on the Caribbean
evidence-based analysis and insights.
African nations were all able to unite to champion the UN Tax Convention in an unprecedented effort to release themselves from the shackles of their (former) colonizers – at least for tax governance. But parts of the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific, are not supporting the effort. Next Tuesday’s UN vote is our only […]
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 in the Cayman Islands.
Highlights from recent independent assessments of T&T’s economic performance, and the major sources of concern in 2022.
GDP growth outlooks updated for 2024. All major Caribbean economies grew in 2023 except Cuba…
Fitch raises its outlook for Barbados and DomRep ratings, S&P upgrades Suriname to CCC+ following debt restructure, Moody’s upgrades Jamaica, Guyana’s oil production could triple by 2028…
Institutional racism and bullying
The European Union’s (EU) Blacklisting policies represent indisputable examples of institutional racism and bullying. Evidence shows that the EU Blacklists are subjective and arbitrary, and depart from the stance of the global authorities on both tax compliance and countering money laundering/financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). The penalties being imposed have the potential to damage Blacklisted economies irreparably. This is nothing short of economic warfare.
We, the former European colonies, are being held to a higher standard than our former colonizers, BY our former colonizers. We are still denied the sovereignty and freedom to manage our domestic affairs — even in a manner similar to that of our former colonizers.
FACTS DO MATTER
The lives of the people of Blacklisted countries do matter, and the truth is not so easily suppressed.
- There is no known effective legal or other recourse for Blacklisted countries to pursue to appeal for justice.
- There is no precedent for this in history.
Appeal to your EU Ambassador to have this discriminatory policy changed.
Find your EU Diplomatic Mission contact here >
Marla unveils the challenges and opportunities that are shaping the Caribbean’s future. (recorded Jan. 15, 2024) Get ready to explore the following key aspects: 1. Social Challenges 2. Crime and Homicide Rates 3. Deteriorating Healthcare Systems 4. The UN Tax Convention—the Caribbean’s BIG opportunity. Prepare yourself for an engaging and informative deep dive into the […]
Marla Dukharan sits down with Lilia Burunciuc, the World Bank Country Director for Caribbean Countries, to shed light on a problem that has been shrouded in silence for far too long: poverty in the Caribbean. For political reasons, many countries in the region have stopped measuring poverty, leaving a huge void in our understanding of […]
Where do we stand as a region on the road to net-zero? What progress has been made, and what obstacles prevent faster and more widespread adoption of renewable energy in the Caribbean? Marla brings updates and answers from experts in this space. Watch our live discussion with Marla Dukharan, Roland Roesch, James Fletcher and Therese […]