The Bahamas Budget, Fiscal Year 2021/22: Unprecedented Measures for Unprecedented Circumstances

Recent events in the Bahamas are historic on many levels. Hurricane Dorian and the pandemic hitting within six months, is the absolute worst crisis the Bahamas has ever experienced, prompting the World Bank to extend financing on an exceptional basis. This report analyses the recent Fiscal Budget, against this backdrop.

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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.