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The Caribbean foreign affairs podcast, Diplomatically Speaking, hosted by former senior Caribbean diplomat, Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger, is a bi-weekly program featuring candid conversations with leaders on the front line of U.S. and Caribbean affairs—diplomats, economists, government and business leaders—about bi-lateral relations, U.S. Asia geopolitical tensions over the region, foreign trade, and why the U.S. should deepen its relationships with the Caribbean in the post-pandemic era. Dr. M ...
 
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A new era in Caribbean telecommunications has been ushered in by liberalization in the late 1990s and early 2000s marking the emergence of many Caribbean countries from an era of monopoly control over the networks, broadband Internet, and cable television. Mobile phones have become more ubiquitous than toilets, and have sparked social and economic …
 
The blue economy and digital technology are emerging as strong pathways for economic and sustainable growth in the Caribbean. Both hold promise to diversify the economy, create jobs, and leapfrog development in the region. The World Bank is betting on this strategy and has invested millions in novel digital projects and blue economy programs. Tahse…
 
Nestled in the Caribbean Sea, are three islands known as the Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman. A global financial center, Grand Cayman, the largest of the three, is approximately 76 square miles, and home to about 50,000 residents. These islands pack a financial punch and international attraction that set them apart from…
 
At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is testing the economic resiliency of the Caribbean, many are reimagining business and investment in the region. Caribbean economies are being creative in their offerings to foreign investors and compensating for the massive losses of tourism revenues. Foreign investors, for their part, are taking a second look …
 
Among the first news about the COVID-19 pandemic involved the shipping industry. Reports about passengers stranded at sea on cruise lines, cargo and cruise ships alike not being allowed to dock out of fear of infected passengers and crew members involved liners associated with the Caribbean, put Caribbean governments on their heels from a health, e…
 
The shock of the pandemic to Caribbean economies across the board has been seismic and is occurring during a worldwide health crisis and global geopolitical shifts between east and west which have huge implications for the Caribbean. With the disruption of tourism which accounts for up to 90 percent of many Caribbean economies, and challenges to me…
 
When one thinks of the Caribbean, typically he/she would think of a region of African descendants, and of course, European settlers who colonized the region in the late 15th century. The history of the Jews in Latin America began with Conversos who joined the Spanish and Portuguese expeditions to the continents. By the late 16th century, fully func…
 
In a world where the international market for cultural goods is larger than the markets for steel, automobiles, or textiles, the Caribbean is developing market driven frameworks to exploit the region’s cultural and creative industries in recognition of the vital role they play in economic growth, providing a competitive advantage, and supporting di…
 
Though the Caribbean is well-known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant music, it has an emerging capital market that should not be ignored. As many as twelve national stock exchanges can be found in the region. In addition, the Caribbean is also home to the first regional securities exchange to be formed in the Western Hemisphere. The Jamaica Sto…
 
The pandemic has put to a test conventional economic structures across the globe, including in the Caribbean. It will not be business as usual going forward and for this edition, Dr. Stephen Metzger, Economics Professor at Fordham University shares his opinion on aspects of the Caribbean recovery. Will there be a role for the U.S. and China in the …
 
From immigrant to foreign diplomat—a Jamaican-born American shares her voice on what shaped her and why she is motivated to launch a podcast especially now, when the globe is under the biggest challenge of a century, the Coronavirus. She reminisces about her immigrant family and early years growing up in a large family in Brooklyn, New York, and at…
 
Originally a radio show, Diplomatically Speaking The Podcast is hosted by Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger, former senior Caribbean diplomat. Diplomatically Speaking will feature conversations with leaders on the front line of U.S. and Caribbean international affairs—fellow diplomats, economists, government, business leaders, celebrities and Caribbean Ame…
 
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