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Caribbean Public Policy: Regional, Cultural, And by Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-wagner, Dennis J Gayle

By Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-wagner, Dennis J Gayle

Developing international locations, together with these within the Caribbean, are urgently looking to determine new moorings within the post–Cold warfare international, that's characterised through advanced new fiscal and sociopolitical demanding situations. Caribbean international locations needs to now compete for funding capital and markets whereas striving for social fairness, retaining consultant democracy, and keeping the environment.This publication deals a finished review of public coverage matters within the area, taking a look particularly at those vital issues: monetary coverage, the local enterprise atmosphere, regionalism and integration, greater schooling, overall healthiness care, exertions and migration, gender, drug abuse and narcotrafficking, the surroundings, telecommunications, and technological know-how and know-how. The individuals, all eminent representatives from the English, Spanish, French, and Dutch Caribbean, collect culturally assorted viewpoints and tackle matters with a clean directness, assessing realities, demanding situations, and attainable futures of the Caribbean.

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On the surface, it does appear that Jamaica has some competitive advantage. However, this may be due more to the sharp depreciation of the value of the Jamaican dollar since 1990 than to production efficiency. The volume of sugar exported to the United States is governed by quotas, so that price does not affect demand and supply as is the case with other exports. A removal of all restrictions on sugar imports from Mexico, however, would reduce the price of Mexican sugar and stimulate greater production.

Agricultural diversification has not advanced significantly and the export of products from other sectors remains minuscule. To this can be added the different productive structures characteristic of the two banana blocs: Latin Americans rely on a powerful agroprocessing organization using cheap labor, whereas the small island growers suffer from cost-intensive products and limited profit margins. Policy-makers in the French Antilles are concerned that any wiping out of the banana production either in their own territories or in the Englishspeaking islands would immediately result in the loss of jobs for thousands of people.

L'integration regionale dans les Caraibes: Antecedents et perspectives," Cahiers des Ameritjues Latines 12: 139-164. Hosten-Craig, Jennifer, 1992. The Effects of a North American Free Trade Agreement on the Commonwealth Caribbean. : E. Mellen, Lasserre, Guyard and Albert Mableau. " Pp. , Caribbean Freedom: Society and Economy from Emancipation to the Present. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Handle. Serbfn, Andres. " Esfudios Internationales 22 (86), April-June 1989: 248-276, Zylberberg, Jacques and Francois Demers, eds, 1992.

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