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- Treasuring the Region's Elderly
- By Wesley Gibbings, IPS, 7 April 1999. Caribbean
leaders are being urged to shun the temptation to
view the region's aged as a bothersome burden on
society and instead to consider their likely contribution
to the cause of nation-building.
- Little to Show After Years of Talk
- By Wesley Gibbings, IPS, 10 September 1999. Successive
studies have shown that factors including low economic
growth, macroeconomic instability, deficiencies in the
labour market resulting in limited job growth, low
productivity and low wages in the informal sector, and a
decline in the quality of social services are major
contributors to growing poverty in the region.
- Carribean fails at tackling poverty
- By Wesley Gibbings, IPS, 22 June 2000. Three years into
the first International Decade for the Eradication of
Poverty, countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean are
reporting mixed results while all are experiencing
problems reaching social policy targets.
- A Deadly Stigma in Caribbean
- By Karen DeYoung, Washington Post, Tuesday
19 June 2001. Two-thirds of all those diagnosed with the
AIDS virus in the Caribbean are dead within two
years. According to official figures, at least one in every
50 people in the Caribbean, or 2 percent of the population,
has AIDS or is infected with HIV. The Caribbean epidemic
has remained shrouded in denial at home and largely ignored
by much of the rest of the world.