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Author, Analytic
Seaga, Edward
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Integration vs cooperation: Rethinking CARICOM
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Benn, Denis; Hall, Kenneth O.
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Production integration in CARICOM : From theory to action
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Ian Randle
Date of Publication
2006
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235-244
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Abstract
Argues that the recently launched Caribbean Single Market (CSM) will have great difficulty providing its worth since Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, by virtue of their competitive productivity, will benefit to a much greater extent than Jamaica and the OESC countries. The author concedes, nevertheless that production integration is feasible in selected areas, notably in the case of the proposed aluminum smelter in Trinidad and Tobago which utilizes bauxite/alumina supplied by other countries in the region. He also states that there are many areas such as medicine and fashion design, sports, agriculture, biodiversity, research, promotion and marketing in which the Caribbean can engage in useful patterns of cooperation, which he feels should be the essence of CARICOM, as opposed to economic integration. For this reason, he argues that CARICOM needs rethinking.....
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