From Blackbirding to Blacklisting: The European Union’s Ongoing Subjugation of Vanuatu

“There are two ways one can help a man – up or down” – Caribbean proverb.

Which way is the European Union (EU) choosing with respect to its unilateral application of its own tax and anti–money laundering policies, on acutely vulnerable, former European colonies?

This report analyses the EU’s Blacklisting of Vanuatu and explores the magnitude of its socioeconomic implications.


Economics 102: There is no such thing as a free lunch

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 of Finance on June 9, 2021 as part of the mid-year supplementary budget for Fiscal Year 2020/2021.