nevis rank among the 10 most indebted market emerging
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|Posted on February 15, 2013 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
Herman Daly on growth
Albert Bartlett on the dangers of over popu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 15, 2013 at 7:15 AM||comments (1)|
The Caribbean is the area between North and South America. The islands have an ideal geographical location and climate, which, together with their close historical connections with Europe offer an ideal financial and logistical focal point for doing business; the perfect hub for connecting North and South, and East and West.
The UN report states that in the Caribbean drug cartels are spreading violence. It is estimated that 10% of the cocaine from Colombia to the Unites St...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 14, 2013 at 12:35 PM||comments (0)|
Some of the SIDS in the Caribbean suffer from the resource curse.
The resource curse (Paradox of Plenty) refers to the paradox that countries and regions with an abundance of natural resources, specifically point-source non-renewable resources like minerals and fuels, tend to have less economic growth and worse development outcomes than countries with fewer natural resources. This is hypothesized to happen for many different reasons, including a decline in the competitivene...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2013 at 7:20 AM||comments (0)|
Unemployment in the Caribbean is high.
Antigua and Barbuda 11%
British Virgin Island 3.1%
Dominican Republic 14.4%
Netherlands Antilles 10
Puerto Rico 13.5%
Saint Kitts and Nevis 5.%
Saint Lucia 15.7%
Saint Vin...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2013 at 6:40 AM||comments (4)|
When we compare the caribbean SIDS in terms of economic growth we notice that Aruba is doing very well. And that the poorer countries like Domincan Republic, Haiti and Guyana are doing well do. So is Suriname.
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Island
Dominican Republic 3.9%
Jamaic...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2013 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
Let us compare the Caribbean SIDS looking at land area, population, GDP and GDP Per Capita
SIDS - Land area (km2) - Population - GDP (PPP) Millions USD - GDP Per Capita USD
Antigua & Barbuda 442.6 85,632 1,646 18,585
Bahamas 10,010 342,000 9,228 27,394
Ba...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM||comments (2)|
In general literacy is high in the Caribbean SIDS.
Antigua and Barbuda 85.8%
British Virgin Island 97.8%
Dominican Republic 87%
Netherlands Antilles 99%
Pue...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 8, 2013 at 7:20 AM||comments (0)|
Antigua and Barbuda 60
British Virgin Island
Dominican Republic 98
Saint Kitts and Nevis 72
Saint ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
Small Island Developing State (SIDS) share similar characteristics. They are vulnerable because of their small scale and the effects of climate change. Their objective is sustainable development. They are looking for solutions. They can learn and support each other. 23 of the 52 are Caribbean SIDS.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Island