In the vibrant and culturally diverse region of the Caribbean, there is an essential element that fuels the dreams and aspirations of its people. It is the lifeblood that powers their play, dance, and imagination. However, the Caribbean faces numerous energy challenges, with hurricanes and earthquakes often leaving communities without electricity. Moreover, the heavy reliance … [Read more...] about Empowering the Caribbean: A Journey Towards Sustainable Energy
The United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) held in Montreal in December 2022 concluded with strong support for ocean conservation and biodiversity. Currently, 17% of land and 8% of marine areas are under protection and there was strong consensus on the need for effective conservation and management of at least 30% of the world’s land, coastal areas, and … [Read more...] about 4 ways for Barbados to optimize its Marine Spatial Planning
After two tumultuous years, 2023 remains characterized by headwinds facing countries across the world. Our previous publications have highlighted the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 shock to economies across the Caribbean region, particularly given its extreme dependence on external demand for resources, tourism, and finance. Just as the pandemic’s effects began to … [Read more...] about Headwinds facing the post-pandemic recovery in the Caribbean
Tourism has been one of the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This once-in-a-century event has generated the worst demand shock in tourism’s recorded history. One year into the pandemic, demand for hotel rooms and cruise trips are yet to recover. In tourism-dependent countries like Barbados, companies are struggling to survive. The … [Read more...] about What’s next for Barbados’ tourism industry?
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley believes the Caribbean can be a global leader in technology and innovation. In an inspiring message at the launch of the first Pivot Event, Prime Minister Mottley called on Caribbean people to shed their lack of cultural confidence for the region to take its place as a global leader. “We must have the cultural confidence to develop … [Read more...] about Time to Pivot: The Caribbean as a World Leader