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By Kamau Joseph (@kamauj_868) In a time riddled with uncertainty, how governmen...read more The main revenue earner and driver of economic growth -the energy sector- has cr...read more To understand how effective countries are in fostering private sector growth and...read more

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A Big Fat Loss for Trinidad and Tobago

By Ian Ho-a-Shu and Natalie Wegener Carmona It’s no secret that being overweight or obese puts people at higher risk for illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension, certain cancers and Type 2 Diabetes[1]. Obesity comes with financial costs at the individ...

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Can Universal Public Health Insurance improve Adult Health Status and Labor Supply?

Recent international discussion and consensuses have emerged suggesting that universal public health insurance is a policy with potential to foster health and economic benefits. This has triggered calls for its implementation especially in countries where wide...

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“Fat Tax” – A Pause for Concern

A recent proposal for the introduction of a “fat tax” in Barbados has raised the noise level on ...

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Can Private Sector Innovation Provide an Adequate Solution to Haiti’s Poor?

dlo Haiti delivering water to a small shop (Ovive is dlo’s brand) Port Au Prince, Haiti, March 7-1...

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Reimagining the Waiting Room TV

When seated in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, sometimes we’re left scratching our head...

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Zika Virus and the Economic and Human Reproductive Health Implications for the Caribbean

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Negative economic impacts expected if link to brain damage is p...

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Targeting, partnerships, and flexibility are building blocks to provide basic services in Haiti

by Winsome Leslie and Ralph Denize It is widely accepted that access to basic services is a key aspe...

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Non-Communicable Disease – don’t let it take you out!

Having recently read an article that presented some damning statistics for Chronic Non-Communicable...

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All disabilities are not created equal

by Charmaine Edmonson-Nelson There are disabilities, there are disabilities and then there are disab...