August 1, 2006
With the election of René Préval as president of Haiti, optimism has taken root in the most tumultuous corner of the Caribbean. Meanwhile, the islands of the Eastern Caribbean States are finding strength in numbers, and both the Dominican Republic and Jamaica are discovering that call centers can be a rich source of employment growth. Then, in the Netherlands Antilles, the picturesque island of Curaçao is shoring up an economic plan that centers on tourism and energy as it prepares to become a self-governing autonomous entity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands next year.
Indeed, the Caribbean is an interesting place to be these days.
One pending issue, though, could darke
Even remote and oft-overlooked corners of the Caribbean are bounding along economically, although a changing outlook for tourism could derail the progress.