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


2022 GDP growth was 10% for Barbados and 4.9% for the Dominican Republic. Jamaica’s Q4 2022 growth is estimated at 3.4% y/y. Moody’s affirmed Suriname’s

Growth continues in Q3 at 5.9% y/y for Jamaica and 5% for DomRep, T&T sets record for homicides in 2022, Cuba achieves only half targeted

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Tax Blacklists and Propaganda: Defeating the Discrimination and Pro-Poverty Agenda

  • February 28, 2023
Watch our live discussion with Alex Cobham, Economist and Chief Executive of the Tax Justice Network, and Professor Steven Dean, Professor of Law at Brooklyn
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HIGHLIGHTS: Caribbean's first business conference held in the Metaverse

  • December 7, 2022
Highlights from the Caribbean's first conference held in the Metaverse. Take a peek into what our live event looked like. Our forward-thinking audience received strategic
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Big Tings A Gwaan - Jamaica’s EPOC Examined

  • September 6, 2022
The best laid plans mean nothing without implementation. Marla discusses with Keith Duncan, how Jamaica’s Economic Programme Oversight Committee - an independent and inclusive institution
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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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Pro-Poverty policies from pandemic to polycrisis, now to permacrisis

As we all struggle to cope with the (policy failures) of the pandemic, which with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine became a polycrisis, and which has now morphed into what is being dubbed a ‘permacris...

We are the World

The Caribbean is home to people from across the planet — from our first inhabitants centuries (maybe millennia?) ago, to global digital nomads and expats now — we are a microcosm of humani...

The three major challenges the Caribbean must address NOW

When advising policymakers and multilateral development partners, I am often asked what I see as the top challenges facing our region, which of them are in our control, and how we can resolve them sus...
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