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Volume Two Winter 1999-Spring 2000 Numbers 1-2.
THEME: CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES: ISSUES AND OPTIONS
POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING CARIBBEAN WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO
GUYANA AND JAMAICA: SOME REFLECTIONS ON WHAT IS TO BE DONE
Judith Louis-Prince Debbie Mohammed
Project Officer Senior Research Associate
CARICOM Secretariat Institute of International Relations
Georgetown, Guyana University of the West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago
Published Online: December 15, 2016
This article seeks to provide an overview of the problem of poverty in the Commonwealth Caribbean relative to its causes and its socio-economic impact. It uses the cases of Jamaica and Guyana over the last thirty years. From a people-centered perspective, an attempt is made to identify some practical solutions to the problem of poverty, particularly for policymakers and development planners, which can be applied over the short to medium-term both at the international and national levels.