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Blog Caribbean 5.0

Blog Caribbean 5.0

Suriname

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (389)



Suriname's democracy gained some strength after the turbulent 1990s, and its economy became more diversified and less dependent on Dutch financial assistance. Bauxite (aluminium ore) mining continues to be a strong revenue source, and the discovery and exploitation of oil and gold has added substantially to Suriname's economic independence. Agriculture, especially rice and bananas, remains a strong component of the economy, and

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (1023)


Agriculture, dominated by banana production, is the most important sector of this lower-middle-income economy. The services sector, based mostly on a growing tourist industry, is also important. The government has been relatively unsuccessful at introducing new industries, and the unemployment rate remains high at 19.8% in the 1991 census[4] t...

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saint Lucia

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (381)

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island state. An educated workforce and improvements in roads, communications, water supply, sewerage, and port facilities have attracted foreign investment in tourism and in petroleum storage and transshipment. However, with the U.S., Canada, and Europe in recession, tourism declined by double digits in early 2009. The recent change in the European Union import preference regime and the increased competition from Latin American bananas have made economic diversific...

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In the early 20th century the greatest contributor to Puerto Rico's economy was agriculture and its main crop was sugar. In the late 1940s a series of projects codenamed Operation Bootstrap encouraged a significant shift to manufacture via tax exemptions.

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (146)

Puerto Rico is unincorporated terretory of the United States.


In the early 20th century the greatest contributor to Puerto Rico's economy was agriculture and its main crop was sugar. In the late 1940s a series of projects code named Operation Bootstrap encouraged a significant shift to manufacture via tax exem...

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (9)

Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest souvereign state in the Americas.

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a twin-island federation whose economy is characterised by its dominant tourism, agriculture and light manufacturing industries. Sugar was the primary export from the 1640s on, but rising production costs,...

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Monserrat

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (297)

Monserrat is British Overseas Terretory.


From 1979 to 1989, Montserrat was home to a branch of George Martin's AIR Studios, making the island popular with musicians who often went there to record while taking advantage of the island's climate and beautiful surroundings; the studio closed as a result of Hurricane Hugo.[20]

Since the devastations of Hurricane Hugo and the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano, the Montserratian economy has been effectively h...

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Haiti

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (10)


 

Haiti's economy is still recovering from the massive earthquake in January 2010. Its purchasing power parity GDP fell 8% in 2010 (from $12.15 billion to $11.18 billion) and the GDP per capita remained unchanged at (PPP US$) 1,200.[2] Comparative social and economic indicators show Haiti falling behind other low-income developing c...

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Guyana

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (24)

The main economic activities in Guyana are agriculture (production of rice and Demerara sugar), bauxite mining, gold mining, timber, shrimp fishing and minerals. Chronic problems include a shortage of skilled labour and a deficient infrastructure. In 2008, the economy witnessed a 3% increase in growth amid the global economic crisis, grew an impressi...

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Greneda

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (436)


 

"Economic progress in fiscal reforms and prudent macroeconomic management have boosted annual growth to 5%–6% in 1998–99; the increase in economic activity has been led by construction and trade. Tourist facilities are being expanded; tourism is the leading foreign exchange earner. Major short-term concerns are the rising fiscal deficit and the deterioration in the external account balance. Grenada shares a common central bank and a common currency (the Ea...

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Dominican Republic

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (273)

 

“The Dominican Republic is a representative democracy or democratic republic,[2][3

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