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...

Lives and Livelihoods – The IDB COVID-19 Caribbean Survey

Lives and Livelihoods – The IDB COVID-19 Caribbean Survey

Startling results from the IDB's COVID-19 survey show how quickly vulnerability has increased in the Caribbean. From nearly 12,500 surveys the IDB looks at job losses, business impacts and hunger & changes in diet in the first 6 weeks of the Great Lockdown in the...

Same Caribbean, Different Disaster: Climate Change and COVID-19

Same Caribbean, Different Disaster: Climate Change and COVID-19

COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis; but climate change brings us challenges that we do know how to build resilience for. Ahead of the next Atlantic Hurricane season, the IDB discusses with Marla the economics of climate change, how to minimize impacts when disasters...

Caribbean Economic Scenarios Under COVID-19: Quantifying the Impact

Caribbean Economic Scenarios Under COVID-19: Quantifying the Impact

How will COVID-19 impact tourism, remittances and GDP in the Caribbean? Marla Dukharan interviews Maria Alejandra Zegarra and Henry Mooney of the IDB to gain insight into the potential economic scenarios under COVID-19. This video offers highlights of the IDB’s...

Caribbean Economic Outlook: COVID-19 Update April 2020

Caribbean Economic Outlook: COVID-19 Update April 2020

Based on new estimates from the IMF and countries around the region, Marla walks us through global and regional GDP growth scenarios for 2020 taking into account the impacts of COVID-19. This April 2020 update to her Caribbean Economic Outlook 2020 also reviews the...

#AskMarla Episode 1: COVID-19, Outlook Trinidad & Tobago

#AskMarla Episode 1: COVID-19, Outlook Trinidad & Tobago

Marla Responds to your questions on the Caribbean that help you plan and make better decisions. This week, our audience's questions centered on COVID-19 impacts for the Caribbean and the economic outlook for Trinidad & Tobago. #AskMarla by submitting your...

COVID-19 Caribbean Economic Impact

COVID-19 Caribbean Economic Impact

The socio-economic effects of COVID-19’s sudden-stop represent the most significant shock we have experienced in about 100 years. In this session, Marla reviews her outlook on: • What the COVID-19 crisis means for the Caribbean • Economic impacts for tourism producers...

COVID-19 and Beyond: Securing the Caribbean’s Future

COVID-19 and Beyond: Securing the Caribbean’s Future

How the Caribbean responds to the COVID-19 crisis now will make all the difference in the future that unfolds for the region thereafter. Discussing solutions, economist and resilience expert Dr. Justin Ram outlines with Marla specific policy measures to respond to the...

T&T Economy in the time of COVID-19

T&T Economy in the time of COVID-19

The global pandemic and historic drop in oil prices have created a perfect storm for Trinidad & Tobago's already struggling economy. After a decade with no growth, economists Roger Hosein, Mariano Browne, Marla Dukharan and Energy sector expert Kevin Ramnarine...

Resetting Trinidad & Tobago: Solutions for Sustainable Success

Resetting Trinidad & Tobago: Solutions for Sustainable Success

Marla interviews former US Ambassador to Trinidad & Tobago and the 15th Sgt Major of the United States Marine Corps, John Estrada, and regional entrepreneur and political commentator, Peter George Jr, on their thoughts on Trinidad & Tobago: How did we get...