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Introducing Economics and Social Sciences to UWI (1955-1962): W. Arthur Lewis’s Influence.

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Towards an Accurate and Comprehensive Understanding of W. Arthur Lewis's 1950s Caribbean Prescriptions.

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Social Media Mobilization in Venezuela: A Case Study

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This paper analyzes the practice of mobilization in the context of social
conflict via social media, using the protests in Venezuela at the beginning
of 2014 as a case study. The analysis focused on the case of Twitter using
two of the following hashtags that trended during February and March as
a reference: #PrayForVenezuela and #SOSVenezuela. The study comprised
part of a mixed perspective of research from a random sample of 2,771
tweets, 1,957 users and 1,984 published news articles via traditional

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Export Mineral Rents, Rentierism and Make Work Programmes An Assessment of the Welfare Consequences for a Small Gas Exporting Economy

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The literature has profiled the experience of several extractive industry
economies throughout history to identify key commonalities such as the
tendency to implement welfare systems which negatively impact long-run
resource allocation. These commonalities in terms of social, economic, and
political economy attributes have been collectively coined as the ‘Resource
Curse Thesis’; the reinforcing nature of the combination of factors
ultimately culminate to constrain long-run economic growth. This paper

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Segmenting Jamaica’s Small Hotel Market for Better Targeting

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Market segmentation is a popularly employed practice in the tourism and
hospitality business, yet the literature is sparse and lags behind practice,
not only in the area of small hotels but in the general segmentation of the
tourism and hospitality markets. This study argues, that, in light of the
need for effective marketing in the hospitality business, in general, and the
small hotels in particular, the popular bases of segmentation need to be
combined in a scientific way for identifying more attractive market

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CSR as a Hartwick Rule Strategy to Mitigate the Impact of the Resource Curse Lessons for the Educational Sector in Guyana from Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has regained momentum as both
firms and governments have realized that CSR provides a mechanism for
the private sector to align itself with sustainable development goals. In this
paper, we examine the oil and gas sector as firms in this sector have been
at the forefront of the movement towards a greater degree of CSR.
Specifically, we examine Atlantic LNG and British Petroleum in Trinidad
and Tobago, and Staatsolie in Suriname and we show that these companies

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Incorporating the Outlying Member States in Sustainable Intra-CARICOM Migration Policies

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Intra-CARICOM migration is advocated as a strategic tool for fostering a
regional identity and development, but immigrants’ origins and
destinations impact these goals. Based on in-depth interviews and a crossnational
survey, this article delineates how intra-regional migrants from
outlying member states perceive their integration and mobility experiences
within CARICOM. Information-deficiencies, non-acceptance and the
absence of positive migration narratives undermined both their lived
experiences and attachments to CARICOM. The article makes

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An Inclusive, Equitable and Prosperous Caribbean The Case of Persons with Disabilities Floyd Morris

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In 2006, the United Nations established the Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and several Caribbean countries have
signed and ratified this global treaty. Similarly, countries within the
English-speaking Caribbean have signed the Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs) that were approved by the United Nations in September
2015. Notwithstanding the signing and ratifying of these treaties by
Caribbean countries, not much has taken place for persons with disabilities

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Community-based Approaches and Measuring the SDGs

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As communities work towards Agenda 2030 and attaining the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), awareness, localization, assessment and
measurement will play a key role in assessing the progress made. The
importance of community-based approaches to development has been
recognized, and small data has been identified as a critical component of
initiatives to support the assessment and measurement of the SDGs. This
study explores community-based approaches in relation to the SDGs,

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Managing Water Resources for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean: Dynamic Policy Options

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Several Caribbean countries experience high levels of water scarcity and
water stress. This poses an enormous development challenge for the region
given growing demand, inadequate infrastructure and low investment in
the water sector. A vast literature examines the impact of the management
of global water resources on climate change, poverty and sustainable
development. However, few studies have considered the impact of water
scarcity on growth and sustainable development in the Caribbean. This

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