April 18, 2021

Better governments for better lives: A road map for enhancing Civil Service Management in six Caribbean Countries

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By Mariano Lafuente From BID Mejorando vidas High-quality human resources are the centerpiece of state capacity. The ways in which the civil service is managed—human resource planning policies, recruitment and selection, pay, and professional development, among other factors—are critical for attracting, retaining, and motivating the right people. These are the people delivering services to us […]

The influence of feudalism on Caribbean politics

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now In his recent, brilliantly discussed commentary in Caribbean News Now, David Jessop suggests that over the next ten years, our way of thinking about the Caribbean will radically change as a result of new discoveries in oil and gas, presenting new opportunities, and room for economic growth. Associated […]

Has politics become delinquent?

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By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now Caribbean systems of governance have been undergoing serious critique because of their perceived dysfunctionality in delivering economic and social goods, and protecting the lives and property of citizens who are at the core of the social contract. The social contract exists between a government and its people who […]

Commentary: Our Caribbean: Middle class politics takes command

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Commentary: Our Caribbean: Middle class politics takes command By Oliver Mills From Caribbean News Now The Caribbean middle class has taken control of, and directed politics in the Caribbean since the post-emancipation period. It was the inspiration behind the formation of trade unions, political parties, and most of the major decisions that have been made […]