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Caribbean Small States: Challenges of High Debt and Low ... - IMF

www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2013/022013b.pdf

Feb 20, 2013 ... refers to other Caribbean countries (over 1.5 million in population, e.g. ... Currency Union (ECCU) countries, weak indigenous banks have put .... Much of the pressure on the region's finances can be linked to natural or financial disasters. .... Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, although insurance .....

Time to re-visit Michael Manley's path — A vision for Jamaica ...

www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/Time-to-re-visit-Michael-Manley-s-path---A-vision-for-Jamaica_15676427

Dec 22, 2013 ... Others have the opposite view — especially those who were from the class ... Manley and Jamaica yielded under the pressure and eventually took the IMF route. ... by over 30 heads of state of Latin American and Caribbean countries. ... I believe that Portia Simpson Miller can lead us in this direction if those ...

World Bank, IMF launch initiative to help strengthen Caribbean tax ...

www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/World-Bank--IMF-launch-initiative-to-help-strengthen-Caribbean-tax-systems

Jul 11, 2015 ... Analysis suggests that many lower-income countries have the ... “We very much want to help developing countries raise more revenues through taxes because this can lead to more ... The Caribbean, Jamaica in particular is a place where the people ... Not just office work but other sustainable businesses.

Burdensome debt and elusive solutions: the plight of many ...

www.sirronaldsanders.com/viewarticle.aspx?ID=426

Feb 6, 2014 ... ... An IMF lead in Jamaica: Will other Caribbean countries have to follow ... This has become obvious in those Caribbean countries where debt ...

Caribbean economies continue to face growth challenges in 2016 ...

www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article68393292.html

Mar 27, 2016 ... Tiny Dominica predicted to lead Caribbean growth, while Haiti continues to struggle .... in 2015 and will continue to have an impact in 2016, experts say. ... The IMF is predicting that Jamaica's sputtering economy will grow 2.1 ... Like Haiti and other nations in the region, Jamaica was affected by the drought.

A Dark Time for the Caribbean - Sir Ronald Sanders

www.sirronaldsanders.com/viewarticle.aspx?ID=329

Sep 14, 2012 ... An IMF lead in Jamaica: Will other Caribbean countries have to follow ... The importance of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries ...

The New Bank of BRICS: What's in it for Small Economies - Sir ...

www.sirronaldsanders.com/viewarticle.aspx?ID=453

Jul 19, 2014 ... ... An IMF lead in Jamaica: Will other Caribbean countries have to follow ... The two institutions will serve the needs of the five countries for ...

Predicting a debt crisis in Selected Caribbean Countries

sta.uwi.edu/salises/pubs/workingpapers/21.pdf

countries have embarked on debt restructuring programmes: the Dominican Republic in ... predicting a debt crisis in six Caribbean countries and we also apply a ... Among other factors, a country's debt profile is crucial in determining whether or not .... Jamaican credit worthiness will always be constrained by its external .....

Jamaica: Economy | Global Exchange

www.globalexchange.org/country/jamaica/economy

The jobless have been leaving the countryside for Kingston and other urban areas. ... Structural adjustments imposed by the IMF have driven up interest rates to ... Protection of the Jamaican banana crop by the European Union will cease by 2005 ... corporations and nations further complicate and destabilize Jamaican life.

EU losing patience | Lead Stories | Jamaica Gleaner

jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120628/lead/lead1.html

Jun 28, 2012 ... Walford said only six Caribbean countries have so far reduced customs ... on funds from the IMF, the EU and other multilateral organisations. ... "This is what you said you would do, and you need to follow through on your word," Walford said. ... He said: "The agreement does provide for arbitration and th...