March 6, 2021

Crime rates in some Caribbean nations ‘among world’s highest’

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By Joyce Loan From WIC News A study by the Inter-American Development Bank shows that a number of Caribbean countries have some of the world’s highest crime rates. This report is at odds with the impression of a peaceful Caribbean tourist magnet. The results are based on a survey of 3,000 crime victims in The Bahamas, […]

High crime rate a shadow over Caribbean tourism: study

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Agence France-Presse From The Jakarta Post The Caribbean and its pristine beaches may be a tourist magnet, but life in paradise comes at a price: the soaring violent crime rate is higher than in Latin America or Africa. The study out Tuesday by the Interamerican Development Bank is based on a survey of 3,000 crime […]

DB: To grow, Caribbean must lower its high energy costs

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From Herald Tribune Latin America WASHINGTON – The Caribbean has “the world’s highest energy costs,” which hinder its productivity, and so it is vital to develop new sources of power generation, as Jamaica and Dominica are doing, the Inter-American Development Bank said Sunday. “Energy is one of the basic determinants in terms of productivity, affecting […]