Month: July 2016

Betting on Corporate Social Responsibility to Build Caribbean Green Economies

Dr. Kalim U. Shah Principal Consultant, Valinor Research & Consulting Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, Research Associate, Lok Jack Graduate Business School, The University of the West Indies As Caribbean countries work to transition to green economies the role of the private sector is receiving increased scrutiny. The United Nations Environment Programme, for instance, defines a …

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Pomeroon, Guyana – Potential Coconut Producing Treasure Trove

The Pomeroon is an agricultural region, located along the banks of the Pomeroon River in northwest Guyana. This is a major coconut producing area for the country comprising small farmers. Over the years, the farmers have suffered from an unreliable market and prices for their dry coconuts were generally below their cost of production. Against …

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Guyana – Draft Law Completed for Catch and Release Fishing in North Rupununi

Georgetown, Guyana – Protocols and draft legislation have been completed for the catch and release sport fishing project in the North Rupununi aimed at preserving the endangered Arapaima fish, while promoting eco-tourism. The North Rupununi cluster which comprises three eco-lodges – Karanambu, Surama and Rewa – presented the draft to Vice President and Minister of …

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Jamaica – Treasure Beach Cluster Moving Towards Ecotourism Development

St. Elizabeth, Jamaica – In Jamaica, Treasure Beach is a small, but interesting and dynamic community where tourism, fishing and farming are the main sources of economic activity. Despite its size, or perhaps as a result of it, Treasure Beach has found itself in a globally emerging niche market for experiential tourism with enormous potential …

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