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Blog Caribbean 5.0

Blog Caribbean 5.0

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 (49)

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 (0)

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 (0)

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 (0)


 

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 (0)

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

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"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

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

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Dominica

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“Dominica is a parliamentarydemocracy withinthe Commonwealthof Nations and,since 1979, a member of La Francophonie. The Commonwealth of Dominica isone of the Caribbean's few republics. The president is the head of state, while executive power rests withthe cabinet, headed by the prime minister. The unicameral parliament consists of the thirty-member House of Assembly, which consists of twenty-one directly elected members and ninesenators, who may either be appointed by the ...

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Cuba

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

“The Cuban state adheres tosocialist principles in organizing its largelystate-controlled plannedeconomy. Most ofthe means of production are owned and run by the government and most of thelabor force is employed by the state. Recent years have seen a trend towardmore private sector employment. By 2006, public sector employment was 78% andprivate sector 22%, compared to 91.8% to 8.2% in 1981.[141] Capital investment is restricted and requiresapproval by the government. The C...

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British Virgin Islands

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (34)

“Executive authority in British Virgin Islands is vested in The Queen and is exercised on her behalf by the Governor of the British Virgin Islands. The Governor is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the British Government. Defence and Foreign Affairs remain the responsibility of the United Kingdom.”

“As an offshore finan...

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