By Anna Kasafi Perkins
This selection of serious essays and private reflections explores the insights supplied via reliable statements of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Caribbean. In so doing, it offers a severe interpreting of the corpus so one can featuring its relevance to the neighborhood and international dialog on concerns of human flourishing.
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The contraction of credit, decline in exports, fall in the price of primary goods such as sugar, rum, or bananas, have led to deterioration in the terms of trade of the region. Highly dependent on imports for both production and consumption, any significant volatility in the exchange rates would negatively impact the standard of living and social stability. Financial weakness and lack of investment capital are among the common features that link the countries in the AEC region together. Other constraints on these economies include a substantial foreign exchange debt that consumes a large part of the fiscal revenue.
And Murphy, J. M. ” In R. S. Hillman and T. J. ), Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, pp. 263–304. Dutile, K. (2011) “How safe is the Caribbean? com/art/services/print. articleid=271505 Espeut, P. html Forbes, M. (2010) Music, Media and Adolescent Sexuality in Jamaica. Kingston: Arawak Publications. Girvan, N. ” In Kenneth Hall and Denis Benn (eds), Contending with Destiny: The Caribbean in the 21st Century. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, pp. 31–36.
Islam and the Black Muslims of the United States and the Caribbean, answered these fundamental needs. (La Guerre 1991, p. 56) In the wake of 9–11, however, Caribbean Christians are being called to take this community, which is deemed to be different, present yet invisible, with the requisite seriousness. Muslims seem to be the fastest growing non-Christian religion in the region; the existence of so-called radicalized members of that community in various parts of our region has thrown the international spotlight on us and them (Jamat al Muslimeem in Trinidad pre-9–11, Jamaican born Muslim cleric Abdullah el-Faisal jailed and then deported for having links with the London Bombings; some others from Trinidad and Tobago (Abdul Kadir and Kareem Ibrahim) and Guyana (Russell DeFreitas and Adbel Nur) were allegedly involved in a terror plot to bomb the JFK Airport).