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Assessing the Causes of Remittance Flows to Guyana: A Macroeconomic Approach

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Relative to GDP, Guyana is one of the largest recipients of remittance flows
in the world, receiving on average 17 percent of its GDP. In past decades,
these transfers have increased considerably compared with other inflows,
including foreign direct investment and international aid. Yet little is
known about what macroeconomic factors explain their movement, or how
they impact Guyana’s economy. This article investigates the macroeconomic
determinants of remittance flows to Guyana. We estimate a

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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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The War on Humans Anti-trafficking in the Caribbean

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This article considers the attention paid to human trafficking in the
Caribbean by governments of the region. It first examines how countries in
the region have been positioned in the annual US Trafficking in Persons
(TIP) Report from 2001 to 2016, discussing the shortcomings of hegemonic
discourses to trafficking such as problems with definitions, statistics and
evidence, the political underpinnings of the TIP report, and contradictions
in indices of ‘development’ in the region. It then turns to examine

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