June 21, 2021
Evaluates the facts behind borrowing from the IMF, the major risks to T&T’s debt sustainability and external accounts based on updates presented by the Minister

June 7, 2021
Recent events in the Bahamas are historic on many levels. Hurricane Dorian and the pandemic hitting within six months, is the absolute worst crisis the

May 31, 2021
"History, Analysis and Socio-Economic Implications of the EU’s Blacklisting of Vanuatu" takes an in-depth look at the EU’s tax and AML/CFT Blacklisting policy, how it


T&T’s reserves excluding HSF drawdowns and USD borrowing stand at USD3.1 billion, Barbados contracted 19.8% in Q1, DomRep’s economy expands 10.6% in March…

Remittances up for DomRep (31%, 2021) and Jamaica (20%, 2020), Cayman debt/GDP only 5.2% (2020), Guyana’s O&G sector contributed 16% of GDP and 42% of

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Institutions Are Everything: The Caribbean's Institutional crisis, and the way forward

  • May 10, 2021
Strong institutions are the backbone of a resilient economy. Find out where Caribbean institutions lag, which of our institutions excel, and how we can use
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The Pandemic's Penalty: How Women Pay a Higher Price (Again!)

  • March 8, 2021
Women have disproportionately suffered the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IDB's recent report shows that many of the impacts will leave long-term effects
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Interview: Impacts of COVID-19 on the economies of the Caribbean

  • November 9, 2020
Marla Dukharan gives a synopsis of the impacts of COVID-19 on the economies of the Caribbean. She discusses the effect on tourism and the adaptability
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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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