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Commentary: The View from Europe: A new approach to tourism analysis is long overdue

David Jessop is a consultant to the Caribbean Council and can be contacted at
david.jessop@caribbean-council.org. Previous columns can be found at www.caribbean-council.org

By David Jessop

Since the mid-2000s, the ability of the Caribbean tourism sector to generate rapid economic growth has been widely accepted by international financial institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. This seems to have occurred at the point at which it became apparent that services exports were starting to eclipse the export of goods and commodities in much of the region.

Despite this, and the now widespread recognition of the centrality of tourism to the Caribbean economy, development institutions continue to struggle to find sound data on which to…

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South African law needs a zero tolerance approach to racist utterances

2018-10-04 05:00

Kelly Phelps

A “selfie” video rant has landed a South African man, Kessie Nair, in hot water. Nair faces six counts of crimen injuria and two of incitement to public violence after recording himself spewing racist language at the country’s President Cyril Ramaphosa. He has since apologised to the president.

But what is crimen injuria, and why is it being used in this instance?

Crimen injuria is a supple common law offence that has been applied to a diverse array of conduct. It’s a unique feature of South African criminal law, and focuses on the protection of dignity and privacy, rather than the protection of reputation, which is encompassed by the law of defamation.

It’s defined in South Africa as “unlawfully and intentionally…

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Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic; will approach the Caribbean late next week

Kirk is expected to move west toward the Caribbean Ocean over the next several days. It may impact the Windward Islands as soon as Wednesday.
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Experts Pleased Over China’s ‘Five-Nos’ Approach to Africa | News

Zambian economists have expressed gratification at China’s “five-nos” approach in its relationship with African countries. Lubinda Haabazoka, president of the Economics Association of Zambia, said it is delightful that China, unlike the United States and Europe, has refrained from imposing its will on and interfering in African countries’ internal affairs while engaging with the continent.

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Hurricane Center warns VI of Isaac's approach

Just days after VITEMA Director Mona Barnes explained to senators why the territory is unprepared to handle another storm when the Caribbean is in …
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African Regulators Taking ‘Wait-and-See’ Approach on Cryptocurrency: Ecobank

African countries want to regulate cryptocurrency, but hardly any one wants to take the lead in responding to the meteoric rise of this technology and asset class.

That’s according to a new report from the Togo-based Ecobank, the leading independent regional banking group that serves nearly 40 countries in West and Central Africa.

The report, which examined the regulatory response to cryptocurrencies in the 39 sub-Saharan countries, found that regulators in most jurisdictions are taking a “wait-and-see” approach, hoping that they can learn from the mistakes of their neighbors before they take action themselves.

“African countries appear to be looking to their neighbours to regulate and innovate first, and learn from their mistakes, rather than being the first mover,” the bank…

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