January 28, 2022
Marla shares her views on the most common questions we have received with respect to the recently proposed and widely debated USD400 million bond issue

January 21, 2022
Highlights from recent independent assessments of T&T's economic performance, and the major sources of concern in 2022.

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


The IMF is expecting global growth to slow from 6.1% in 2021 to 3.6% in 2022-23 and 3.3% over the medium-term. Jamaica’s inflation reached 10.7%

Guyana’s oil outlook strengthens, 12.5% growth in DomRep Jan-Nov and 5.8% in Jamaica in Q3, Suriname approves EFF with IMF, T&T’s deterioration in H1 2021…

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How We Vote Is Not How We Party

  • March 11, 2022
In Trinidad & Tobago, ethnicity has been found to be the main factor associated with voters’ choice. Marla interviews the authors of recent research on
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The Bahamas Reform Agenda: Towards Economic Recovery

  • February 19, 2022
The Government of The Bahamas has reached an unsustainable level of debt following the two major shocks of Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19. The government's strategy
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Global Minimum Tax Rate: Another Reason to Blacklist

  • September 14, 2021
The Global Minimum Multinational Corporate Tax rate as proposed by the USA and the OECD, can have serious implications for small and already disadvantaged countries,
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Radio Jamaica FM94 interviews Marla Dukharan on why the EU’s blacklist constitutes institutionalized racism and bullying. Marla’s report can be found at https://bit.ly/blacklisteu

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 […]

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How the Global Minimum Tax Is Yet Another Door for Discrimination

Late last year the USA, EU, and OECD convinced 136 countries (except Nigeria, Kenya, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) to agree to implement a 15% Global Minimum Tax. In a world where countries are encouraged ...

Who Will Deliver T&T from Disinformation, Default and Darkness?

Moody’s downgraded the Government of T&T to Ba1 (non-investment grade / ‘junk’) over four years ago (long before COVID) on April 25, 2017. S&P downgraded the Government of T&T to BBB...
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