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Caribbean Integration

I read with great interest a March 4, 2012 article in the Jamaica Gleaner by former Assistant Secretary General of the CARICOM Secretariat, where he argues that poor leadership – political, institutional, and business – has failed the Caribbean integration process. In a recent Facebook discussion I was engaged in, a learned colleague questioned the relevance of regionalism. That regionalism is now being put up to question is not only troubling, but also speaks to low-level institutional push behind the integration movement, and perhaps sadly a psychological retreat from it among Caribbean peoples. This is most manifest in the clear slowing of the once accelerated momentum to make the Caribbean single market and economy a reality. Only 15 Caribbean countries…

Effects of Sugar Revolution – Economic

Effects of Sugar Revolution – Economic During the seventeenth century the pattern of the Landownership changed from small planters to wealthy individuals and the price of land became extremely high as sugar became more profitable in the Caribbean. Previously tobacco and the other cash crops such as corn were produced by small planters on relatively small plots of land between five and thirty acres. In the year 1645 there were approximately 5000 smallholdings in Barbados that mainly cultivated tobacco, but as the months went by the price of tobacco was gradually falling and ten acres was just not enough. The smallholders either moved to another island for a fresh start or returned to England. Consequently the availability of the land…