November 17, 2019

The View from Europe: A cold wind starts to blow

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By David Jessop From Caribbean News Now New winds are blowing through the Caribbean. Some may welcome what they bring; others may not. Four events in the last 14 days illustrate how the region is being captured, probably irretrievably, by a new if so far ill-defined Cold War that involves the US, China, Russia and […]

The View From Europe: Sugar producers right to complain about Import Tariff Waiver

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner It is probably without precedent for a major Caribbean industry to declare that unless Caricom’s Common External Tariff, the CET, is properly enforced, the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of rural and other workers will be put at risk. For this reason, the March 15 statement by the normally […]

The View from Europe: Caribbean cybersecurity response must evolve

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner A few days ago, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a Conservative, began an important address in an unusual way. Speaking on the subject of Deterrence in the Cyber Age, he quoted Tony Benn, the late left-wing Labour politician and peace activist. Mr Benn, he observed, had written in his […]

The View From Europe: Brexit – The long view

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By David Jessop Despite the British electorate having voted to leave the European Union (EU) two and half years ago, there is still no consensus on how to proceed. As had been wholly predictable for months, the week past showed very publicly that there is no majority in Britain’s Parliament for the UK government’s proposed […]

David Jessop:Caribbean Tourism – The solo traveler and the Caribbean

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By David Jessop From NAN News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. Nov. 3, 2017: One of the odder experiences in my past was when, while sitting on a beach in Barbados, a young American visitor appeared from nowhere and asked if I was vacationing on my own. As it happened, I was quietly spending a Sunday […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution And The Caribbean

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By David Jessop From Jamaica Gleaner How well will the Caribbean cope with the ‘disruptive technology’ and ‘disruptive innovation’ that, in less than a decade, could change, structurally, employment, competitiveness and consumer thinking in most developed and in many developing nations? The two expressions refer to new technology or innovation that helps create a new […]

Bahamas crime watch: how do you manage a country’s reputation with stories like these?

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By Jim Walker From Jim walker’s Cruise Law News accounts of violent crime against both tourists and residents in the Bahamas continue to be regularly published in the international and local press. David Jessop, the Managing Director of the Caribbean Council, has written insightful articles this year regarding the damage to the image of the […]

More action needed on cybersecurity

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By David Jessop, Senior Dominican Today Op-Ed contributor Two year ago I suggested in this column that few Caribbean Governments or companies were taking seriously the threat posed by cyber attack and cyber crime. This was despite evidence to suggest that the region was increasingly subject to damage by those who use the internet to […]