St. Lucia in a Post-COVID World: Interview with PM Allen Chastanet

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 not only overcoming this hardship, but creating opportunity from it.


Rasheed chats with Marla Dukharan, as he unpacks the intricacies of this reality many Caribbean nations face. Can you imagine the catastrophic consequences of your country being blacklisted internationally?

Radio Jamaica FM94 interviews Marla Dukharan on why the EU’s blacklist constitutes institutionalized racism and bullying. Marla’s report can be found at

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 […]