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  1. Caribbean Private Sector Lags in Exploiting EU Trade Pact

    Friday, March 30, 2012

    When Europe signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Caribbean Forum countries in 2008, the intention was to boost trade and services between the two regions.

  2. BRICS Tighten United Front

    Thursday, March 29, 2012

    At their summit in the Indian capital on Thursday, leaders of the coalition known as BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — made several poignant decisions that experts say hint at the converging of economic and political interests of a disparate regional bloc.

  3. Can the Maid Have Boyfriends?

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    A routine announcement by the government of this city-state entitling foreign, female domestic workers to a day off each week has sent their affluent employers into a tizzy.

  4. Development Aid in Cuba Threatened by Red Tape

    Monday, March 19, 2012

    Excessive delays by the Cuban government in evaluating foreign aid projects for their compatibility with the country’s economic planning policies have created uncertainty for aid organisations, which have sometimes even been forced to return funds to donors due to missed deadlines.

  5. Caribbean Mobilises Funds for Ten-Year Climate Plan

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    Failure to adapt to climate change will derail the development aspirations of the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom), researchers warn, siphoning off an average of five percent of 2004 gross domestic product regionwide by 2025.

  6. Q&A: Expo 2012 to Focus on Protecting World's Marine Resources

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    The United Nations, which is hosting a major international summit on the global environment in Brazil in late June, points out that while the world's oceans account for 70 percent of the earth's surface, only one percent of this area is protected.

  7. For Caribbean Bloc, It's Adapt or Perish

    Monday, March 12, 2012

    More than a decade of efforts to promote closer socioeconomic cooperation among the 15 nations of the Caribbean Community are threatened by stagnant funding and a grim global financial situation, experts warned here.

  8. Central America Looks to Sustainable Development

    Friday, March 09, 2012

    Central America, a narrow tropical isthmus flanked by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, suffered 259 extreme weather-related events between 1930 and 2009, while the cumulative effects of innumerable smaller-scale events have not even been recorded.

  9. Q&A: Needed: Common Caribbean Strategies Against Climate Change

    Friday, March 02, 2012

    Subject to the double impact of the global economic crisis and climate change, the Caribbean island nations are in need of adaptation strategies in which international cooperation and citizen participation play key roles, says Cuban expert Ramón Pichs.

  10. Brazil, Emerging South-South Donor

    Thursday, March 01, 2012

    The Brazilian government is stepping up South-South aid, to strengthen the South American giant’s status as a donor country and its international clout. It now provides assistance to 65 countries, and its financial aid has grown threefold in the last seven years.

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