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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

September 5, 2019
Marla answers questions on the underlying causes of the foreign currency crunch in Trinidad and Tobago, and what must be done to remedy the situation.

MONTHLY REPORT

Editorial: J’accuse…! The European Union’s Institutionalized Racism and Bullying Bahamas downgraded to Ba2 (non-investment grade) by Moody's; Q1 2020 growth for Barbados -3%, Jamaica -1.7%

External risks are highest for The Bahamas, Cuba, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago. Guyana’s growth prospects from its oil sector have been lowered…

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Lives and Livelihoods - The IDB COVID-19 Caribbean Survey

  • June 1, 2020
Startling results from the IDB's COVID-19 survey show how quickly vulnerability has increased in the Caribbean. From nearly 12,500 surveys the IDB looks at job
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Same Caribbean, Different Disaster: Climate Change and COVID-19

  • May 5, 2020
COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis; but climate change brings us challenges that we do know how to build resilience for. Ahead of the next Atlantic
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Caribbean Economic Scenarios Under COVID-19: Quantifying the Impact

  • May 1, 2020
How will COVID-19 impact tourism, remittances and GDP in the Caribbean? Marla Dukharan interviews Maria Alejandra Zegarra and Henry Mooney of the IDB to gain
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PODCASTS

J’accuse…! This Interview with Marla Dukharan focuses on why the EU’s blacklist constitutes institutionalized racism and bullying. Marla’s report at https://bit.ly/blacklisteu

Startling results from the IDB’s COVID-19 survey show how quickly vulnerability has increased in the Caribbean. From nearly 12,500 surveys the IDB looks at job losses, business impacts and hunger & changes in diet in the first 6 weeks of the Great Lockdown in the Caribbean. Read the survey at https://blogs.iadb.org/caribbean-dev-trends/en/covid-19-the-caribbean-crisis/ The video features Laura […]

How will COVID-19 impact tourism, remittances and GDP in the Caribbean? Marla Dukharan interviews Maria Alejandra Zegarra and Henry Mooney of the IDB to gain insight into the potential economic scenarios under COVID-19. This video offers highlights of the IDB’s economic scenarios from their quarterly report, which can be downloaded at https://flagships.iadb.org/en/caribbean-region-quarterly-bulletin-2020-q1  

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FEATURED ARTICLES

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...

The shape-shifting COVID-19 catastrophe and economic atrophy — What to do?

What a time to be alive! Just when you dare to believe that you have some idea of what’s going on, enough to even write about it, the bottom of your smug-little-45-year-young-world drops out, and th...

COVID-19 — Social distancing the goats from the sheep, and Noah

A mashup of three (unrelated) axioms “you reap what you sow, so make hay while the sun shines, and save some for a rainy day” epitomizes what I don’t see when I look around the Caribbean. One co...

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