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Transparency in Procurement or Blindness to Corruption

February 3, 2020
Corruption is not getting better in Trinidad & Tobago, according to the Corruption Perceptions Index. Marla interviews Transparency Advocate and Activist Afra Raymond to explore: How Trinidad and Tobago is performing in the Corruption Perception Index The current status of procurement legislation Proposed amendments related to Government to Government and PPP agreements

Caribbean Economic Outlook 2020

January 23, 2020
Marla Dukharan’s Caribbean Economic Outlook 2020 broadcast highlights: Global growth and implications for the region What to expect for the Caribbean economies in 2020 Country-level risks and outlooks for The Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and the ECCU

Trinidad & Tobago Economic Outlook 2020

January 17, 2020
Indicators suggest Trinidad & Tobago’s economy faces a challenging year, as the country heads into a General Election in 2020. This discussion brings together top thought leaders on the T&T economy to understand the main concerns, and what needs to be done to address these issues. Watch to find out what to expect in 2020 […]

Guyana Outlook 2020: Q&A with IMF Mission Chief to Guyana

October 22, 2019
With untold economic potential wrapped in political uncertainty, Marla discusses the outlook for Guyana as oil production comes online with IMF Mission Chief to Guyana, Arnold McIntyre. Guyana’s GDP will grow 86% in 2020 as oil production begins, according to the IMF’s latest economic forecast. McIntyre explains the risks and opportunities that lie ahead, and […]

Building Resilience While Rome Burns

August 8, 2019
The Caribbean was ravaged by back-to-back Category 5 storms in 2017, and reconstruction is ongoing. But building true resilience requires us to go beyond strengthening our infrastructure to rethinking our entire economic structure and fiscal framework to reduce vulnerabilities on all fronts. Marla takes a look at the case of Sint Maarten, which suffered hurricane-related […]

Inflation Targeting: The Best Thing Since Ackee & Saltfish

July 25, 2019
Choosing the right monetary policy framework is critical to improving socio-economic outcomes. The Bank of Jamaica has a clearly defined and communicated inflation targeting policy regime. Marla discusses why this is a powerful and effective policy framework for impacting improving people’s lives and yielding better overall social outcomes in a sustained manner.

EU Blacklist: Interview with Marla Dukharan

April 16, 2019
The European Union (EU) published its first Blacklist of 17 countries in December 2017, and updated it in March 2019 to reflect 15 countries, including the OECD’s “Largely Compliant” territories of Aruba, Barbados, Belize and Bermuda. This video takes a deeper look at some of the potential causal factors reviewed in Marla’s report: When a […]

Culture, Corruption and Impunity

March 15, 2019
Are we seeing a rising tide of corruption scandals, or an increase in the level of public awareness and demands for transparency? What can we do about corruption on the individual and institutional level? Marla Dukharan is joined by Transparency Activist Afra Raymond to discuss: The latest CPI – as a region how did we […]

Caribbean Economic Outlook 2019

January 11, 2019
Marla Dukharan’s Caribbean Economic Outlook 2019 broadcast includes: What to expect for 2019 Risks and outlooks Features 14 Caribbean economies SPECIAL GUEST: Renowned Economist David McWilliams gives a BREXIT update and discusses implications for the Caribbean.

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