SPECIAL REPORTS

August 25, 2020
This report takes a look at why T&T could be heading to default and a balance of payments crisis by end-2022. With a wide and

March 30, 2020
Read our most recent scenarios given the severe interruptions to tourism from COVID-19 and the lower oil price environment for the Caribbean's commodity dependent countries.

October 3, 2019
The persistently weak economy in Trinidad and Tobago is a product of fiscal and broader macroeconomic mismanagement under successive governments. Marla takes a look at

MONTHLY REPORT

Editorial: The EU's defiantly discriminatory & disproportionate action persists. Barbados GDP contracted 16% Jan-Sept, DomRep GDP fell 8.1% Jan-Sept, Guyana's non-oil GDP contracted 4.9% in

Editorial: Why does the EU deliberately marginalize small and vulnerable countries? Steeper economic contractions projected: Bahamas -15 to -20% in 2020, Barbados -27% y/y in

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WEBCAST

Pandemic Saga Continues: IDB's Caribbean Scenarios

  • August 12, 2020
Marla examines how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the broader Caribbean economy and long-term development issues of the region as she welcomes Henry Mooney,
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Suriname's Great Reset? Q&A with Fitch Ratings

  • July 28, 2020
Find out the policy priorities that would help Suriname’s economy recover stability. Following 3 ratings actions in July on Suriname, Marla interviews Fitch Director, America’s
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St. Lucia in a Post-COVID World: Interview with PM Allen Chastanet

  • July 16, 2020
Marla Dukharan speaks with St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet about the current and future plans for St Lucia as it moves forward during COVID-19.
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PODCASTS

Marla examines how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the broader Caribbean economy and long-term development issues of the region as she welcomes Henry Mooney, IDB’s Research Economic Advisor and David Rosenblatt, IDB’s Regional Economic Advisor. Their discussion centers on IDB’s most recent Caribbean quarterly economic bulletin giving us a detailed look at tourism and […]

Find out the policy priorities that would help Suriname’s economy recover stability. Following 3 ratings actions in July on Suriname, Marla interviews Fitch Director, America’s Sovereign Ratings Kelli Bissett-Tom to get her views on the key areas that need to be addressed in order to strengthen investor confidence and place the economy on a more […]

Marla Dukharan speaks with St Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet about the current and future plans for St Lucia as it moves forward during COVID-19. PM Chastanet outlines his progressive actions aimed at dealing with the pandemic in real time while simultaneously moving the economy and people of St. Lucia in a positive direction towards […]

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FEATURE ARTICLES

THE EU’S DEFIANTLY DISCRIMINATORY & DISPROPORTIONATE ACTION PERSISTS

What a hectic year this has been for Europeans! On October 1st 2020, the European Union (EU) confirmed the list of jurisdictions which “pose significant threats to the financial system of the Union ...

Why Does the EU Deliberately Marginalize Small and Vulnerable Countries?

The EU’s blatantly discriminatory tax and AML/CFT policy stance has been gnawing at my insides for some time, since I first highlighted it in May 2019. Recently, much of the feedback received from E...

J’accuse…! The European Union’s Institutionalized Racism and Bullying

Roughly one year ago, I wrote about the European Union’s (EU) “Blacklist” (sic) of countries it deems non-compliant with the EU’s code of conduct and other ever-changing tax-related requiremen...
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