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This paper analyses the implications of a new preferential trading relationship between CARIFORUM countries and the UK. It is estimated that such a new trade agreement could increase Jamaica’s imports from the UK by 23 per cent annually, which would...
This issue of Trade Express focuses on the support provided by The Commonwealth Secretariat’s Trade Division to the National Export Strategy (NES) Secretariat to design Jamaica’s second NES. The design process took place over a nine-month period, in...
  • 29 May 2015
  • Michele Robinson
  • Pages: 84
An increase in external shocks, international terrorism and natural disasters over the past two decades has led to unsustainable debt burdens in small and vulnerable states, resulting in debt restructuring programmes. This paper highlights the...
  • 10 Feb 2015
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 354
Over the past two decades, studies on the migration-development nexus often portray small states as one homogeneous group, ‘developing countries’, without considering their critical and peculiar challenges or inherent vulnerabilities, due mainly to...
  • 31 Mar 2014
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 213
While the term ‘green economy’ has been widely used at the international level, very little information exists about what the concept looks like in practice. What are the policies required? What are the challenges of implementation at national ...
Migration has been associated with high levels of remittances, which are viewed as having a positive impact on the economy. This chapter assesses the effects of migration on Jamaica; the policies employed by the public sector and other sectors of the...
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s comprehensive report on the green economy in 2011 began with the observation that, ‘The last two years have seen the idea of a “green economy” float out of its specialist moorings in environmental ...
Concern for boys' underachievement is quite high in several Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean region. As gender parity indices have improved for girls in recent years, educators and policy makers have started to focus attention on the relative...
Over the past 50 years there has been increasing awareness that freedom and dignity are among the basic needs of human beings. No one can live a normal life in bondage, segregated or sub jugated, dehumanised or disrespected. Jamaica’s rate of dev ...
The Faculty of Education, University of the West Indies, Mona is involved in all aspects of the preparation of teachers in Jamaica. The involvement is through two departments: the Department of Education Studies (DES) and the Teacher Education...
“The diversity of family forms, and the extent to which some of these differ from the types traditionally associated with European communities, do not mean that a wholly chaotic family situation prevails…. On the other hand, it is equally inaccurate...
There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that there is an information explosion in Science and Technology. It is becoming increasingly difficult for developing countries to purchase all the information they need - A system of resource sharing seems...
Many developing nations are not fully attuned to the necessity of providing a background in science required of the individual for effective citizenship in general, or for those entering scientific and technological vocations, specifically. Even if...
Studies done on the academic achievement (Reid, 1964) and the cognitive abilities (Vernon, 1969) of primary school children in Jamaica have suggested that environmental factors greatly affect the academic performance of these children. Mathematics is...
Standard Jamaican English used by the educated native Jamaican of the upper class though internationally understood and acceptable is different from standard British, American or Australian. However, there is a wide range of variation between it and...
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