One on One – Marla Dukharan

One on One – Marla Dukharan

One on One features Caribbean Economist and Advisor, Marla Dukharan. Ms Dukharan discusses the economy and the effect of being blacklisted by the EU.

How We Vote Is Not How We Party

How We Vote Is Not How We Party

In Trinidad & Tobago, ethnicity has been found to be the main factor associated with voters’ choice. Marla interviews the authors of recent research on the topic, Luisa Godinez-Puig and Inder Ruprah, to find out exactly how this impacts society and our overall...

The Bahamas Reform Agenda: Towards Economic Recovery

The Bahamas Reform Agenda: Towards Economic Recovery

The Government of The Bahamas has reached an unsustainable level of debt following the two major shocks of Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19. The government's strategy to balance the recurrent budget by 2025, take debt-to-GDP down to around 50% by 2030/2031 and drive...

Global Minimum Tax Rate: Another Reason to Blacklist

Global Minimum Tax Rate: Another Reason to Blacklist

The Global Minimum Multinational Corporate Tax rate as proposed by the USA and the OECD, can have serious implications for small and already disadvantaged countries, in ways that most don’t consider. It is all about competition. But do small countries really have a...

The Pandemic’s Penalty: How Women Pay a Higher Price (Again!)

The Pandemic’s Penalty: How Women Pay a Higher Price (Again!)

Women have disproportionately suffered the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IDB's recent report shows that many of the impacts will leave long-term effects on women, their wellbeing, and livelihoods. Authors of the study, economists Laura Giles...

Interview: Impacts of COVID-19 on the economies of the Caribbean

Interview: Impacts of COVID-19 on the economies of the Caribbean

Marla Dukharan gives a synopsis of the impacts of COVID-19 on the economies of the Caribbean. She discusses the effect on tourism and the adaptability of the sector, the impact of economic stimulus on the region, and the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of lockdowns on...

Pandemic Saga Continues: IDB’s Caribbean Scenarios

Pandemic Saga Continues: IDB’s Caribbean Scenarios

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...

Suriname’s Great Reset? Q&A with Fitch Ratings

Suriname’s Great Reset? Q&A with Fitch Ratings

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...

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

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...